Category Archives: Off beat Tourist destination

8 Exclusive Travel Experiences For Kids

“Engaging a child positively while travelling is a task in itself” I am sure all hassled parents must be nodding in ‘Aye’ at this. We want to take our kids to a destination where they can learn something and have meaningful experience to bring back home. Thus, I crafted this list of 8 exclusive travel

3 Hidden Valleys Of Uttarakhand (Special Permit Required To Travel) – Nelang, Naga, Jadung

Nelang, Naga and Jadung are teh 3 hidden valleys of Uttarakhand which fall in the Harshil Sub-division. Nelang valley was the old trade route between India and Tibet. The wooden bridge through which supplies were transported using Yaks stills exists. The bridge clinging to the mountain is an awe-inspiring scene. Around 4 kilometers ahead of

The Convenient Hindu Religion

As a travel writer I have always been intrigued by the religious customs and practices of the place I am visiting. You can easily Google and find tons of information on what to see, what to eat and where to shop but you won’t easily know about the social and religious practices that the people

Lansdowne Weekend Getaway Madness – Day 2

A Quick Recap of Day One Four girls on a Lansdowne weekend getaway road drive. They reach the quiet cantonment town of Lansdowne and settle themselves at a resort, followed by exploring the touristy places on foot. Click to read about Lansdowne Madness Day 1 Day Two Begins with Tarkeshwar Temple Visit Day two of

Lansdowne Weekend Getaway Madness

I’ve wanted to visit Lansdowne, a quiet hill town in the Garhwal hills of Uttrakhand, ever since I heard of the place. Alas, it would seem that my desire to see it was always jinxed despite planning and plotting many times. But it finally happened in July. I was finally on my way to Lansdowne

Tranquebar, a Dutch town near Chennai

This is a travel story of how we explored Tranquebar, a Dutch town near Chennai. My Mulish Explorer Neha, my best friend came to Chennai to visit us. She is the only friend who  dared to come and meet us atleast once in our place of posting, be it far flung remote area of Arunachal

Trekking in Uttarakhand To Shikar Varnavat

I never thought I will complete this trek. It rained heavily the night before and trekking in Uttarakhand rains is no joke though it has its own charm. The trek was a walk through the swampy dense forest and then up the straight mountain at 8000 feet. The expected reward on completing the trek was

My Maiden Trip to Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast

Next was travel by foot but this time it was wet sand………..so I had to balance my chunni, purse, Ray ban’s and tread very cautiously, wearing my sandals. Somen was walking ahead checking the sand and I was to follow his footsteps. But but……..I was educated, smart, modern woman, I could not accept the fact why he was taking a curve rather than walking straight. So in my zeal to prove my smartness and save time, I walked straight and…………IT WAS WET SAND. The moment I kept my foot, I sank knee-deep and fell. Somen turned back and chuckled seeing my pathetic condition, with sand all over my dress , hair and purse and myself sweating, for it was 12 in the afternoon. I was so embarrassed ……………..such a showdown for a new bride. But as it is said , show must go on, we kept walking, “ Somen will we reach our home in this life span?”. Extremely fatigued and disillusioned I could now see the main boat and the Brahmaputra River. It was such a mighty river, it is called the father of rivers for its might. It is such a wide river that it took almost 5 hours on boat to reach the other side. This boat ride is another interesting anecdote. Such narrow benches that an able-bodied woman like me was literally half hanging. Local tribal people smelled badly and more so the smell of indigenous tobacco and dried fish

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