Pondicherry, Je T’aime!

With bougainvillea adorning mustard walls, French street names, cute cafes and the clear blue waters of the Bay of Bengal- Pondicherry gave us a warm welcome! One walk around Ville de Blanche (White Town) exploring the colonial architecture, and I knew it was love at first sight. We were fortunate to stay in a beautiful…

Krabi Calling!

The postcard-pretty beaches of Phi Phi had left us spellbound and we were excited to see what Krabi had to offer. I’ll be honest with you- visiting Krabi after Phi Phi Islands was a bit of a downer! But if you want a balance of serenity and crazy partying, then Krabi is your destination. You…

Postcards from Phi Phi!

After great deliberation over our honeymoon destination, my husband and I finally agreed upon Thailand. And, the deciding factor was The Phi Phi Islands. After looking at the photographs, both of us were convinced that Phi Phi would be our perfect Vitamin Sea fix post a crazy wedding. Leaving you with some postcards from our…

High on Coffee in Chikmagalur

Did you know that 7 coffee beans laid down the foundation for the coffee cultivation in India? It all started with the coffee beans that a Sufi saint, Baba Budan, smuggled into India while returning from his pilgrimage to Mecca. He then planted them on the sloping hills in Chikmagalur, which were later named as…

On leaving Aamchi Mumbai

Helloo! I know I have been MIA and it’s been a while since I wrote here. That’s because I was completely swamped with my wedding prep and was in full-fledged Bridezilla mode. After a big fat Delhi wedding and a relaxing honeymoon in Thailand (more on that later), I was bracing myself for the big…

A contemplative holiday at Kabini

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better”- Albert Einstein A small town on the outskirts of Bangalore, popularly known for its wildlife is Kabini. The verdant forests and the serene backwaters not only take your breath away but transport you to a different world altogether. Somewhere as I got lost in…

Goa in the monsoons: A rhapsody in green!

On your next trip to Goa, do things differently! Ditch the beaches for the churches Trade the crowded bars for tranquil nature trails Skip the water sports for a boat ride on the backwaters Several tourists throng the beaches of Goa in the ‘peak’ season between October and January, but there are few who visit…

Singapore through a different lens!  

  There’s so much more that Singapore has to offer other than Sentosa Island, Universal Studios, Singapore Flyer et al. Not only are these tourist spots super crowded but they also create a big dent in your pocket! On my last trip, I wandered off on the streets of Singapore to explore some offbeat places…

6 things to do in Kutch

While the Great Rann of Kutch ranks No 1 in Things to do in Kutch, here are some of the other places you could consider visiting during your stay in Kutch. All of the below places can be visited by staying in Bhuj, as it acts like a central hub. Lakhpat: Border town junkies, this…

Planning your holiday to Rann of Kutch

Visiting the Rann of Kutch should definitely make it to your bucket list as this seasonal geographical phenomenon of an infinite and immaculate salt desert is a breathtaking sight. Here’s your guide to help you plan your visit to the White Desert! The economical option- A day trip from Bhuj Reach Bhuj via flight/train and…

The mysterious Great Rann of Kutch

A desolate and massive expanse of salt pans, the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat is the largest salt desert in the world with the Great and Little Rann of Kutch spanning 30,000 square kilometres. Located in a harsh and uninhabitable topography in the Thar desert, the Rann witnesses extreme climatic conditions with summer temperatures peaking…

Coorg- The Great Escape!

Set amidst misty hills, lush green forests and vast stretches of coffee plantations, Coorg is a quintessential holiday destination. It’s one of those places which immediately mesmerize you and make you feel like you’ve walked right into a postcard!  Heritage meets luxury at the Plantation Trails Live the planter’s life at the heritage bungalows at…