The Coonoor Travel Guide

The tall and towering Nilgris, colonial houses, verdant tea estates and a laid-back vibe, that’s Coonoor for you! A picture speaks a thousand words. But, no picture can do justice to the beauty of this place. You really have to see it to experience the charm of this quaint hill station. So what should you…

Bandipur in pictures!

I love going on wildlife safaris! Because witnessing the big cat in its natural habitat has a different thrill. Don’t you think so? Also, the stillness and serenity that envelopes you in a forest is very liberating. Bandipur Tiger Reserve being just 230 kms away from Bangalore, we decided to spend our weekend in the…

5 Unique Must-Visit Restaurants in Mumbai

How would you like it if visiting a restaurant is not restricted to food alone? There’s a dash of innovation which adds to your experience and makes it a memorable one. Here are 5 restaurants in Mumbai which offer more than food to make it a unique experience for you! So next time if you’re…

Winederlusting at Heritage Vineyard!

Have you been caught by the Winederlust bug? If you’re a true wine lover, you will love visiting different vineyards and trying out new wines. After exploring the vineyards around Nasik, I was keen on visiting the ones around Bangalore. One Saturday morning, we decided to pay a visit to Heritage Vineyard located in Channapatna…

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…

Cafe Hopping in Pondicherry

Of delicious crepes and great coffee. Of fresh baguettes and sinful pain au chocolat. We were excited to try out the French cafes and restaurants in White Town. Here’s my pick of the places you shouldn’t miss: Cafe des Arts: Love, love, love this place. I think it captures the essence of Pondicherry. Graffiti adorns…

The Indore Food Trail- Discovering the Glutton in you

Think piping hot jalebis, luscious gulab jamuns, fresh kachoris, crispy aloo tikkis and spicy chole! Welcome to food heaven 🙂 We were in Indore for a friend’s wedding and the trip would be incomplete without savouring the street food delicacies that Indore boasts of. Weight-watchers step away because there are some major calorie-laden food suggestions…

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…

Reliving Enid Blyton tales at The Mad Teapot

I have a thing for cute cafes innocuously tucked away into the bylanes of a busy market area. Because stumbling upon them is like stumbling upon a hidden treasure. The Mad Teapot is a hidden treasure amidst all the snazzy designer stores in Shahapur Jat, Delhi. After a long day of wedding shopping, we wanted…