Turkish Delight

LONG POST ALERT ! Bright city lights , roads bustling with people, a slight nip in the air and moderate traffic jams – Istanbul seemed like just any other city at first, but little did we know what this city had in store for us. After a quick stop at our hotel ,we set off…

Camping on the banks of River Kali!!

We had been planning a trip to one of the jungle lodges in Karnataka for the longest time. Almost at the last minute my travel partner ( read as husband:-) ) and I zeroed in on a Jungle lodge situated on the banks of the majestic River Kali. This river was touted to be ‘the…

Sher Khan calling @ Sariska!

Traveling for pleasure is a hobby pursued by many today. It is something that opens/adds a new dimension of viewing things. However, be rest assured that it is not the only way to broaden perspective! Through my travels, I have secretly been marking out those places I want to visit again. The top one on…

Mashobra -a lot more than a hill station!

It has almost become a habit for us to plan vacations to those places mentioned in various travel magazines. This time it was no different. We planned our short getaway to Mashobra, courtesy : Discover India Magazine. The white water rafting in the river Tattapani being the main attraction. So,during the second week of March…

Amritsar….foodies paradise!!

We were trying to zero in on a place not so far away from Gurgaon for a quick weekend getaway and Amritsar it was! Amritsar is synonymous with two things – the Golden temple and great food. With a vow to let go of all the food restrictions we had laid for ourselves , we…

Hidden beauty – Orccha

The word Orccha means hidden, and this quaint town lives up to its name and how. Rajasthan is synonymous with the most magnificent forts and palaces that travellers and tourists often miss visiting lesser known places such as Orccha in Madhya Pradesh. We were no different. We were unaware of this place until a tempting…

Kerala – God’s own country and why!

There is something about picking the right destination for your vacation, so many parameters to consider – chance of getting off at the same time as your husband and child, season, range of activities, finances, the Internet, the opinions of a million and finally the actual interest of wanting to go to that place ,…

Gushaini – unexplored gem of Himachal!

A couple of months back , my husband returned home from one of his official trips with an in-flight magazine. This magazine had lovely pictures of a little known hill station -Gushaini. Ever since the pictures caught our attention, we were eying for the next long weekend to plan a short getaway here. Once we…

Temple trails – Tamilnadu!!

The Mughals created jewels such as the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri,the Rajputs built enviable forts and palaces and the Cholas, Pandyas and Pallavas built magnificent temples down south. Apart from being just places of worship for Hindus, temples are energy centres where individuals can absorb energy from and are today celebrated as architectural wonders….

Phuket – sun, sand and fun!

During our last visit to Thailand almost a decade ago, we didnt visit Phuket. Friends, family and country men told us that we had committed the biggest mistake by excluding Phuket from our itinerary. With a resolve to undo the sin committed years ago, we booked ourselves an entire vacation just there! Phuket is synonymous…