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…

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…

Uttarakhand – Nature at its best!!

Azure skies, tall pine trees, crystal clear lakes and snow capped mountains – does it seem like a scene right out of Europe or perhaps New Zealand?? Well,  what I just described is a shot from the beautiful hill stations in Uttarakand, where there is nothing but you and nature!! Uttarakhand is one state that…

La Jawaab… Leh Ladakh!!

Rated as one of the top 10 destinations by every Indian Travel magazine, home to the highest motorable road & the longest natural lake found at a height of ~14000 ft  -Ladakh but had to be our next holiday destination!! Situated in the eastern part of Kashmir, Leh -Ladakh is a cold desert , a…

Roaring Ranthambore…

People ask me why we visit Tiger safaris in India so many times especially since the sighting of a tiger is not guaranteed ,while a visit to the  zoo certainly guarantees the spotting of a tiger!! The emotions you experience through a safari – eagerness, anticipation, frustration, desperation  and finally the adrenaline rush on spotting…

Beach calling@Mudaliyar Kuppam

Every year during our annual trip to Chennai , my in laws plan a visit to some new exciting place in and around Chennai. Over the past couple of years we have been to Snow World (4 days post its opening!), Temple Bay resort, Crocodile park,Muttukadu, etc to name a few.. This year the plan…

Stunning Switzerland:-)

One of the hottest topics of discussion during the days that lead up to the wedding are – honeymoon destinations. It was no different for Humsafar and me. We virtually visited a number of countries during our courtship from Mauritius to Fiji to Norway to New Zealand. We kept vetoing each other’s choice and finally…

12 hours in Jabalpur!!

Stranded in Jabalpur coz  the meeting you went for wrapped up earlier than you planned or your connecting flight is delayed? Fear not – let me share with you two ‘must see’ places in the marble capital of India -Jabalpur! India has many places which can give international places a run for their money. Stop…