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…

Thailand Thrills!

The holiday season is right around the corner and the most important phase of vacation planning is zeroing in on the destination. The ‘right’ destination may translate into different things for different people – luxury, relaxing, adventurous, wild, shoppers paradise or a bit of all!! Thailand is one such country that offers a bit of…

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…

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…

Pharoahs, Pyramids and more!!

Whether it is reading about the Egyptian civilization back in school, or watching the Pyramid of Giza documentary on National Geographic , the whole aura surrounding the Pyramids  is intriguing . When Humsafar and I were considering Egypt as our holiday destination – we were excited to the marrow. 22nd December 2012, we took off…

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…