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Month: September 2016

Kedarkantha Trek in Winters

Kedarkantha Trek in Winters

I have never done any real trek in my life and was very enthusiastic do one. I explored for easy treks and came across “Kedarkantha trek” in winters, this trek is organized by many groups. I selected one group for which I found good feedback. They mentioned it “Easy” on the website. I liked the details and booked online. I prepared for the trek for approx 45 days by walking 4 Km every day till the trek date. (In general,…

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Kanyakumari Sunrise and Sunset

Kanyakumari Sunrise and Sunset

In most of the cities you can either see sunrise or sunset in the sea but in Kanyakumari, you can see both. Kanyakumari sunrise is most beautiful with Vivekanand rock and Tiruvalluvar statue. Kanyakumari is the southern most land’s end of India and here 3 seas meet i.e. the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Sunrise and sunset are most popular activity here but from my experience, I can say Sunrise is better than Sunset (Because…

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Little Rann of Kutch – A Short Trip

Little Rann of Kutch – A Short Trip

Me and my friend planned one week trip to “Bhuj, Great Rann of Kutch and its surrounding areas”. We traveled from Delhi to Ahmedabad by air and from there we had late night train for Bhuj. We reached Ahmedabad at 8.30 AM. So, we had a full day free and we decided to explore “Little Rann of Kutch”. It is approximately 100 km from Ahmedabad. We had booked a taxi from the airport for round trip to Dasada. Dasada has…

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Adai Dosa from Kerala

Adai Dosa from Kerala

I don’t write about recipes though I love cooking but I have decided to write about some of the recipes, which I came across my travel and really liked but these are usually not available in restaurants. Here I am sharing a recipe, which is not so popular but full of nutrition. I had a dish called “Adai”, it’s a kind of dosa or savory pancake. It is a protein rich dish with some carbohydrates, whole sum meal. I had…

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Spice Gardens of Goa – An Experience

Spice Gardens of Goa – An Experience

The moment someone mentions Goa, we think of beaches but Goa is more than beaches and churches. Kerala is spice bowl of India but spice gardens Goa are one of those places where one should spend some time to understand spices in natural surroundings. These spice gardens are nowhere close to  Munnar or Thekkady’s big plantations but Goa’s gardens are more organized and arranged everything in such a manner that a tourist can see and understand how a spice grows….

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Group Travel Vs Solo Travel or Traveling with Friends

Group Travel Vs Solo Travel or Traveling with Friends

I had traveled solo, with family, with friends, and with a group of unknown travelers tours. I had traveled in any available option and had different experiences every time, some were a good experience and some were not so good. There are always some advantages and disadvantages with Group Travel Vs Solo Travel. Let me share my travel experiences. Solo Traveling I had written about it in my previous blog…..Travelling Solo – Advantages and Disadvantages with Dos & Don’ts With…

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Pushkar Camel Fair – Pushkar ka Mela

Pushkar Camel Fair – Pushkar ka Mela

 I had been to Pushkar few times but I never went during “Pushkar Camel Fair”. This fair falls from Ekadasi to Purnima of the Hindu month of Kartik (Sometime around in the month of November). My plan for Pushkar Camel Fair materialized suddenly when I and one of my friends could not go to Lakshadweep due to permit issue, we were disappointed and wanted to go somewhere. Hence we decided why not go to annual Pushkar camel fair. It is…

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My First Hostel stay in India – My Experience

My First Hostel stay in India – My Experience

In India concept of hostels is very new and most of us are not very comfortable with it. I had read a lot about people’s experiences when they stayed in hostels in foreign countries but it is not much available in terms of India. I decided to experience my first hostel stay in India. Over the years I realized that it is a cheapest though the basic way of staying for people who are more interested in exploring the city…

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Few Festivals of India :-)

Few Festivals of India :-)

Our festivals are so much related to the special type of foods, we make or eat from outside. In short, I am writing down whatever comes to my mind right now when I am thinking about festivals. (I keep on adding later also, whenever I remember what I am missing here) I don’t do any religious ceremonies but do follow everything related to food on that particular day 😀  Lohri: Making bonfire and sitting around it, having mugfali (Peanut) +…

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Onam Sadhya from Kerala – Food and Culture

Onam Sadhya from Kerala – Food and Culture

Onam is one of that festival, which is associated with the state of Kerala. The beauty of the festival is that it is celebrated in all caste, communities, and religions of Kerala. I guess it is unique due to this and attracts me due to this & it’s association with food…. Spread of food (Onam Sadhya) 🙂 The display of the floral rangoli is also a part of this festival. I keep the track of Onam because I love to…

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