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Places to visit in Lucknow in a Day

Places to visit in Lucknow in a Day

There are some places that are not far in terms of distance but somehow we take too long to go there. Lucknow is one of those cities and finally, I managed to take a short solo trip to the city of Nawabs. There are some interesting places to visit in Lucknow. Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and popularly known as the city of Nawabs. It is a beautiful city and still retains its old world charm though new…

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Nagarkot – The Hill Town of Kathmandu Valley

Nagarkot – The Hill Town of Kathmandu Valley

You don’t need to go too far from Kathmandu to see beautiful scenery and a spectacular sunrise behind Himalayan mountain range. Nagarkot Nepal is just 32 km from capital city of Kathmandu at an elevation of 2,195 meters. There is bus service between Kathmandu to Nagarkot but I decided to go by taxi. Nagarkot was a summer retreat for the royal family in the 19th and 20th century before becoming popular as an international hill town. I traveled to Nagarkot…

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Places to Visit in Pokhara Nepal

Places to Visit in Pokhara Nepal

I spent my first 2 days in Nepal exploring Kathmandu and then it was time to move to my next destination Pokhara Nepal. It is Nepal’s second biggest city after capital Kathmandu. I decided to travel by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and for return by air from Pokhara. Road travel in Nepal is time-consuming because roads are full of twists and turns. I choose one way by road because road travel has its own charm, it gives a glimpse…

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Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan – Open Art Gallery

Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan – Open Art Gallery

Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is one of the less visited and lesser-known regions of heritage rich Rajasthan. Shekhawati is in the Northen part of Rajasthan, approx 260 Km from India’s capital Delhi and approx 100 Km from the city of Jaipur. This region is full of art and history, there is something in every lane, it’s kind of open art gallery where you come across something beautiful at every nook & corner. It is still a sort of offbeat place…

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Travel tips for India from Personal Experience

Travel tips for India from Personal Experience

While I was writing my last post, I realized that sometimes we come across so much information on the internet that we get biased about a place. This made me thought that there are so many misconceptions about India that people who had never visited India might be confused like I was about the country I had never visited before. Then I thought that I traveled in India from Ladakh to Kanyakumari and from Kutch to Assam as a solo…

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Things you can’t miss in Kathmandu

Things you can’t miss in Kathmandu

I had been to Nepal twice, first time I had a solo trip. The second time I took my parents and one of my friend traveled with us. It was their first trip so, I was the guide 🙂 From my experience, here is my list of things you can’t miss in Kathmandu. When I think about those trips, I feel fortunate because I had seen so many places of historical importance in good shape before the tragic earthquake of…

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Ladakh Trip – Land of High Passes

Ladakh Trip – Land of High Passes

My Ladakh Trip was one of the best trip. I had followed below itinerary when I traveled to Ladakh by air. It was a relaxed tour in comparison to what people usually do. I have seen many beautiful places.  I feel that if time permit, do add 1 more day and visit Tsomoriri Lake. How to travel: I traveled by air as it was my solo trip. I took Flight from Delhi to Leh, it’s 1.30 Hour flight. By Air…

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Wordlessly Wednesday

Wordlessly Wednesday

Last year I was in Varanasi and while roaming around in market, I spotted this gentleman. There were 2-3 band people and relatives also accompanying him. He was wearing his wedding attire and going on cycle rickshaw, which is unusual because in India I had always seen groom sitting on horse back or car. It was kind of strange or I can even say funny to spot someone like this. This picture I felt like sharing in these days of…

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One Night at Pangong Lake Ladakh

One Night at Pangong Lake Ladakh

I traveled from Leh and reached Pangong lake by late afternoon. I got mesmerized by the beauty of Pangong lake. It was very windy and the even sun was up, I could feel the chill in the air. As I came close to the lake, I could the ripples air was creating in the lake. There were some soldiers next to the lake and they were also clicking pictures 🙂 This place was my home for one night as stayed…

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Drive from Leh to Pangong Lake

Drive from Leh to Pangong Lake

Pangong Tso (Lake) is world’s highest saltwater lake and is situated 160 km from Leh town. During my 9 days tour of Ladakh, I stayed for a night in tents near Pangong. This post is about my experience of the drive from Leh to Pangong Lake. I was traveling solo and found an all inclusive package which was slow paced compared to other available one line. The most interesting part was that despite being a group package, I had only…

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