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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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Bikaner’s Places to See in One Day

Bikaner’s Places to See in One Day

While we were traveling to Jaisalmer and I decided to break our journey. We stayed one night in Bikaner before moving to Jaisalmer. I and my friend traveled by our beloved Indian Railways (I prefer train if the airport is more than 100 Km from the city). We traveled by overnight train from Delhi and reached Bikaner next day early morning. As usual, I have advanced booked our hotel and upon arrival they gave us early check in. We had…

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Kalka Shimla Toy Train Journey

Kalka Shimla Toy Train Journey

I love to travel by “Toy Trains”, these trains still have an old world charm. I am fascinated with these toy trains and can travel to a place if there is a toy train travel involved. We have been planning to travel to mountains to get some respite from hot weather of Delhi. I finalized and planned our recent trip to Shimla and decided to travel by toy train from Kalka railway station to Shimla. We traveled from Delhi to…

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Hotel Shankar Kathmandu – Nepal

Hotel Shankar Kathmandu – Nepal

I traveled to Nepal twice, first time I went for a solo trip and the second time I took my parents. During my second trip, we stayed in Shankar hotel in Kathmandu. We stayed there for 3 nights.It was originally a palace built in 1894 for Gen. Jit Shumsher Rana and later on in 1964 converted into a hotel. I booked our rooms by sending a direct email to them and paid during our stay. The process of booking was…

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Jaisalmer’s Places to Visit – My Travel Itinerary

Jaisalmer’s Places to Visit – My Travel Itinerary

Jaisalmer is also known as the Golden city of India because its monuments and most of the houses in the city are made of yellow sand stone. It is an old city and main architect attraction is forts and Havelis. Winter months are the best time to visit Jaisalmer because in summers the temperature rises till 50 Celcius due to hot sand storms. I have decided to visit Jaisalmer in end December, which is peak tourism season in Rajasthan. I…

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Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort Cochin – Kerala

Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort Cochin – Kerala

We stayed in Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort in Cochin during our Kerala travel. I had booked online on KTDC’s website because they give a discount for online booking. Bolgatty is an exclusive heritage hotel located on the Island with the same name. This is a mansion originally built by Dutch traders in 1744 and as per records, it is the oldest existing outside Netherlands. In past, it was once the Governor’s palace for the commander of Dutch Malabar and also…

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Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort Kutch Gujarat

Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort Kutch Gujarat

Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort Kutch is in Hodka village near the Great Rann of Kutch. It is 65 Km from Bhuj and driving time is 1 hour 15 minutes. I had booked with resort by sending an email and made 100% advance payment by cheque. They confirmed booking after receipt of full payment by cheque or they also accept Demand Draft. It is the old fashioned style of payment but that’s how they work. Shaam-E-Sarhad is a small organization working under…

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Waterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort

Waterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort

We stayed in Waterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort during our 10 days trip in Kerala. I had booked through KTDC website. The booking process was smooth, I got a confirmation email after paying online. I was traveling with my parents and we reached in resort by afternoon. The reception area was spacious and clean but decorated was very basic. The girls at the reception were dressed in traditional Kerala style sarees and they received us with a smile. Check in process…

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Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La – Things to Do

Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La – Things to Do

The road to Nubra Valley passes through world’s highest motorable road at Khardung La pass. After spending 3 days in Leh, I was acclimatized to the high altitude. On the 4th day, I was scheduled to travel from Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La pass. The terrain is rough but beautiful in its own way. Our driver told a day before that we will leave early because 29 Km stretch of road near Khardung La was not in good…

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20 Most Beautiful Places in India

20 Most Beautiful Places in India

India is the land of diversity. We have great diversity in wildlife and vegetation, from hot desert to cold deserts, the Indian Ocean to a Himalayan range of mountains or great biodiversity of western ghats, the list is endless. There is something for everyone’s interest. These most beautiful places in India are scattered all around India from North to South, and from East to West. It is difficult to compile a list of best places because there are plenty of…

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