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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Things to do in Bangkok – My 3 Days Itinerary

Things to do in Bangkok – My 3 Days Itinerary

Bangkok is a most affordable destination from India, it is cheaper than some of the Indian destinations. My first trip to Bangkok was way back in 2004 and I still have some memories from that trip. There are a lot of things to do in Bangkok but due to time restraint, I could not do much. Recently I have been to Bangkok again because I was traveling to Cambodia via Thailand. I got 3 days in Bangkok and I decided…

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Lansdowne from Delhi – A Weekend Gateway

Lansdowne from Delhi – A Weekend Gateway

There are many hill stations around Delhi within 250 to 350 Km range. During summer month everyone from North of India heads towards hill stations to get some respite from the heat and most of the hill stations are too crowded. I don’t like crowded places until there is something special happening at there. I was looking for some good option for hills and came across an interesting all women tour to Lansdowne from Delhi. I decided to travel with…

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Siem Reap’s Floating Villages – Tonal Sap Cambodia

Siem Reap’s Floating Villages – Tonal Sap Cambodia

The Siem Reap is known because of Angkor Wat complex. Every other establishment or hotel there named after Angkor Wat, it shows how important it is for the country. There is more to Siem Reap other than it’s monuments, the floating villages are one of the unique concepts around it. These villages are different than the floating markets of Bangkok which are colorful with adorable wooden boats floating through the city’s canals.  In these villages people live 24×7, this makes…

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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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