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Diu Island – Daman and Diu A Former Portuguese Colony

Diu Island – Daman and Diu A Former Portuguese Colony

I visited Diu Island during my 17 days trip of Gujarat. We started from Ahmedabad then went to Little run of Kutch, Bhuj, Great Rann of Kutch, Junagarh, Gir National Park, Somanath and finally ended in Diu before returning to Ahmedabad. It was my second trip to Gujarat, I could not go to Diu during my earlier trip. Diu island is popularly known as Daman and Diu but both Islands though fall under one Union Territory are very far from…

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Things to do in Hyderabad India – My 3 days Itinerary

Things to do in Hyderabad India – My 3 days Itinerary

Hyderabad is a perfect amalgamation of old and new, there is so much to see and there are some interesting stories related with every monument of the old city and the newer Hyderabad can compete with any world-class city. I have been to Hyderabad thrice and every time I experience something new.  There is so much to see, experience and do in the city that I love to go again & again. There is a hidden charm & feel in…

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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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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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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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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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Thekkady, Periyar, Kumarakom – Jewels of Kerala

Thekkady, Periyar, Kumarakom – Jewels of Kerala

When we started from Munnar on sunny but cool morning for Thekkady, Periyar, Kumarakom. We were staying in tea garden area, so route we have chosen for Thekkady didn’t pass through the town of Munnar. We started from our hotel in tea garden area and driving through spice plantation. There was Cardamom plantation on the slopes, then I had seen Black pepper plants/vines on both sides of roads and other spices trees. There were small & big houses with some…

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