Places to visit in Jodhpur – India’s Blue City

Places to visit in Jodhpur - India's Blue City

My first visit to Jodhpur was more than 18 years back with a group of friends. Those days Google was not used for research. We use to refer to guidebooks and ask hotel’s front “What are the best places to visit in Jodhpur”. Gone are the days and now it’s much easier to plan the … Read morePlaces to visit in Jodhpur – India’s Blue City

Hill stations near Delhi for weekend trips in summers

Hill stations near Delhi for weekend trips in summers

The summer heat in Delhi and other north Indian cities gets unbearable in the month of May and June. The temperature rises and goes up to 44-46 Celsius in most of North India. Summer is that time of year when most of the Indian plains get unbearably hot. Everyone wants to take short weekend breaks … Read moreHill stations near Delhi for weekend trips in summers

Ghats of Varanasi and Ganga River

Ghats of Varanasi

Ganga ghats of Varanasi are considered the most holy place in the city. Ghats were my favorite place to stroll and see the life around Ganga. There is so much to see and experience for tourist and devotees. Ghats of Varanasi and Ganga river are the lifelines of Varanasi. What are Ghats? Ghats are the … Read moreGhats of Varanasi and Ganga River

Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs” Ansel Adams. But a little bit of homework can always help us in producing good photographs. Here are some of my travel photography tips for beginners, which I learned over the years. Before traveling to a place always google images of that location. … Read moreTravel Photography Tips for Beginners

Rameshwaram – Ramanathaswamy Temple and Other Places to Visit

Rameshwaram - Ramanathaswamy Temple and Other Places to Visit

After spending 3 days in Kanyakumari, it was time to travel to Rameshwaram on Pamban Island. I had advance booked our train tickets because there is only one train between Kanyakumari and Rameshwaram. Our train started from Kanyakumari at night and we reached Rameshwaram next morning. Rameshwaram’s railway station is small because few trains arrive … Read moreRameshwaram – Ramanathaswamy Temple and Other Places to Visit

Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square from Kathmandu

Bhaktapur Durbar Square feature

Nepal is popular as a trekking destination and most people travel for different treks. Apart from its popularity among trekkers around the world, there is so much to see and experience in this Himalayan Kingdom. Nepal has rich heritage and history, its monuments and old buildings are unique in the world. Though many structures damaged … Read moreBhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square from Kathmandu

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. I traveled from Delhi to Lucknow by Indian Railways. There are some interesting … Read morePlaces to visit in Lucknow in a Day

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 … Read morePlaces to Visit in Pokhara Nepal

Nilgiri Mountain Railway – A UNESCO World Heritage

Nilgiri mountain railway A UNESCO heritage site

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway was declared UNESCO’s world heritage site in 2005. British built it in 1908 and train runs on 1,000 mm track known as meter gauge and also known as a toy train. Nilgiri mountain railway runs from Metupalaiyam to Ooty (Udagamandalam) via Coonoor in the Nilgiri Hills. The track is 46 kilometers … Read moreNilgiri Mountain Railway – A UNESCO World Heritage

Diu Island – Daman and Diu A Former Portuguese Colony

Diu town from Ghogla beach

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 … Read moreDiu Island – Daman and Diu A Former Portuguese Colony