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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. Images can give you a fair amount of ideas in selecting lenses, time of visiting the location & equipment. Time of visiting a location is…

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Things to do in Goa – First Timer’s Guide

Things to do in Goa – First Timer’s Guide

Goa is a popular holiday destination for Indian and international tourists. The magnificent scenic beauty of Goa beaches, the architectural splendor of the churches, Old Portuguese houses, some interesting temples and a laid-back atmosphere makes Goa a popular holiday destination. All these things made me visit Goa few times in last one & half decade, to be precise 4 times. I still remember my first trip with friends, we wanted to visit maximum places and at the same time, we…

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20 Pictures from India that will make your visit now

20 Pictures from India that will make your visit now

India has a lot to offer in terms of monuments, forts, history and rich heritage. There are many unique places in India from Ladakh to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to seven sisters in the northeast of India. Every place has something special to showcase. Our culture is diverse and that’s what makes us a special country. Here are 20 pictures from India that will make you visit now. Thiksey Monastery Ladakh This high altitude desert is one of its own kind…

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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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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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20 Most Beautiful Places in India

20 Most Beautiful Places in India

aIndia 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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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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Thailand Cambodia Border Crossing

Thailand Cambodia Border Crossing

Cambodia was on my list for this year but during my research, I came across lots of stories of scams at the border or at touristy places. These confused me and I was not sure if I can travel solo. More than that my family also opposed my solo travel due to same reasons. Then one fine (Ahem ahem) day I came across a group tour, they will be taking a group to Cambodia via Bangkok. I had done with…

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