Azure Sky Follows - Kalsubai Trekking - Baari Village

Kalsubai: On top of Maharashtra

“Bye, happy journey. Come back soon,” our hosts shouted out to us. Shades of grey adorned the sky. The storminess of the weather catalysed our willpower to scale Kalsubai. Little boys and girls were going to school. On the two sides of the road, lush greenery extended for miles. It was difficult to separate the grasses from patches of paddy fields. Rain drenched trees populated … Continue reading Kalsubai: On top of Maharashtra

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Flashback 2017 – I made 2017 a year of travel, take a leaf from my book and plan a ‘travelsome’ 2018 for yourself

No.of days travelled – 48 No.of UNESCO sites covered – 6 2017 has been the most eventful year of life since my birth. I got married and shifted to a new city where I have no ties. I learnt how to cook my own food. I realised doing the dishes is the worst chore of daily life. I tried making friends in the city and … Continue reading Flashback 2017 – I made 2017 a year of travel, take a leaf from my book and plan a ‘travelsome’ 2018 for yourself

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Azure Sky Follows - Lavasa travel - Lavasa trip - Pune weekender

Lavasa, the Portofino of India – A visit to the picturesque lake town where tourists are the only ‘locals’

I(Tania) remember gawking at the giant full-page newspaper advertisements of Lavasa city, a boutique city near Pune. I was a mere child in high school then. My father expressed interest in buying an apartment there but we were way poorer to afford anything so luxurious. Fast-forward a decade (almost) and I was standing on the soil of Lavasa. No, we didn’t get rich or anything. … Continue reading Lavasa, the Portofino of India – A visit to the picturesque lake town where tourists are the only ‘locals’

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Fanaspada Waterfall, Kharghar – Two wildlings chasing wilderness in a city

In the monsoon of 2017, Kharghar, a locality near Mumbai in India pleased us in many ways. Our first attempt of getting close to the most popular waterfall in Kharghar failed. So the second time, we attempted getting close to the second most popular waterfall in Kharghar. Husband had been here once before in 2016, so he was very confident it would be a success … Continue reading Fanaspada Waterfall, Kharghar – Two wildlings chasing wilderness in a city

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Cyclone Ockhi Alert in Gujarat and Maharashtra in India

Mumbai, India is witnessing rainy and windy weather conditions from Monday thanks to the development of cyclone Ockhi. The storm is predicted to make landfall tonight in the coastal areas of Gujarat.  It is advisable to hold back all your travel plans in the two states of Maharashtra and Gujarat till the stormy weather passes away. As a measure to minimise troubles and losses, schools are … Continue reading Cyclone Ockhi Alert in Gujarat and Maharashtra in India

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Kharghar in Monsoon –Tale of two Bengalis with tummy full of Biryani on a hilltop in the lashing rain

Kharghar is a part of Navi Mumbai, India. Those in Mumbai may frown a bit when I drop the ‘Navi’ and call Kharghar just a part of Mumbai, but for everyone else, it doesn’t matter much. A local train on harbour line from CST (ChattrapatiShivaji Terminus) station of Mumbai takes around one hour and fifteen minutes to reach Kharghar. Technically, it is a valley surrounded … Continue reading Kharghar in Monsoon –Tale of two Bengalis with tummy full of Biryani on a hilltop in the lashing rain

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A Call for ‘Vindaloo Visas’: How a Goan curry dish from India now stands to win a special type of visa category status

The state of Goa in India is a superhit with International tourists. Vindaloo happens to be the name of a Goan pork curry dish. It was introduced by the Portuguese who had colonised Goa. Due to religious reasons, pork eating is often considered taboo in India. So the dish was improvised with chicken and lamb meat. Also, the wine used by the Portuguese was substituted … Continue reading A Call for ‘Vindaloo Visas’: How a Goan curry dish from India now stands to win a special type of visa category status

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Disruption In Bali, Indonesia: Mount Agung in Bali erupted but a larger eruption is expected

Travellers are in trouble, locals wait in anticipation and the entire island of Bali is waiting fingers crossed. Volcanic eruption of Mount Agung had once burnt villages and ravaged the entire island in 1963-64. Mount Agung is the highest point of Bali and it is considered a region of environmental influence. The mountain was rumbling the entire month of September and people already feared a … Continue reading Disruption In Bali, Indonesia: Mount Agung in Bali erupted but a larger eruption is expected

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