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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Chowmahalla Palace – A date with palatial Hyderabad

Our self designed walking tour in Hyderabad brought us to the Chowmahalla Palace. In the erstwhile era, Hyderabad was ruled by the nizams. Chowmahalla Palace served as the seat of the nizam rule. ‘Chow’ means four and ‘mahal’ means palace; no wonder there are four palaces in the compound of Chowmahalla Palace. Its architecture was inspired by the palace of the Shah of Iran. There … Continue reading Chowmahalla Palace – A date with palatial Hyderabad

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Experience the essence of Asia with these 5 must-see destinations

There’s simply no denying Asia is one of, if not the best region in the world for travelling. With so many varying countries to discover and so much culture to be experienced, it’s only natural you want to visit. With that being said, here are 5 must-see destinations to ensure you experience the essence of Asia.  Delhi, India If you want to experience a city … Continue reading Experience the essence of Asia with these 5 must-see destinations

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Tasse de Thé – Renaissance of Tea Culture in Mumbai, India

“Tea connoisseur”. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear these two words? “It’s a British thing,” my mind talks back to me. It took me 26 years and a briefing from the son of a true tea connoisseur, to get out of the illusion. Rohak Sheth, son of Jiten Sheth explained to me that it was the French who … Continue reading Tasse de Thé – Renaissance of Tea Culture in Mumbai, India

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Urby Passport Holder – The Affordable Luxury

We were in the wilderness of Maharashtra. Husband was away on some work and I was alone. “If I am late one more minute, the waiters and cooks will latch the dining hall and leave for their homes. I will miss lunch,” I thought to myself. It is not a good idea to miss lunch when I am acres away from proper civilization and without … Continue reading Urby Passport Holder – The Affordable Luxury

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