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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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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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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Baari Village, Maharashtra: Experiencing the three ‘H’- Hut, Hospitality and Homestay

In 2016 the husband went on his life’s first trek. It was Kalsubai, the highest point in Maharashtra, India. When he showed me the humble photos clicked on his cellphone, the first thing I remember asking him was the name of the base village. “Baari, ” he replied. He went on a ‘pre-arranged group trek’ with a gang of around 40 trekkers. The downside of … Continue reading Baari Village, Maharashtra: Experiencing the three ‘H’- Hut, Hospitality and Homestay

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Olfactory and Visual Feasts on the Streets of Hyderabad: Laad Bazaar and Pathhargatti

I recalled a faint memory of a man trying out different perfumes in a market of one of the Indian towns. The man was on TV. I don’t remember the channel, may be Discovery or National Geographic. The city was Hyderabad. Years later, when I got a chance to visit Hyderabad, I made sure I didn’t miss discovering the unique aromas of the city. Travelling … Continue reading Olfactory and Visual Feasts on the Streets of Hyderabad: Laad Bazaar and Pathhargatti

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When Maharashtra Blooms: Kaas Pathar, Deccan India’s Valley of Flowers

“Hey, so what are you planning as your next destination?” asked our friend. “Did you say plan? Oh I am a great planner. But, the universe seems to dislike the planned version of me,” I replied. In 2013 I was trying to plan a hiking trip to the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. Two months prior to its execution, India saw one of its worst … Continue reading When Maharashtra Blooms: Kaas Pathar, Deccan India’s Valley of Flowers

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Hyderabad, The Old City: A Foodie’s Delight

For a culinary enthusiast, Hyderabad is a treasure trove. Food in Hyderabad is not just for your tongue but for your all five senses. Influenced by the Mughals, Persians and the Telugu culture, Hyderabad evolved with a unique taste of its own. The best part about Hyderabadi food is that it satisfies the stomach without burning the pocket. Here is a quick list of seven … Continue reading Hyderabad, The Old City: A Foodie’s Delight

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