Parvada Bungalows - One of the best stay options near Mukteshwar
Travel, Unmissable Uttarakhand

Parvada Bungalows- An abode of love, warmth and serenity

Parvada Bungalows, a boutique luxury property, in the lap of the viridescent South Gola range of Kumaon, was my home away from home for a couple of days and here are my thoughts on this punctilious property and its people. ********* As our train entered Kathgodam railway station, there was an anticipation in the air; …

hussainsagar lake
Telangana Trails, Travel

A bohemian travel guide to the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad, India

I convinced myself that a bohemian travel guide to the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad is needed, as this cosmopolitan city that is widely known as the ‘City of Pearls’ is more than just another place to be ticked off a traveller’s bucket list! ‘Golconda, Biryani and Charminar- ticked. Okay, I am done with …

Jammu Mahotsav 2019
Jammu and Kashmir, Travel

Jammu Mahotsav – A paean to the rich culture, heritage and art of Jammu region

An invite to attend the Jammu Mahotsav 2019 popped in my inbox and I wondered what witnessing the event would be like. Well, I had never heard about this Mahotsav (festival) before nor had I seen any wide-spread social media campaign for the same. Disclaimer: I was invited by the Jammu Tourism Directorate on a …

Indian School of Hospitality
Education, Travel

Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) , Gurugram – A bench mark in hospitality education, tourism and culinary arts

Indian School of Hospitality(ISH) in Gurugram, India, is setting trends in the fields of hospitality and culinary arts education apart from the tourism sector, with its comprehensive curriculum and practical training methods. Here is an inside glimpse of the campus through my lens and words. Disclaimer: This is neither a sponsored post nor a press-release. …

Alwar
Royal Rajasthan, Travel

5 must-visit places in and around Alwar on a weekend getaway from Delhi

Flooded with fields of gently swaying yellow mustard and blooming sunflowers, flanked by the lush rolling mountains of the Aravallis, Alwar is a rich repository of Rajput architecture and flamboyance and a place that is the genesis of ‘Alwar ka Mawa’ or Milk Cake. Come with me as I explore the must-visit places in and …

self guided vegetarian tour of Chandni Chowk
Delhi Diaries, Travel

A self-guided vegetarian food tour of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi

A self-guided vegetarian food tour of Chandni Chowk with family, on a Sunday, threw many surprises our way. The 400- year-old Chandni Chowk stretch was a rhapsody of vintage frames, divine flavours, mazy lanes, bygones dotted with bloodshed, ornate doors and a cauldron of varied beliefs and faiths. Come with me as I discover the …

Avani Pattaya Resort and Spa
Thailand, Travel

5 reasons to stay at Avani Pattaya Resort and Spa on a family vacation to Thailand

Avani Pattaya Resort and Spa is a unique destination for a family stay, on a trip to Pattaya in Thailand. Pattaya is the most favoured destination for travellers coming from around the world to Thailand. It would be surprising for many to read that there is more to Pattaya beyond the entertainment street, and, that, …

Trigarth Kangra Valley Festival
Himachal Hymns, Travel

Trigart Kangra Valley Festival- An ode to the richness of Himachal Pradesh

‘Trigart Kangra Valley Festival’┬áread the invite, and I was a bit puzzled. I pondered over the connection between Kangra valley where the event was happening and the word Trigarth(Trigart) until a simple google search threw me off-guard. The search result made me realize how little I as an Indian knew about this ancient land of …

#TheBlindList
Contest Entries, Travel

The curious case of my Blind Date on a family trip!

A colonial cottage cocooned in salubrious surroundings nestled amidst rolling mountains, a gentle breeze ruffling the azure waters of a nearby lake, drops of dew rolling down the waxy foliage,a window with no bars that open to these scenes and my tired palms wrapping around a warm mug of hot chocolate savouring the paradise beneath …