3 Best weekend camping site near Mumbai to pitch you own tent

Has the thought of weekend camping ever occurred to you but then you rebuffed it thinking it to be impossible plan due to many reasons like safety, food, or sanitation? If the answer is yes !!! Well, then its time that you plan it ASAP because Mumbai gives you plenty of those options: Prabalgarh (Prabalmachi… Read More 3 Best weekend camping site near Mumbai to pitch you own tent

Kheerganga: because the story of endurance should be a beautiful one

Kheer Ganga (3050 meters) lies at the extreme end of Parvati valley and the last inhibited village while trekking to pin valley via Pin-Parvati pass. Kheerganga’s panoramic skies and vast greenery are a much-needed delight to the trekker’s eyes and especially the tired legs. It is a holy place with a hot water spring, a… Read More Kheerganga: because the story of endurance should be a beautiful one

Choosing a trekking guide – local guides Vs organizing companies in the Himalayas

This is one of the biggest dilemmas for a trekker – Selecting organized trekking companies or experienced locals for the next trek. Well, there is no easy answer but this, however, needs a discussion. Since I have used the services of YHAI, Indiahikes, Renok, Adventure Nation and many locals, I will present some hard hitting… Read More Choosing a trekking guide – local guides Vs organizing companies in the Himalayas

Best of South-West Australia – 9 days travelogue on a caravan

Four friends embark on a journey of great western Australian road trip. From exploring some of the pristine beaches and tasting wines from about 4-5 vineyards, from visiting cheese factory to drooling in the chocolate factory, we did it all and that too in a self driven caravan, where we slept, ate, cooked, bathed and camped all in our 9 days trip to South Western Australia… Read More Best of South-West Australia – 9 days travelogue on a caravan

Chandratal

In 2013, I had watched this beautiful movie “Lootera” based on O. Henry’s story The Last Leaf and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. Two things which I really loved the movie was Pakhiits cinematography and its dialogues. One particular dialogue which got stuck in mind and which motivated me to see Chandratal was a lovely conversation… Read More Chandratal

Hiking Bluff Knoll

At  1098 meters, Bluff Knoll is the highest peak of South-Western Australia and third highest in Western Australia. Sound fascinating right? ‘Highest peak’. Well, its not that difficult as it sounds but it is certainly the most spectacular peaks in Western Australia. Important information Length: 6km (return) Time: 3-4 Hours Level: Easy to Moderate Best period:… Read More Hiking Bluff Knoll

Calma de Ilha – Diu

Diu, the tiny island with an amazing tourism advertisement and equally awesome tourism website, is tucked beneath Gujarat’s Kathiawar coast and fairly hidden from tourism map of India. Calma de Ilha as they call it in Portuguese is absolutely opposite to its twin brother Daman in terms of serenity. Mostly pronounced together but they are geographically… Read More Calma de Ilha – Diu

Diveagar

Diveagar (Dive Agar) is a serene coastal village in Konkan located in Shrivardhan Taluka, Raigad district in Maharashtra, approximately 170 kilometres south of Mumbai. The area includes a fishing settlement, a beach, a temple, local businesses engaged in coconut and betel nut tree farming, and some resort businesses such as restaurants, cottage rentals and motels, and… Read More Diveagar

Pushkar

The name ‘Pushkar’, literally means ‘lotus flower’ is one of the sacred Dhams (pilgrimage site) in Hinduism. For tourist like me, its place where colors and cultures come alive, where every grain of sand dunes has its own music, where no one will stop you from doing nothing or everything. According to the legend, Brahma… Read More Pushkar

Kaas Plateau

The best part of living in Mumbai is the plethora of weekend getaways it offers to travel enthusiasts. Some destinations are so obscure, resting amidst the wilderness of western ghats that one has to dig deep on the internet(got the irony! 😉 to unearth them. Kaas Plateau is one such place. Maharashtra’s very own valley of… Read More Kaas Plateau

Thimpu

Staying in Thimpu Thimpu has many hotels but only certain few are in the heart of city. Almost all travel blogs suggest Hotel Tandin in budget category. The rates now has been revised and current price for standard double bed is 1800 Nu. (1 Nu = 1 INR). The hotel has all the basic amenities… Read More Thimpu