Category: Travels

Beachy Business, Travels

Finding serenity in Goa: Top 5 beach picks from my recent trip

I’ve always been a sea person. Everything about the seaside – the gentle rumble of waves, the salt in the air, sand clinging on to your feet, horizons that decide the colour of the water and the sense of calm that prevails regardless of the flurry of human activity around – it feels like home …

Hills are a-calling, Travels

Snow-ed in Sikkim: Reminiscing My First Snowfall at Zero Point & Yumthang Valley!

I notice a sudden cold fleck on my cheek. My fingers automatically go over it and I feel a cool wetness. I look up, expecting to see drops of rain. Instead, I watch wisps of white, falling all around us, moving diagonally with the strong gusts of wind. Instinctively, I try to feel them, with …

City Escapes, Travels

Riding Solo in Jaipur: My Day at Amer Fort and Nahargarh Fort

I stand and watch as Maike browses through a stack of big sized post cards. We were at this little souvenir shop at the Amer Fort. “This one’s for mum…this for Jeroen…” she picks and chooses around 6 cards, “…and this for me.” “For you?” I asked, slightly intrigued. I understand buying post cards as …

City Escapes, Travels

Riding Solo in Jaipur: Day 1 at Hawa Mahal, City Palace & Jal Mahal!

Walking out of my dorm room, I headed towards the wash basin area. It had been a long day, beginning with a 5am flight, followed by an entire afternoon of roaming about in the Jaipur ‘winter’ sun which was anything but wintery. I couldn’t wait to take my contact lenses off and plop under the …

Into the Jungle, Travels

Dooars Photo-Story: Murti & Jaldapara

I visited Dooars during the Durga Pujas last year. Dooars includes the Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and the upper regions of the Cooch Behar districts in West Bengal and quite a few districts in Assam. The region lies south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and forms the gateway of Bhutan. The trip was a …