Please Do Not Judge!

When the second COVID wave hit, we saw multiple posts on social media admonishing travel bloggers (& other kinds of influencers) for blogging & posting while the country was going through a catastrophe. The blogging/ influencing/ vlogging community was called ‘heartless’ & ‘selfish’. Now, we are not influencers by any stretch of imagination, nor doContinue reading “Please Do Not Judge!”

Strawberry Overdose

A Couple of Days in Mahabaleshwar It was the summer of 2019. We had to visit Mumbai for a family obligation. But a long weekend lay just a few days later. We packed our bags for a week-long trip with a couple of days thrown in for sightseeing around Mumbai. Now, it was May. MostContinue reading “Strawberry Overdose”

10 Reasons Why We Love The Mountains

Thanks to the lousy day we had yesterday, we have been trying to escape mentally to the mountains. If you know us, we feel ourselves at home in the mountains. 2021 has been difficult for all of us but we have managed to cope on most of the days. However, occasionally, like yesterday, it getsContinue reading “10 Reasons Why We Love The Mountains”

Doors of Rajasthan

So we’ve been wanting to do this for a LONG time but something or the other made us put it off. Finally, the Holi post of Incredible India made us bite the bullet! Isn’t that a treat to the eyes? So, here we go, with our version of ‘Doors of Rajasthan’!! Do you like it?Continue reading “Doors of Rajasthan”

You’ll Be Missed

We have always been proud of being unattached to material possessions. It is not that we do not value our belongings, but we do not attach undue importance to at least 90% of our possessions. We thus usually do not get heartbroken if something breaks/ tears occasionally. Or even while decluttering – we are happyContinue reading “You’ll Be Missed”

Mughal Garden

If you reside in Delhi NCR and yet, are unaware of this gem, well, it is not too late now. Are you wondering what is so special about it? Then read on! P had visited the Mughal Garden earlier & had been wowed by its grandiosity. A visit to this Garden was a fitting giftContinue reading “Mughal Garden”

Mashobra

& Beyond To Chail, Fagu, Kufri & Theog March is that time of the year when the bitter cold has ended but the merciless Delhi Sun is still at least a month away. Being the winter lovers that we are, we wanted to hold back a slice of the frost & this made us thinkContinue reading “Mashobra”

LODI GARDEN

Winter is a great time to go sightseeing in Delhi. Before winter 2020 begins, we felt we must finish blogging about our winter 2019 sightseeing! We post about Lodi Garden today. We had been to the Lodi Garden earlier but never with a camera. We had to make amends. Also called Lodhi Garden, Lodi GardensContinue reading “LODI GARDEN”

Beaming!

Again! Chipper that our Saint Michael’s Church, Anjuna photo was selected by the Ministry of Tourism social media handles for the Heritage Photography Contest!! What’s more – It was the first photo to be selected! See the photo on Instagram & Twitter.

MANDAWA

The ‘Open Air Museum’ In 12 Hours We had been to Churu earlier. When we were drawing up our itinerary for the Rajasthan road trip, we knew we had to include another Shekhawati town. Mandawa was our fourth & last destination. We left our Jodhpur hotel after breakfast. Jodhpur to Mandawa was close to 330Continue reading “MANDAWA”

Pali

A Brief Halt at a Unique Indian Temple On our Udaipur to Jodhpur stretch of the Rajasthan road trip, Pali (92 KMS from Ranakpur) turned out to be a spontaneous halt. We had known about a unique temple existing in Pali but when we found it right on the highway, we had to stop. TheContinue reading “Pali”

Jodhpur

The Blue City In 36 Hours We had been to Jodhpur earlier but never together. When we were drawing up our itinerary for the Rajasthan road trip, we knew we had to include the blue city. It was our third destination. We left our Udaipur home stay after breakfast. Our first halt was Ranakpur (94Continue reading “Jodhpur”

Ranakpur

A Halt at The Ranakpur Jain Temple On our Udaipur to Jodhpur stretch of the Rajasthan road trip, Ranakpur (94 KMS from Udaipur) was a halt that had to be made. P had been here earlier; there was no way N could not see the marvel that the Jain Temple was. A photo-log from ourContinue reading “Ranakpur”

Nathdwara

A Quick Halt at The Shrinathji Mandir On our Jaipur to Udaipur stretch of the Rajasthan road trip, Nathdwara (351 KMS from Jaipur) turned out to be an impromptu halt. On a whim, we turned inside from the highway to bow our heads to Shrinathji (a form of Lord Krishna). We write the key pointsContinue reading “Nathdwara”

Udaipur In Three Days

Recently, a classmate reached out to get a three-day itinerary for Udaipur. As we dug through our emails, photographs, and memories, we couldn’t help compiling an itinerary of the city of lakes… Day 1 – City Palace Museum, Jagdish Mandir, Bagore Ki Haveli & Lake Pichola Start at the City Palace Museum. It opens atContinue reading “Udaipur In Three Days”

Udaipur

The City Of Lakes In 36 Hours We’d been to Udaipur earlier but never together. When we were drawing up our itinerary for the Rajasthan road trip, we knew we’d to include the city of lakes. It was our second destination. We left our Jaipur home stay after a hearty breakfast. Our first halt wasContinue reading “Udaipur”

Stay Safe!

When the clock struck 12 AM on 1 January 2020, none of us had thought the new year would turn out thus. Sure, the preceding years had their share of ups & downs. But these were never global in nature. Today, the entire world has come to a standstill because of the Wuhan Virus. CitizensContinue reading “Stay Safe!”

Jaipur

The Pink City In 36 Hours We had been to Jaipur earlier but never as a tourist. One time for work, the other time to shop. So, when we were drawing up our itinerary for the Rajasthan road trip, we knew we had to include the pink city. It was our first destination. The FirstContinue reading “Jaipur”

ROAD TRIPPING THROUGH RAJASTHAN

Living in Delhi NCR, a trip to Rajasthan becomes almost compulsory every winter. In the past, we’ve made short trips to Churu, to Jaipur, to Kishangarh, to Pushkar, to Ranthambhore, & to Sariska. However, in 2019, we decided to do a proper, week long road trip of the desert state, flitting from place to place.Continue reading “ROAD TRIPPING THROUGH RAJASTHAN”

MUSKURAIYE, AAP LUCKNOW MEIN HAI!

Lucknow in 24 hours There are some places you can never get enough of. Lucknow always brings a sense of belonging. It feels like home. Tunde kebab & kulfi at Aminabad, walk at Hazratganj, sightseeing at Bada & Chota Imambargahs, crossing Cantt, mutton nihari at Rahim’s, kulfi at Chhappan Bhog, chikankari & zari shopping atContinue reading “MUSKURAIYE, AAP LUCKNOW MEIN HAI!”

Buddham Saranam Gacchami

A half-day excursion to Sarnath “Buddham Saranam Gacchami. Dhammam Saranam Gacchami. Sangham Saranam Gacchami.” (“I go to the Buddha for refuge. I go to the Dhamma for refuge. I go to the Sangha for refuge.”) We have been drawn towards Buddhism for a long time now. As we visited places like Bhutan, Ladakh & Spiti,Continue reading “Buddham Saranam Gacchami”

SEEING BENARES IS DIFFERENT FROM EITHER HEARING OR READING ABOUT IT! *

Varanasi in 36 hours We still prefer referring to Varanasi as Kashi. The word ‘Kashi’ conjures up images of ancient India. After all, didn’t Mark Twain say, “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”? We made our way toContinue reading “SEEING BENARES IS DIFFERENT FROM EITHER HEARING OR READING ABOUT IT! *”

A Girl Who Travels

I was nine when I went on my first school trip. More such school/ college trips happened when I was 15 & then 20. I traveled alone to attend my friends’ weddings in Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Uttar Pradesh when I was 25-26. Those same years, I visited Thailand & to Bordi with just myContinue reading “A Girl Who Travels”

A Walk On The Rajpath

Winter is a great time to go sightseeing in Delhi. Before winter 2019 begins, we felt we must finish blogging about our winter 2018 sightseeing! To begin, we post about Rajpath today. Ideally, we should come to the most important road in India to see the Republic Day Parade. But, thanks to our apprehension ofContinue reading “A Walk On The Rajpath”

A Day on A Boat

To end our Bali blog posts series (see posts 1, 2 & 3), what can be better than to write of the day we spent on a boat, out in the ocean? It’s an experience we highly recommend. When your bones are tired from visiting temple after temple, or from partying too hard, a dayContinue reading “A Day on A Boat”

What & Where We Loved Eating In Bali

How can travel be complete without food? Now that you know where to stay in Bali, & what to see/ do, it’s time for the restaurants we loved. As before, the below eateries are tried & tested! Breeze at The Samaya Seminyak The Samaya is a resort in Seminyak. Breeze is its beach side restaurantContinue reading “What & Where We Loved Eating In Bali”

What We Loved Seeing In Bali

We hope Bali Basics turned out to be helpful to you. Now that you’ve figured out where you want to stay on your Bali holiday, we help you with the sights we saw in Bali & loved. The attractions below are tried & tested, & advocated (& not mentioned in any order of preference)! Beaches…Continue reading “What We Loved Seeing In Bali”

Bali Basics

Before we headed to Bali, we had a lot of confusion about its geography & location. Was it an island? Was it a part of Indonesia? How big was it? Blame it on ignorance. And, there’s no better antidote for ignorance than travel. Once we’d been there, many contacted us when they were planning theirContinue reading “Bali Basics”

Beat The Heat! – 2

A few folks reached out to us to know more about the three destinations we recommended in Part I to escape the Indian summer. Glad we could be of help! But, three destinations are inadequate for six months of the intense north Indian summer. So, we bring three more long weekend getaways from Delhi. AllContinue reading “Beat The Heat! – 2”