Plan your trip to Old Manali – Travel Guide

“If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.” Vera Nazarian  Surrounded by the Himalayas, Old Manali is perhaps

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Bali: Mt Batur Sunrise Trek, Tegalalang Rice Fields & Kopi Luwak

Hello, Hope everyone is doing great. I have been wanting to write this post since the time we did the Mt. Batur trek, but then, something or the other came up and I was distracted. Better late than never. So here are some pictures of Mt Batur Sunrise Trek, the famous Tegalalang Rice Fields and the equally famous Kopi Luwak. The idea of Mt. Batur trek was brewing on my ‘to-do” list since the time we started talking about the possibility of travelling to Bali. Reason? My unquenchable thirst for sunsets/sunrises and my love for trekking. Mt Batur is a active …

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Bali: My 1st ever homestay experience

To make the decision whether to book a homestay or not, was probably the utmost difficult task I was challenged with before heading out to Bali. I checked a few yoga retreats and homestays, and filtered the list until I was left with just 2 options. One was a yoga retreat at a beach and the other was a homestay at Ubud, both with the finest ratings on almost every booking website.

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The greens of monsoon

Having spent over a decade at Delhi and shuttling between Delhi and Gurgaon for years, I usually associate Delhi Monsoon to flooded roads and nerve-racking traffic jams. The scene is not that different when I rewind my memories to childhood as well, except for the traffic jams. We witnessed floods every year, and the National Highway that ran very close to my home would be filled with relief camps. Schools were shut down and people lost their homes and cattle and of course the vegetation was ruined. It took months to get back in shape and restore the lost assets. …

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10 Photographs: The Andamans

If I have to describe our Andamans vacation in a word, it would be “Celestial”. A year back, we started looking for the ideal location for our beach vacation in India and we both stared at each other and said, “Of course, the Andamans!”. It was perfect.

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