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12 PLACES TO VISIT THIS SUMMER

The summer has arrived and this year with even more heat and dust. With the spring just literally breezing past us, the scorching summer has already made its presence known. Summers in India are about the soaring temperatures and unbearable heat. The long days, sweaty afternoons and waiting for the evening to arrive so that we get some respite from the sun. Summers here also means the frequent power cuts that make us curse everyone from the government to the Gods, frequent sipping of coconut water and cold drinks. The summer also heralds the arrival of mangoes, the king...

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Agrasen ki Baoli – A haunted step well in the heart of Delhi

Agrasen ki Baoli – the name itself piqued our interest to a great height while we were researching Delhi for the first time way back in 2012. But we were able to visit the place only in our 3rd visit to Delhi because the Baoli does not usually feature in the tour operators’ to do list. Also, the Baoli stayed elusive to common eyes for years among the high-rises near Connaught Place. It is located in the narrow Hailey Lane, off the Hailey Road. You will not believe until you visit the place that such an ancient monument lies...

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Darjeeling – Movies, Masti and Magic

Darjeeling and Bollywood seem to be in perfect liaison while capturing romantic moments on celluloid. Time and again I have always regarded Darjeeling as one of the most romantic places of India. No wonder, even our very own Bollywood holds the place dear. Starting from Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore to the new age Ranbir Kapoor, all are quite at ease while romancing Darjeeling.  Let me now take you through a nostalgic journey where Darjeeling and Bollywood had come together to deliver masterpieces. The first thing I remember about Darjeeling and Bollywood is the famous song “Mere sapno ki...

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Jama Masjid – mosque with a view of the world

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India – one of the jewels being built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Situated just in front of the Red Fort in the old city of Shahjanabad, now in heart of Chandni Chowk, the Jama Masjid is not only an important mosque, but also an important monument of history. A flight of pigeons flying in front of magnificent structure – it is a sight simply to behold. And while I look up at the tall minarets of the masjid, I am simply awe-struck at the enormity and minute detailing that went into making...

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Humayun’s Tomb – Abode of Peace

Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi is one of the place I had been always fascinated since I read about it in my history class. I still remember our history class about the Mughal period. Our teacher was so vivid in her description that I would always be transported to that era. And I always had the special liking for the historical monuments. Visiting a monument, walking along the huge corridors, gaping at the intricate designs, all these transports me back to those eras. While reading about the Mughal emperor Humayun, I was equally fascinated by his tomb. Humayun’s tomb was...

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The Ultimate Delhi Travel Guide

Delhi is the celebration of senses. Delhi is one of the oldest cities of the world, capital of India, a goldmine for the historical buffs and heritage sites. The colour, smells, sounds and tastes of Delhi are like that kaleidoscope that makes us want for more. Delhi has her monuments and heritage sites which speak volumes about the history of the subcontinent. And then there are the modern architectures which are equally awe inspiring. So here is a comprehensive travel guide which will help you in your visit to our capital. Have fun and enjoy. 1. Red Fort Red...

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Delhi on foot – Win a self guided City Walks App for Delhi

Delhi is the celebration of senses. Delhi is one of the oldest cities of the world, capital of India, a goldmine for the historical buffs and heritage sites. The colour, smells, sounds and tastes of Delhi are like that kaleidoscope that makes us want for more. I have always heard that the true colours of a place can be discovered only when we travel its nooks and corners on foot. And I believe it to be true! The vibrancy of Delhi can be felt on when you traverse the city by foot. Imagine yourself through the alleys and bye...

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14 Romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day

Love is a feeling that transcends all. Love makes us do wonders. But where do we find it? Is it in the eyes of our beloved? Or is it just holding the hands of our dear one that makes you feel loved? Or is it in the green mountains or the blue seas or the yellow sands. We are celebrating Valentine’s Day today which is the day of love (though St. Valentine did not only spoke of romantic love, it is only after Chaucer’s poetry in the 14th Century that Valentine’s Day got the romantic connotation). Also we celebrated Saraswati...

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Sundarbans – a visit to the wilderness

Sundarbans had been in our bucket list for a long time. Somehow it eluded us for some reason or the other, but this year we managed to squeeze a couple of days for a trip to the Sundarbans which finally turned to be quite a memorable event! Our trip started from the Science City from where we boarded the bus. After travelling for over three hours, we reached Godkhali near Goasaba. From Godkhali, it was a boat ride followed by a van and then again by boat, we reached the village of Satjelia. It was going to be our...

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An unforgettable experience in the mountains

The vast mountains are my place of solitude, a place to experience my inner self. They never fail to surprise me by their sheer magnificence. And if the place is Ladakh, they make a heady cocktail.  Ladakh is a place which never fails to awe its visitors. The colourful mountains make the place even more interesting.    Trekking the Chadar has been perhaps the most unforgettable experience in my life. The Chadar trek is perhaps one of the most alluring treks for all the trekkers. There are more difficult treks than Chadar, but those who did Chadar trek seem...

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We are Agni & Amrita, an eccentric couple from the incredible India embarked on a journey together. We love to travel and travel to love. Read more…

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