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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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Life is always better when we are together

It has been a journey of 5 years till now – 5 years of travelling, utter madness and of course, togetherness. Well, we were married 5 years back on 26th January, 2011 much to our parents’ relief. They somehow believed that marriage would make us more “stable”, responsible and perhaps slow us down. Bit much to their chagrin, even after five years of marriage we are still not “slowed down”. So this post is dedicated to all those who think marriage means the end of freedom! It has been five years of roller coaster journey which we have thoroughly enjoyed. ...

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Victoria Memorial – a memorable experience

Victoria Memorial is one of the most elegant and grand monuments in the heart of Kolkata. A vast white structure made of marble is a cynosure of all eyes and a respite for the tired feet. Once you are in Kolkata it is a sin not to visit the Victoria Memorial. Victoria Memorial, which is located near the luscious green Maidan, is a testimony of the peak of the British Empire in India. The memorial was built between 1906 and 1921 in the memory of Queen Victoria’s 25 years reign in India.  Lord Curzon, who was then the Viceroy...

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Walking through the misty roads of Lepchajagat

Lepchajagat or Lepcha Bustee as the locals call it is a world of its own. As you take the road towards Sukhiapokhri from Ghoom, a 7 km drive will take you to the misty dreamland of Lepchajagat. The tall pine and fir trees give a grand welcome while you wander into this world. Lepchajagat is one of the unexplored places near Darjeeling, though of late, it has gained prominence in the tourist circuit of Bengal. It is only 18 Km from Darjeeling, a small quaint village surrounded by the forests. Lepchajagat had been in our bucket list for long....

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Rongo – the village that looks like a picture postcard

Rongo, a small picturesque mountain village in the Dooars region of West Bengal is a perfect place to recline and relax. Situated on top of a mountain, It is a small picturesque village with very hospitable locals. It serves as the head quarter of Cinchona plantation in the Kalimpong subdivision. It is a significant place for plantation and growing of medicinal plants. Rongo can be reached after crossing Chalsa and then turning left at Khunia More after Chapramari, Sechu and Gairibas. From Gairibas, an uneven uphill motorable road of abpout 7 km will take you to your destination. But mind it;...

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Reminisce 2015 – Welcome 2016 – Happy New Year

Another year is coming to an end, so wishing all our readers a very happy new year. 2015 had been quite an eventful year for us for both travelling and blogging. We travelled extensively during this year, explored some wonderful places and met a few inspiring and amazing people. In the beginning of the year we had doubt about the sustainability of our blog, but we have successfully completed a year of our blogging in October 2015. A review of the year that had passed… Our year started with the trek to Sandakphu and visit to our favourite destination...

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Bow Barracks – Forever Yours – Celebrating Christmas

Bow Barracks, a place tucked in the heart of Kolkata near Bow Bazar celebrates the spirit of Christmas with aplomb.  This place is a confluence of heritage and culture. I have always maintained that Kolkata is a nurturer of cultures and traditions of various kinds. Bow Barracks is one such place where the Anglo Indians have made their home. The Past of Bow Barracks: The bow Barracks were originally made as barracks for the soldiers of the second World War. As India gained independence in 1947, there was a marked exodus of the Anglo Indians to the English speaking...

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Things to do in Lucknow – the city of Nawabs

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh is the potpourri of art, culture, cuisine, dance and hospitality. Not any city of Northern India can boast of best of all these things. It has always been a centre of art and culture. It was not only important historically, but had been the heart of North Indian culture. So when you are visiting this gorgeous city, we present a list of must do things. Lucknow at a glance – Infographic #1. Visit the Imambaras The Imambaras of Lucknow- the Bara Imambara and the Chhota Imambara or Hussainabad Imambara are the most impressive...

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