Of all the peregrinations we have undertaken across the length and breadth of India, the road trip across Ladakh remains close to my heart. I knew this trip would be tougher and rougher especially with my little one but along with all the apprehensions, I was full of beans thinking of the adventures we would have on this epic trip !! This post is a recount of all the passes we crossed on this road trip. Continue reading “Road Trippin across the highest passes in the world !”
A detour from Capital of Malaysia to Putrajaya…..is the detour worth it ? Read to find out for yourself !
On our last day in Kuala lumpur, we had a few hours to kill till we boarded our afternoon flight to Bangkok. Not wanting to go in the city traffic we decided to take a trip to nearby city of Putrajaya. We arranged for a vehicle to take us to Putrajaya and drop us off to the airport later. I have heard that Lavasa City in India is inspired from Putrajaya. I don’t know the authenticity of this though. Continue reading “The planned city of Malaysia – Putrajaya”
Getting Hongkong visa on Indian Passport demystified !!
Hongkong is a short hop, skip and jump away for Indians; umm not really it’s just a hop away but the full expression sounds better 😉 . With attractions like Disneyland and Ocean Park it’s a hit with families along with being a shopping paradise having a mix of British and Chinese cultures, a destination with lots to offer to every type of traveler. Continue reading “Hongkong Visa For Indians”
Story of how Gangtok became a home for me and not a tourist hotspot 🙂
I was a 24 year old new mom who had to shift lock, stock and barrel for atleast 2.5 years to Gangtok to follow the husband’s call of duty. Sounds wow for a tourist, like a really long vacation ! But in my heart, I wasn’t ready to go, it meant quitting a well paying job and becoming a financially dependent housewife, which wasn’t appealing howsoever beautiful the place maybe ! Continue reading “The day I surrendered my heart to Gangtok !”
My journey across this majestic land called India !
I would not call myself a traveler if I hadn’t seen the length and breadth of this beautiful land of my birth across states, town and villages.
The majestic Himalayas, blue Nilgiris, mighty Ganges, turbulent Teesta, winding tea plantations, the chaotic road of old Delhi, the smiling toothless women selling guavas on the roadsides while driving through Uttaranchal mountains, the jalebi and pakora walas on roadside dhabas in Punjab sets this land apart from any other place in the world ! Continue reading “Ye mera INDIA”
List of must do/ must see in Hongkong
Hongkong was a place I went on a total whim. Just decided to give a trip to Disneyland as a surprise gift to my son for his upcoming 10th birthday !
The mix of the British and the Chinese with Asian influences thrown in for a good measure fascinated us for sure. Continue reading “TOP 8 THINGS TO DO IN HONGKONG”
A peek into my travel bucket list !
All serious travelers have their bucket list of places to see, things to do, right ? Here is mine, in no particular order except for the first 5, they are definitely the ones I am going to see in next 2 years 🙂 Continue reading “My Bucket List of Places To See”
The best gift to give your children is to travel with them
One of the best ways to bond with your family especially children is to travel with them , not tour but travel ! The memories you create are lifelong , priceless , the children learn so much more than they learn by sitting in a classroom . The exposure to how the rest of the world lives at an early age ,the sensitivity to ways of people other than yours goes a long way in shaping up the personality of the young ones. I have some extremely fond memories of traveling with my kids.
Be a Traveler , not a Tourist
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, Travelers don’t know where they are going – Paul Theroux
What do you prefer ?….the structured tours offered by multiple travel companies or the thrill of researching and plunging headlong in a trip to a place you have never been to. I guess from the statement above you can make out which category I belong to !