A Monsoon Affair in Goa

Just back from a longish trip to Munnar with the family, and with another planned to Hyderabad immediately after, I couldn’t help but feel this Goa trip planned with my partner was going to completely exhaust me. And with the monsoons, I was reasonably sure we’d just be stuck in wet, gloomy weather. But now,…

A culinary getaway to Ooty! 

Take the foodie in you on a road trip to Ooty! Think Ooty and the first things that come to your mind are the botanical gardens, hill tops, lake sides and train rides,. The hilly paradise sure has much to offer,  but definitely a big NO-NO on any of the long weekends if your basic…

Monsoon Memories – Wildernest, Goa

I remember, a friend once mentioned about travelling to an unheard place called Chorla Ghat, somewhere in the western ghats. My first thoughts were who goes that far over a weekend. But the curiosity of learning about a new getaway made me catch her get all the details. She was absolutely in love with the…

The perfect family getaway – Kerala!

Think beautiful backwaters, lush green swaying coconut trees, houseboat rides, Yummy fish and relaxing massages – Kerala is everything that you have seen in that ‘Gods own country’ ad and much more. While it’s a great location for solo travelers visiting India and couples looking for a romantic getaway, it also makes for a perfect…

The Alleppey Planner

Alleppey (also called Alappuzha) is a great weekend getaway destination, with a little something for every kind of traveller. You could easily plan a 1 week trip to Alleppey by itself. Or as a lot of people do, along with Cochin, or rest of Kerala. I’ve now been to both Cochin and Alleppey at different times…

A weekend in the Indian Venice – Alleppey!

The first thing that struck us as our overnight bus pulled into Alleppey (Alappuzha) was the continuous flow of ads for houseboats! Well actually the first thing that our groggy eyes took in was being surrounded by every shade of green, but the ads really were everywhere! 😊 The bus dropped us off at a…

5 Reasons why you must visit Kutch

If Amitabh Bachchan telling you ‘Kutch nahi dekha to kuch nahi dekha’ was not convincing enough for you to plan a trip to Kutch, we give you 5 good reasons to pack your bags and leave for Kutch NOW. You get to visit the Worlds biggest!The salt marshes of Kutch are the largest in the…

The Rann of Kutch – Get there, it’s worth it!

Tucked deep into the western most corner of the country, the fascinating white desert (rann) of Gujarat tends to be a little tough on accessibility as well the wallet. The current set of visitors to the seasonal salt marshlands appear to be mostly from within or the neighboring states, which is a terrible pity really!…

Kutch Diaries – Rann Utsav

Like every traveler, visiting the Great Rann of Kutch had been on our bucket list for a while. So as soon as the year’s holiday calendar was out, we picked the first long weekend around republic day and planned our trip to Kutch. While ideally we would have loved to spend a week or 10…

A day in Bhuj – a touristy affair

Either as part of your Rann Utsav package, or possibly because you’ve allowed for some extra time, you probably will find yourself with a few hours to take in the sights of Bhuj. Listed below are our top 5 things to do if you have a day, or even half, to spend in the town…