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Bikaner Havelis – On the Merchant’s Trail

When we were invited to stay at Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner, the itinerary included a few curated experiences to showcase the best of Bikaner to us. Among these, was a chance to see the Bikaner Havelis on the Merchant’s Trail. The very name brought to mind images of flowing silk, heavy bundles of wool, perhaps even spices, camels, and wealthy merchants that were favoured by the Maharaja. Turns out we weren’t

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Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner – Bikaner’s game-changing hotel experience

If it wasn’t for Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner would probably have never featured on our India travel list. While the state of Rajasthan most certainly is, it’s the usual suspects that feature on the list – Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur. Charles has visited Jaipur and Jaisalmer several times thanks to his day job, and I’ve been to Jaipur on a shoot myself. But we’ve never really visited as tourists or travellers.

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A day well-spent in Mussoorie with WelcomHotel the Savoy

If you have ever wanted to live in a fairytale, then your wish isn’t far from coming true. Overlapped in nature and luxury, WelcomHotel, the Savoy by ITC which is best hotel in Mussoorie that transcends time and beauty. Located 34km from Dehradun at an altitude of 2500 metres above sea level on the Gharwal Hills, the hotel offers a true taste of paradise to its guests. Opened by Cecil

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Wellness in Kerala- What We Discovered About Ayurveda

Charles has just returned from a 10-day wellness trip to Kerala, and he can’t stop gushing about it. Although Charles’ trip was not easy due to his back problem but God’s own country turned him into a believer from a non-believer through its miracle alternative healing therapies like the relaxing Thai massage. Keeping up with its reputation of being the ultimate wellness destination in India, Kerala is also the home

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Secret Beaches in India – 5 on our Bucketlist

Beachbum has probably been at the top of Charles’ “What he wants to be when he grows up” list. So naturally, we’re constantly on the lookout for secret beaches whenever we travel around the world. But over the years, our travel radar has realised that we needn’t look for some splendid, pristine and beautiful beaches outside of India, because there are some hidden in our very own country. The 5

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Tips to Choose Hotels in India

It’s often been said, India is a country like no other. It’s a bunch of nations within a nation, when it comes to the food, culture and overall experience to be had. No wonder then, that choosing hotels in India can be a tricky task, since it comes with its own set of quirks and nuances that probably don’t hold true across the world. Since it’s our home country, we

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Pench Tiger Reserve – Encounters with Collarwali and her cubs

Pench Tiger Reserve isn’t the simplest terrain. After zipping around in what I imagined to be a haphazard and aimless manner across the National Park for a long time, I soon realised there was a method to the Pugdundee Safari guide’s madness. He knew just the spots to check, and was working his way through them in the order of probability of the tiger being there. The safari vehicles we’d

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10 Travel Lessons from 2016 to take into the new year

2016 was a great year for us. Considering we’re not full time travellers and we both have demanding day jobs, we’re quite stoked that we actually managed to pull off 9 significant trips in 12 months! And here’s 10 travel lessons our 9 trips from 2016 taught us. Lesson #1: Do nothing We kicked off 2016 with a holiday. Yes, a holiday (and you can read about why we do

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Win a Trip worth Rs. 1.5 lakhs with The Road Less Travelled – The Snow Leopard Trail in Spiti

You read the title right! We’re giving away a trip of a lifetime with The Road Less Travelled and it’s just for you, our readers! Before you start packing your bags, let’s tell you a bit about it. a Rafflecopter giveaway   The Road Less Travelled As you’ve probably noticed by now, there’s a certain breed of brands we partner with, and The Road Less Travelled is no different from

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Our favourite Goa beaches and how you can discover yours

I’m a beach kind of girl. Always have been. Obviously I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been to Goa over the years, since it’s always been the go-to weekend beach destination for Mumbaikars such as us. A lot of Goa has changed over the years, and with it so have our favourite haunts. But there are some beaches that will always remain special to us. Our favourite Goa

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Kaziranga National Park, India – Taking the safari by the horn

My breathing is loud, heavy and slow. My heartbeat thuds just as loudly, threatening to explode out of my chest. My hands have gripped the railing in front of my seat and my knuckles are white. They’re sweaty, and my fingers keep slipping off the rusted metal. I’m at the edge of my seat, ready to flee. But there’s nowhere I can flee. Right now, I’m in the safest spot

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