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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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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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Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal – A masonic mystery

Quinta da Regaleira (try pronouncing that one correctly!) was stupidly left for the last on our day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. After having hiked the Moorish Castle, huffed and puffed through the Pena Palace, trawled impossibly through the National Palace in the blazing sun, we were done. Pushing ourselves to climb the 2 km uphill (since no taxi was willing to go such a short distance), we were ready to

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When Should You Take a Tour? Our guide to guides! {Sponsored}

Why are we even talking about whether you should take a tour? We’re independent travellers, right? Ambassadors of DIY, slow travel, travel that takes you off the beaten path, into narrow lanes, through the backstreets and the backdoors of cultures, homes and other such unrepeatable experiences. That’s because as our travels have grown wider and more frequent, we’ve learnt a valuable lesson. And that is not to write off guided

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Top 10 Things to do in Florence

It’s tough picking the top 10 things to do in Florence, Italy. There’s so much to do and see/ feel/ experience/ taste, that a short stay in our favourite Italian city can be overwhelming and leave you feeling disappointed. The thing about Florence is, underneath its sophisticated modern-day veneer lies a medieval town full of secrets and a Renaissance epicentre brimming with beauty. Peeling back these layers takes time, and

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The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour by City Wonders, Rome

Driving around Rome, we got a sense of the ancient city that was once the centre of the civilised world almost immediately. Ruins lie exposed within archeological excavations almost everywhere. But the nowhere comes as close as the Roman Forum. This was literally the centre of the centre. The business, political and religious district. The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour Via Sacra, Arch of Titus and Temple of Jupiter To get

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Colosseum Underground Tour by City Wonders, Rome

The Colosseum Underground Tour by City Wonders was by far one of the best decisions we made on our stay in Rome. A guided tour of a historic site isn’t always our favourite way to see someplace. We prefer to take our time, referring to an audioguide, guidebook, brochure or map as we do it. We’ve normally read up in advance, so we’ve got a bit of background information that helps

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Cellar hopping in the Mornington Wine Region, Australia

As a friend’s personal photo album from this day of our Australia trip on Facebook says, “Our friends were visiting from India, so we had to show them wine and kangaroos.” We were staying with friends in Melbourne, and a quick day trip to the Mornington wine region was imperative. So before going to visit the strange creatures of Australia at the Moonlit Sanctuary, we decided to spend the morning

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Casa Mila / La Pedrera, Barcelona – Exploring a very Gaudi home

Gaudi was definitely one of our biggest reasons to visit Barcelona. We’d been reading up on him for a while, and couldn’t wait to see this unfathomable genius’ work in person. So after the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, both of which were pretty far off, we were glad Gaudi’s modernista trifecta were all within walking distance of El Palauet, our luxurious address on Passeig de Gracia. Casa Mila Casa

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Big Bus Dubai – Our ticket to seeing it all

Dubai. The Burj Khalifa. Atlantis. Al Fahidi Fort. Mall of the Emirates. Desert Safaris. Just the thought of seeing all of these wonderful places that we’ve seen so many times on our computer screens sent my Dubai Trip Planning into overdrive. It’s one thing to say that as travellers we believe in slow travel and smelling the flowers and all of that. But when there’s so much of the world to

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Exploring the Barri Gotic, Barcelona

The Barri Gotic, Barcelona is easily one of our favourite neighbourhoods in the world. We couldn’t wait to discover the secrets this neighbourhood, that was once the ancient port town of Barcino held. We were staying close to it, and knew we’d keep passing it. But we didn’t want to miss out on anything. So we set out exploring the Barri Gotic on foot. Exploring the Barri Gotic: Our walking

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