Posts by: Makrand

There are few trips which are special for specific reasons. It can be due to the fact that, it was your first ever trip on your own or you had an awesome group with you or you had some interesting experiences there. Whatever may be the reason, when you look back at the trip in retrospect, it brings a smile to you...

Tuljapur is a small town in Maharashtra and is known for the Tulja Bhavani temple. The temple holds a significant importance in Hinduism and is visited by thousands of worshipers every day. You can read in detail at this WikiLink. The temple is located around 50 km from Solapur town. If you plan to visit from...

Lets Bring Reading Into Fashion : This is what I said to myself last year. I had set up a goal about reading books regularly again. Unfortunately, I failed miserably in achieving that. I even couldn’t reach halfway mark but I had a start at least. I was able to read 8 books against the set target of 20 books. I was...

Krabi might be popular destination of Thailand but it’s still unheard by lot of people in India. Every year thousands of Indians travel to Phuket but I guess only handful visit Krabi. I may be wrong but that is the perception I got when I spoke to people around me. As my traveling dates were coinciding with New Year, I...

Quit Your Job and Travel the World – I have come across this statement on numerous travel blogs. Every alternate day I will read someone explaining how awesome it is to leave cubicle life and set off on travel. How they hated their job and now they are on a roll. I am sure it must be a great experience. However not...

Exactly one year ago when we celebrated the second birthday for this blog, I was unsure about the coming year. I wanted to continue writing travelogues but it wasn’t working out as planned and expected. Hence there were several mentions about the future of the blog in my last year’s post  along with the concerns about...

Though I don’t like to take group tour of longer duration where I will have to follow a fixed plan set by organizer, small group tours are always fun. They are good chance to meet new people specially when you are traveling solo. Even if you don’t connect with other group members, you always have a guide to talk. I...

USA is one country which doesn’t need any introduction. The country is huge and diverse. One of the most developed countries in the world has a lot of things to offer for visitors. I was there for 2 weeks and visited 4 cities on east coast of country so my experiences are based  on these cities which may be different...

Continued from Part 2 Chapter 4: Review A day before your actual start date, you should review your entire plan one more time. Make sure dates are matching on all your bookings(flight tickets/bus tickets/ hotel vouchers) as per your plan. Also read about custom rules of the specific country and make sure you are not...

Continued from Part 1 Chapter 3 : Preparation Once you have finalized your country of travel, the next part would be to start the preparation. The first phase of preparation is getting the visa. If you are visiting a country where you need to get visa beforehand then get it as early as possible. Make a checklist of...