When I put my foot on the Port Blair airport, I moved one more step towards achieving my ambition of visiting every state and union territory in India. Each state has given me some unique experience and Andaman is not an exception.  Andaman, Goa, Kerala, Diu, Gokarna – yes they all have beaches but each place is...

As I stood at the entrance of cellular jail, memories of history chapters referring to ‘Kalapani’ flashed back in front of my eyes. I had read about the atrocities on freedom fighters by the British rulers of that era and it felt bad to know about that. But honestly speaking it was just a story like any other story...

When you achieve something after hard work, you get a feeling of accomplishment that makes all the hard work worth. On a fine Sunday after trekking for almost two and a half hours, when I was eating some snacks sitting under a tree, I had exactly the same feeling.  We Indians love food and we can always go an extra...

If travel is education, then Mumbai is a teacher.  I had an opportunity to take a 7 days crash course from this teacher and I hope the wisdom acquired stays with me. I went to museum, I saw play in theater, I enjoyed street food but something that stuck with me was the spirit of the city. In between all the chaos...

I was standing on the highway in the outskirts of Pune in search of a shared taxi for heading towards Mumbai. A lot of people who are traveling to Mumbai for personal work, allow other people to board their car for around Rs 200 so that their fuel expenses are covered as well they get company on the way. One such car...

From the inception of my travel blog, this has been the longest dry season in terms of blogging. Past 6 months have been disappointing for me when I look at the home page of my blog. It’s not just the number of posts but the overall enthusiasm had dropped down. I had been noticing an alarming level of procrastination...

When my wife had expressed her wish to go on a multi day trek, I asked her to go ahead 🙂 , although I knew I will have to join as well before she asks explicitly. I am not a fan of multi day treks where you stay multiple days without taking bath and perform daily activities in an open air environment 🙂 .But while...

As I look around, I find many other parachutes flying in the sky effortlessly. The hills at a distance appear inviting to meet them. The water in Phewa Lake below complements the green surrounding perfectly. The sound of wind in my ears reminds me of its importance. I see some eagles at a distance wondering what...

Nepal is a land locked country in Himalayas which shares its boundaries with India. India maintains a strong bilateral relationship with Nepal and hence Indians have an easy access to the country. However it doesn’t mean you can just head to Nepal without some planning. There are a couple of things to keep in mind...

If someone asks how to go to Bhutan from India, the immediate response would be – take a flight. For any other country, this answer might hold true however there is lot of ifs and buts in case of Bhutan. Bhutan has only one international airport in Paro and number of flights are quite less. Thus the flights are...