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Having lived in India for many years, I consider myself to be travel expert for my country. (Hehe).
I have visited some offbeat islands that only a few people have heard about, traveled often on India’s hippie trail, have visited India’s most famous destination Goa more than 10 times (trust me, I know many secret spots here) and most of my years have been spent living in New Delhi. Did I ever tell you that life in India is too much fun? 😉 India travel? WHY NOT!
Oh and if you’re looking applying for a visa to visit India, we recommend you check iVisa. We used their service once when we were in the Philippines and had to apply for an eVisa for San (my husband). We actually wasted a lot of hours on Indian embassy’s website which is a pain in the butt. They did charge a little fee for the visa process, but took care of EVERYTHING else. The amount of fee that they charged is not much and is definitely worth it if you don’t want to bother yourself with a lengthy and painful visa process.
“Your turn”, said Olly, the jump instructor at Jumping Heights, Rishikesh. “OMG Whaaaaaat”, I thought. However, I smiled and said “Awesome!” I could hear my heart in my ears! I was standing at the edge of the bridge, 83 meters above the ground, ready to take a leap of...read more
Some are lucky enough to be born in royal families, but the rest can just dream of it. Ever visited a palace and wondered what your life would have been if you were a king? Or maybe you imagined yourself to be Queen Daenerys and living in a massive castle with...read more
Old Manali may have the prefix “old”, but it is way more awesome as compared to main Manali. While latter is one of the busiest summer destinations of India, the former is like a breath of fresh air. Geographically, the only thing that separates them is Beas River but...read more
Have you ever stretched your limits to see the place of your dreams? I did a few months back when I trekked for five days to reach Spiti Valley from Manali. In these five days, I crossed the Hampta pass with GIO Adventures, camped at a new spot every night and...read more
Who doesn’t need a little inspiration from time to time? I know I do. I have been traveling for many years but it wasn’t until last year that I quit my job to travel the world. While traveling, many people were surprised when I told them I was from India because they...read more
So you want to celebrate Holi in India and want some basic information before you start? You've come to the right page! Being an Indian, I have celebrated Holi all my life at many locations all over the country. As per me, it’s the most awesome festival in the world!...read more
Ever heard of Goa Tribal Festival? No, it’s not a psytrance party but a festival that involves REAL tribes of Goa. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you must be aware that San and I were volunteering in Goa and living here for a few months. In fact, I often call...read more
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Goa? I bet it’s the beaches or palm trees. Same with me, because in my many visits to Goa and even living here, I usually stuck to the coastline. If you look at the map of Goa, you will notice there is a...read more
This guide is about Goa Flea Markets. To read more travel articles about Goa, visit this page. Whether you’re a shopaholic or not, Goa flea markets are sure to win your heart. With their vivid colors, spicy aromas, interesting sights, and funny sounds, visiting them...read more
If you’re following us on Facebook, you must have noticed that we’re in Goa. No, we are not here for a week or two but are here for a few months. We’re not “holiday”ing here but are volunteering in Goa. This is our way of slow travel because we want to make our way to...read more
Swollen ankles, bruised thigh.. and yet I couldn’t help but smile at my sunburnt reflection in the mirror. I was proud of myself! I had just returned home after crossing Hampta pass and survived 5 days of hiking through Himachal’s wilderness with GIO Adventures. I...read more
Travel Tips to get the most out of your Goa visit I’m sure by know you know that I absolutely LOVE Goa. I love it so much that I spent many hours a few days back in my attempt to create the most detailed guide on the internet to North Goa! Here are some essential Goa...read more
A detailed guide to the beaches of North Goa. You think North Goa is full? Yes, it is full but only if you visit the likes of Anjuna, Baga, Candolim and Calangute areas. Those who wander beyond these beaches will fall in love with this wonderland. Yes, I have visited...read more
After visiting Goa at least ten times, I have come to realize that Vagator is my favorite place to stay. While it’s far from North Goa’s most crowded beaches, it’s sufficiently close to good beaches, forts and some of the best beach bars and parties. Oh and the best...read more
"Wait, you're heading to Kasol too??" It's summer time in India and it feels that the roads are on fire! Seriously, with the mercury rising close to 48 degrees in New Delhi and 35 degrees in Mumbai and around, we all need our dose of mountain magic. Almost everyone...read more
Holi may be an Indian and Nepalese festival but it is now popular all over the world. Why? Because it’s AWESOME! Some call it the festival of colours and others call it the festival of sharing love – I call it the festival of FUN. In my opinion, it is the most amazing...read more
I’m not lost. I know where I’m going. Yes, I’m alone. Doesn’t mean I’m lonely. You think I’m gutsy? Thanks – feels good. No I’m not traveling solo to nurse a broken heart. (But that’s a good idea). No, I’m definitely not running away from anything. No, I’m not rich, I...read more
Goa is perhaps India’s most popular destination. It is known for its massive beaches and a unique culture that’s a mix of Indian and Portuguese. It is not a city but is a state (or a province) that’s divided in many zones. I have lost count of the number of times I...read more
“To other countries, I may go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. Life in India can be joyous, tough, colorful, stressful, chaotic but never boring. You must have heard numerous times that India is one of those countries that...read more
We arrived in Hampi from Goa just for two days, but ended up extending our stay because we fell in LOVE with this land of lost civilization and mystery! You have read my post about 11 awesome things to do in Hampi - now let us SHOW you those things. From train journey...read more
Have you ever visited a place that you wished would remain a secret? Kheerganga was one such place for me. A trek so beautiful that the physical workout felt like a picnic. A destination so picturesque where it felt like I was in the land of “Heidi. A dreamlike...read more
A unique destination which is a pilgrim’s delight, a backpacker’s haven, a historian’s riddle and a geologist’s venture – Hampi’s got it all! Except for one thing. We did not see a single resort and we hope it remains this way. Hampi is a small town in Karnataka,...read more
If you’re visiting India, most likely your flight will land in Delhi. It is a massive city and can confuse anyone that’s not familiar with it. It is divided into 6 main zones – North, South, East, West, Central and Old Delhi. It has an interesting history - it was...read more
Some of the most prominent movie makers like Wes Anderson, John Madden and Christopher Nolen absolutely love Rajasthan. With its barren fields, magnificent architecture and colorful people, Rajasthan’s exotic landscapes make the perfect backdrop for some famous movie...read more
Ever heard of Havelock Island? This Island has everything it takes to be the ultimate backpacker's destination Island and is a part of the Andamans and Nicobar Islands. The best part? Well, it has some of the most beautiful beaches in Asia which are right out of a...read more
Gallu is a little village in Himachal Pradesh with less than five houses and just two guest houses. If you like swimming in natural pools as much as we do and like hunting for lesser known little wonderlands, then you will absolutely love reading about this...read more
Dharamkot is a cute little hippie village in the Himalayas. It's near Dharamshala and McLeodganj - the famous Buddhist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, India. While Dharamshala and McLeodganj have become extremely crowded because they are popular summer travel...read more
Triund hill is a flat spot which is perfect for camping in the middle of the hills before the majestic Dhauladhar range. The only way of reaching this place is by trekking from McLeodganj or Bhagsu or Dharamkot or Gallu. The best part of this trek is that it can be...read more
Imagine a paradise island which is many hours away from the main land with empty soft sand beaches, extremely blue water, no cell phone connectivity, amazing seafood curries, simple village life, extremely polite (and sweet) people and unbelievably affordable. Yes,...read more