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Prepare for Your Maiden Biking Trip to Ladakh

Ladakh has over the years emerged as the epitome of adventure, style and machoness especially if you are a new biker yearning to ride across the valiant passes of this cold desert. It is the land of snow clad high passes, freezing temperatures, rugged terrain and breathtaking landscapes in the Kunlun mountain range that later extends to The Great Himalayas in the South-East. One of the reasons, you opted for a thumping engine on two wheels was to ride straight

The One Trip To Thailand That Changed It All

When it comes to a holiday, let’s be honest, we want everything to be perfect. We plan out every little detail with meticulous care, especially for international vacations. Whether it is hotel stays, eating joints you want to try out, the places you want to visit or the things you want to buy, you would always want to build an itinerary for everything and make sure they are all perfect to the ‘T’. Unfortunately, however, many of us forget to include

Chhatbir Zoo – a personal account

While it is ideal to see animals in their natural homes – jungles, or national parks and forest reserves, doing this may not always be possible. Taking holidays from schools is the biggest problem. So sometimes we have to be happy seeing the animals in zoos only. There are many zoos I have seen in my life, but so far I think I find Chhatbir Zoo – on the border of Punjab and Haryana to be the best. Chhatbir Zoo (earlier

A date with tiger at Ranthambore

Rajasthan is well known for its forts, heritage properties, lakes, rich culture and its various national parks. Being a wildlife lover, visiting Ranthambore National Park was on top of my priority list. I travelled to Ranthambore in January. Ideally, it is one of the best months to travel, when the weather is pleasant and visibility is good. Travel: Delhi is well connected with Ranthambore, through road and rail. There are multiple ways to travel to the city, but I opted for

Enjoy the laid-back vibe of Kasauli


For those moping over the cold that is steadily making way for the summer, Kasauli offers a chance to enjoy the chill in a pristine mountain setting. The town of Kasauli was established as a hill station by the British in the year in 1842. Located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, the town is at a distance of 77 km from Shimla and 65 km from Chandigarh. It is a small hill station around 2.30 hr drive from Chandigarh. A

Four reasons to visit The Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh

The Beatles Ashram or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram is one of the most visited places in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Located on the banks of river Ganges, the ashram falls within the range of the Rajaji National Park. At one point in time, this ashram was a hotspot to learn yoga and meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. People from all over the world used to come here, which led to the conversion of this ashram into a tourist place. But the arrival of

Sandhya aarti at Vishram Ghat, Mathura

Evening aarti, as soon as we hear these words, visuals of oil lamps circled about by the priests in praise of River Ganges in Rishikesh, Haridwar or Benares come to our minds. The extravagance, the opulence and the sheer serenity of the daily ceremony appeal deeply to the pilgrims as well as the travellers. But on my last visit to Mathura, the land of Lord Krishna, I witnessed a calming experience while attending the Sandhya (evening) aarti of River Yamuna. The longest

Sweet and Spicy Memories from South Korea

It's better to see something once than to hear about it thousand times. "Go and See" is what I believe in. Travelling and exploring different places is something I always loved doing. Miss Asia Awards gave me an opportunity to explore Seoul- one of Asia's major centres for culture, entertainment, and research, with additional strengths in the arts, commerce, and education. I had a memorable time in South Korea. From people to museums, food and culture, I made some wonderful memories

Lap of Luxury on a Houseboat

Houseboats, also known as water cruises, have always been a major attraction for travellers, both from India and abroad. Whether you are a first-time vacationer on a houseboat or are an experienced cruiser, a team of professionally trained crew pampers you with the best of services. Chartering the two extreme corners of the country, Kashmir and Kerala, these regions represent two distinct worlds and have their own charms. Right from culture, architecture, natural beauty, services and amenities, houseboats have their

Thailand Not a Land of Flesh But Also a Family Destination

Before travelling to Thailand, I have heard so much about the country, that I was in double mind. It was damn embarrassing, the moment you tell someone you are travelling to Thailand, people used to give those meaningful looks. My condition was even worse as I was travelling with a small kid and husband. I was in a deep dilemma, whether exposing younger one to such place, is a wise thing. But thankfully, I was proven wrong. Thailand is beautiful, friendly