Let’s say it with flowers

It is that time of the year. It’s Spring. It’s when in India we celebrate our regional new year this month, the month of Vaisakha according to Hindu calendar. With different names in different parts of the country. The passion and spirit though remains the same. The celebrations really start from the previous month, Chaitra…

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One morning in Lord’s

We were in London. And this time did not want to miss this tour. Last year when we were here, the maintenance period was on and I got quite disheartened. Hence for this trip, planned it out well in advance and made our online bookings while making our other travel and activity bookings, to make…

Agra

Sometime back a childhood friend called me up. And said. Hey where are you mountain man? I knew what he was hinting at, but acted I didn’t quite understand and queried. What do you mean? I am seeing you traveling all around in the hills, he replied. And then I quizzed him. Are you free…

Dharamshala

I was staying in Delhi then and had still not moved back to my hometown, Kolkata. There were two months that I used to wait for every year. May & October, the time to go out for our holidays. May, the longer one & October, the short and sweet one. This particular year it was…

Holi hai

Time to celebrate. It’s Holi. A day when the entire country and Indians all across the world celebrate. But now the colors are all around. Beyond community, caste, religion and nationalities. Holi, the festival of colors. The festival of love. The festival which signifies the victory of good over evil, end of winter, the arrival…

Kausani

We were in Delhi. Me for some work and with me tagged along, my wife for a change. She always cribs whenever I go out for a solo trip. And I keep telling her. “Come on a solo trip is a solo trip. Not meant to have a partner”. But this time it was different….

It’s Pilani. And it’s different ๐Ÿค“

I was thinking about it. And thought, February would be a good month. After that it would be difficult with my busy schedule of professional work, travel for a couple of hotel reviews and probably a wonderful home stay review right up there in the mountains. And then of course my planning for our summer…

This Beautiful World

Yesterday morning started with a very happy message. A comment from one of my regular readers, Sudeshna. And it made me feel good the whole day. It so happens that she also is a friend from my college and university days in Pilani and do remember we practiced together for a month or so to…

Ranikhet, India Beautiful ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

One look at her and her bright smiling face as I came out of the office elevator everyday would make my day. She was the little girl manning our reception counter and the refreshing change in an office filled with oldies. She was like the daughter I had always wanted to have. And over a…

Holiday Activities & Adventures ๐Ÿคธ

For me international holidays are for cool & complete relaxation & not having to worry about bookings, standing in queues and planning activities & adventure after reaching our destination..๐ŸŒค๏ธ Ideally our planning should start in December for a May – June holiday with flight monitoring & booking around early February, when in my opinion fares…

Tips and tricks to save on your next trip๐Ÿ’ฐ

International pleasure trips are costly compared to ones within our own country. And hence every Rupee or Dollar saved is as good as money earned.   Money that we can channelize towards our next trip. And hence today I share with you two tips that I employ to save. On money and to buy peace…

Dreams or destiny ๐Ÿ‘ป

Our dreams decide our destiny. And so whether it’s our destiny or our destination, who should decide? We or someone else? I have always believed it’s going to be me. And only me. We love to travel often and experience the new. In this beautiful world. Many of my friends ask me. How do you…

Happy happy 2019

“Travel with passion” wishes you a wonderful 2019. A year of happiness & just happiness.

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Many of us love anything that is free. And the best news is that your own dream expression on WordPress comes absolutely free. But when your dreams are big, you go for the best ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ I too started with free, but in two days I realized it’s not for me. And as I moved to…

Live your dream in the New Year

Life is about dreams. And personally it’s been so much of fun last nine months, after years of daydreaming. Living a dream, I had almost forgotten about. And then one night at 11 o’clock, I made my first attempt. By next morning it had taken shape. My dream of penning down my travel memories and…

Lansdowne

It’s freezing three degrees in Delhi. But I am loving it. I love the cold, I love the nostalgia and I love Delhi. And I love the early morning flights, because those are the only days I get to see an early morning. Delhi. My home for seven long years. And add to that the…

Pilani

The car was now zipping. The roads were smooth. But all seemed new. Had never traveled on this route before. And I started feeling good, discovering the new. The destination though, very old. So old yet every day that we think about or see this place, we discover something new. I was on my way…

Gaya

As a teenager when I moved out of home to join my college, I started hating train travel. Because they used be too long. But then when I moved on in life and train journeys became rare, I started longing for them. Yesterday night was another such opportunity. And after an almost sleepless night when…

Benares

The train it seemed was running on time. To be doubly sure, I cross checked with the tea vendor and he confirmed it was.ย  I was happy. I immediately jumped down from my topย  berth and peeped out of the window. And there in front of me was the platform, the train zipping past. And…

Kali and Deepawali

During the Autumn season, you got to be in India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ. The festive season here has just started with the Durga Puja followed by Dusshera. And yesterday and today are both very special days again. We in Bengal celebrated Kali Puja yesterday and the celebrations are still on. Kali is a Hindu Goddess. Kali’s earliest…

Amarkantak

Happy to be today at the center of this beautiful country, India. We are in ‘Madhya Pradesh’, a land of timeless wonders and incredible nature. In fact we landed up yesterday morning from Kolkata and spent the day enjoying being in a nice little Thermal Power township. And when you are back after long in…

Durga

She came, she conquered our hearts and then left with her blessings leaving us with a void. A void that takes some time and effort to fill. But we wait. Wait for her to be back again. Next year. Amongst us ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง She is our Divine Mother. Ma Durga. Goddess Durga. She is also known…

The Danish Beauty ๐Ÿ‘ฐ

As we got up today morning, the first thought that crossed my mind was “Wish we also had eggs for breakfast”. Sadly Cabinn City has this very important item missing from it’s menu. Eggs, the โค๏ธ of millions. How can you not have it? Come on guys. Think about it ๐Ÿค” The next thought that…

We are in Love ๐Ÿ’•

Yes, We are in Love โค๏ธ In love with you. Everytime we have visited a new city, its been you who has taken us around. Made life so easy for us that visiting all the attractions has been such a smooth & relaxing experience. You are our Love ๐Ÿ’• The Hop-on-hop-off buses. Red, blue or…

The peace abode ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

After a week of being on the road exploring, our days in Stockholm have been till now one of complete relaxation and just enjoying the unspoilt beauty of nature. I hope you too have equally enjoyed the journey with us. I love doing what I love and so today let’s venture out to experience some…