On a houseboat, Dal Lake, Srinagar

We were back to Srinagar. This time for a different experience as no trip to Kashmir is complete without a stay for a few nights on a houseboat on Dal Lake. So I had planned this well in advance and identified this particular one. One of the best amongst many on Dal Lake. The De…

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Gulmarg, Kashmir

It was a beautiful ride and it seemed we were truly in God’s own land. The roads were good, the driving great and the views which transport you to a totally different world. As we inched closer to our destination next, the photographs we had seen earlier of this place seemed to pale in comparison…

Pahalgam, Kashmir

We checked out from our hotel after breakfast. Shabir, our chauffeur had already arrived. I had booked the hired car through a travel operator before reaching Srinagar. From the time we were picked up from the airport and till now, the ride has been nice and smooth. Shabir a middle aged man had been driving…

Srinagar, Kashmir

I was seven years old then. It was a happy occasion. My favourite uncle had just got married and after a trip together far away with his newly wed, they were planning to stay with us for a couple of days on their way back. The word ‘honeymoon’ was known by the seniors but was…

Dalhousie

It was many years back. It was my first time. And I fell in love. Love with the hills. Since then the hilly affair continues and we have been coming back again and again. This time our travel is to this awesome destination, Dalhousie. Dalhousie is a hill station in the northern Indian state of…

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…

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 🤓

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…

Holiday Activities & Adventures 🤸

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..🌤️ Ideally our planning should start in December for a May – June holiday with flight monitoring & booking around early February, when in my opinion fares…