Monsoon Traveling near Pune – Panchgani and Lonavla

The rain transforms her into a bride Dressed in a sparkling green ghagra choli With the white clouds, her chunari, I say, don’t be coy, please don’t hide Let me embrace you, and make you mine.. – The hills, my monsoon bride, written by Prachi I feel grateful to be able to enjoy the rain,Continue reading “Monsoon Traveling near Pune – Panchgani and Lonavla”

Traveling during Covid Times – Fratelli Vineyards and Japalouppe Equestrian Centre

STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE POTHOLES IN THE ROAD AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY.. BABS HOFFMAN 2020 had been a hard year for travellers around the world. All of us had to be cooped inside our homes to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe from the dreaded virus. Now we’re in 2021, and the virus isContinue reading “Traveling during Covid Times – Fratelli Vineyards and Japalouppe Equestrian Centre”

Andamans & Nicobar Islands – A hot winter, an unplanned digital detox, sunsets and redefining the color ‘ocean blue’ :)

By the end of the trip yesterday, I felt like a bag of mixed feelings. Part of me wanted to quit everything and stay in those beautiful Andaman islands, and wake up to that sea green and ocean blue water and watch the sunset every day. Part of me was glad to have 4G andContinue reading “Andamans & Nicobar Islands – A hot winter, an unplanned digital detox, sunsets and redefining the color ‘ocean blue’ :)”

Kudremukh Peak Trek – When the mountains teach you how to face your anxieties

The decision to do a one day trek to climb the Kudremukh Peak in Karnataka – the second highest peak in Karnataka at 1892 mts, was one taken in an instant of madness. In an instant when I was taken in by the pictures posted by my brother in law and his wife on Instagram,Continue reading “Kudremukh Peak Trek – When the mountains teach you how to face your anxieties”

Goa – Never disappoints

We might just decide that we will spend every Diwali in Goa henceforth. Considering we don’t have any religious affinity for the festival and are not a big fan of the pollution created by the fire crackers, it seems like a splendid decision. We’ve been to Goa many times now. I feel like I’ve travelledContinue reading “Goa – Never disappoints”

Playing with the rains at Bhandardara

We took an extra day off on Friday, and planned a weekend getaway to Bhandardara, which is a hill station in the Sahyadri mountain ranges, around 200 kms from Pune. It was a much awaited trip, since we hadn’t been there before and this would’ve been our usual monsoon trip, just that a first withContinue reading “Playing with the rains at Bhandardara”

Long weekend, Model Village and Aquariums

Since we are in the middle of a tentative relocation, we couldn’t plan in advance to travel anywhere during this long weekend. But being a non resident has its perks in the fact that even local places become a tourist spot. So we decided to find out nearby child friendly places and spend mornings sightContinue reading “Long weekend, Model Village and Aquariums”

A summer holiday in Scotland- with Nessie, Scotch and unbelievable views

I know I’ve had a wonderful trip or vacation, when I suffer from a vacation hangover that goes on for days. The holiday to Scotland was one such trip. I loved it and am so grateful that I had an opportunity to visit and experience this magical place with my family ­čÖé So, as perContinue reading “A summer holiday in Scotland- with Nessie, Scotch and unbelievable views”

A day trip to Stonehenge & Bath

My cousin brother and his wife are here from India to travel to some new places. They plan to visit a few places in UK and cover some places in Scotland and Ireland, while they’re here. So we decided to sightsee with them,┬áto some of the touristy places┬áthat we ourselves hadn’t been to! The lastContinue reading “A day trip to Stonehenge & Bath”

Long weekend fun in the sun- featuring London & Windsor :)

Ooh, this past weekend was just brilliant! I think you can go and ask anyone living in the UK, and they’re all going to say the same thing- the last weekend was brilliant! Think of all the happy, sunny songs you can think of- yep, that was exactly the kind of music going on inContinue reading “Long weekend fun in the sun- featuring London & Windsor :)”