What to pack: The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist

Having a travel packing check list can avoid last-minute delays or goof ups. I have always written down the items needed for a particular trip before I begin to pack them. Having a handy check list is a good way to keep a track of all them items you’re carrying and it also ensures that you do not forget or leave behind anything during your travels. Below is a universal check list that can be used for different trips. The Correct Luggage Bag Carrying a big luggage bag is not always a good idea. Having a compact and lighter bag […]

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The Ladakh Trip Essentials

Ladakh has always been on the “Places to Visit before I Die” list. I planned the trip when another plan didn’t take off as expected and within two weeks I had decided to visit Ladakh. What I had planned was a solo trip of solitude, tranquility, quietness and absolutely serenity. The need to connect with nature in all its true glory is important to me and it was time for me for a vacation. A break from the routine, the madness, the fatigue and all the chaos. What the trip turned out to be was more than what I had […]

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Spending a week in Singapore

A few months back, I was called to attend a event that commemorates 150 years of the iconic Singapore Sling. I’ve always been intrigued by the city but that event made me think about visiting the city soon. Maybe for my honeymoon? Well that’s at least what I thought. I read more about the city thanks to the press kit and I made a silent wish of visiting the city soon.

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Types of Mumbaikars I meet in a Local Train

I like to people watch. Observe people. Create tiny stories in my head about what their life is. I try to be a Sherlock Homes, decoding and deciphering their personas. I do this everyday while I’m commuting to work in a local train. Travelling in a train is like a live psychology class and my people watching hobby gets a major boost! In my earlier posts I have shared a few anecdotes related to train travel. I have also shared a few of my observations.  Here are 9 types of women who you’ll meet everyday if you travel in a […]

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The Local Train

Everyday, millions of  Mumbaikars commute on the  Mumbai Suburban Railway. It’s not a surprise that it is the second busiest system in the world! The Mumbai Local can easily be called the life-line of Mumbai. I asked fellow commuters to share their experiences and here, I have compiled their anecdotes. This may offer a slice of an average Mumbaikar’s life!  Travelling on a local can be a daunting task especially when you misunderstand the announcements made. Tanvi Gangwar shares her story:

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Visit to Fort Jadhavgardh ~ a heritage hotel

Last month, I happen to visit Pune’s Fort Jadhavgadh. It’s a luxury hotel and Maharashtra’s only Fort heritage hotel. From Mumbai it takes about 3-4 hours to reach the place, depending on where you are driving from. The place is maintained beautifully and has an interesting museum which gives you a glimpse of an era gone by. Food is very average and I felt cheated for the amount that was paid which was exorbitant considering the quality. My stay at the hotel was short- just a night. Since, it’s a heritage hotel, rooms do not come cheap. I stayed at […]

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The Perfect Road Trip

I am writing this post for Ambi Pur India.. What I like about their contest is the topic! Almost everyone of us has had a road trip. Mention a long drive and all your friends go “Awwwww”. I recently visited Jamrung, a picturesque village about 12 kms from Karjat. We started our journey at 4pm and reached our destination at 8pm. My friends and I decided to opt for a long drive. Maruti Ertiga being our companion, we were 7 of us. The road trip began with sharing childhood memories and all through out the trip, secrets, clandestine facts and […]

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Jamrung- The Waterfall Valley

Bored of spending the weekend in the city, my friends and I decided to spend the last weekend away from the city. We wanted to explore a new place, somewhere we could have a care-free time, away from the city crowd. A friend suggested we should go to Jamrung, a village located 12kms away from Karjat. It took us close to 4 hours in total to reach the village. It should normally take less than 3 hours. The delay being caused by traffic and bad roads, but let’s not get into that! Once we reached the village, we stayed at a family […]

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