Dudhsagar Plantation – A Homestay Hidden Away From Goa’s Beaches

DUDHSAGAR PLANTATION – A HOMESTAY HIDDEN AWAY FROM GOA’S BEACHES

If you are a fan of nature and forests and everything organic, get away from the coastline and drive into Sanvordem, and then further towards Kulem until you reach Karmane Village. There, where the road ends and the boundary of the Mollem National Park begins, you will find Dudhsagar Plantation – a farm-stay that is removed from the smoke of the cities and the noise of the parties. I had a chance to stay at one of the cottages here last month when monsoon was in full swing. This was perhaps the best way to begin my career as a full-time travel writer… [Read more]

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Vegetarian Food In Sharjah – What Nobody Tells You About Emirati Cuisine

VEGETARIAN FOOD IN SHARJAH – WHAT NOBODY TELLS YOU ABOUT EMIRATI CUISINE

A journey to any new place is incomplete until you’ve eaten what the locals eat. I am a big eater, and was easily tempted by the interesting dishes served up before me while I stayed in Sharjah. I would begin my mornings with a cup of Arabic coffee and a date… [Read more]

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…Because Travelers Have Responsibilities Too!

…BECAUSE TRAVELERS HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES TOO!

As I recount the last days of my erstwhile corporate life, I romanticize my new existence as a vagabond. I wonder if I will have a lifestyle with no strings attached. Will I escape the common man’s worries of paying rent, getting dressed for work, cleaning the house or doing the dishes? Will I be absolved of my duties of attending to… [Read more]

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Onboard Air Arabia’s A320

ONBOARD AIR ARABIA’S A320

I’m not a fan of late night flights, but there is little you can do to control the time you fly out of your home city (Mumbai in my case)  when you wish to arrive at your destination in the morning. I still remember my first flight to Goa over two decades ago, when I was only 4 and… [Read more]

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KHOR FAKKAN – SHARJAH’S BEST KEPT SECRET

KHOR FAKKAN – SHARJAH’S BEST KEPT SECRET

FLYING WITH AIR ARABIA

FLYING WITH AIR ARABIA

FOR TRAVEL GOALS THAT ARE LONG TERM…

FOR TRAVEL GOALS THAT ARE LONG TERM…

GLIMPSES OF THE SHARJAH LIGHT FESTIVAL

GLIMPSES OF THE SHARJAH LIGHT FESTIVAL

FOREX TIPS FOR YOUR OVERSEAS TRAVEL

FOREX TIPS FOR YOUR OVERSEAS TRAVEL

FORSYTH TRAIL – A HIKE THROUGH SATPURA’S CORE TIGER ZONE (PART 1)

FORSYTH TRAIL – A HIKE THROUGH SATPURA’S CORE TIGER ZONE (PART 1)

 

SHARJAH AT FIRST SIGHT

SHARJAH AT FIRST SIGHT

RUNCATIONING IN RISHIKESH

RUNCATIONING IN RISHIKESH

WHAT WARSAW WHISPERS – A PHOTOESSAY

WHAT WARSAW WHISPERS – A PHOTOESSAY

ROAD TRIP TO BISHNOI VILLAGE

ROAD TRIP TO BISHNOI VILLAGE

DIU – THE DISCOVERER’S FAVOURITE

DIU – THE DISCOVERER’S FAVOURITE

ST. PETERSBURG – A SCINTILLATING CITY

ST. PETERSBURG – A SCINTILLATING CITY

CAMPING BY THE TUNGARLI LAKE

CAMPING BY THE TUNGARLI LAKE

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF SRI LANKA

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF SRI LANKA

THE ROMANCE OF RIGA

THE ROMANCE OF RIGA

RUNNING IN LITHUANIA – MY FIRST HALF MARATHON ABROAD

RUNNING IN LITHUANIA – MY FIRST HALF MARATHON ABROAD

WHITE WATER RAFTING IN KOLAD

WHITE WATER RAFTING IN KOLAD

 

 

LAVASA – A LYRICAL JOURNEY IN THE RAINS

LAVASA – A LYRICAL JOURNEY IN THE RAINS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GURDWARA ETIQUETTE – OBSERVATIONS FROM MY FIRST VISIT

GURDWARA ETIQUETTE – OBSERVATIONS FROM MY FIRST VISIT

WHAT NOT TO DO IN VENICE

WHAT NOT TO DO IN VENICE

SILVASSA IN THE SIZZLING SUMMER HEAT

SILVASSA IN THE SIZZLING SUMMER HEAT

KARJAT ON A BMW – A ROAD TRIP TO REMEMBER!

KARJAT ON A BMW – A ROAD TRIP TO REMEMBER!

 

BANGALORE IN YOUR WEEKEND-BUDGET!

BANGALORE IN YOUR WEEKEND-BUDGET!

GLIMPSES OF MOSCOW – A PHOTO ESSAY

GLIMPSES OF MOSCOW – A PHOTO ESSAY

 

BUFFET SPREADS AND HOW TO TRY THEM

BUFFET SPREADS AND HOW TO TRY THEM

HOW DAMAN DELIGHTED ME

HOW DAMAN DELIGHTED ME

 

FLASHBACK TO 2011: HOW I STARTED A NEW LIFE IN CATALONIA

FLASHBACK TO 2011: HOW I STARTED A NEW LIFE IN CATALONIA

KOLKATA WITH MY EYES CLOSED…

KOLKATA WITH MY EYES CLOSED…

 

BANNERGHATTA NATIONAL PARK – BANGALORE’S WILD SIDE

BANNERGHATTA NATIONAL PARK – BANGALORE’S WILD SIDE

LLEIDA – A REMINISCENCE

LLEIDA – A REMINISCENCE

RFC- A CITY HIDDEN IN A VILLAGE

RFC- A CITY HIDDEN IN A VILLAGE

SULA VINEYARDS: A FINE-WINE STORY

SULA VINEYARDS: A FINE-WINE STORY

10 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN PONDICHERRY

10 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN PONDICHERRY

AN AFTERNOON IN AUROVILLE

AN AFTERNOON IN AUROVILLE

 

 

ADMIRING THE CLOUDS BELOW – IN COORG

ADMIRING THE CLOUDS BELOW – IN COORG

EATING, SHOPPING & STAYING SMART IN JAIPUR

EATING, SHOPPING & STAYING SMART IN JAIPUR

BEYOND JAIPUR – JAIGARH & AMER

BEYOND JAIPUR – JAIGARH & AMER

SAY ‘HI’ TO HYDERABAD

SAY ‘HI’ TO HYDERABAD

VILLE BLANCHE – PONDICHERRY’S FRENCH KISS TO INDIA

VILLE BLANCHE – PONDICHERRY’S FRENCH KISS TO INDIA

A DAY IN MYSORE

A DAY IN MYSORE