One Day Trip in Lonavala

Monsoon is the perfect time to visit the Western Ghats also known as Sahyadri mountains. The hill stations in and around Pune on the Western Ghats offer a wonderful escape during monsoons. One such hill station is Lonavala which is 65 km from Pune and 80 km from Mumbai. The lush green misty hills give a mesmerizing view that nature lovers cannot simply refuse. more “One Day Trip in Lonavala”

Top 5 Offbeat Honeymoon Destinations in India

Sometimes, we want to visit an offbeat place to spend some quality time with our partners where nobody but the sweets voices of birds will wake you up or where you can have uninterrupted walks on the cool sandy beaches under the moonlight. It’s high time that we start exploring the emerging offbeat places in India. They offer the much-deserved peace, serenity, and tranquility amidst the playful waves or the dreamlike mountains topped with snow.

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Coonoor – Serenity at its best!

My parents were in town so, we decided Coonoor to be the next destination for our family trip. Coonoor is one of the most famous hill stations of the Nilgiri hills, because it offers breathtaking views of the lush green hills and is located at a distance of 19 km away from Ooty. I have already been to Ooty before, so we decided to keep this trip strictly to Coonoor. more “Coonoor – Serenity at its best!”

My first Submarine Ride in Mauritius – A one of its kind experience!

Riding in an underwater submarine is a lifetime experience. I have been on a rustic Submarine called INS Kursura (S20) in Hyderabad before which is preserved as a museum now but nothing beats the experience of a live Submarine dive in the Indian Ocean.

With Blue Safari Submarine, which is the only leisure submarine operation, not only in Mauritius but in all Indian Ocean, we had a unique and unforgettable under-water experience in Mauritius.

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A Review of Forest Hills Farm & Guest House – An Ideal Place to Reconnect with Nature

Recently I shared my experience of an amazing road trip to Masinagudi, through the scenic forest areas of Bandipur and Mudumalai, during which we spent a night at the Forest Hills Farm and Guest House before coming back to Bangalore.

Forest Hills Farm and Guest House is a family-run rustic-themed resort tucked in the folds of the forests surrounding the Nilgiris. This was one such place where you would happily disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with nature.

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Coorg – Scotland of India

Coorg is often referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’ and for pretty good reasons. Set amidst the beauty and calmness of hills, vegetation, and deep valleys, Coorg is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The hill station attracts travelers from different parts of the country and even from abroad. more “Coorg – Scotland of India”

A Road Trip to Masinagudi – A Much Needed Respite From City Life

I have been craving a weekend getaway for a while now and when talks of a trip to Masinagudi was brewing, I knew that I had to go.

Deriving its name from the famous Masani Ammam temple located in the hilly terrains of the city, Masinagudi is a small hill station in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu and one of the five regions in Mudumalai National Park. Due to its proximity to Ooty (roughly 30 km), Masinagudi is widely visited by tourists of all kinds. Masinagudi is a place where nature stands still.

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A road trip to Shivasamudram Water Falls & Talakadu

The Sivasamudram Falls is one of the places in Karnataka that everybody visits once in their life time in Bangalore. Same happened with me. I was very eager to visit this much heard about waterfall and so we finally made a plan.

The Sivasamudram Falls is on the Kaveri River. A common misunderstanding about these waterfalls are that the left segment is called Gaganachukki and the right segment is called Bharachukki. In reality the Bharachukki falls are a few kilometers to the south-west of the Gaganachukki falls. This is due to the Kaveri river itself splitting a few kilometers to the south into western and eastern branches. The western branch results in the twin waterfalls of Gaganachukki, whereas the eastern branch results in the Bharachukki falls. more “A road trip to Shivasamudram Water Falls & Talakadu”

An escape to Nandi Hills

From a long time, I wanted to visit Nandi Hills with my husband. Last time when I went there was during my college days. Nandi Hills is an ancient hill fortress situated in a district called Chikkabalapur in Karnataka.

We started at 3 am in the morning so that we can watch the sunrise from the viewpoint at the hilltop. It is 62 km from Bangalore and we opted for Ola Outstation. By the time we reached, around 25 cars were already parked up ahead of us. more “An escape to Nandi Hills”

Top 5 Activities You Shouldn’t Miss in Mauritius

Anyone that knows me, already knows that I cannot shut up about my recent trip to Mauritius. Mauritius, an island nation, is known for its pristine white sandy beaches, blue lagoons, and coral reefs. With over 200 leisure activities provided by this island, Mauritius is a perfect holiday destination for all kinds of travelers.

This place is very close to my heart, so I wanted to share 5 top things to do in Mauritius that everybody should at least try on their trip to the land of Dodos.

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