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How to watch rocket launch in Sriharikota

Steps to register for Chandrayaan 2 mission

This post was updated on July 19th, 2019 Chandrayaan-2 launch was planned for 14th July but got postponed because of technical issues. ISRO has  announced the new date for launch and it is scheduled for 22nd July at 2:43pm. If you could not register for the 1st time, you can do it this time. Registrations […]

Guide for first time visitors to Hampi

The austere, grandiose site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Its fabulously rich princes built Dravidian temples and palaces which won the admiration of travellers between the 14th and 16th centuries. Conquered by the Deccan Muslim confederacy in 1565, the city was pillaged over a period of six months […]

Matrimandir model at Auroville Visitors center

How to visit Matrimandir in Auroville

Matrimandir (temple of The Mother) is called the soul of the city and is the focal point of Auroville. It does not belong to any religion and is used for meditation. It is inside a huge area called Park of Unity and is surrounded by 12 gardens which signify 12 powers of the Mother. You […]

Arka Guest House, Auroville

Review of Arka Guest House, Auroville

We stayed in Arka Guest house at Auroville for 5 nights in Sep end. This was our first trip to Auroville and we did not know have much information on how to select a guest house. Auroville does not have any hotels, but has many guest houses since visitors usually come for long stay. If […]

First time guide to Auroville

Auroville – Guide to first time visitors

Last updated on: 19th January 2019. Visiting Auroville was a very different experience from our usual holidays. I am sure I would have called it life-changing if I stayed for a longer duration. We visited for 5 days for the first time and again for a week 2nd time and the experience is hard to […]

Paradise Beach, Pondicherry

Attractions in Pondicherry

Last Updated on 20th January 2019 Pondicherry is the capital city of the Union Territory of Puducherry and is a very famous weekend destination for folks from Chennai and Bangalore. It is also well connected by train and bus which makes it a convenient tourist place. How to reach Pondicherry: Pondicherry is ~150 kms from […]

Pugmarks, Wayanad

Pugmarks Jungle Lodge, Wayanad review

We stayed at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge for 2 nights in the first week of Sep 2017. Pugmarks is closest to Tholpetty Wildlife sanctuary and is located in Mananthavady. It is more like a large homestay than a resort. We wanted to stay close to the forest in a hope to see some wildlife (unfortunately didn’t […]

Pepper Green Village, Wayanad

Pepper Green Village, Wayanad review

We stayed in Pepper Green Village for 2 nights during our Wayanad holiday. We wanted to relax in the midst of farms and forest. Based on tripadvisor reviews, we zeroed in on Pepper Green village next to Kuruva Dweep island. You can check out my post on Wayanad to decide which area suits you best […]

Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad – Perfect place to unwind in the lap of nature

Wayanad  in monsoon is mesmerising. We were there in September first week and enjoyed the rains on and off on this hill station. Though we have been to Kerala 6 times earlier; north Kerala was still untouched and we decided to tick that off from our bucket-list this year. Wayanad is approx 300 kms from […]

Hotel Oasis, Bhuj

Review of Hotel Oasis, Bhuj

We went to Rann of Kutch in Feb 2017 and stayed overnight in Bhuj at the Hotel Oasis. Location Hotel Oasis is located 4 km from the Bhuj airport and 2 km from the railway station. The location is good given it is close to the market place and most of the attractions in Bhuj. Distances […]

Sri Swami Narayan Temple, Bhuj

Bhuj – Gateway to Rann of Kutch

Bhuj is the closest city to Rann of Kutch. It has an airport, with flights from Mumbai. It is also well connected by train from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Pune etc. We reached Bhuj at around 5 pm by a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai. A cab from Hotel Oasis picked us up. Hotel Oasis is one […]

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