Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An – Guide for first time visitors

I had heard that Hoi An is a beautiful place, but I had not guessed this small coastal town would be so incredibly charming. We had read that its very touristy and budgeted only a day at Hoi An. I wish we had planned at least 2-3 days here, if not more. About Hoi An: […]

Hoi An, Vietnam
Apply for Vietnam Visa online

Vietnam Tourist Visa : How to apply for e-visa online directly

Indian passport holders need to get a tourist visa to enter Vietnam, weather they are entering for a day or a month. There is a common misconception that this can be done only through a travel agent. There are popular websites directing visitors to another travel agent’s website (case in point this MMT article: https://www.makemytrip.com/blog/vietnam-visa-for-indians). […]

Apply for Vietnam Visa online

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 […]

Art Science Museum, Singapore

Art Science Museum in Singapore

This post was updated on 24th Sep 2018. Art Science Museum in Singapore has very mixed reviews on Tripadvisor and its difficult to judge from their website if its a place worth visiting while on a short trip to Singapore. I usually do not blog about individual activities, but this one deserved a detailed write […]

Art Science Museum, Singapore
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 […]

First time guide to Auroville
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 […]

Wayanad, Kerala
White Rann of Kutch

White Rann of Kutch – Salt desert in Gujarat

Rann of Kutch, also known as White Rann or Great Rann of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar desert in Gujarat and partly in the Sindh province of Pakistan. This vast expanse of salt crust is formed because the rate of evaporation of water is lesser than the rate of precipitation. […]

White Rann of Kutch
How to watch rocket launch in Sriharikota

How to watch a rocket launch in Sriharikota, India

Update: 15th July 2019 ISRO – SHAR has now opened its doors to Indian citizens to watch the rocket launch from inside SHAR. Interested visitors need to register for the event in advance on their website https://www.shar.gov.in/VSCREGISTRATION/index.jsp Read: How to register for Chandrayaan-2 launch at Sriharikota Do you have a space enthusiast kiddo at home? […]

How to watch rocket launch in Sriharikota
Hoi An, Vietnam
Halong Bay in Vietnam
Apply for Vietnam Visa online
Sadhana Forest, Auroville
Art Science Museum, Singapore
One horned rhino at Kaziranga
Vat Xieng Thong, Laos
First time guide to Auroville
Wayanad, Kerala
White Rann of Kutch
How to watch rocket launch in Sriharikota
Art Science Museum, Singapore

Art Science Museum in Singapore

This post was updated on 24th Sep 2018. Art Science Museum in Singapore has very mixed reviews on Tripadvisor and its difficult to judge from their website if its a place worth visiting while on a short trip to Singapore. I usually do not blog about individual activities, but this one deserved a detailed write […]

Villa Maydou, Luang Prabang

Review of Villa Maydou, Luang Prabang

We booked Villa Maydou based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and it’s location. Location of Villa Maydou, Luang Prabang Villa Maydou is located conveniently in the middle on the town. Night market, National museum and other temples are at walking distance, and there are many restaurants close by. One of the reasons we selected it […]

How to save money when travelling to Singapore

How to save money when travelling to Singapore

This post was updated on 22nd April 2019 We travel to Singapore frequently and am always on a lookout for ways to save money. We are not backpackers or budget travellers, but I do my research thoroughly to see if we can save some money during our trips. After all, every penny saved can help […]

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 […]

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