Kenya on Budget

How to do Kenya Safari on a budget

I never knew a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy - Ernest Hemingway This quote was so true for our trip to Kenya. Smile was plastered on our faces throughout our trip. Our 9 year old son who shys away from photographs was all excited about posing with the wildlife. [...]
Kenya on Budget
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
Kenya on Budget
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
Singapore Skyline- Photo courtesy Antara Sharma - https://magentahues.com/

Singapore trip itinerary: How many days are enough?

We visited Singapore in 2016 and recently planned Singapore trip for relatives visiting there for holiday. I have tried my best to list sample itineraries that will help you decide how many days would be enough in Singapore. How many days are enough to visit Singapore? I see many people planning a short Singapore trip while […]

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam - photo courtesy Wikipedia

Nagarjuna Sagar

My parents visited us in Oct 2016 and we decided to go on a short 2 day trip to Nagarjuna Sagar. Located on the banks of Krishna river, it forms a boundary between Telangana (Nalagonda district) and Andhra Pradesh (Guntur). It is around 130 km drive on the Sagar ring road -> Ibrahimpatnam -> Chintapally […]

Orvakal Rock Garden birds eye view

Oravakallu Rock Gardens, Andhra Pradesh

Oravakallu rock garden is located in the district of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. It is known for its ingenious rock formations. If you have ever travelled on the NH-18 highway towards Kurnool, the rock formations on the side are hard to miss. Oravakallu rock garden is only a part of the long stretch of rocks formed […]

Belum Caves - Andhra Pradesh

Belum Caves

Belum caves is around 365 kms from Hyderabad and 300 kms from Bangalore. It is best combined with a trip to either Gandikota (~60 km) or Oravakallu Rock Garden (~130 km) in Andhra Pradesh. We visited the caves in Sep 2016. We started in the morning from Gandikota and reached Oravakallu Garden in the evening after […]

Gandiokota fort wall

Gandikota Fort – Hidden gem of AP

We had a long weekend in September 1st week and decided to explore some place that is driving distance from Hyderabad. We zeroed in on Gandikota, Belum Caves and Orvakallu Rock Garden. Our itinerary was: Day 1: Drive to Gandikota. Stay overnight. Day 2: Drive to Belum Caves. Explore the caves and drive to Orvakallu Rock […]

Seychelles on a budget

Seychelles on a budget – Planning, cost, activities

If you are as fascinated with Seychelles the way we are, I hope this post helps you with everything you need to know about planning a Seychelles trip 🙂 We travelled to Seychelles in Dec 2016. We had a connecting flight from Seychelles to Mauritius in 2015 and we were in awe of the view that we […]

Goodbye 2016, welcome 2017

2016 was a very good year for us. We did 3 international trips and managed to do 7 domestic destinations (including one to see our favourite sportsperson Nadal play in the Davis cup and a few back home). The year ended with a holiday in Seychelles, one of our dream destinations. And we already have […]

Creole Veg Curry

Veg, Indian: Food options in Seychelles

My husband being a vegetarian, our search for food mainly centres around veg food. Local Creole food in Seychelles usually consists of meat and fish, so veg options are limited. We did try different cuisines though. Italian, French, Indian and Creole food is available in Mahe. Praslin is much smaller and finding different cuisines is not that easy. […]

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