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: 29th March 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 Do you have a space enthusiast kiddo at home? Or are you someone who loves watching aeroplanes take […]

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
Attractions in Bali

Bali – Beaches, temples and much more!

This post is long overdue. There is a lot of information on internet about Bali for tourists, and I was not sure if someone will need this one more blog of mine 🙂 But I realized I have some information that I could not find online before we went to Bali; and this may help someone […]

Mauritius Aquarium

Mauritius: Attractions that you can skip

Mauritius is a superb blend of beautiful beaches, lovely hikes, varied cuisines, various kiddo activities and warm people. Its a good destination for honeymoon, family holiday or just a relaxed getaway. We spent one week in Mauritius and felt we could spend much longer time exploring this small island country. However, there were few activities […]

View from the top of Ganga Talao, Grand Bassin, Mauritius

Mauritius: Free attractions you should not miss!

Mauritius in general is a costly destination. Some of the activities like SCUBA diving, Snorkelling, Dolphin Watching; and attractions like zoo, aquariums etc cost much more than at other tourist locations. But there are a few attractions on this island that cost you nothing and are very unique. We visited Mauritius for a week in […]

Kerala Boat Race

Kerala snake boat race, Alleppey houseboat and Kumarakom

Lord Vishnu’s 6th incarnation, Parasurama fought back the sea to save the land. He threw his axe from Konkan to Kanyakumari and sea gave way. Thus was God’s Own Country born, which is called Kerala. We have travelled to Kerala five times as tourists; still, get enchanted by the beauty of the state. A few […]

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