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“Try not to keep your mouth open as you gasp in wonder. Bat’s poop might enter, and you can never know!” Our boatman Joe was back with his warning one more time. It was hard for me to keep my mouth shut, though. No, I’m not a big talker and wasn’t looking for any small talk. It was the world that was in front of my eyes that had left me in awe. I had…

“For one who has taken birth, death is certain, and for one who has died, birth is certain.” These words from the Indian mythological epic Bhagavadgita echoed in my head as I cast my eyes on the coffins that hung from the tip of the Cliff. I was lost in thoughts. So many religions in the world, rituals and weird practices, so many ways to worship, believe and admire the supernatural power –  And, all…

Sometimes a place you totally wouldn’t want to visit could toss in a surprise – A good one I mean, and you end up loving the destination entirely unexpectedly. Well, one such place is Purwokerto – not on any regular traveler’s list. Because if you glance through for information, it gives you an impression that it’s a place to pass. If you still try to give it a chance, be ready for a pleasant surprise!…

Mysore is the city that I was born. I grew up watching the pompous Dasara festival, which attracts lakhs of visitors every year, spent countless evenings strolling in the lakes. One of the favourite college getaways was driving our bikes up to Chamundi Hills just for fun. In short, I can say that I lived and enjoyed Mysore like a true local, and the city has given me some of the best and the worst…

After having been here before and ticking off the overcrowded touristy places like the province of Phuket, Pattaya, and the bustling Bangkok, I wanted to explore the unseen Thailand this time. And I started off with the one which I’d in mind for quite long, Chiang Mai. Moving further took me to Chiang Rai, a scenic city amidst the mountains. It is a city which has that eclectic charm of the countryside but still embraces the modernisation…

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I still remember the day when I first heard about the Himalayas. I was in class 4, looking at a small black and white image of a snow-capped range of mountains. Our teacher vividly described the traits of the Himalayan mountains. She gave poignant details and weaved interesting stories to imprint the images in our head. She did her best to give a picture of the majestic Himalayas that stretched. And I’d listened to her intently,…

My friends despised me in school because I loved History. I used to listen to my history teacher describing historical places intently, while my friends looked sleepy. I remember them tossing and turning pages out of boredom and trying hard to hold back sleep. I know, I know. I guess I’m one of those who embraces History like it is an inevitable part of life. And I think most of you readers are averse to a…

There are few differences between the seasoned travelers and the rest of the travelers. They exactly know when to book the flights, how to save in accommodations, how to strike deals and how to make the most of the numerous offers the travel agencies make. So, there are a lot of things to pick up from these travelers. And recently, I have begun to learn the outcome of offseason traveling. Believe me, I’d never expected to…

Traveling means different things to people. If it is a way to escape from the routine of life for some, it is much deeper for few. For me, it is a way of experiencing life. Whatever your reason to travel might be, you can afford to travel whenever you can. Now, you may brush off words thinking it as a cliche. But traveling often is possible. Not easy, but traveling is feasible. For me, traveling is…

“It is the journey that matters more than the destination.” Being a philosophical line among the travellers, it rings so perfectly and is genuine. Because each trip you take is different from the other. Because every journey brings with it something new, offering us beautiful and memorable experiences. While any form of a travel is an enthralling experience, train journeys in India elevate to a whole new level of bliss. It is a way of…

Every time we pack our bags and land in some new place, we are overwhelmed with a sense of freedom and joy. Traveling around the world changes the world within us too. You are never the same person anymore. How is solo traveling like? 1. Solo travel boosts your Confidence and makes you feel good No matter how hard we try to keep pace with our lives and try to push ourselves to be strong, sometimes it…