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You already know that I’m a mountain person and a big fan of the Himalayas. So in Nepal, I was excited for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek lined up in my trip. Although I knew about the gorgeous Annapurna mountain ranges, I didn’t know about Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in Nepal. But I didn’t try to Google up further to know more, as I thought of going unprepared and be surprised. Well, the idea worked and Poon…

It was a long weekend of summer when I traveled from Bir. A friend of mine had joined me, and we were headed to McLeod Ganj, the little Lhasa of India. I hadn’t booked any place, and I was afraid of losing the best places due to the surge of travelers. After checking for some time, I came across a place called Bonfire Hostel. I checked up their website for reviews to take a look…

Flying is obviously the most comfortable means of travel, but booking cheap flights is essential. I have been able to get some great deals on my flight prices especially to the Philippines and Thailand. I follow some things every single time when I book a flight. I get a lot of questions of about securing cheap flights, so I thought of sharing some useful tips to book the cheapest flights. Without much ado, these are…

Before letting you know all about the places to visit in Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj, let me tell you how I happened to travel to these places. After a volunteering spree of 6 weeks in the quaint hamlet of Chaugan, Bir at Zostel, it was time for me to travel ahead in Himachal. From Kangra, I had a choice to travel in two directions – head to McLeod Ganj and tread to Jammu (my next…

Toronto City is an exotic blend of cultures. The most populous city of Canada stands tall in line with New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago when it comes to cultural attractions and urban activities. From exciting theme parks and absurd zoos to stunning gardens and festivals, attractions in Toronto offer a daily adventure. This place is vibrant and full of activities that will never give you a chance to feel bored and want to…

I was on my way home after my 3 months long travel in Nepal, Himachal and Jammu. I had some time to kill in New Delhi, before my next leg of the journey. Summer was here, and I could sense it literally, feeling as if I was suddenly transported to a hot oven. I thought I had escaped summer’s drill for this year away in the blissful Himalayan states, but boy, I think the summer…

I enjoyed Bir living like a local spending about 7 weeks and checked off most of the things to do in Bir, and also the ones that’s not on any list. This tiny hamlet in the Kangra Valley is an absolutely blissful place for a weekend getaway or a go-to destination for a long weekend. Based on my experiences, these are the best things to do in Bir, Himachal. Top Things To Do in Bir  …

While the abode of the Dalai Lama and the place to the prettiest stadium of India, Mcleod Ganj and Dharamshala have moved on from being offbeat destinations to become extremely commercial places, Himachal still has managed to hide away many villages in its lap, from the prying eyes of urbanisation and mainstream tourism. One such destination is Bir Billing, located in the magnificent Kangra valley. Although not entirely offbeat today, this tiny hamlet beckons the…

I heard of Baijnath temple located in the town of Baijnath in Kangra, Himachal from the locals while volunteering at Chaugan. I mostly like visiting temples for their location, history or architecture, and Baijnath temple won my heart for its elegant architecture. Amazing Architecture in the lap of the Himalayas It was a clear day when I visited this place. I was happy because this meant that I could clearly see the valleys, which otherwise…

Thankfully, hostel culture has picked up in India over the years. One of my favourites remains Zostel, for their vibes, culture and the ambience that they create for travelers. I volunteered with Zostel Bir in Himachal Pradesh for 6 weeks, and it was one incredible experience! Zostel is the only hostel in the Bir Billing area (at the time of my visit), apart from many guesthouses. Having been to many of their properties across India, I was…

I was traveling in Nepal when I got a message from my friend Nishesh. ‘Hey, would you love to volunteering at Zostel?’ I had not booked the return ticket and I had no plans. Having tried their hostels across India at various locations, Zostel is one of my favourites in India. So I was in at the mention of Zostel itself, and my application was accepted for Zostel Bir, in Himachal. I landed in Himachal for the first…

It was the 3rd week of March and the chilly winter had begun to get easy in the Kangra valley. A week into Himachal, I was besotted by this Dev Bhoomi, or the Land of Gods. I was in love with the landscapes, chirping wild birds and the majestic Himalayan Mountains, which were my giant neighbours at Zostel Bir. On a weekend, I headed off to try Escape trails Rajgundha Trek – an exclusive hike curated…

Dubai, the name synonymous with grandeur and elegance is undoubtedly one of the most visited destinations in the world. The Dubai Canal, the Dubai Eye, the Museum of the Future – there is no dearth of the places to explore and experience in this gorgeous destination, isn’t it? Dubai has been on my list that looks endless now, and I wish to visit there soon! These are the reasons why I want to explore Dubai.…

I had totally not expected this, but Rajasthan became my favourite destination in India for monuments replacing other places, even Delhi – known for its architectural monuments belonging to the Moghul era. The opulent Havelis, splendid forts, vibrant bazaars, royal heritage and delectable street food made me fall for Rajasthan the very first time I visited it! While I was checking out Jaipur’s attractions, I came to know about Chokhi Dhani Resort for the first time from…

Goa is a three letter synonym to the five lettered word party across India! Goa is much more than a quaint town full of awesome beaches and glamorous tourists. It is the perfect amalgamation of Old World Portuguese charm with a native Indian tadka. Studded with enthralling places to see and things to do, it doesn’t take too long to fall in love with Goa. So why not explore the off-beaten path to make the…