Learning Diving in the Andaman Islands – Everything you need to know

Want to learn Scuba Diving in Andaman Islands? Don’t know which course is right for you? This post will answer your queries : ) I backpacked in the Andaman Islands for 11 days. During the first leg of my journey, I learnt scuba diving in Havelock (now Swaraj Dweep Island), and it was an exhilarating experience. Until a year prior, I didn’t know how to swim., but now here I was, certified to dive anywhere…

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Experience the Arabian City in Luxury at Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai

Dubai is undoubtedly the world’s fastest-growing city. It’s got everything a traveller seeks. From glittery skyscrapers, sweeping sand dunes, beaches, man-made islands, shopping malls to some of the most mind-boggling architecture and monuments, Dubai is an awe-worthy city. In recent times, Dubai has surpassed all expectations and become one of the poshest cosmopolitan cities in the world. It is an excellent destination for a vacation, but also a bustling business hub. Many multinational companies have…

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Hotels in Chennai: Vivanta Chennai, IT Expressway is perfect for your next business event

Chennai, formerly Madras, is the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu. Cosmopolitan yet steeped in traditions, Chennai is quite dynamic. Located on the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal, the city features among the top 10 to have the highest literacy rate in India. Chennai is also called the ‘Detroit of India’ as many IT companies prefer to open their branches and headquarters here; hence the city sees a massive influx of business…

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The best museums in Goa for the culture-vulture

Goa’s coastline is dotted with endless beaches that are a paradise for city-weary people. However, it would be grossly unfair to define Goa as just that. If you look beyond the obvious, Goa has a rich cultural side too. A great place to get a crash-course in Goa’s culture is by visiting its museums that hold fascinating stories of its history. If, like me, you enjoy visiting museums or looking to take a break from…

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RBI Monetary Museum, Mumbai – Money on Display

I have had to rely on my memory to write about my visit to the RBI Museum in Mumbai, since photography was not allowed inside their premises. This wonderful monetary museum depicts the evolution of money from 2nd century BC until this day. Founded in 2005, it is run by the Reserve Bank of India and located on the ground level of the RBI premises in Fort, South Mumbai. What to expect at the RBI…

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Visit Gilbert Hill in Mumbai before it’s too late!

If you’ve grown up in the Mumbai suburbs, you’ve seen Gilbert Hill at least once.. It’s that standalone rocky outcrop along the JVPD road between Juhu and Andheri. History of Gilbert Hill Gilbert Hill in Mumbai is as old as ‘The Age of the Reptiles’, dating 65 million years. It’s made up of black basalt rock columns that were a result of molten lava that got squeezed from the Earth’s clefts. Geologists have compared Gilbert…

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Room with a view: 10 Offbeat Hotels in India I stayed at

I’ve been extensively travelling around India since 2013. I may have fuzzy memories of some trips, but others have been very memorable. And most of them have had to do with the places I stayed at. Some had breathtaking views; few were about roughing it on the road. And while there’s a lot more to see, here are some of the most offbeat hotels in India I stayed at. These places range from budget to…

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My guide to plan an Aurangabad trip for 3 Days

It was an extended weekend during Holi and I quickly planned an Aurangabad trip. Three days is all I had and it was sufficient time to explore Aurangabad (strictly from a corporate slave perspective). Aurangabad is great for history lovers. There are caves, forts, Mughal architecture and traces of Buddhism. The best part about Aurangabad is that it’s conveniently accessible from major metros like Mumbai and Pune. I’m sharing my itinerary here so you can…

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My guide to eating local food in Jaisalmer

Recently, I set out to explore Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, and the experience was just how it’s described in travel books and guides. The city looks a stunning gold with sandstone structures, the culture and heritage is rich and the food in Jaisalmer is mouth-watering delicious. I was accompanied by some hardcore foodies – needless to say, exploring local food in Jaisalmer was high on our list. And that we did! Rajasthani food is typically spicy. Food…

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Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Kochi – A slice of paradise in Kerala (plus other things to do in Kochi)

Kochi – a quaint little town with tiny islands and peninsulas fringing the coastline of the Arabian Sea and brimming with deep-rooted historical significance is a lovely sight for the eyes with its houseboats and Chinese fishing nets. Here’s my list of things to do in Kochi to make your stay in God’s own Country a heavenly experience. Things to do in Kochi Unwind with a breath-taking village backwater cruise and watch and learn how…

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5 Wonderful Bars in Bangkok for Solo Travellers to Visit

There is a thriving scene for bars in Bangkok, with numerous bars in the Thai capital each having a charm of their own. Such a variety makes it hard for solo travellers to choose — until now. Here’s a compiled a list of 5 wonderful bars in Bangkok to unwind and meet locals. Rolling Bar Khao San Road is known as a backpacker’s paradise. Fittingly it is home to Rolling Bar. It is a great…

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Whoa! Delhi has a Sulabh International Toilet Museum

I find thematic museums very interesting. So when I first read about the Delhi’s Sulabh Toilet Museum in the TIME magazine, I kept this place at the back of my mind to visit when I’m in Delhi next. This rather unique toilet museum has featured as the third weirdest museum in the world and that was reason enough for a visit! Visiting Delhi’s Toilet Museum I was backpacking in Himachal Pradesh for eight days when I…

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Dev Deepawali in Varanasi ~ Travel Guide

I was in Jaunpur to attend a friend’s wedding. As a side trip, I visited Varanasi, 60 km from Jaunpur. I was travelling all the way to see Dev Deepawali in Varanasi. It is said that Dev Deepawali is one of the best times to be in Varanasi. And why not? Diwali is known as the festival of lights; Varanasi is the city of lights. And coincidentally, that night was also a Supermoon, a once…

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Why everyone is planning a trip to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka truly has something to offer everybody – from golden beaches and national parks teeming with wildlife to exciting urban sprawl. No wonder that so many people are making this diverse island their destination of choice for a trip away. Expedia claim that over £6 trillion is spent in the travel and tourism sector every year, and the tourism sector in Sri Lanka is one of the fastest-growing in the world. Even when I…

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An Authentic Maharashtrian Dining Experience in Pune

Pune is known to have one of the best culinary scenes in the state. The land of the Marathas converges myriad cultures and lifestyles seamlessly, welcoming the contemporary while still respecting its roots. An authentic Maharashtrian dining experience in Pune is loaded with delicacies like Kaanda poha, Misal pav, Sabudana khichdi, Mastani milkshake, Pithla bhakri, Vada pav, Puranpoli, Kombdi Rassa, Bombil fry, Aamti and more. Not to forget, the vibrant pubs around the neighborhoods make…

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