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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4 best child-friendly activities in Thailand

Thailand is possibly one of the most enchanting countries you’ll ever visit. It has incredible beaches, endless forests, and crystal-clear waters for as far as the eyes can see. It’s no surprise then that millions of people flock Thailand every year to lap up the offerings this South Asian country has in store. When you think of Thailand you’re likely thinking of young, solo travellers, out to have the time of their lives. However, there…

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Bohri Mohalla food trail – The best places to eat

As a foodie, every year I look forward to Ramadan. Closer to where I live in Mumbai, there is a huge Muslim community so the streets and by-lanes turn into an Iftari food fest with the aromas of fried malpuas, mawa jalebis, fresh fruits and dates, chicken shawarmas, satay, mutton cutlets and what not. Four years after my last visit to Mohammad Ali road to explore the food scene in the Minara Masjid area, I…

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Baratang Island is the Andamans’ best kept secret

The Andamans sets a dreamy picture for the intrepid traveller looking to get away from the city’s hubbub. The island is a part of India and yet so aloof. And the beaches here can give South Europe a run for its money. The capital of Port Blair is the gateway to the Andamans and its many beautiful islands like Havelock, Ross and Neil Islands. But one would be wrong to say that the Andamans is…

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5 spectacular places to go trekking in Goa

Goa has earned the reputation as one of the most happening tourist destinations not only in India but across the world. It is famous for the beaches, nightlife, seafood and the flea markets. Goa has a vibrant culture and a vibe which attracts every kind of traveller. It has a coastline of about a hundred kilometres and quite a few number of beaches which offer numerous adventure activities. One of the many things to do…

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Delhi diaries: Majnu ka Tilla guide

majnu ka tilla travel guide - tibetan food

Like most big cities around the world, Delhi is a potpourri of people and cultures. Millions find their way into the city to fulfill their dreams and aspirations. Among them is a refugee community with a dream of a different kind…to go back to Tibet once their country is free. Until then, they live in a tiny neighbourhood in North Delhi called Majnu ka Tilla. When a 15th century Sufi saint attained enlightenment after meeting…

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Visiting Bhilar book village in Mahabaleshwar

In the era of Kindle, would you visit a village dedicated to books? On the way to Mahabaleshwar over a weekend, we spotted a huge signage that read Pustakanche Gaon – Bhilar. Predictably, the next morning we showed up in the village to find out more. Bhilar is a quiet town, sandwiched between the twin hill stations of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani in Western Maharashtra. Much like its neighbours, its population of barely 3000 earn their…

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Guide to Dudhsagar waterfall

Goa is a haven for beach lovers. But there are many other places to visit in Goa that make for a great day trip. Now, how about a little effort to behold the cascading beauty of a gushing waterfall? The Dudhsagar waterfall is an absolute delight, and you simply cannot afford to miss it! Located about 60 kilometres from Panaji and 80 kilometres to the south of Belagavi, between the states of Goa and Karnataka…

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Best places to shop in Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a beautiful Indian hill station, famous for its colonial charm, gorgeous churches and picturesque surroundings. Regardless of whether you are a shopping addict or not, Mussoorie’s local markets such as the Tibetan Market, Gandhi Chowk and others will leave you swooning over the variety of products at attractive prices. Here are my ‘Best places to shop in Mussoorie’. Best places to shop in Mussoorie 1. Mall Road This is the main centre for…

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My favourite travel books from around the world

This post is updated as and when I read a new book. If you have any suggestions, feel free to write to me at edwina1401@gmail.com Let’s begin then… Around India in 80 trains ~ Funny and Witty. This inspires me from time to time to get out and travel. A brilliant insight into the Indian railways and its routes across India. I’m excited to take up some of these journeys myself. Someday soon! | Buy now Branding…

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David Scott trail – A trail through Meghalaya’s colonial past

Once lovingly called the Scotland of the east by homesick British officers during the East India Company rule, Meghalaya still retains the crown. With misty hills, dominating rainforests and expansive meadows, the region is full of pristine beauty. There are breathtaking nature trails, innumerable waterfalls, countless living root bridges and sacred forests waiting to be discovered. One such hidden gem is the David Scott trail in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya – a charming hike…

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5 Day Itinerary To Explore Wayanad

A small district in Kerala, Wayanad is full of lush greenery and picturesque landscapes. Sightseeing in Wayanad includes hilly ranges, exotic wildlife, sprawling tea plantations and enthralling caves that will leave you in awe of the untouched beauty of nature. Wayanad has tourist places for every kind of traveller, so if you are planning a retreat to nature’s wonderland, here is a 5-day Wayanad itinerary for you: Day 1: Banasura Sagar Dam and Banasuramala Meenmutty…

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Top five places to visit in Rajkot

Located in Gujarat, Rajkot is a commercial city with a number of tourist attractions. It was the former capital of the princely state of Saurashtra and is an important industrial hub. Rajkot is one of the top places to visit in Gujarat with great historical significance. In particular, you can learn more about Mahatma Gandhi and his association with this city. Top five places to visit in Rajkot 1. Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum This one…

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Kolhapur trip planner – A foodie’s guide

You ever do a trip only to eat? Like there’s no agenda, except food! Until a while ago, a small outlet of Purepur Kolhapur restaurant in the suburbs of Mumbai was my window to Kolhapur’s cuisine. This was about to change. I had set out on a two day road trip to explore the food scene in Kolhapur first hand. From the city’s linkage to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to being a Maratha princely state of…

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