Four people stories from Ganpatipule and other travel anecdotes

There’s an interesting quote by Nick Miller I read on the internet which I am going to use as the basis for this post… …Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world… Travel is a smile that leads to a conversation in broken English. It’s the epiphany that pretty girls smile the same way all over the world. Travel is tipping 10% and…

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A fleeting conversation in Kalga, Himachal

I was reading Mark Tully’s No Full Stops in India on an evening in Kalga village while bacpacking in the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh for 8 days. The weather was pleasant and the fresh mountain air was intoxicating. I sat on an old wooden bench with a table outside my lovely little homestay atop a hill. Soon a stranger stopped by to click some pictures of the valley. He asked if he could click…

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Marwari Tradition Of Lumba Rakhi for Women

I was back in office the next day after Raksha Bandhan. I noticed one of my female co-workers came in with multiple rakhis tied on her hand. Intrigued, I asked her why she had them on. The revealings were so interesting that I decided to write a post to let others unaware know of these unique festive traditions. Lumba Rakhi Tradition Lumba Rakhi is a traditional custom in the Marwari community, originally from Rajasthan. On the day of…

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Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, New Delhi

I happened to visit Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum by chance. It’s a not-so-pleasant fact that I visited Delhi but did no local sightseeing (except this museum), since I was attending a conference. Such is the life of a Corporate slave! Never mind. Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum was the residence of former Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi. The location has been converted into a museum as a tribute to the late politician. It stands in the…

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An Adventurous Rickshaw ride to Ajmer Dargah

On our 3 day backpacking trip to Jaipur, we decided to quickly cover Ajmer Dargah. One, the Dargah is extremely popular; two, we could see a new city in Rajasthan; three, I had never been to a Dargah before. I will keep my spiritual experience of stepping inside a Dargah for another day. For now, I have a clip of our adventurous and amusing rickshaw ride to Ajmer Dargah. Most private vehicles don’t go right…

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Work for a Cruise line – Travel the World

Ever thought of a career that took you around the world? Do you think your education (or the lack of it) does not support your aspiration to see amazing destinations. How about working on a Cruise ship? A cruise not just serves the purpose of transporting you from point A to point B but also provides you with an all round experience of living life at sea. Restaurants, Bars, Casino, Clubs, Lounges, Rooms & Suites,…

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Passive Observations in Gujarat

I have been a happy traveler since my road trip in Gujarat. Not only did I see some interesting off-beat attractions but this was a road trip where I created my own route map and made my own itinerary. Of course, there are going to be blog posts for some of these attractions, as well as posts for my route map and itinerary, in which case stay tuned to this space 🙂 (See my Gujarat…

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