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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The best food films from around the world

A while back, I discussed the best travel films that will inspire you to globe-trot. I had the most fun time compiling that list, watching world cinema and taking inspiration to travel to some of the remotest corners in the world. In this post I want to talk about food, something I’m as much obsessed with. Trying local food is high on my to-do list when travelling to a new city. It is this love…

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Shopping in Kodaikanal: Things to buy

Famously known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Kodaikanal is the perfect destination for those who seek a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Wondering about things to do while you’re there? Apart from its breathtaking natural beauty, the hill station has lots to offer to a shopaholic or, for that matter, anyone looking for a travel takeaway memorabilia. Shopping in Kodaikanal is all about colourful trinkets, woolen clothes, spices, handicrafts,…

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