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Leh in Winter – A pristinely peaceful paradise

Ladakh – The land of High Passes – is stunningly beautiful. Having completed the Stok Kangri Base Camp trek in Summer of 2016, we had set our minds on the Chadar Trek on the frozen Zanskar river. Nonetheless, the weather Gods played spoilsport and the trek got cancelled at the last minute. This, nonetheless, turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as we got to experience the magic of Leh in winter. Being marooned […]

Leh market winter

Kamakhya Temple and Nilachal Hills

Guwahati, the city of temples, is the gateway to North-East. The city is spread along the banks of the Brahmaputra river. Way back in school, I had heard of this majestic river which is the 10th largest river in the world that flows through China, India, and Bangladesh. I was happy to finally visit this gigantic river, and enjoy a sunset on its wide river banks. Quick Fact: In the early days, there was a […]


Root Institute of Wisdom and Culture, Bodhgaya

The Root Institute of Wisdom and Culture in Bodhgaya is an oasis of peace and calm amidst the chaos and crowds of Bodhgaya. Located 1.6 Kms away from the Mahabodhi temple, this institute offers a variety of Buddhist retreats and courses for Indians and foreign nationals. In addition, for travelers to Bodhgaya it opens up its peaceful rooms and dormitories affordable rates. The only caveat is that booking needs to be made well in advance […]


Dhamapur Lake Travel Guide

Nestled in the hills of Konkan, and surrounded by dense forests lies the Dhamapur lake. A visit here, is a treat for all the senses as one is surrounded by beautiful flowers, trees, butterflies and birds that sing your way to the heart. The lake is situated on the Malvan – Kudal road, and was constructed around 1530 AD by the  Mandlik named Nagesh Desai of the Vijaynagar Kingdom. It covers an area of 5 […]


Sindhudurg Fort – A travel Guide

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj early on recognized the importance of navy and established a naval fleet. Sindhudurg fort, , was an important part of his naval strategy to keep a check on colonial forces ( Portuguese, Dutch and British ). Laying the foundation While surveying the Konkan coast line Shivaji Maharaj felt the need to build an impenetrable sea fort. On reaching the Malwan beach, in Kurte island he found the place desirable for such a […]


Tarkarli – Devbaug Beach – A journey in snapshots

Tarkarli Beach, located around 6 Kms away from Malvan city, is one of the more publicized beaches of Malvan. That, however, does not take anything away from the beauty of this narrow strip of silver white sand with crystal clear waters where one can see up to 20 ft. below in the sea-bed on a bright sunny day. Tarkarli beach extends south towards Devbaug where Karli river meets the Arabian sea. On the northern end […]

Tarkarli Beach white sand malvan

Velas Travel Guide 2

Velas, a remote village along the Konkan coast, was destined for obscurity, had it not been for the Olive Ridley turtles that hatch their eggs here. These turtles have put Velas on the international tourist map. Every year from February to March baby hatchlings emerge from the golden-black sand and start their journey towards the Arabian Sea. It is difficult to not fall in love with this secluded beach tucked away in a quiet corner of […]

Velas Turtle Festival

Konkan Roads and Highways – Everything you need to know 2

Konkan Coastline, a narrow strip of land that runs from the south of Mumbai all the way up to Goa, is peppered with picture-perfect beaches, colorful fishing villages, and ruined forts. Its beaches are perfect for lazing around on pristine clean sands and listening to the intermittent lull and fury of waves. Traveling to Konkan and exploring this laid-back part of the country is sheer bliss. However rail connections on this route are minimal, and there are […]

Diveagar Beach road

Harihareshwar Travel Guide 2

  Harihareshwar, a coastal town in Konkan Maharashtra is known not just for its beautiful beach, but also as a place of pilgrimage. It is situated at the mouth of River Savitri that divides the Raigad and Ratnagiri districts. Here the river flows and merges into the Arabian Sea. Harihareshwar is part of the three famous beach towns in Raigad district of Konkan Maharashtra – the other two being Diveagar and Shrivardhan. Harihareshwar attracts people […]

Harihareshwar beach Savitri river