Where to Eat in Darling Harbour, Sydney -By Food expert Roxana Oliver

Hola adventure seekers! How have you been? April is here and so is spring! I am sure you all have been gearing up for some exciting travel plans. This month’s guest post by food expert and travel enthusiast Roxana Oliver brings you the best of both worlds – travel & food! We agree both are… Continue reading Where to Eat in Darling Harbour, Sydney -By Food expert Roxana Oliver

Offbeat Jaipur : 5 epic must-have experiences

The capital city of Rajasthan, famously known as ‘Paris of India’ and known for its rich heritage is a haven for those in love with all things vintage and artsy. Jaipur is not just about all things ‘pink’ or chaotic mix of art and culture or busy markets bustling with tourists. There is definitely more… Continue reading Offbeat Jaipur : 5 epic must-have experiences

Gallery Café, Hyatt Place – Of a Culinary Soirée & Dining Review

Some quick facts – Where : Udhyog Vihar, Sector -18, Gurgaon (Haryana) Cuisine : International Meal for two : 2000 INR approx. LTC’s verdict : Best service, must try their Mix Berry Cheesecake Despite the usual dining, me and bae decided to have our New Year soirée date at Hyatt Place located in Gurgaon. Little… Continue reading Gallery Café, Hyatt Place – Of a Culinary Soirée & Dining Review

Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal ~ Reflections on devotion & death

  History : One of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in Nepal, this temple is a major religious attraction of Kathmandu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Pashupati (literally meaning ‘Lord of all animals’), one of the avatars of Lord Shiva. It is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu with its existence dating back to… Continue reading Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal ~ Reflections on devotion & death

Mcleodganj Series – Part 1 : Triund (Get high on Dhauladhars)

Location : Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh (India) Trek difficulty : Easy to moderate Starting point : Galu Devi Temple above Dharamkot village Elevation : 2,842 metres (8,200 ft approx.) Best Season : April to October As soon as you hit the busy streets of Mcleodganj, our very own Little Lhasa, you can’t help but notice the… Continue reading Mcleodganj Series – Part 1 : Triund (Get high on Dhauladhars)

Into the mystical woods of Parvati Valley – Kheerganga/ Khirganga Trek

Location – Parvati Valley, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh (India) Elevation – 2,960 m Trek difficulty – Moderate Trek Route – Barshaini – Nakthan- Rudranag – Kheerganga Best Season – May to November One of the most scenic treks in Himachal, you will find everything from waterfalls to alpine forest trails and mystical woods to hot water… Continue reading Into the mystical woods of Parvati Valley – Kheerganga/ Khirganga Trek

Many Faces of Nepal

“A tribute to Nepal in the wake of recent tragedy that shook this beautiful country. Let us pray for immense strength and courage to its people to recover and rebuild after the earthquake. I can never forget my recent trip to Nepal that brought about huge transformation into my life. Sending thoughts and prayers for… Continue reading Many Faces of Nepal

Conquer Air Sickness – Possible Causes and Prevention

Air Sickness can be the worst nightmare for a traveler. I never experienced even the slightest symptom of air sickness in my previous history of air travel until recently on my trip to Nepal. It was one horrible experience of my life and I swear I never wanted to sit in an aircraft ever in my… Continue reading Conquer Air Sickness – Possible Causes and Prevention

Dhumba Lake – The hidden gem of Mustang

But first, some quick facts:- Location name(s) : Dhumba Lake / Dhumpha Lake / Turquoise Lake Elevation: Around 2900 metres above sea level Trek Route : Jomsom (starting point) – Thini Village – Dhumba village – Dhumba Lake (Destination) Trek Distance/Duration : 5.5 kilometers /Two hours roughly Famous for : Being a sacred Buddhist lake… Continue reading Dhumba Lake – The hidden gem of Mustang

Spectra of Life

“They say we dream in black and white. And the world we see with open eyes has colors. How about merging of both worlds, fantasy and reality and have more choices?! Never the less, we keep juggling between the both. Either way you dice it, sometimes we have dreams and other times dreams have us.… Continue reading Spectra of Life

How did I travel without a worry amidst the currency ban?

Whether you are a local traveler or an NRI visiting India, being a ‘tourist’ at this time is not really a good idea. I reckon you will be familiar with the recent currency demonetization decision made by the Indian government. Well, it doesn’t seem like a pretty decision for now, eh? Travelers, out of all… Continue reading How did I travel without a worry amidst the currency ban?

Devil Traps and other secrets from Lubra, Nepal

It was one of the coldest mornings when I was on my way back from Muktinath, Nepal. While sitting in the cab, I bid my friend goodbye and felt bad that I had to conclude my trip without visiting his village, Lubra. Right at that moment when I was talking to my Nepali friend, something… Continue reading Devil Traps and other secrets from Lubra, Nepal

Nepal – the land of my awe-inspiring dream trail!

Exhilarating, Uplifting, Mighty, Scenic, Mysterious, Overwhelming, daunting, Intoxicating and Crazy! These are my exact thoughts the moment I begin to think about my next adventure into the mountains. It feels like I am on the precipice of unravelling some wonderful trails in the woods and that makes my heart go racing. This is what defines… Continue reading Nepal – the land of my awe-inspiring dream trail!

TRIPPING THROUGH HIMALAYAS – Kathmandu to Pokhara

A far-stretched road and a plan to hit all the spots you have a market on the map! How does it sound? Cool. Awesome. Glorious. I know right! I can never stop falling for road-trips no matter how many of them I undertake every now and then. I love that innate sense of freedom and… Continue reading TRIPPING THROUGH HIMALAYAS – Kathmandu to Pokhara

Top 5 ways to celebrate Holi in India

Spring is here and so is Holi, the ‘festival of colors’. This Hindu festival is a euphoric celebration across North India and Nepal. Not getting into lengthy details about its tradition, according to some legends, demon Holika who was immune to fire got burnt this day and it symbolically represents the victory of good over… Continue reading Top 5 ways to celebrate Holi in India

Solo Female Travel – Pros and Cons

Have you ever traveled solo or intend to? Well, then maybe you can understand all the fuss about ‘solo female travel’. Travelling alone as a woman, I think, has its shares of pros and cons. In some cases, it is a bit overhyped I feel but then you can’t take chances either. Without a doubt,… Continue reading Solo Female Travel – Pros and Cons