Pirotan Islands – Marine Sanctuary

I must say, I was lucky to have visited the Pirotan Islands near Jamnagar. There are 42 islands in total and Pirotan is the only one where visitors are allowed. These are virgin islands and not open for public. One can visit it only with special permission from the...

Nalanda – The Lost Beacon of Knowledge

ore than 1000 years ago, there was a University like no where else in the world. A flourishing center of knowledge, this university called Nalanda attracted students from as far as Persia, Turkey, Greece, China and Tibet and accommodated up to...

Hampi Diaries – First Day’s Explorations

Ever since I read the funny tales of Tenaliram and Krishnadevaraya in the children’s magazine Nandan years back, Vijayanagar has held its place in my to visit lists. So this Christmas vacation, when Ekta made me an offer, that we visit Hampi - the once mighty capital...

7 ways to travel around the world on a budget

Almost everyone wants to travel the world and experience new things. The main problem usually comes down to time and money. Here are 7 ways to travel the world on a budget! House Sitting While this may not seem appealing to some people, house sitting is a great way to...

Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is the largest monolith statue in the world, made out of limestone and  built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafra.


The Road To Tso Moriri

The Road To Tso Moriri

A road less taken goes from Pangong Tso to Tso Moriri. Though more challenging than the Leh route, it provides breathtaking sights and an experience unparalleled elsewhere. We decided to follow this route and reach the High Mountain Lake.

A Trip To Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary

Bhigwan is a sleepy little town off Pune Solapur Highway famous for the huge Bhigwan lake. Hundreds of species of endemic and migratory birds arrive here every year, making it a favourite of photographers, bird watchers and local ornithologists.


Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Most travelers will fall prey to a travel scam no matter how hard they try to blend in with the locals. While not all scams can be prevented, it’s important to take extra measures to avoid them. The first step in avoiding a scam is learning how to identify one.


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