An itinerary for Chikmagalur 🌳

When I told my mom that we were in Chikmagalur for Christmas, her first association with the place was “That was Indira Gandhi’s constituency !” Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh was always the stronghold of the Congress party and Indira Gandhi’s home constituency. But after the Emergency rule, she lost the elections from Raebareli in 1977…

Treat yourself to Hyderabad: A 3 day itinerary 🌆

The name Bhagmati seems quite famous in Hyderabad; though we didn’t meet any ladies with this name, there are shops named Bhagmati and even saw a boat named Bhagmati at the pier on the Hussain Sagar lake in the Lumbini Park. What’s in a name, you may ask? For Hyderabad it translates to it’s genesis….

Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram by road …🚙💨 the Itinerary⛱

Puja holidays are finally here 💃. Standing in Bangalore, we look around, where can we go? There is Kerala and Goa on the west coast – been there; within Karnataka there is Mysore – been there; Wayanad and Coorg – been there; hill stations of Coonnor, Ootty – been there too. It’s time to venture…

An itinerary for Sri Lanka

Ayubowan ! …. a greeting in Sinhalese, meaning Long life. A 4N, 5D trip to Sri Lanka, covering four places – Bentota, Yala, Kandy & Colombo. Here’s the itinerary. Day 1: Arrival @Colombo and off to Bentota Flew SriLankan airlines from Kochi to Colombo. Green Holiday was the local agent engaged for the trip, hired through a…

Amritsar – April 2018 : Day 2

A day of hits and misses. All holidays call for a sumptuous and leisurely breakfast, irrespective of the plans for the day. At Amritsar we tried the delicious Amritsar kulcha and chole, hot Puris, Amritsar masala chai along with the usual fare at the breakfast buffet. Day 2 : Itinerary Visit the Golden Temple Visit…

Amritsar – April 2018 : Day 1

Amritsar, a city in Punjab; located 28 kms from the border with Pakistan and home to the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), the most sacred gurdwara of the Sikh religion. We are going to spent two days in this city. Day 1: Itinerary Arrival @ Amritsar Lunch @ Crystal restaurant Shopping for Phulkari dupattas Mall of…

Summer trails through Himachal Pradesh 2018

This summer, our family of three is currently on two separate routes through Himachal Pradesh. As mentioned in the prior post, the kid with his classmates is trekking along the foothills of Himalayas to Chanderkhani (12,500 ft) starting from the base camp at Naggar, a town situated 21 kms from Manali. They flew to Delhi…

Himalayan Trek Adventure 2018 : Chanderkhani in Himachal Pradesh (12,500 ft)

The Himalayan trek is organised by the school. April & May are the ideal months for trekking. Having no prior experience in trekking is not a deterrent, as the organisers are providing amenities such as tents, meals, sleeping bags, rucksacks and lavatories. The idea of an adventure holiday without parents seemed very appealing to our…

Marhaba Dubai 2018

Four friends together for four days of fun in Dubai …….. and immediately I am recollecting the scenes from the movie Sex and the City 2. The similarity however ends with the four girlfriends; in the movie they visit Abu Dhabi, but here the four of us are off to Dubai !! Travel & Stay…

Let’s travel to Hong Kong

The skyline of Hong Kong features more skyscrapers than New York city……an interesting fact….let’s travel to Hong Kong and explore….. Travel & Stay We flew Jetstar Asia from Singapore to Hong Kong, a 4h5m journey. Jetstar Asia is an Australian carrier, a low-cost airline with no meal service nor entertainment onboard. Our flight was at…