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I Travelled Amidst Pandemic! Guide and Details

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“TRAVEL and FOOD are two industries, which will not see a recession ever!” “Recession ho ya Inflation shaadiya to hoti rahengi na? Log unpe laakhon croro kharadchte rahenge na?”   (Whether its recession or inflation, people will get married, right? They will keep on spending lakhs and crores on it, right?)  This one is a famous dialogue from one of my favorite Bollywood movies, Band Baja Baraat.  I cannot comment on the latter, but the former holds a solid stance. No one saw this pandemic or any such situation coming. No one can ever predict it. Of course, it was after the pandemic that there are stories of “interpretations”, “predictions” that were made years ago. To be honest, I neither like reading about it nor believing in it. Now that the situation is in front of us, everyone is speculating about the odds on the future of travel. The travel industry is certainly going to take a lot of time to the brim. Being a passionate traveler, it takes a lot of courage to accept this truth

Travel Edit : Summer Travel Essentials

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“I um… where?” I inquired “As confused as ever” - Mirror smirked “Do you know how difficult it is for a travel blogger to find inspiration in clothes when nature itself motivates us?” I argued Mirror responded quickly, “Yeah, big words”. It seemed to me that I was losing the battle against myself, but no. My eyes were already chuckled and glued to something overwhelmingly beautiful. While I was checking out this stuff with twinkling eyes, came the voice from the behind, “Aren't you gonna pack light?” Mirror literally screamed. “Traveling is easier than picking up the clothes for traveling”. I console myself. “Traveling is so easy to maneuver, so quintessential and happening!” I mimicked the words people say about a traveler, traveling, and traveler’s lifestyle. the ever-so happening Life Of A Travel Blogger. The voice outside my head woke me up with the self-thoughts and commanded me to be super quick. “What a mess I have been!” I quickly moved, cleared the desk and bed

Take a Walk in and Around Fatehpur Sikri

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“Every time I visit an enigmatic architecture, I find myself perplexed, left with a hungry heart, a satisfied soul, and the eternal question- ‘What next?’ ” Anecdote: Only a person with pure soul can enter through one of the doors of Fatehpur Sikri. The story goes on that the door was opened for the entry of Pakistan Prime Minister Musharaf and his wife. He sprained hi ankle while climbing the stair. Later on his wife came to visit the tomb of Salim Chishti and seek forgiveness.  Each door might tell different story. These were the rooms made for the orphan kids who took education in the reign of Akbar.  Secret Door - "Surang": The door led to the army to Delhi, has many stories hidden. Anarkali is supposedly said to have released from this very door, with the orders of Akbar. Without letting the time affect their determination, these walls, these pillars, have seen more reality than ever inscribed by any historian or a traveler. The tomb of Salim C

No Bucket, No List - The Solo Female Traveler in Me Would Indulge in

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One more weekend, one more trip. Last Monday was another homecoming (Nah, no war going on, from a weekend wandering; of course). Although it was Monday, I thought to check adventures of online wanderers. Hashtag studded statuses and kaleidoscopic pictures explained the liveliness of their life. Being a Solo Female Traveler, I happened to scratch my head. My online discovery was more gorgeous compared to my travel discovery. I happened to discover that sipping coffee and shopping could be the most happening thing that can inspire #MondayMotivation af! This was a reality check for me. My previous travel blogs and my social media timelines attacked me with allegations that I have been wasting my life not going shopping malls, not visiting cafes and restaurants, and of course ignoring game parlors and beauty parlors. I was flabbergasted. I had done nothing in my life, made no memories in the last 2 years!!! It was time to give a jerk to my head to get rid of gibberish and la

Old Lucknow Young Eyes - Not So Cliche Photo Blog

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"The beauty of the journey could best be defined by you, the manipulation or the reality; choice is yours!" Direction - The only way a traveler can reach to her destination. This direction tree at the huge opening of the Bada Imambada, Lucknow leads to all the fascinating aspects and the towards the beauty of the monument. The journey begins: With the first step she builds a strong belief in her own self. A grand entrance and climbing, a few steps lead you to the entrance of the grand architecture of Bada Imambada, Lucknow. Discovery or the self-discovery? Her inner beauty murmurs as her journey to the gorgeousness begins. Before entering the Bada Imambada, Lucknow, you see this beautiful architecture of the historic times before which everyone looks tiny. Getting lost in directions, finding her way out - On her way she follows none but her heart The design, the engineering, the celature - Bada Imambada, Lucknow represents that times of high

Blessed And Blissful - Road Trip To Ahi-Kshetra Jain Temple

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Serendipity, serenity, and self - three magical words that solely defines this journey that redirects you from our-worldly illusions to inner peace and self-discovery. We all were remotely taught a word called “Almighty” but were never taught about how to find that being. Well, turn inwards. It's in you, or it's you. Travel to Calmness A place of faith and travel, a combination that is guaranteed to attain a goal one set for. A few months back, during a long weekend that encountered our busy lives, my family and I thought of missing Lucknow's peace and discover our own away from Lucknow. We decided not to waste time here in Lucknow visiting the same old shopping malls and engaging in a meaningful traffic jam caused by sane Lucknowite, we arranged our own journey as I had already cleared about this “travel bug” biting each one in my family.  And if you think finding a sensible place around Lucknow is a cakewalk, you should have it daily. We looked and search

A Travel Yet Not Made: Navratri in Gujarat!

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Navratri. This is one of those festivals that I feel to have a mystic connection with. I wish I could ever express my deepest feeling to narrate what this festival means to me. Indeed, this festival has a special place in the heart of every Gujarati. I am not a Gujarati but for me, it has meaning that connects with my personality and character. The reason being a Mata Rani Bhakt (if you connect a spiritual aspect) and the other is that I often get engrossed in this ever enchanting environment and the enigmatic impact it leaves on me. Pure energy, sheer positivity, vividity of colors, and above all the fragrances that only I can smell. Besides anything else, Dandiya or Garba (or whatever way you pronounce) has different connotations. It is because the night long dance throws all negative vibes out and reincarnates the body, the mind, and the soul. I do not have answers to your where, how, and where, but the connection became natural to me in last few years. Every year thi

What's In My Travel Bag?

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Hello Readers, How are you? It's been long I have been posting on travel destination that one can escape to, my travel to-do lists and my travel stories! And let me tell you one thing, I haven't been posting since long as I was traveling to Nepal! You can read the blog on Nepal Trip here. And before that let me just get you an insight, what's in my travel bag! Whenever we are travelling it is very necessary to keep our travel bag ready. Travelers especially need to be careful about it. Either it is an impromptu escape or a well planned travel vacation, many time we forget to get some or the other basic necessity. Well, I have my own stories of forgetting my toothbrush (thankfully I was travelling with my family, so dad got me a new one!) , comb and hair ties many times. Imagine yourself in a new place and you are in search of such basic things. Huh! This not only spoils your mood but people traveling with you too! The abrupt need of things makes you ask f

Come, Be With An August Company. Me In Jaipur, Rajasthan

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A text on my t-shirt reads; Shopping? No, Chocolates? No, Travel? Yes. Driving through the green fields, riding through the creepy paths, crawling on sand dunes, or walking through the icy hills - the life finds the most satisfactory reflection of its own in grading the backpack and start walking randomly in the direction of your choice. I never knew when this wanderlust became an integral part of me. Each trip has always added a different facet to my persona and has made me a person more earthy and more content with myself. Each journey, including this one to Rajasthan in general and Jaipur, in Particular, has enriched with an amazing amount of knowledge, enlightened with the facts unknown to me before, opened an extra window to the world and moreover, infused me the sense of real, practical world. Ever seen a kid experiencing something that he dreamt of? The excitement and gleaming eyes say it all that yes I finally made it!!! Same were my feelings when I got a chan