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A Travel Yet Not Made: Navratri in Gujarat!

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?

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

Unraveling Shimla Like Never Before!

Hello, Travelers!  I am back with sharing yet again a travel experience of mine! This time it's with Shimla! This time I will be trying a new way of letting you know my experience and also letting you know about it if you plan to make an escapade there! I went to Shimla way back in the year 2007. I explored place along with my Dad, Mom, and younger brother. A city is a beautiful place where you see the nature at it's best. Hill stations are a favorite destination for my mom. She loves the snow covered mountains and nature! However, back in those time, I was a huge Bollywood buff! (Okay, I am one now too!) So, my anxiety to explore Shimla was just one question: Will I be able to sit in the toy train where Jab We Met was shot? Yes, I was!  The train leads from Shimla to Kalka and we then were further routed to Bhatinda! (Indeed, a full Jab We Met tour2!) Okay, not wasting much of your time in blabbering my Bollywood and Shimla love! Let me give you an insight about Shiml

Incredible India: From Trails To Tales

Hello Readers, Being an avid and passionate traveler you think of exploring the world. But you know what? When it comes to exploring our own country is a devastating task. Every city you travel, every new place leads to another turn. There are a number of places you must have not heard of! The Indian subcontinent is one of the most diverse countries on planet Earth, a fact, which is known to all! India has some of the coldest places in Kashmir, the wettest city in the world- Cherapunji, one of the hottest places of the world-The Thar Desert and some beautiful beaches and magnificent architectures that are hard to miss. There a number of sagas those are told about India and its spectacular cities. Every city speaks for itself, unique in its own way and has something for each traveler. Explore the North where it hosts to you the Himalayan ranges snow covered mountain ranges, the splendid temples of the South, the culture and traditions of the East and the beaches and

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

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

My Travel To-Do List of 2017

When I was eight, I was taken to the jungles by the Arabian Sea on the Gujarat-Maharashtra borders for weeklong holidays, and I thought I had discovered heaven. When I was ten, another fortnight-long trip to Rajasthan was waiting for me to happen. I thought I had found golden paradise. Honestly, I belong to the society where holidays are an integral part of the living style. Along with me, this list grew. Sometimes with family and most of the time with friends, I kept on traveling until I realized that now I need to earn if I want to keep on traveling. Isn’t that the main worry why Indian middle class finds it so difficult to go on holidays? I thought, holidaying is very natural to every Indian class, but realized wasn’t a case. Aren’t you yet clear with my intention? Never mind, I want to inspire you to plan your next holiday during the summers without worrying about the heat. This is the perfect time to take time off and spend some time with friends to disentangle a