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This is How A Wholesome Trip Looks Like!

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The universe speaks for balance. Well, let us just not go that far - even a good wholesome dish required balance in each of its ingredients. Why am I all of a sudden talking of balance and cooking..??? As I might just have hit that spot - where I call my trip "wholesome". Now, there are a lot of repercussions to it. My trip to Himachal was a break I needed post-Covid-19 situation. And it was with people I would trust until my last breath (I suppose! I should.) And it was not less than a roller-coaster either. This trip to Himachal was full of being a part of a story than just creating one. You get that right? Additionally, I have been very finicky in terms of my budget. And this trip made me believe in one of the most important aspects "Aanya! Girl you have earned it. You need to be free when you travel, use a mix of your heart and brain and not just the latter!" An illustration by me - on the Chunar Fort A wholesome trip to Rishikesh - Jai Maa Gange! This picture w

Looking For A Weekend Getaway for Summers? Visit This Town!

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Bhimtal, a holy town in the state of Uttarakhand that is blessed with lavish natural beauty! The town is renowned for Bhimtal lake and sacred places which have made it a must-visit place from Nainital. Anyone who is visiting Nainital must include one day tour to Bhimtal. It is located at the height of 1370m and can be easily reached by road from Nainital. To reach Bhimtal from Nainital, one has to cover a distance of just 22 km. Bhimtal isn’t just a perfect place for family tours, but it also makes an ideal destination for a honeymoon tour. It’s a common destination for honeymoon couples. And also it has become a holy place for its connection with Bhima. It is said that once Bhima had a visit to Lake Bhimtal and from there the town has got its name. For sure the town is famous for its holy places but it has got many places where people get to indulge in adventure and can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Himalayan range. Read my Blog on Uttarakhand and how it changed my perception Ph

Never Knew These Cycle Tours In India Existed! #ForHer

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India is the land of the mystic beauty and awe. It is a vivid dream from which no traveller wants to awake. It is the destination where one can find solace and peace in things he considered small. It is the place where happiness is not measured but is like an incessant running stream. It is abode to thousands of Gods and is always willing to accommodate more because for Indians "atithi devo bhava" . But often we do generalise travelling with visiting. Visiting to India is a lot different than travelling to India. If you did the first you have not felt the real essence of this country but if you did the latter you have given true meaning to your journey. Many a travellers visit to India to search for something new but they leave empty handed. Only those achieve their milestones that are ready to travel through every milestone and travel the roads less travelled. We are talking about cycle tourism in India. Yes, you heard it right. India on bicycle, isn't it a fascinating

To the many firsts! My First Snowfall Experience in Manali

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Have you ever felt that longing for that feeling to be sufficient? That longing for "skipped a heartbeat" moment? or That one moment where a trickle from your eyes makes everything blur yet so real? That one moment was when I experienced snowfall for the first time! I know it sounds too dramatic for a snowfall experience. But hear me out when I say that it is going to be 26 years of my life, some 16 years of traveling (of course with parents in the initial ones). Visited all kinds of landscapes, - from beaches in the South to Deserts of Rajasthan, to Mountains and cityscapes. But never snowfall! My heart was all pumped up to experience my first snowfall.  The reason for me being too extra for the snowfall is because I had pictured it so much that they want, the craving was nowhere dying. I know sometimes social media kills everything. Each moment or emotion you would want to experience gets smashed from the regular Instagram stories and overdone reels! But my emotions towards

Down the Memory Lane: Revisiting Gangtok

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  "I had so many plans...this year was meant to be my year...!" cribbed me sitting aimlessly lying on the sofa, with the night suit on, nicely champi-ed hair, and mom's special tea being served. This could have been a blessing for me,  BC! (Before Corona, I meant this, genuinely!)  I wanted to visit home for some good 15/20 days. However, work never allowed, and above that long weekends were always prioritized for some nice gateways. One thing that the year 2020 has taught me is to never crib for what you do not have. Each time you spend is a blissful memory in the making, which will be reminisced by you in the future. Each word written above is to be treated as a carving on the stone! What have we travel-enthusiasts doing all this year? #Throwbacks ! Ain't we? Well, I call it remembering the good old days. While cribbing on the sofa, I picked up my phone, and with that terribly frowned face, stretching all my face muscles against the gravity started shuffling throug

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