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Weekend Getaways

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Visit Jaipur!

According to the Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Travel Awards 2016, Jaipur seems to be one of the most favoured tourist destinations of India; and it really breaks my heart to admit that it’s true, because there are so many other worthy competitors and… Continue Reading →

Turning Thirty: Trip to Mc Leodganj – PART III

For most young people, life as they imagine, ends at 29. The dreaded thirty is the hallmark of change – jobs, engagements, marriages, babies, wrinkles – you are supposed to have them all beside relinquishing a few others like parties, booze,… Continue Reading →

Turning Thirty: Trip to Mc Leodganj – PART II

When does one glass of wine become one glass too many? When you awake the morning after and realize it’s time for dinner. We woke up just in time for a late lunch. I should now probably gloss over those… Continue Reading →

Turning Thirty: Trip to Mc Leodganj – PART I

There is still a case to be made for a religion which can put a smile in your face and warmth in your heart in a cold winter morning. Having said that, I must confess I never thought celebrating one’s… Continue Reading →

Spiti: Backpacking in Heaven’s backdoor

“Sometimes you have to get lost in order to reach your destination” The Rohtang Checkpoint at Manali is the last green bastion of civilisation before you enter a landscape of antediluvian sparseness. More commonly known as Spiti Valley, this isolated… Continue Reading →

A Weekend Getaway VI

Have you ever tried trekking at 12 in the noon, with the sun showering its love on you with all its might? I know, love can be a bit tiring at times. 🙂 Our sweat glands had increased their infernal… Continue Reading →

A weekend Getaway – V

After a leisurely breakfast, we were sitting around in the porch, puffing out smokes when Kulkule (the estate-pet) came up, sniffing. I started dolling out the remains from our breakfast which he was happily gulping down. As soon as he… Continue Reading →

A weekend getaway – IV

When the jeep stopped in front of the estate, It was 8:30 am. I was feeling rickety all over, and I guess so were the others. I felt like puking right there. For the first 10 secs, I swear I… Continue Reading →

A weekend getaway – III

By the time we reached the exit gate of the forest, it was almost 7:30. Doyel finally was wide awake and had started whining for a loo. At first I hardly realized what she wanted, I thought she was having… Continue Reading →

A weekend getaway – II

The security guard, in the meanwhile had gone up to kaku for a bribe. I looked back and saw them involved in some animated discussion. Not caring a pence ’bout the world, I turned back and started walking down towards… Continue Reading →

A weekend getaway – I

It was 5:45 in the morning… we had journeyed almost the whole night from Bangalore, that too in a car. My head was being hammered by a thousand nails (effect of two continuous sleepless nights the days before). I could… Continue Reading →

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