Kala Ghoda Walk | Mumbai

One of the main reasons I planned for my travel to Mumbai was to complete the Kala Ghoda Walk. What is Kala Ghoda Walk? The walk is a way to get introduced to some of the cool sights in Mumbai. It covers the areas between Colaba and Fort in Mumbai. And the walk is also called as the Black Horse …

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Hiking bucket list 2020

Happy New Year folks!! Have a great one. It’s a new year already! Time is flying. I am writing this post in the month of September 2019, already planning for next year. It is scary to plan for future but I do want to have list of things to do for the coming year 2020. So this is my hiking bucket …

Scuba diving in Pondicherry

India has around 8000 kilometres (5000 miles) of coastal line. It is surrounded by Arabian Sea on the West, Indian Ocean on the South and Bay of Bengal on the East. India also has some spectacular islands (Andamans and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands) off the coast. The oceans surrounding the coastal line and islands offers breathtaking diving sites with …

Bhubaneshwar in 1 day

Bhubaneshwar, is the capital city of Odisha/Orissa state in India. The city is famous for its architecture and ancient temples. How to get there? There are frequent flights between any capital city and Bubhaneshwar. I took an Indigo flight which was the cheapest. There are also trains and buses that run between the cities. Local transportation There are auto rickshaws, cabs …

Hike to Kaurava Kunda (Karnataka, India)

Kaurava Kunda is another hill that I had never heard of before. One of my fellow trekkers during the Vattakanal Hike, suggested me to visit this hill for the early morning sunrise. He said that this hill was a better place to see the sunrise than the Skandagiri or Nandi Hills. The reason was that this was not that famous …

1 day in Kochi

Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a city in Kerala state of South India. The city is popularly known as the Queen of Arabian Sea as it has one of the finest natural harbours in the World. How to get there? There are frequent flights between any capital city and Kochi. There are also trains and buses that run between …

Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery in Paro (Bhutan)

Tiger Nest Monastery, also known as Paro Taktsang and Taktsang Palphug Monastery, is a very prominent and important Buddhist sacred site in Bhutan. This monastery marks the beginning or the birth place of Bhutanese Buddhism. The sacred site consists of 9 temples out of which 1 temple is closed and is opened only once a year. The temple complex is …

A guide to travel to Maldives

Maldives is definitely a paradise on Earth! I just returned from this exotic country and I have madly deeply fallen in love with it. Be it people or be it the blue clear ocean, I loved everything about this country. The capital city Male is the largest and busy city in Maldives. I traveled solo to this heaven and unlike …

Best day of my life | Manta in Maldives

There are very rare days in life where one feels that the whole World comes together to make their dreams come true. I have told many times, I love ocean and anything that lives under water. I love Manta Rays. I had seen two Mantas come by when I dived in New Caledonia. It was magical. They swam by very …

Diving in House Reef (Maldives)

The water in Maldives is absolutely divine. It is warm and clear. And a perfect condition to have a relaxed dive. The last three dives of mine (Rottnest Island and Sesimbra) had taken a toll on me. I had thought I would never come out of the anxiety or panic I had during those dives. But after diving here in …

Lucknow in 1 day

Lucknow, is the capital and large city in Uttar Pradesh state of Northern India. The city is famous for its beautiful history and architecture. How to get there? There are frequent flights between any capital city and Lucknow. There are also trains and buses that run between the cities. Local transportation in Lucknow There are auto rickshaws, cabs and cycle …

Water bungalow in Maldives

From the time I had planned for Maldives (which was about 9 months ago), I wanted to stay at a water bungalow. And everyone knows that staying at a water bungalow in Maldives is super expensive. It costs generally around AUD 800 to AUD 4000 per night. Being a solo traveler, staying at a water bungalow was something which was …

Kumara Parvatha Trek (Karnataka, India)

This was my second time to Kumara Parvatha. I had hiked this mountain (maybe) around 10 years ago. I vaguely remembered the hike which I had done back then. So I decided to hike again – after all how hard can it be? I am a person who has hiked to Everest Base Camp you know! My ego was smashed …

Bheema Bakasura betta/Kailashgiri betta (Karnataka, India)

My best friend Akshata and I had a spontaneous call one evening, at almost midnight, and we decided to do a one day hike the following morning. After going through a list of places, we decided to head to Kaiwara to hike the Bheema Bakasura Betta. The betta is in the town of Kaiwara. Kaiwara is in Chikkabalapura district of …

Indian restaurants in Lisbon

I am a sucker of Indian food. I crave Indian food if I do not have it for a week or so. I want my rice and daal (lentils) at the least. So, while I was backpacking in Europe, I tried various cuisines especially Romanian and Bulgarian cuisines. And this continued for about 4 weeks. The result was when I …

Hike to Vattakanal (Canopy Hills)

The Kotagiri trek that I had planned to do over the weekend was cancelled due to not having the minimum required participants. Supposedly, the cancellation of hikes or treks due to not having many participants is quite common in Bangalore. So, I decided to call the Bangalore Mountaineering Club just a day before the hike to inquire if there was …

Porto: Historical Walking Tour

I absolutely loved Porto in Portugal. It was a treat to take pictures of this spectacular city. The colourful buildings and the amazing display of the tiles were something to look for. I took a 3 hours walking tour to cover most of the important landmarks within the city centre. The walking tour was with ‘Living tours Viagens e Turisma …

Taking pictures while Solo traveling

Earlier this month, I wrote an Instagram post about this. And I am so glad that some of you reached out to me appreciating the post and acknowledging that that was the biggest challenge that you thought while solo traveling. Since many of my blog readers are not on Instagram, I decided to pen the post on my blog as …

Kudremukh trek (Karnataka, India)

Kudremukh, which means the ‘head of a horse‘ in Kannada, is one of the mountains in the Western Ghats. It is in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka and is about 284 kilometres from Bangalore. The peak is the third highest peak in Western Ghats and is at a height of 6207 feet. The hike goes through the lush valley and …