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WATERFALLS NEAR MUMBAI PUNE

10 WATERFALLS NEAR MUMBAI & PUNE: THE PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAYS THIS MONSOON

There is something vaguely magical about the Monsoons in Mumbai and Pune. Vaguely because on one side, it draws a lot of traffic and waterlogging, but on the other, it brings to life the year-long hidden beauty of countless streams and waterfalls. The weekend is the perfect time to break away from the city bustle and enjoy the beauty of the monsoons.Mumbai & Pune lie in proximity to endless hill stations and although they seem lifeless and dr...

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Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley in April and May: Photo Blog

Spiti Valley is a mesmerizing valley of Himachal Pradesh that is cut off from the outside world but is still gracefully self-sufficient, sustaining life from its beautiful blooming autumn months to the harshest of winter months when even the water in the water-pipes is frozen. No matter how smooth or harsh the living conditions become, this is a land that is known to serve the best hospitality to its curious visitors. Spiti Valley is one val...

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Dining

DINING IN THE DARK - NOIR

About the author - Anindita Chatterjee is a senior professional in the Mining/Mineral and Commodities Sector.Her passion includes travel, music, food, books, wine and words.  When life becomes a series of predictable and measurable outcomes, an adventure into the unknown jolts our numbed senses somewhat like a tremorAn unpretentious restaurant tucked away in an unassuming street of Ho Chi Minh city, ‘Noir’ (black) was my first uniqu...

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Spiti Valley

Why you must visit Spiti Valley, The Hidden World Of Himachal?

“A hidden isolated world”, is the first thing most travellers have to say about Spiti. What else could one say about a world that was forbidden to visitors for about 30 years. A visit to Spiti Valley is like Time Travel. You get in a time machine and travel to a world and time unknown.Spiti lies across the main range of Himalayas, called the Trans-Himalaya. But wait a second! Let’s just reflect on what comes to our mind when someone mention...

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Treks near Mumbai

Here's all you need to know about these 24 trekking spots near Mumbai

Would you like to just sit at home and have a hot cup of coffee when it’s raining outside? Or you are from the lot who would rather venture outdoors and have fun? If you are from the latter lot, these destinations are your cup of Coffee. Trekking is best experienced in Monsoon and why travel far away when you have some amazing monsoon trekking destinations to go near your hometown itself. Here we bring you a list of trekking spots near Mumbai w...

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4 Quick and Simple Female Hygiene Tips No One Told You About

Text By Shraddha Mehta Being in outdoors is always rewarding. Getting that feel of Independence and wanderlust attracts all. When we are outdoors it involves a lot of things from, gear to commute to hygiene, especially for women. A day’s hike is somewhat manageable when it comes to dealing with different body fluids. Yet how you manage is still tricky. Females have to think more about the basic natural needs than their male counterparts. ...

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Here Is The Ultimate Rishikesh Guide You Need to Read Right Now

A hub for spirituality, yoga, pilgrimage and peace of mind, Rishikesh is the epitome for people seeking their inner self and meeting the high energy they believe in. Rishikesh has so many jewels to its crown that it makes for one of the most sought after destination for every kind of traveler. An ancient healing place with hills and rivers, it’s the abode of God for a spiritual traveller. But it’s not only the spirituality of this holy place ...

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Rann of Kutch: This famous White Desert will make you fall in love with Vibrant Gujarat

Vibrant colorful clothes, soulful songs and ballads, serene white desert and homely hospitality, this is what defines one of the most beautiful place in India’s western region: Rann of Kutch! Kutch is a melodious union of rich culture, tradition and history. It is an island which changes according to seasons. Come dry season the deserts are the harshest and with the arrival of  monsoons, they get filled by the waters and invite a lot of...

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Hornbill Festival: One of The Most Beautiful Tribal Festival of India

An amalgamation of blue mountains, green forests and mighty rivers, North-East India is a beauty to behold. The valleys and mountains are enchanting. It’s not just the geography which is serene but the tribal culture and tradition of the North-East of India is what attracts people and makes it a must visit place. Of all the states, one which stands out this month is Nagaland and the reason it stands out is because of the Hornbill Festival. ...

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Pushkar : A Unique Land Of Beauty, Culture and Adventure

It’s true when they say, this world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. And, it’s also true that travelling across the vibrant Indian State of Rajasthan, alone, feels like reading a classic novel. You may not know the plot, you may not expect how the plot unravels into a swirl of colour and culture, but one thing is for sure. You just won’t stop reading. This brings us to our Destination of the month, Pushkar, a spark...

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Yuksom: Your Heavenly Gateway to the Goecha La Trek

The North-East of India still has many mystic and amazing places which are yet unexplored. It’s as if calling out travellers to live their ultimate dream of finding something new. With so many places to travel, Yuksom in Sikkim is one place you should definitely visit. Yuksom is a small town but with big historical significance of Sikkim. Yuksom exposes you to the rich cultural and historical treasures of Sikkim. It is the place where th...

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31 Adventure Destinations In India That Will Make You Set Off On Your Next Adventure

Adventure and Tourism are like two peas in a pod. Travelling is incomplete without great adventures and great adventures are only accomplished after travelling to greater miles. On the occasion of World Tourism Day, we decided to blend two of the most exhilarating elements of all: Adventure and Tourism. And here we bring to you a comprehensive list of 31 different Adventure Destinations in India, that will quench the insatiable thirst of your i...

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Celebrating 1000 years of festivity: The Naropa Festival, Ladakh

Ladakh! The name itself makes us imagine the mystical mountains, the magical landscapes, the enigmatic monasteries and the chants of ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ . The land of Lamas, Ladakh is always a place whose beauty is awed by the whole world. This land of high passes is the dream destination of every traveller. The culture and tradition of Ladakh, which is still intact and is not touched by modernism, takes us to our roots. The festivals o...

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Be ready to fall in love with this hidden beauty called Ziro

Ziro is a quaint mountain town nestled in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. It may be seen as a town that practices its own set of rules, A far-flung valley that is demarcated by its unique culture from the rest of the world, A place that has a tribal heritage or A place that practices a unique system of cultivation. Know it for any of it’s famed characteristics, but you certainly don’t want to miss visiting this unconve...

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Offbeat treks in India

26 Offbeat Treks in India and Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Them

The process of zeroing in on a single trekking place for our next adventure reminds us that, where there are places that are exceedingly frequented, there are places yet to be traversed. Where there are places immensely famed, there are stunning places yet to be known.What a pleasure would it be to travel our country beyond its beaten tracks and trails to new horizons and different directions. So in this filtered digital era, lay your hold on thi...

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Valley of Flowers : The Heavenly Abode of Nature

With the arrival of monsoons it feels as if everything which is lifeless from the summer heat comes alive, life blooms in all shapes and colours which makes everything look beautiful. Taking a sip of hot coffee and enjoying the rains is what an ideal afternoon would look like. Rains are loved and liked by everyone and the atmosphere during and after rains is truly as William Henry Davies says, I hear leaves drinking rain; I hear rich leaves ...

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8 Adventure Activities in Monsoons Which You Should Definitely Try

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore Aren’t the monsoons exactly the way Rabindranath Tagore says? The moment we see the rains pouring down all we want to do is go out and enjoy getting drenched. With rains come the opportunity to venture outdoors and explore the amazing and beautiful nature.  From Trekking to Whitewater Rafting, rains are a bl...

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16 Must Go Destinations for White Water Rafting In India

Always had a dream to smash through the waters and come out winning? Consider it as true. White water rafting is the best way in which you can make this dream come true. Luckily for us our country has many rivers at her disposal so it's possible to do white water rafting in India. All these rivers are a one or two day rafting trips. Many rivers in India are also famous for going on adventurous rafting expeditions.  Here we bring you a list of de...

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Nohkalikai Falls: One of Cherrapunji's majestic waterfalls

The famous Cherrapunji is the wettest place on earth but it has many more interesting things in store just like the Nohkalikai Falls. The Nohkalikai plunge Water Fall is a famous attraction and has always mystified its visitors. The Falls are a sight which can stupefy anybody and has an interesting but  tragic tale behind it. Cherrapunji PC: www.financialexpress.com The Nohkalikai Falls A nature lover’s paradise, th...

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These Festivals of Ladakh Should Definitely be a Part of Your Itinerary

Indulgence in the spirituality of Buddhism and a perfect blend of natural  landscape, introduces us to Ladakh .The arid mountains draped with the white snow caps  that covers the mountains all over, is scenically most soothing view captured through our naked eyes . The festivals of Ladakh pulls visitors flooding and buzzing across the place and with their ethnic religious aura glorify the cold desert. The prayer flags  fluttering across, w...

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21 movies which show Bollywood and Adventure Sports go hand in hand

Bollywood has always been a trend setter, from those bell bottom pants to the Tere Naam hairstyle, people go gaga over Bollywood. In India Bollywood is like a doctor and movies are the injection of trends in the audience. People live by bollywood here. Stunts and adventure sports have always been an eye catcher in these Bollywood movies and gradually the adventure scene has grown from Akshay Kumar doing Sand Bashing in Deewane Huye Pagal to H...

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Off Beat Travel Diaries: Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

By Amruta Dhamorikar Situated close to the city of Pune, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the easiest escapes for a traveler. And so during a long weekend of four days, I found myself longing for the wonderful dense forests of Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the Khed and Ambegaon talukas of Pune district, it was created for the protection of the state animal of Maharashtra – Indian Giant Squirrel in the year 1984. ...

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Health and Heritage now hand-in-hand: Spiti Heritage Run

Running long distances is an amazing feeling that subjects you to extremes, putting you in your element. So to say, it gives you an amazing feeling. But here’s a run with a twist. Imagine, a high-altitude run amidst the picturesque snowy mountains of the Himalayas! India has always been famous for its heritage places. So on this World Heritage Day we bring you one of the places considered as a heritage site by the Archaeological Survey of Indi...

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10 Best Ways to Enjoy Your Stay at Andaman

Text By Saurabh Kalkar   When we think of Andaman islands, all that comes to our mind is sea and beaches, but there's lot to it than what meets the eye! This archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, has a rich historical past, and also houses one of the world's only Paleolithic era tribe, which do not like to interact with outsiders. Now don't  worry they are on a secluded island so no harm will come to you as long as you don't give them a sur...

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9 Festivals like Holi which are as much Fun, Messy & Exciting!

Holi Festival - IndiaImg Source: holifestival.com   "Sometimes all you need is a little splash of colour "   Isn't the above quote true?  Be it any situation or circumstance just a little bit of colour adds wonders to it. Nobody would want to live a life in monochrome, would they? That's when festivals come in and try to make our lives colourful. One such festival is Holi which is celebrated in India with great fervor and enthusi...

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