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How to Ride the Kolkata Metro Rail or Subway: Insider Tips from a Local Girl!

Metro Rail or Subway? What is in a name! The Kolkata Metro Rail is the underground (mostly) public commute system running since three decades and diligently connecting two parts of the city, north and south, Dumdum to Tollygunge. As the city of Kolkata grew with time with more people and started engulfing more spaces from …

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Durgapuja 2018 in Kolkata: A Complete Guide to the Grandest Bengali Carnival!

Durgapuja 2018: To be or not to be in Kolkata (Your complete travel guide to experience the Durgapuja 2018 in West Bengal!) The first memory of Durgapuja in my mind is of Purulia Express, along with a huge pile of the crowd, jostling with the urgency of an army evacuation on the 8 number platform …

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Camping where the Clouds come to Sleep: At Vagamon during the Iconic Monsoon in Kerala!

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”Rabindranath Thakur A few ice crystals, earth particles, water droplets and fleeting rays of sun romance with each over an expanse of the Indian ocean. The romance is short spanned as wind flows through …

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The Fuming Streets: Ramadan Food Festival Bangalore (Mosque road and Koramangala)

Exploring the Food Street for Ramzan in Bangalore It has been four years that we have been rushing over to the Mosque road in Bangalore at the onset of Ramadan. Stranded in Bangalore, a city that feels gentle like morning dew drop but lonely as Mars, where we mostly understand our neighbours’ body language and …

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All that glitters in Purushwadi night-sky, are nothing but fireflies!

About this blog: Purushwadi is a tribal village in Maharashtra where beautiful fireflies lit up the night sky, especially during monsoon. I visited here to attend the famed Purushwadi Fireflies Festival. I also stayed at one of the Purushwadi homestays and camped on the mountains. Located at 3 hours drive from Mumbai, Purushwadi is one …

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Indian Weaves as Heritage: How Far You will Travel for the Textiles?

The way back home from office is a long tiring journey with usual Bangalore traffic. I generally plug in the ear buds at this time, hope for no interruption in Airtel connectivity and unwind with Bengali soap operas in Hotstar. These soap operas are interesting with the protagonists getting on a marriage spree on almost …

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Three Days in Tawang: in Search of the Age Old White Horse in Bum La

An Essential Tawang Travelogue, a Blog Written as I felt! By the time we reached Tawang, the ancient hill town had succumbed to a moonless night’s darkness! Only a few meters was lit ahead of the SUV en-route. The hairpin bends feels more dangerous in dark. I think the car ran over a huge rodent …

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Living with the Birds at Old magazine House at Dandeli forest, Karnataka

About the blog: I visited in old magazine house for a couple of nights and absolutely loved it! While Dandeli has plethora of activities on offer, Old Magazine house is the perfect old school jungle bungalow to slow down and soak in the glory of nature. This blog is the second in Dandeli series. Are you …

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Paradise Regained: Everything to Know for a Week-long Guwahati to Tawang Road-trip

Tawang remains North East India’s one of the most sought after destinations (in Arunachal Pradesh) where thousands of travellers flock every year. The snow of higher Himalayas, multiple unexplored trekking routes, the glacier trail, frozen lakes: you name it and thou shalt get it! However, the mighty mountains are not reachable by regular flights, let …

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The ultimate destination of Jama Masjid Food walk: Why and hows of Karim’s restaurant, Delhi

From the mighty pen of Mirza Ghalib, Hazāroñ ḳhvāhisheñ aisī ki har ḳhvāhish pe dam niklebahut nikle mire armān lekin phir bhī kam nikle… [I have a thousand yearnings , each one afflicts me soMany were fulfilled for sure, not enough although.] Foodwalk near Jama Masjid: Karim’s Mughlai restaurant in Delhi, the old city! I …

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