Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital city of Karnataka. Bangalore is nicknamed the Garden City and was once called a Pensioner's Paradise. This trip would not have been completed without spending quality time with Palak, my college best friend :). We started off the day with discussion over bigger goals in life and ended … Continue reading Banglore, Silicon Valley of India
Ooty is known as the tea farming destination. Thus, an amazing opportunity for us to visit the place where tea is actually processed, packed and sold to all. We woke up early and proceeded to visit tea factory in Ooty before making our way to Coonoor. The city view from the factory was picturesque and Eagles Dare … Continue reading Coonoor and Mysore
The drive from Mysore to Ooty has made me fall in love with it. What makes it a perfect circuit for a road trip is the varying nature of landscapes - a flat highway that leads directly into a dense forest and then a steep hairpin bends with enchanting views all around and lastly, roads … Continue reading Ooty
I wish I could go back in time to the days when schools had mandatory summer vacations. The time has changed and so have we. But my craving for summer vacations is still the same. As summer approaches, the craving for planning next vacation officially begins to kick in! And for this summer, I had … Continue reading My Summer Vacation to Ooty and Coonoor
The first thing any traveler does after getting the New Year's calendar is chalking out the long weekends and managing sick leaves strategically. So did I. The destination for my first getaway was nothing less than a heaven on earth. Btw, you guessed it right- Srinagar it was. I had started preparing an itinerary and … Continue reading Shimla- The queen of Hills
Ravi and Ajeet met after so long on 7 April, 2017. They decided to go party at some good place in Delhi to cherish their friendship. After partying, it was time for some soulful discussion about life. This is when they came up with an idea of this initiative REfuel Humanity. What exactly is this initiative? There's … Continue reading REfuel Humanity
Day 2 kicked off with a sweet tinkling of bells tied around the mule's neck. The music of the bells had a reflex action in my fingers. I found myself trying to catch up with the music when a little movement broke the rhythm away. Nevertheless, the melodious music made itself heard and I woke up … Continue reading Dayara Bugyal-part2
Fridays are always more fun if there's a trip planned! The Friday(14th, Oct 2016) night started off by boarding a Volvo to Dehradun. We reached there at 5 in the morning and got our backpacks loaded in the minibus which would take us to the base village of Barsu. The drive from Dehradun to Barsu … Continue reading Dayara Bugyal-Part1
This post before the Dayara Bugyal post is just to give you all a quick catch up on the planning that needs to be done before a trek. It will take you through a brief about Dayara, the advisory, the itinerary and the surprises awaiting you on a trek. What's the plan? My friends keep … Continue reading Before and after a trek!
We were literally skeptical of planning a day trip to Matheran. At the back of my mind ran questions like... Is it doable? Which mode is the best? Can we do the sight-seeing if we return on the same day? Amidst this chaos, we booked the Zoom car for a day tour to Matheran, the smallest hill … Continue reading Matheran
Bang on the door! Knock on the door! Thump on the door! Still, nobody wants to open it for Anil, who specially came to wake us up :D. Eventually, Ravi got up to unbolt and slept again. What happened afterwards was neither a history nor anything unique, it was usual "get up from bed" drama … Continue reading Mumbai Diaries-Day 2
It was my childhood dream to visit Mumbai-the fashion Capital of India. Onkesh and I discussed this a lot of times but our travel buddies never turned up for it. One day, I came to know that Ravi also desperately wanted to visit the place. I realized, the same day, that it's the time to … Continue reading Mumbai, the city of Dreams
Day 2 in Nainital kicked off with a song Ink by Coldplay (my alarm tone since 2015)."I don't wanna miss it" I said this to myself and rushed to the balcony to witness the sunrise on the hills. To my surprise, the day turned out to be foggy, overcast and chilly. The clouds gathered like an army … Continue reading Nainital – Day 2
In the month of September, when people were digging for uncommon and exotic destinations (like Kerala, Goa or Rajasthan), we decided to go "the usual way" this time because of three simple reasons - I was well acquainted with the place. It hardly needs any planning and can be covered over a weekend. It is … Continue reading Nainital, the girls only trip !
While wandering the streets of Mcloedganj, we enquired about all possible routes to Triund from locales. After having dinner and a hot chocolate brownie, we headed back to our hotel as Mcloedganj goes dead silent by 10:30 PM. After reaching our hotel, the usual rounds of UNO started and we kept playing for around 2 hours and … Continue reading Triund, a trekking paradise