Category: Travel Tales

In the Abode of Peace and Serenity – Golden Temple, Amritsar

I remember the first time I visited Golden Temple which was soon after my wedding. As fate would have it, there was a special ceremony and I couldn’t enter the Gurudwara because of a never-ending queue. I was baffled by how my husband looked all glum. I didn’t know he had …

Picking the Perfect Family Road Trip Car

This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are entirely my own. We drive to most of the places, always. Because road trips are always so much fun. You get to take a break and relax when you want to and you needn’t stick to a perfectly tailored itinerary. It is …

Summer Essentials to Pack When You Head to the Shore

The temperatures are soaring and the first day of summer has made its glorious mark in various parts of the country. The sun is pouring all its harshness in the name of the summer season. All you want to do is head to a seashore and make the most of …

The Wagah Border Ceremony Will Give You Goosebumps

Five years ago, husband and I took a trip to Amritsar to witness the Wagah Border Ceremony. And oh, guess what! He took me there for our honeymoon. That’s a true blue Fauji, don’t you agree? About 31 km, ie. a 45-minute drive from the Golden Temple, Amritsar is a …

Why Every Indian Must Visit Jallianwala Bagh

I grew up reading and listening to the sacrifices and brave tales of our freedom fighters. My dad played a huge role in it, mostly because he was my History teacher. I used to listen to his lectures in awe and all thanks to him, I could always envision the …

Soul Searching in Rishikesh

Let me make a confession right away. The first time I visited Rishikesh was just like any other tourist. Having put up in Roorkee, Rishikesh was a perfect weekend getaway. All I did was check the top things to do in Rishikesh on various travel websites, then roamed around for …

A Walk in the Malsi Deer Park | Dehradun Zoo

Some things don’t change. Say, a day out with your friend or a walk in the zoo. What if both of these are combined, that’s a memory to cherish forever, don’t you think? That weekend was epic, at the Malsi Deer Park, now Dehradun Zoo, doing one of my favorite things …

Best Bollywood Songs for Your Road Trip

When the husband received his posting order a couple of months ago, we decided to hit the road this time than opting for rail or air. Yes, why fly when you can instead take control of the wheel and explore the world at your own pace? The very first thought …

The name’s Bond, Ruskin Bond!

On books and friends, I spend my money; For stones and bricks, I haven’t any. – Ruskin Bond It was the eve of New Years and I knew it was going to be just another day. After all, we weren’t stationed in a metropolitan city and did not have any …

An Evening in Haridwar

I was unprepared the first time I visited Haridwar. Having put up in Roorkee, the place was a perfect weekend getaway. That was it. I didn’t even get my facts right and quarreled with the husband like a child, over the fact that the Hari in Haridwar suggested that the …

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