Tag: travel

The grape deconstruction day – A visit to the Sula Vineyard

In the religious and spiritual space that Nashik provides amidst the banks of Godavari river where the Kumbh Mela which is the largest congregation of humans is held, the Tryambakeshwar temple or Shirdi Sai baba temple there is a surprising spurt of vineyards in the vicinity. Nashik since time known was famous for grapes and its production. Here most of… Read more →

Santorini – Illusioned and Disillusioned

Traveling to Santorini is on the wishlist of most people who have even seen a photograph of the island somewhere, let alone avid travelers. The place calls for such attachment because of the architecture, colors and the beauty it offers. It is also the most well connected and the most commercial of the Greek Islands. Tourism of Greece banks itself… Read more →

Folegandros – Food, Freedom and Fiction

A holiday in the Greek Islands is a mixture of admiration of the astounding beauty, unlimited  relaxation, and an opportunity to live the high life. Simultaneously there is also a lot of options as an adventure traveler. Zakynthos and Milos  have formed a part of the memories etched forever because of the setting they provide for the honeymoon. There is beauty… Read more →

Zakynthos – Perfect gateway to Greek Islands

There was dual excitement in the air. Honeymoon and Greece. The combination with itinerary I made, somehow gave the gut feeling that the following fortnight is going to be blissful, relaxing and a cornerstone in course of relationship with the wife. Mumbai – Istanbul – Athens just went by in a jiffy because of the expectation and speculation whether Greece… Read more →

Honeymoon planning @ Greece – A tale of trial and speculations

Whether it is arranged or love marriage in case of Indians or just marriage for the other parts, the biggest challenge for a groom is to get the honeymoon right. Presumably so!! It usually has a lots of firsts but most importantly for most of us lot, it is the first time you spend a stretch of 10 – 15… Read more →

Rann of Kutch – Leg 3 – Dhordo – White and colourful wonder

The shine of Dholavira and its glorious past seamlessly fusing with the present could still be seen in the eyes of the musafirs (co-travellers). The wedding and the road trip to Rajasthan had taken the back seat in our head with the cravings of the seeing the White Desert / Rann coming to the forefront. We thus embarked on the… Read more →

Rann of Kutch – Leg 1 – Befriending the Highway!

‘Mauke pe Chauka’ (grabbing the opportunity) is what we call this trip to date. One of the boy’s, elder brother was getting married in Pushkar, Rajasthan. The destination was about 1000 kms away from Mumbai. Such times bring old friends together. And on convincing them a little bit and teasing them with the photographs of Rann we managed to squeeze… Read more →

The package deal – INDIAN RAILWAYS travel – part 2

The spillage of the overflowing emotions and the thoughts of writing the post on Indian railways had fallen here in the as the part 2 of the series. In part 1 I spread out my views on how as children we loved the fact that bookings were done well in advance before the trip, the butterflies that I get before travel, the… Read more →

The package deal – INDIAN RAILWAYS travel – part 1

A casual discussion with a friend and a tweet from another prompted this post. Its been a long time since I actually travelled long distance by the Indian Railways. Flying now is more preferred as  time is saved and you could work for a day or two more and take fewer offs. The railways is by far, for the best… Read more →

Indian and Vegetarian Tourist.

As a tourist, being a vegetarian sometimes is the biggest hassle. To accompany that ‘Brown’ skinned people are usually looked upon in a certain way. Over the years, travelling with fellow Indians and vegetarians, I have realized that we have specific needs and requirements. Plus the tourism industry is growing, Indians are taking to travelling more seriously. Thus, Giving me… Read more →