Haridwar- Say it with Pictures!

By Mridula Dwivedi May 4, 2016 24 Comments ,

If anyone ever asked me which posts I like to do most, the answer would be a post with a lot of pictures and very little text! It will be a post like this one, about Haridwar pictures. Even though I do not wear bangles, but I know they will make for a colorful picture! My biggest quarrel with bangles is that ...

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Hotel Alpana near Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar

By Mridula Dwivedi May 2, 2016 16 Comments , , ,

I saw my name at placard at the Haridwar Railway Station. I smiled at the young man holding it and we walked out. I was looking for a car to take us to the hotel! We actually got into a rickshaw instead. That baffled me a but. But I soon realized why it was prudent. Hotel Alpana near Har Ki Paui in Haridwar is set a...

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Travel Roundup for the First Quarter of 2016

By Mridula Dwivedi April 30, 2016 24 Comments , ,

I have been so busy traveling that I didn't even think of writing a travel roundup for the first quarter of 2016. I am late by a month, but I decided to still do it! The trips have been short but many. So this is where I went till March 2016. Ladakh in Winter Photo Credit Himalayan_Canavas on Instagram ...

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If I had a Few days to Holiday in Jakarta, Indonesia

By Mridula Dwivedi April 29, 2016 19 Comments ,

I have not been to the beautiful Indonesia yet!. I almost planned a trip to Bali but it didn't happen as the travel agent could not find a suitable date for me, I used to work full time then! But here is my attempt to create an itinerary if I had a few days in Jakarta! (Opening Photo Credit Andy AW Masry from Flickr...

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Come to Spiti this August with Darter and Me!

By Mridula Dwivedi April 26, 2016 18 Comments , ,

Come August and I would be leading a trip with Darter to Spiti. It is an all women trip to Spiti. The trip dates are August 19-28, 2016. The trip cost is Rs 46,650. You can see the inclusions and exclusions from the trip page. This would be my fourth trip to Spiti, I totally love the region. We will be covering all ...

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A Video of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan


In this post I bring you a video of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. I was damn lucky to stay there. I have been lucky with travel in general for this year. This week I have been at home, so I started counting the number of trips I have done so far. The tally stands at 10. The trips have been of small durat...

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Army Pageant at Rajasthan Diwas

By Mridula Dwivedi April 23, 2016 12 Comments , , ,

In an ideal world I would go on the next trip only after writing everything about my previous trip. But it is not working that way any longer. I have already done two trips after I watched the Army Pageant at Rajasthan Diwas in Jaipur. But the memories refuse to fade, so bear with me as I continue blogging in my hot...

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Kairali the Ayurvedic Healing Resort in Palakkad, Kerala

By Mridula Dwivedi April 21, 2016 17 Comments , , ,

Apart from an odd massage I had little understanding of Ayurveda. Visiting Kairali the Ayurvedic Healing Resort in Palakkad, Kerala was a good start for me to gain an initial understanding of Ayurveda. And I have come back impressed. They have a lovely 60 acre place full of trees, flowers and birds including peacoc...

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Walking Around Nanital

By Mridula Dwivedi April 19, 2016 31 Comments , , ,

I am in love with walking. It helps that Chhavi (my daughter) is good at it too. On our trips we can go for long walks together. On our recent trip to Abbotsford, Nainital, we went walking around Nanital. Abbotsford is at a distance from the lake but we decided to walk down to the town. The second day we did a short...

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Travel Tales from India

I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video.

I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?

You can write to me at mridulablog at gmail dot com For advertising queries please check out my advertising page.

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