Hotels Need to Be Convenient

By Mridula Dwivedi February 8, 2016 12 Comments

If you happen to find yourself traveling then you need to pay attention to the logistics about the entire trip. If you don’t take the time to consider a few things about locations then your once mighty trip of relaxation and convenience to recharge your batteries will actually turn into the type when you need a va...

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WIP Show at ICD Concor

By Mridula Dwivedi February 3, 2016 20 Comments , , , , , ,

Art often intimidates me, don't ask me why for I don't know why. It is maybe because I was hopeless at art in school. Still when I got an invite from Asian Paints, I agreed to visit the ST+ART WIP (work in progress) Show at ICD Concor near Tughlakabad in Delhi. The ST+Art India foundation is a non-profit organizati...

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Guda Bishnoi Lake- A Magnet for Demoiselle Cranes

By Mridula Dwivedi February 2, 2016 34 Comments , ,

I stood by the Guda Bishnoi Lake completely charmed. As far as eyes could see it was full of Demoiselle Cranes, only at that point people told me they were Siberian Cranes. I had my doubts but a lake full of cranes by any name is a delightful thing! Guda Bishnoi is about 25 kilometers from Jodhpur. It is as o...

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Selfie Expert OPPO F1- Bright and Beautiful!

By Mridula Dwivedi February 1, 2016 26 Comments , , ,

The sleek phone you see in the picture above is of OPPO F1 and they call it the selfie expert. But if you would ask me it is much more than that! I went to the launch event of the Selfie Expert OPPO F1- Bright and Beautiful. I was given the phone at the launch on a returnable basis. The launch was held at JW ...

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Mehrangarh Fort with an Audio Guide

By Mridula Dwivedi January 29, 2016 26 Comments , ,

Maybe it has got something to do with the way history has been taught to me in schools! I would remember a lots of dates and places before the exam, only to forget it later. Maybe it became a pattern with me which was trying to settle for life. But I desperately wish to break it now. So, I decided to visit Mehrangar...

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Umaid Bhawan Palace Wins the 2016 Top Spot Globally in Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Award


Tripadvisor recently announced its Travelers Choice Awards for 2016 and Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur won the best hotel in the world award based on user reviews! Umaid Bhawan Palace is managed by Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces. I attended the award ceremony and the invite came in a very curious way! They had...

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Maharani Badankanwar Suite, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur


Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur won the number one spot globally in the Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Awards, 2016. I was invited by Tripadvisor India to be a part of the award ceremony. On the second night of my two night sojourn, I stayed in the Maharani Badankanwar Suite, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur. I will actuall...

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How Do I Save My Money?

By Mridula Dwivedi January 23, 2016 10 Comments , ,

If I were answering the question ‘How do I save my money?’ before I quit my job in May 2015, my answer would be very different than today. While I was never superstitious about money, neither do I care about planting money plants at all but I was not a smart investor at all. While I was working I had a ve...

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Gustor Festival at the Spituk Monastery in Ladakh


One of the highlights of my winter trip to Ladakh was the opportunity to attend the Gustor Festival at the Spituk Monastery in Ladakh. This year it was held on 7th and 8th January. As it falls in winter it is attended by the locals in large numbers, tourists were in minority! It is said that Buddhism was intr...

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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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