Category: Adventure

Sampath the Cliff Jumper from Galle, Sri Lanka

By Mridula Dwivedi January 25, 2018 18 Comments , , ,
Cliff Jumping Galle

I have a soft spot for Galle as I visited it with my nephew first! We were staying at Unawatuna and hopped over to Galle in 2013. Then meeting Sampath the cliff jumper from Galle in 2018 has added another fond memory to it! So here I am at Galle again, writing this post as I wait for my other group members to wal...

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My First Flyboard Experience at Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

By Mridula Dwivedi September 26, 2017 24 Comments , , ,

The year feels a little incomplete if I do not visit Thailand at least once. I have been a regular visitor to Thailand since 2013, I have been there nine times already. On this trip to Koh Samui I realized that it doesn't feel foreign to me any more! I feel at home in Thailand! I had no inkling that it will also res...

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Mount Merapi Jeep Tour with Off Roading at Kali Kuning


Mount Merapi is an active volcano near Yogyakarta in Indonesia. I did a Mount Merapi Jeep Tour with Kali Kuning Jeep Bashing but it was a rainy day. Our start point was Desa Pentingsari. We got into open jeeps and headed out in the afternoon after lunch. [caption id="attachment_24730" align="aligncenter" width="1...

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Helmet Diving in Boracay, Philippines

By Mridula Dwivedi October 23, 2016 28 Comments , ,

The day we went Island hopping in Boracay I already had a lot of excitement. I indulged in snorkeling and cliff jumping already, I was not sure if I was looking for any more excitement. But when helmet diving in Boracay was offered I could not let it go . [caption id="attachment_23758" align="aligncenter" width=...

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Cliff Jumping in Boracay, Philippines

By Mridula Dwivedi October 22, 2016 19 Comments , , ,

As I walked the narrow platform over the cliff, it looked incredibly high. Even though the height was clearly marked at 10 meters it felt like a long distance to the water below. I have done cliff jumping before in Rishikesh. When I realized Cliff Jumping was on my itinerary in Boracay, Philippines too, I said I wou...

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The Ultimate Abyss Slide on the Harmony of the Seas- I did it!


While I was waiting my turn on the Ultimate Abyss, the behemoth slide on the Harmony of the Seas, the two people sliding down at that moment were screaming at the top of their lungs! It felt like they were being tortured inside! There was just one more person ahead of me and soon it would be my turn. Even before ...

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Gangtok Offers an Exciting Experience for Adventurous Travelers

By Mridula Dwivedi December 10, 2015 27 Comments , , ,

Gangtok is India’s gateway to the Himalayan Mountains, and it is quickly becoming an industry leading and world class destination for adventurous Indian travelers who are looking to enjoy good food, great wilderness, pristine ecosystems and exquisite hiking. If you are considering a stay in a one of the Sterling H...

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Parasailing for Kids in Goa

By Mridula Dwivedi November 26, 2015 33 Comments , , ,

When we went on a family vacation, parasailing for kids in Goa was never on the agenda. But they managed to put it there soon and were done with it too! We finally managed to take a family vacation to South Goa this November. We all travel a lot, my husband does, so do I! Chhavi travels with both of us! But we th...

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Family Adventure Holidays

By Mridula Dwivedi October 27, 2015 23 Comments ,

When it comes to family adventure holidays near Delhi we are spoiled for choices. We living in Delhi or National Capital Region (NCR) are just a hop away from Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, all hot beds for family friendly adventure vacations. When I say family it means my husband, my daughter and m...

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Coral Flyer Zipline in Kota Kinabalu

By Mridula Dwivedi August 18, 2015 34 Comments , , , , , , ,

The day we were supposed to go to Sapi Island it rained in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. I love beaches (after mountains) and I was disappointed. However, the visit to the Mari Mari Cultural Village which we did in lieu turned out to be wonderful! Our guide John Prudente called the Coral Flyer Zipline in the afternoon t...

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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