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The Kargil War Memorial at Drass

By Mridula Dwivedi December 8, 2017 22 Comments , , , ,

Before I visited the Kargil War Memorial at Drass, Tiger Hill, Tololing Hill were mere names for me associated with the 1999 Kargil War. Only when I stood in the shadow of Tololing Hill I realized how close it is to the road. Hell, it is right across the Srinagar Leh Highway NH 1D! The battle was fought that close t...

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Flying Delhi Rome Budapest and Back with Alitalia

By Mridula Dwivedi December 6, 2017 14 Comments , , , , ,

While looking for tickets from Delhi to Budapest I gave various search engines a try! The best fares were thrown on Skyscanner and they were with Alitalia. However, there was a hitch. While coming back we had a night to spend in Rome. I still decided to take it as I would get to explore a little bit of Rome. So, her...

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Sightseeing at Kargil

By Mridula Dwivedi November 8, 2017 26 Comments , , ,

Even though this was my first fourth visit to Ladakh, it was my first trip to Kargil. I was traveling with the Axis Dil Se team. Axis Bank along with 17 Thousand ft Foundation provided playground and library to more than 100 government schools in the Ladakh. The region has two districts Leh and Kargil. I travelled t...

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Dwarka, Gujarat- In Pictures

By Mridula Dwivedi October 26, 2017 28 Comments , ,

I recently visited Dwarka in Gujarat with Mercure Dwarka. While I am not big on religious tourism, I do love to visit new places. And here is how I saw Dwarka, Gujarat in pictures! [caption id="attachment_26335" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Nageshwar Temple, Dwarka[/caption] My first stop in Dwarka was th...

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Must-Visit Places on a Day Trip to Borivali

By Mridula Dwivedi October 18, 2017 2 Comments

Suppose, while you are about to book Puri hotels online, you realize that you do not have much time to travel back and forth from eastern India. Yes, you feel heartbroken as you will have to cancel your plans. However, what if instead of cancelling your trip you could change it? If you are from Maharashtra, a day tr...

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Food at Makhan Restaurant, Mercure Dwarka

By Mridula Dwivedi October 17, 2017 10 Comments , ,

Sometimes I sort pictures before I write a post. This is one such post. When I looked at the pictures I immediately realized this post is going to be more about 'food and me' rather than food at Makhan Restaurant at Mercure Dwarka! You will see in a moment why! When I look at food I wonder why I only look at dess...

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Mercure Dwarka A Modern Hotel in an Ancient City

By Mridula Dwivedi October 10, 2017 6 Comments , , ,

I have stayed in many Accor hotels both as a blogger and on my own and I quite like them. They offer a wide range from Ibis Budget to Sofitel, Fairmont, Raffles and more! They have something for everyone and in my opinion that something is good. I was invited to Mercure Dwarka (Gujarat) as a blogger. It is a newl...

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How Well Have You Explored Your Own City?

By Mridula Dwivedi August 31, 2017 31 Comments ,

When I used to work, I frequently used to say, "when I travel I want to put at least 400-500 kilometers between me and home, the more the better!" And I usually did that. In the process I have hardly explored my own backyard. [caption id="attachment_25998" align="aligncenter" width="1339"] Expedia's Now and Then[...

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Revisiting Kanha National Park with Taj Safaris Banjaar Tola


Banjaar Tola is Taj Safaris luxury camp at the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh. The property is close to the Mukhi Gate. This was my second trip to Banjaar Tola but after a gap of eight years. In 2009 I was a wide eyed blogger, by 2017 it takes a lot to make my eyes pop out! The Camps Banjaar Tola now cont...

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Exploring Bandhavgarh National Park with Taj Safari’s Mahua Kothi


I am a fan of Taj Safaris ever since my first trip to Banjar Tola in 2009. I have visited their Baghvan and Mahua Kothi Lodges too. And I can happily recommend them all if you are looking for luxury. But this post is specifically about Mahua Kothi at Bandhavgarh National Park. The Lodge [caption id="attachment...

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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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