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A Village Called Nirona

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I discovered the fascinating village of Nirona on my third trip to Kutch in Gujarat. I admit I am not big on crafts. But Nirona changed that completely. Our group visited 3 houses in the village, each specializing in a different craft. There was Mr. Husen's home where they made copper bells, then we were drawn in...

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Exploring Kutch with Rann Utsav 2018

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I went back to Kutch in Gujarat for the third time in 2018. You may ask why do I keep going back to the same places? The answer is that I get to see only so much on one blogging trip and there is always more to explore on subsequent trips! My 2018 (and 2016) trip to the Rann Utsav was sponsored by the Gujarat Touris...

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Narendra Bhawan Bikaner is My Happy Place!

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Narendra Bhawan Bikaner is my happy place and there are many reasons for this. Before I go any further I have been invited to Narendra Bhawan as a blogger and before that to their sister concern Suryagarh as a blogger too. My association goes back to 2012 and I always go back for more! Now that I am done with the...

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On Board the Inaugural Chennai Colombo Flight 6E 1201 with Indigo

By Mridula Dwivedi January 20, 2018 12 Comments , , ,
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Lack of sleep is something that makes me feel like a dead fish! I barely got 2 hours of sleep before I boarded the inaugural Chennai Colombo Flight 6E 1201 with Indigo Airlines. Because @IndiGo6E is flying Chennai Colombo for the first time and I am going to be on that flight! pic.twitter.com/r5Ogu3bpSW — Mrid...

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The Copper Bell House at Nirona- the Extraordinary Crafts Village of Kutch, Gujarat

By Mridula Dwivedi January 16, 2018 20 Comments , , ,
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It was on my third visit to Kutch that I discovered Nirona. As we walk through its dusty lanes, it felt like a typical Indian village with small beautiful houses, its people curious about the newcomers! My first stop was the Copper Bell House at Nirona headed by Mr Husen Luhar. I was invited by the Gujarat Tourism ...

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The Kargil War Memorial at Drass

By Mridula Dwivedi December 8, 2017 24 Comments , , , ,
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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 , , , , ,
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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 , , ,
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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 , ,
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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
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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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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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