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Local Experiences with Evolve Back, Kabini

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Evolve Back, Kabini is a delight to visit during the monsoons. I was invited on a blogging trip to Kabini by the resort. I went alone as Chhavi could not afford to miss tennis or school. Delhi, NCR were still sweltering hot when I left. Right after I landed at Bangalore, the weather got pleasant. My heat bake...

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Staycation at Pullman Aerocity New Delhi with Chhavi

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Chhavi and I had the pleasure to go for a staycation (on invitation) to Pullman Aerocity New Delhi for one night. After a while she told me, “this is the most stylish hotel I have come across!” I am always happy to spend time with the kid on holidays and staycations as she is a lot of fun. Pullman is located in ...

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Tooriji ka Jhalra Jodhpur

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I am a big fan of stepwells. When I realized that there is a stepwell, Tooriji ka Jhalra in the old city at Jodhpur, I decided to go. The cab dropped me off at Ghanta Ghar or the clock tower. It was my first foray into the old city even though this was my second trip to Jodhpur. Right at the Ghanta Ghar there ...

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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 22 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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I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.

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