A Visit to the Statue of Unity- The Tallest Statue in the World

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My curiosity was at its peak when I got an opportunity to visit the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world! Would it live up to the hype? Or would I find it underwhelming? I have to say I came back impressed after the visit! I was invited by the Gujarat Tourism Board … Read more

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Barahi Jungle Lodge- An Excellent Getaway to Chitwan National Park

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Even though I have been to Nepal before, it was my first visit to Chitwan National Park. Barahi Jungle Lodge provided an excellent base to explore the park! I was invited by the Nepal Tourism Board and Barahi Hotels on this trip. Barahi Jungle Lodge has an excellent setting right by the Rapti River. The … Read more

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Subah-e-Banaras – A Mesmerizing Experience

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I recently got an opportunity to visit Varanasi with UP Tourism and Lonely Planet Magazine India. On our itinerary was Subah-e-Banaras which literally means a morning in Varanasi or Banaras! I am not a morning person by any stretch of imagination. I howl and cry when I am asked to wake up and assemble in … Read more

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The Naga Sadhus at the Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj

The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest peaceful gathering on this earth. It happens every three years in rotation across four cities of India- Haridwar, Nasik, Ujjain and Prayagraj (formerly known as Allahabad). This year the gathering is on confluence of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna at Prayagraj. It is being held from January … Read more

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Things to Know Before You Go to Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj

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When I got an invitation from the UP Government and Lonely Planet Magazine India to visit the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj I accepted it without any hesitation. I was under the impression that I would never be able to do it on my own, so I was thrilled that I could be part of the … Read more

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To Paris With Love

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We are continuing with our Paris saga, this post has been written by my sister Alka. We visited Paris in November 2018. Over to Alka. When my sister asked me, what if we visit Paris this year, my joy knew no bound. Paris always fascinated me. Being a student of history, French Revolution, the fall … Read more

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Exploring Ranthambore with Abhyaran Hotels

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The first trip of 2019 was to Ranthambore with Abhyaran Hotels. Chhavi and I took the Janshatabdi from Hazrat Nizaumddin to Sawai Madhopur in the afternoon. We arrived at the hotel in the evening after 7.00 pm. After going for a quick refresh in our spacious room we headed to the pool for bonfire and … Read more

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Postcards from Geneva

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Hooping over from Paris to Geneva was my sisters idea! I am the lazy one when it comes to vacations, I like to stay at one place. But she was adamant that we would go for a day trip to Geneva and that was that! I was carrying a new camera on the trip, the … Read more

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Postcards from Moscow

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There are countries that I want to go back, Russia falls in that category. I don’t exactly know what is the charm, but my trip was inexplicably charming. Today I finally got around collecting my postcards from Moscow in one post. I was invited to Siberia on a blogging trip by Follow Up Siberia and … Read more

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How to Use the Moscow Metro

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Of all the things to fall in love while traveling, I fell in love with the Metro! I am crazy about metro trains, rides, stations etc that I get to experience in different parts of the world. My last tryst was with Paris but I didn’t get around to write about Moscow Metro. So that … Read more

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