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Tungabhadra river at Hampi

If you are looking for some places to visit near Bangalore (or Bengaluru if you insist) over the next long weekend that comes up, this post is for you! Here is a list of just 5 of the popular weekend getaways from Bangalore, as recommended by travel bloggers. 1. Munnar One of the most preferred destinations among travellers for weekend getaways from Bangalore is Munnar. Munnar boasts an enticing landscape enveloped in carpets of tea plantations. It is till date…

Pangong lake in the afternoon

My post today is more of a picture-post about Pangong Lake, the most popular lake in Ladakh. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. The original name of the lake is Pangong Tso, with “Tso” being the Tibetan word for a grassland lake. One-third of the lake lies in India, and the rest in China. A very large section of the Indian population had not heard of Pangong lake till 2009. That’s the…

10 Best First Time Solo Travel Destinations Do you dream of travelling the world but lack company and are not sure about travelling alone for the first time? Are you an aspiring solo traveller looking for information on the best first time solo travel destinations, especially for solo female travel? Then you must read this! Here are 10 female travel bloggers telling you about their own first solo trips, and why these places can be recommended as great first time solo travel destinations.

Do you dream of travelling the world but lack company and are not sure about travelling alone for the first time? Are you an aspiring solo traveller looking for information on the best first time solo travel destinations, especially for solo female travel? Then you must read this! Here are 10 female travel bloggers telling you about their own first solo trips, and why these places can be recommended as great first time solo travel destinations. Suzy from Suzystories…

The most beautiful places in Sardinia Best places to visit in Sardinia

Sardinia is often described as a small heaven in the heart of the Mediterranean. Its coasts and its candid beaches are the emblems of it, but there are numerous places and endless facets that are worth a visit. In this guest post, Italian blogger Simone would like to introduce you to the most beautiful places in Sardinia. All these places are ideal to visit both for couples or families, although some excursions could be fatiguing for young children. Best places to…

Sunshine blogger award

A month ago I received a Twitter notification that Megha, whose blog Delightfull Discoveries I follow, had nominated this blog of mine for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This came as a very pleasant surprise, and a real shot in the arm at a time when I have been struggling with things in general. So thank you Megha, this means a lot. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, do take a look. She blogs mostly about food and books.…

“Photo? Take my photo?” he says, walking after us as we stroll towards the bridge on the Betwa. I oblige, and the sadhu baba gives me a beatific smile. I wonder if money is now expected, realise I’m not carrying any cash to give him and say something to that effect. He smiles and says, “Beta I will never ask you for that.” I feel ashamed to have suggested it. This small town has more than its share of saffron-clad…

Edinburgh

There is so much beauty and history in Edinburgh that you can spend days getting to know your favourite parts of it. Here’s my list of the Top 10 interesting things to do in Edinburgh if you are visiting Scotland for the first time: 1. Free Walking Tour: The tour starts from the Starbucks on the Mile and lasts about 3 hours. The guides pepper the facts with humour, making it overall a fun tour. They work for tips only. The…

I’ve been meaning to write this post since my visit to Phuket over a year ago. When I visited I was with a group of friends and had no idea what to do or where to go – so I just went along with all the others! I now know a little bit more, and can share that little bit with those in a similar situation 🙂 Contrary to what the first-time visitor might imagine, there is a lot more…

There is something magical about sunrises. Wherever on earth you may be, watching the light change slowly around you as the sun comes up and the world slowly comes to life, can be a soul satisfying experience. The effect gets magnified if you are watching this in the vicinity of one of the “alternative” wonders of the world. Anyone who has been to Siem Reap will tell you, you can’t miss watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat. Get a…

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