A brand new year is here and I’m very excited about it. I am looking forward to several things in 2015 and I am sure, you are too! But of all things I am looking forward to, topping the list is travelling more.
At the risk of sounding like a pessimist (which I definitely am not), the completion of a year means you have one year less on the planet. And I’m sure there’s a lot that you want to see and do. Continue reading Why you should travel more in 2015
Budget travellers not only balance the books, but also their outlook. The savings account needs to shape up, but so does one’s attitude. If you’ve always admired those who can pull it off, but were not sure how, here’s a ready reckoner. The entry into this merrily growing club isn’t exclusive, the keys lie within each of us.
Here are five essential personality traits of a budget traveller. Continue reading Five things a budget traveller should be
I used to have that quite frequently and learning from my mistakes, I started making a packing list before trips. I start the list quite a few days before the trip and keep on adding to it as I remember stuff over the following days. That way, I am less likely to forget something.
With time, I’ve become quite the expert and I pack light but right! Continue reading 10 things you should always pack
Rajasthan usually forms an integral part of the itineraries of most travellers visiting India. With its vibrant culture, grand palaces and forts and breathtaking sand dunes, it deserves every bit of the attention it gets.
But the one event that attracts the largest number of visitors to this desert state is Pushkar Camel Fair, which takes place over five days during October-November on the banks of the Pushkar Lake. Continue reading Ten reasons to visit Pushkar Camel Fair
To those who did not buy travel insurance before your last trip, had an awesome time exploring new places, and came back with great experiences, I will tell you this — you may not be so lucky next time.
I am no pessimist or sadist, just a practical person. Make no mistake, travel insurance should be on the top of your to-do things before any trip to a foreign country.
The best way to go around is to hire a tanga (horse-drawn carriage) or a cycle-van. Continue reading Murshidabad: Your date with history
Let me give you a brief introduction on what’s it all about. A stays in Mumbai and B stays in London. When A visits London, she sleeps on B’s couch. If B has some free time, she hangs out with A and possibly shows her a glimpse of the life of the local people. A does the same when B visits Mumbai. No money is involved. Continue reading Why you should be on Couchsurfing
I was quite terrified as our car snaked through some treacherous roads along deep gorges to reach the sacred Khecheopalri lake, from where we had to walk 1.2km up to reach the village. Continue reading Khecheopalri: Great place to do nothing
Today, I will talk about seven such websites. Read on! Continue reading Seven exciting Indian travel websites
Sri Lanka is a gorgeous island replete with stunning natural beauty, vibrant, colourful people and remarkable gastronomic delights.
The best part, however, is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to vacation there. For a budget traveller looking to get lost in the midst of the sun and sand, mountains and forests, Sri Lanka is an ideal getaway. Continue reading How to get a Sri Lanka travel permit
Over the past few weeks, I have posted a lot of stuff on Japan. I’ll agree I’m more than a little hung over on this country. Here are ten postcards from this amazing country that I hope will inspire you to go there.
I can promise you this much. You will not regret this trip.
When you think Japan pictures, what immediately comes to mind is Mount Fuji, the Arashiyama bamboo grove and probably, sushi. In this collection, I have avoided the most obvious pictures here in an effort to give you a deeper picture of the country. Continue reading Ten postcards from Japan
For the typical traveller from Kolkata, which is where I live, the first step is visiting the local travel agent and finding out what trips they are offering. If, among the trips on offer is a place they have not been to and it suits their budget, they buy the package.
In most cases, it’s as simple as that.
However, since I tend to avoid travel agencies as much as I can, the process is a little different for me. Here are five things to consider while planning a trip. Continue reading Five things to consider while planning a trip