The Nagpur City might not have been on the limelight for many reasons, but it is sure not to remain so for long. Not because I hail from this city, but because it is actually undergoing an expansion of its lifetime, in all spheres, including tourism. In the midst of all this, Nagpur City also has its own list of hidden treasures awaiting for the rest of the world to know. This weekend, I moved out to find out some of the unspoken ones for the rest of the country to explore, when they happen to walk into the city.
There are certain places in India which you can cherish in its own unique ways and no way else. For example. if you are traveling to Leh, there is no better way to explore it without a road trip. Escape to the desert lands of Rajasthan and you cannot leave out on the desert safaris here. Speaking of getaways to hill stations closer to the city such as Matheran and Lonavala, Hotels in Matheran and Lonavala are available in plenty because of the increased population. There is no better way to explore Lonavala without embarking on the memorable train journey.Continue Reading "The Train Journey to Lonavala"
On this trip to Pune, I traveled to the uptown and trendy locality of Baner, having the costliest properties of Pune City. Baner also has a lot of traditional properties, restaurants and markets which reflect the signature of the Pune traditions. However, unlike Kolkata, these traditional buildings also have evolved pretty well, maintaining their charm and liveliness with the modern times. This time, I wanted to check out the Fabhotels Chain for review and spotted one at Baner. Here’s a quick look into the Hotel Rajwada Baner.Continue Reading "Review: Fabhotels Rajawada Baner"
Mumbai is undoubtedly the crown of the country. Whoever said that “Mumbai does not sleep hungry” is true to its literal sense. Everyday, thousands of dreams wake up and move around the city, and no matter what disasters strike this city, the people never stop dreaming. This is my 24 hours in Mumbai, a journey that inspired me to never stop pursuing my dreams!!Continue Reading "Photoblog: 24 Hours in Mumbai"
Having stayed in Central India for the better part of my life, I admit that people visiting from other parts of the country do have their prejudices. After all, staying closer to the Equatorial line has its own natural challenges.Harsh summer heat and water-shortage often make it an unusual choice for life settlement, let alone tourism.
But, it also does come with its own stroke of good luck, especially in the monsoon seasons. The otherwise intermittent, sometimes ephemeral water bodies fill up with rain waters and the weather comes with an unexpected cool breeze in the air. It is one of those breezes you would love over the a.c in your car and are best enjoyed with your car window shades open. On the other hand, as September steps in, the festivities are on a high, as they keep pouring in one after the other, just like the rainfall. All this makes a perfect setting for a monsoon getaway here. And there are some really hidden offbeat escapes in Central India, that do exist on the map, but are yet to get discovered by the ‘traveler’s eye.Continue Reading "5 Offbeat Monsoon Escapes in Central India for a Perfect September"