Drive to Mukteshwar

Absolutely relaxing drive, an escape to serene Mukteshwar

Relaxing drive to Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand – Road conditions 2021 Absolutely relaxing drive, an escape to serene Mukteshwar

Super Cars (Scars) of my life

“Strange is the Bond between Man and a Machine, a rare form of Love, inscrutable yet true” It has already been more than 22 years… more than my total work experience, more than the years of my marriage, more than the years I’ve spent struggling with books and education… more than anything else I could […]

Fantastic 5 days vacations in lovely Meghalaya – Part 2

Amazing itinerary of Meghalaya trip during monsoons.

3 Stunning destinations in Uttarakhand for Tourists, Travelers and Trekkers

Stunning destinations in Uttarakhand Being Tourist is hard. Being a Traveler is harder. Being a Trekker is the hardest. Three Uttarakhand destinations below will help you identify and relate to your ‘hard’ choice. So, choose your ‘hard-boots’ wisely. 1. Nainital – Tourists Nainital is a perfect tourist destination over a long weekend. It is around […]

Fantastic 5 Days vacations in lovely Meghalaya – Part 1

5 days itinerary for beautiful Meghalaya

A Roar of Behror – Anantara Farmhouse !

Anantara Homes – at a stone’s throw away from Delhi Gurgaon, is perfect for a weekend trip, a home away from home.

Things to see at Nainital – major attractions in 3 days

Nainital attractions… Nainital  –   This name throws a plethora of memories.  It holds a special place in my heart. Since I have been to Nainital more than 14 times, I thought writing a blog on Nainital attractions would be pretty easy, a cake walk. Never had I thought that it would be the most […]

Amazingly stunning attractions of Chakrata in 2 days

Itinerary of Delhi – Chakrata – Delhi trip in two days by road.

The relaxed and laid-back life…Coonoor!

Coonoor – Ooty 5 days itinerary from Delhi

The twirl of travel – Tattapani – Naldhera – Mashobra (2019)

The offbeat destinations: Tattapani – Naldhera – Mashobra Being a born Scorpio, ‘I desire’ is my zodiac motto. I desire to see, to explore, the charms offered by nature. I love the path which is relatively unexplored. I love the road circuits which are treacherous and rarely visited. Ever since I made my travel bucket […]

Lovely smell of a road trip… Gurgaon-Kanpur!

Gurgaon to Kanpur by Expressway via Agra It has been more than a year since I have visited Kanpur. Since last 4-5 visits, the maximum duration I have stayed at Kanpur was one night. This time it was no different. My parents and my kid had gone to Kanpur on a Wednesday by train and […]

Siliserh Lake… Time wasted at Lake is time well spent.

Siliserh Lake Near Alwar and Sariska This was my third visit to the Siliserh Lake. Same place, a different company, varied shades of weather. The only thing common each time was fun. Unlimited. Siliserh lake is close to my heart. I dont know the reason though. Perhaps, the tranquility of the place attracts me to […]

Fourth Corner of India – The Great Rann of Kutch

I wasn’t born to just pay the bills and die. I had always wanted to explore the world, well, if not the world, at least my country… India. The quest to explore my motherland planted a seed in my heart and with every passing year, a new leaf sprouted up indicating a new place to […]

PANGS OF PARTITION… INDIA-PAKISTAN (PART-5)

Can Indians visit Pakistan for tourism? Day 8: Hunza ValleyI had full day to explore the beautiful Hunza valley – the plan of the day was to explore Gojal Village, Passu Cones, Attabad Lake and if possible Sost Border. I discussed this plan with the owner of the hotel. He suggested that I include Khunjerab […]

PANGS OF PARTITION… INDIA-PAKISTAN (PART-4)

Can Indians visit Pakistan for tourism? Day 6: Swat Valley – ChilasFalling rain drops on wind screen and sun roof woke me up. Time was 05.30 hrs. It was pitch dark outside. Everyone seemed to be in their waterproof tents, sleeping peacefully. Other than falling rain drops noise, there was an eerie uncomfortable silence. Occasionally, […]

PANGS OF PARTITION… INDIA-PAKISTAN (PART-3)

Can Indians visit Pakistan for tourism? Day 4: Swat ValleyI woke up with a guilt. I should have been at Saidu Sharif already. But I must admit, I was feeling much better and the view of Indus river from my room was mesmerizing. After a nice hot breakfast, I got ready to leave. Time read […]

PANGS OF PARTITION… INDIA-PAKISTAN (PART-2)

Can Indians visit Pakistan for tourism? Day 2: Lahore Local sightseeing I got up just before the morning Azaan call. The view of the city early morning was beautiful. It somehow resembled Delhi. The start of the winter chill, those misty mornings, those revealing streaks of sunlight from clouds…a white smoggy environment…mesmerizing. I was filled […]

Pangs of Partition… India-Pakistan (Part-1)

Can Indians visit Pakistan for tourism? “insāñ kī ḳhvāhishoñ kī koī intihā nahīñ do gaz zamīñ bhī chāhiye do gaz kafan ke baad”~KAIFI AZMI The above couplet means “There is no limit to the desires of Human. Not content with two yards of shroud, he wants two yards of ground also [for burial]. This is […]

Five deadly sins of driving …

Five deadly sins of driving 1) Multitasking – Texting, calling, fiddling with car infotainment system.        Each one of us is a multitasker. Infact, we all encourage this trait..we need jack of all trades, a chalta purza, someone who can do a plethora of tasks simultaneously. Consider cricket, we love all rounders… Kapil […]

A Dream Vacation – Me, my love (Road Trip) and the Villain (Office Leaves)

A dream vacation to hills I have made numerous road trips in India on various terrains, in a variety of cars, in different seasons. I have stayed both in shanties and luxurious hotels. On a few highways like the Yamuna Expressway, I love driving fast, while on a few treacherous ones like Hatu Peak or […]