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Fazlani Nature’s Nest

Sitting along the back waters of Andra dam and Indrani river is the vast property of Fazlani Nature's Nest among the hills and green environs a little away from Pune on way to Lonavala. The well landscaped resort boasts of 13 villas, a grand dining space, a wellness center, stable and sand track for horses…

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Lonar crater Lake

Amazing Facts Of Lonar Crater Lake That Intrigues Scientists

Lonar Crater Lake is one unique spot that intrigues even the NASA Scientists.     I had been planning a visit to Lonar Lake since some time but the plans kept clashing with something else always. A trip finally materialized recently. Located in Buldhana district of Maharashtra near Aurangabad,  the 1.8 km diameter Lonar crater was…

Shikwa Haveli's Verandah

‘Shikwa’ Heritage Homestay, Kaatha Village

When childhood memories begin to nudge and coax to act, a Haveli is born at Kaatha village near Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh.  On a trip with fellow members of Travel Correspondents and Bloggers Group to village on outskirts of Delhi, I stayed at Shikwa Heritage Homestay. The Haveli in its present stage has literally risen…

Inauguration of Navaratri festival at Ahmedabad

Navaratri Celebrations In Gujarat

I was invited by Gujarat Tourism Department to attend NAVARATRI FESTIVAL 2018 at Ahmadabad and Vadodara. The inauguration event marks the beginning of nine days of  Garba dance where the entire community participates to celebrate feminine power of Goddess Shakti and her nine incarnations. If you happen to be in Gujarat during Navaratri, the opening ceremony…

Migratory Birds In India

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats celebrated on second Saturday of months May and October. 13th October 2018 is the World Migratory Bird Day. I am an accidental birder really. Inclination is not the question, but time is. I would love…

Authentic Traditional Crafts Of Thanjavur With Geographical Indication Tag

A religious, cultural and heritage hub, Thanjavur in Tamilnadu has four authentic traditional crafts recognized as Geographical Indication. When we were posted to Thanjavur, Tamilnadu my first reaction was not very favorable. My apprehensions to move to the place were not unfounded and initial few months in Thanjavur seemed frustrating with sign language conversations and a little-uncomfortable-for-me conservative…

A Slice Of Pav And Blob Of Maska: Glimpses Of Parsi Eateries At Pune

When Alka Kaushik and Puneetinder of Travel Correspondents & Bloggers Group suggested a curated Parsi food walk at Pune with food critic Jayesh Paranjpe who also runs travel company The Western Routes, I wondered if I could do justice. I am not much big on food though I do experiment with food during my travels. But…