Adalaj Vav: An Illustration of Love and Religious Tolerance

 “It’s amazing what people do for love. It’s even more amazing what love does for people” It was for this love, for her deceased husband Veer Sinh chieftain of Vaghelas, that Rani Roopba, consented to marry Mehmud Begada, the slayer of her husband himself, on a precondition that he would complete the construction of ‘Adalaj…

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10 Trips in Twelve Months: 2015, A Year of Travel

I guess I took this quote literally this year... Yes we travelled and travelled a lot with as many as ten different trips sprinkled over the year. The year began with a bang with a para-gliding event within the city of Barmer to increase awareness about adventure sports. Having the advantage of acquaintance with the staff conducting the…

5 Reasons That Are Making Me Question Travel Blogging

These are just my feelings not meant to disregard hard work of other travel bloggers. As the year draws to an end I look back on my journey as travel blogger...I am still far too insignificant in this burgeoning crowd of travel writers and bloggers. When I started writing about my travels, I genuinely wanted people from…

Six Steps To Responsible Tourism

Why do we travel? To our villages and to our ancestral homes in far-flung remote areas because we want to reconnect with our roots...we need assurance of our existence. We travel to experience new places because we need to escape from the daily monotonous cycle of work-success-work...to savour few moments of no worries, to value…

Life lessons I learnt while snorkelling at Andaman Islands

 “The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish”- Jacques Yves Couousteau  So I agreed to a trip to Andaman Islands with the highlight of itinerary being snorkelling at Elephant Beach. I felt as buoyant as the boat that rode over the inky blue ocean, the improvised motor reverberating noisily over the…

Born free: In wilderness of Gir

Also known as Sasan-Gir, the Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat was established in 1965 and is the only home to Asiatic Lion. I had decided to take a jeep safari in the wilderness to get a glimpse of this magnificent creature. Even after spending the better part of night standing in…