Need of the Hour: Eco Friendly Hotels

With depleting natural resources, world has finally woken up to conserving flora and fauna, recycling and reducing water consumption and adopting ways to utilize solar energy. ‘Eco-friendly’ is the buzz word and rules-regulations for the same are being gradually implemented. Each of us needs to pitch in and work towards conserving natural resources. As the…

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Outbound From Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2: Few Basics

I was over the moon....after all it was my first international trip! I was flying to New York from CSIA's T2, Mumbai and the excitement was palpable no matter how hard I tried to keep a lid on it! I was supposed to rest since the flight to Newark was at 2 am but sleep had long…

Exploring The Best Of Beaches Along The Indian Coastline With Expedia

Flanked by Arabian Sea in southwest and Bay of Bengal in southeast, the Indian subcontinent juts out into Indian Ocean, the world's third largest ocean. Dotted with beautiful beaches, the coastal India boasts of  4671 miles of coastline. With Expedia it now is easy to search for best of beaches. I have had my share…

Svatma: A Heritage Resort In Heart Of Thanjavur

The white and powder pink flowers gently nod from the Chinese honeysuckle creeper resting on a bluish pillar....the faint smell lingering in the air...the sound of gurgling water in the heart of town distracts you and a sideways glance satisfies your curiosity and surprise as you spot stone spouts disgorging clear water in a stone…

Matheran Nostalgia

It is that time of year again, when the love-struck couples make a beeline to Matheran, the cozy and tiniest hill station in India. Located in Western Ghats of Raigad district in Maharashtra, Matheran, a quaint little town, the name of which literally means “forest on forehead of the mountain”,  is Asia’s only automobile free…

Festivals of Goa

There is more to Goa, the most favored destination for fun-loving travelers, than just sea and surf or sun and sand or overflowing spirits for that matter. Mere mention of Goa conjures up the images of colorful gaiety, exuberance, festooned decorations, merry revelers, foot-tapping music and joyous vivacious dances and for me....most definitely the caricature art depicting local…

Road To Kodaikanal

I love taking road trips (preferably in self driven cars) not only because it gives me an excuse to travel to new places but also because it affords me a melange of sights all through the journey...a weird tree stump, a garishly dressed up couple, a pond with water lilies, a sunset, an odd signboard,…

The Foundry Of The Steel Giant

"Saavdhaan! loco aa rahi hai" the haunting voice suddenly caught my attention as I donned myself with the safety gear issued for a visit to the workshop of sixth largest steel plant of the world. My puzzled expression brought an indulgent smile on the face of the Plant's representative who in an attempt to explain managed to confuse…