Family travel guide to Mauritius : Part I

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Mauritius cannot be captured in words, It can just remain as a memoir forever in our hearts and minds!

Mauritius Memoir : A Splendid retreat 

Let me quote a saying –You can always make money but you can’t always make Memories! So let’s indulge &create a memoir for us to relish in our lives 🙂

So it started with evaluation amongst Beaches / Snow / Historical places, and we settled for a combo of Beaches+Adventure. We had planned to hit the land of Sugarcane and scintillating beaches, the Island of Mauritius, ILE MAURICE.

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Travel Tales of Leh : Pangong Tso Lake

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An Excursion to Pangong:

PANGONG TSO lake, a synonym of pristine, exquisite, magnificent nature! Further, this was the last scene where the record breaking movie, 3 Idiots was shot. Getting curious?? Read on #FOTW’s journey to Pangong Tso Lake.

Let’s get to know Pangong Tso Lake:

Situated at approx. 4250mts, far away in the barren terrain of Ladhak, this gorgeous lake is spread across 134 kms, 60% of which lies in China(Basically Tibet ,but the region is controlled by Chinese) & rest 40% in India. It falls under the Army & requires special approvals to access. An Inner Line Permit Continue Reading

Travel Leh : NUBRA – Samtanling Monastery Part II

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Continuing from the Part I of our trip from Leh to Nubra, Via Khardung La pass.

Diskit Monastery, leh View

A lovely cloudy morning welcomed us again. Drizzling all through the greens of our cottage, we enjoyed those little showers on the “sleep nets” tied across the trees, relaxing lazily. No work, no responsibility, only gazing at the mesmerising nature was the work entrusted to us. We took to an interesting breakfast at the cottage. Yummy aloo parantha’s, hot elaichi tea in the chilly rainy morning. This is what a life should be. Post breakfast we had to head back to Leh via Diskit Continue Reading

Diskit Monastery, Leh!

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An exhilarating view from Diskit Monastery (Nubra Valley)

Diskit Monastery, Nubra Valley, leh View

Location: Diskit Monastery, Leh

About Diskit Monastery

We visited Leh , Diskit Gompa in the month of July & we were amazed by the incredible magnificence of nature lying in this region.

Diskit Monastery, leh View

Diskit Monastery is situated in Nubra Valley, on top of a hill. One needs to climb close to 60-70 stairs to reach the top. It lies above the plains of river flowing from the huge rocky mountains which can be heard gushing through while climbing the hill for monastery.

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Tranquil Leh – Nubra – Khardung La – PART I

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Its none other than Leh, The paradise of India !

This Part I of our Leh trip covers – Heaven of India: Delhi To Leh & NUBRA Valley!

I had always dreamt to go on a biking trip on the world’s largest motorable road, but fulfilment of this wish is yet awaited. Due to lack of holidays, we planned our expedition to Ladhak by boarding Delhi – Leh Flight. It was just 2 hour flight, but the climate of Leh is highly unpredictable so landing was not so sure. 

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Sunset over Florence

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Witnessing a sunset!

Can the Sunset be Melodious? Sun sets everyday, isn’t it? But still some views can be just scintillating.

Nature, Sunrise, Sunsets, they all drive us crazy. As the colours spread across, making the sky a vibrant piece of cloth, its unfolds the majesty in itself.

We happened to witness an hour long gorgeous sunset over the city of Florence from “Piazza Michelangelo” on the banks of River Arno. As the beautiful city full of tunnels got close to the darkness, as the mountains in the backdrop blurred, the sun spread its orange-red hues amidst the skies. And … Continue Reading

Bharatpur Bird sanctuary

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Exploring Bird Sanctuary

Travel Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Winters, long weekend, Sunny day, what could be better than visiting a Nature Park or Bird Sanctuary to pamper your eyes with some amazing Avifauna’s around?

Yes, #FOTW did the same & visited Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, often called as Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. It is situated very close to Delhi (3.5-4hrs run) & Agra and poses as a perfect weekend destination.

All the more why this place stands apart from many small bio-diversity parks, is the quantum of Migratory birds visiting Bharatpur Nature Park or Bird Sanctuary during the winter season. Encapsulating close to 350 … Continue Reading

The Zoo’s of Melbourne : Kids Special

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Melbourne Zoo for kids

The Zoo’s, farms and Sea Life when in Melbourne!

Melbourne, The most “Liveable” place on this earth is full of nature and amazing landscapes. Ranging from Seaside views to shiny buildings, cruises, adventure sports, Riverfronts, it offers a complete package for the travellers. And all the more so, it is worth every penny for our little munchkins. It has a lot of their interest in its pockets.

Exploring Flora & Fauna, interacting with animals in farms, running in the orchard fields is something every kid enjoys. Read out “Enchanting Melbourne” and get ready for this post to help you Continue Reading

In love with Melbourne, Australia

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A date with Nature, Wildlife, Art, Cuisine, Ah Melbourne!!

I could hear my heart thumping heavily on one look  of Melbourne. A city with immense adventure in the form of fauna encounters, water activities, Ballooning, serenity on the banks of river, a lavish treat for the taste buds, a power nap while sun bathing, unwinding on beaches.  And yes not to miss the stunning Art galleries, Museums & Gaol. A city swearing to ensure we’re on cloud nine 🙂.

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Long Weekend Gateway – Bengaluru .

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August marks the beginning of the holiday season. Be it Independence Day or “Rakshabandhan “or “Janmastami “, multiple opportunities are available to plan a long weekend gateway. As monsoon is half passed, we can enjoy the lush green plains or break taking views over the mountains or waterfalls, or just sit in a holiday home sipping coffee and watching rain drops creating magic on earth.

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With 3-4 days available for a trip, we can look beyond the usual weekend gateway. Thanks to dropping airfare and discounts deals, many far flung destinations are now within  budget for all.

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