Periyar National Park , Thekkady Kerala

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Planning a trip to Kerala this season? Include Thekkady or Periyar, famous for Periyar National Park and Periyar Tier Reserve to witness some amazing landscapes and beauty hidden in this dense forest. To make it adventurous, read here. #thekkady #kerala #periyar #tigerreserve #reserve #nationalpark #sanctuary #landscape #nature

Periyar National park, Kerala

Thekkady or Periyar Tiger Reserve? Are they all same and what do they entail? A Tiger reserve? Then why not a Tiger Safari, just like other Tiger Reserves? Why only a boating in a lake? Can we go for trekking also here? What all are the safari options available here?

So many questions were buzzing in my mind, when we were planning to visit Thekkady (Periyar) and to our sheer disappointment, none of the search reads could solve the curiosity.

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Hamleys Christmas carnival begins!

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Christmas is here and so is the joyous breeze all around. This festival has a unique charm, love and merriment not only for kids but even for adults equally. To me the crafted Santa stories from North pole are equally fascinating after so many years as they are to my 3 year old son. And tis years Christmas is indeed special for us as a family as our munchkin is all set to start some new Christmas traditions.

To mark the onset of celebrations, we happened to be a part of “Hamleys Unboxing the pandora box” of its Christmas festivities Continue Reading

Exploring Alleppey Backwaters , Kerala

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Explore the beauty of Kerala, Alleppey Backwaters with team familyonthewheels. Get to know the tips about houseboats, what all to do once you land in Alleppey. #Kerala #alleppey #backwaters #keralabackwaters #sunset #beaches #naturelover #sunUnfolding Alleppey Backwaters – Kerala with Team FOTW!

Kerala, God’s own country is famous for its clean and beautiful beaches, amazing tea gardens , asiatic elephants and yes the enchanting backwaters along the coconut groves. When it comes to experiencing backwaters, Alleppey or Alappuzha stands as a “Queen” to witness this beautiful natural phenomenon. Alleppey and Kumarakom are the places which are around Vembanad river (largest river of Kerala) and one can witness the sweet water of river merging with the salty ones of the Arabian sea. A traditional life of backwater village includes fishing, coconut harvesting, paddy and rice … Continue Reading

Poovar Islands : Place to visit near Trivandrum, Kerala

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Poovar Island was the last backwaters we did during our fabulous Kerala break recently. Reading out some really amazing reviews, Team #FOTW thought to give it a try while staying at Trivandrum and after enjoying at Kovalam beach.

Planning for mesmerizing Periyar national Park?

What exactly is Poovar Island ?

Poovar is approx. 28-30kms south of Kerala’s capital – Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram. Rather than calling it an Island, I would say that it is a tiny coastal village, far away from the humongous crowds which has helped it maintain its pristine beauty. The word Poovar means – Flower River, … Continue Reading

Super Life for Super Women! The open Gym Delhi initiative

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The Open GYM Initiative :

46 year old, Ms.Ratna, never missed her morning schedules which comprised of brisk walk in the nearby garden. Though, she opted for walk only, she always wanted to improve upon her arms and thigh strength. And she now feels that the SDMC and NDMC of Delhi have really done a great job by installing Open Gym’s in most of the parks across Delhi.

She says “I wanted to add some strength training for my abdomen, arms and thighs but I limited myself to brisk and normal walking. I did not wanted to opt for Continue Reading

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.

Curtailing the butterflies in stomach for

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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.

Would you love to explore Nubra and Samtanling Monastery?

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 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.

It is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery (termed as Continue Reading

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. 

As we peeped the window, huge snowy mountains greeted us. But, Continue Reading