Our Travel tale to Darjeeling
India has a very different temperature than the United Kingdom. It is a known fact that Britishers were always in search of cool places in the pre-independence era. In a way, they not only explored but also developed many hill stations in India. That’s’ the reason some of the breath-taking train circuits like Kalka – Shimla Circuit, Nilgiri Mountain circuit, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, are all located in the mountain ranges. Few of them are already listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Among all the places, Darjeeling has been on the wishlist of travel junkies, … Continue Reading
Magic of Living Root bridges
Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is truly a heavenly abode. With least commercialization, it has something in abundance and that is the picturesque landscapes and natural adventures. Quite a contented looking North – Eastern Indian state, it has a mesmerizing aura of itself, which remains a lot unexplored.
I’m sure, you all must have watched our Instagram stories and posts and few of you might have been aware of our recent Meghalaya trip (of-course with our 4yo). One of the most significant tick-mark we achieved in our bucket list, was completing the trek to … Continue Reading
Memories are precious, imprint them!
It’s not always the future , but sometimes the past which inspires and motivates us . The best way to seek them is to revisit the precious moments from our memory bank .
In this digital world , where we click more than we can store, it is impossible to highlight the memories which really matter to us. One way is to filter and mark them as favourite in your laptop or phone, but you’re sure not to revisit those memories that frequently. Alternatively we as a family have always looked ahead for some framed … Continue Reading
GOA : A Journey of Family Travellers with toddlers!
So hurriedly had we decided to make Goa an “On beat” heart throb in this off beat monsoon season. But as the saying goes, never regret the decision once made (after being alarmed by the “Offseason Tag” in these months), we decided to have a prolific stay & make this trip a chronicle in the chapter of our lives. So tagged as “Last minute Managers”, all the readiness ranging from booking of the hotel to planning the itinerary was made in last 3 days. Since it was a trip with our … Continue Reading
A day at Kovalam Beaches : Kerala
Trip to Kerala can never be complete without exploring the mesmerizing Kovalam beach. Nature has been really cruel with Kerala this time, and #FOTW has kept Kerala in prayers always. I’m not sure if the sandy beach area persists as of now, after the floods, but my love for Kerala made me write this post.
We tripped for 10 days in Kerala last year in November, witnessing a beautiful weather in close vicinity with the natures abundance. Our last leg in Kerala visit was Trivandrum and Kovalam. The best way we wanted to … Continue Reading
Odisha Buddhist Circuit : Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, Lalitgiri : Explore the unexplored this World Heritage Day!
“You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored – Robbie Robertson”
Very few of us know that April 18th is the World Heritage Day. Though we all love to explore the places with natural beauty, our monuments and heritages have been yearning for that love. If you tend to plan a trip to explore the heritages, I’m sure, you’ll be stunned with the history, culture, art, artefacts, lifestyles that they reveal.
Our heritage has taken us far today, it
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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.
So, FOTW shall try to share with you an exhaustive post of Periyar tiger Reserve and … Continue Reading
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
Unfolding 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 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