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Best Experiences in North East India: Our Top Ten Picks

Best Experiences in North East India: Our Top Ten Picks

India is a culturally and geographically diverse country with traditions, language and food changing every few kilometres. But Northeast India is one part of the country that is vastly different from mainland India. Northeast India includes seven “sister states” that are separated from the rest […]

Traveling In The Knuckles Mountain Range: A Getaway From Colombo

Traveling In The Knuckles Mountain Range: A Getaway From Colombo

Our hearts lie in the mountains. That is why you can often see us taking a getaway to some of Sri Lanka’s hill country hamlets; these are places we yearn to return again and again and one day, maybe some day in the future, we […]

How to Get From Chiang Mai to Bangkok

How to Get From Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Most travellers come to Chiang Mai, Thailand for the laidback life, cultural attractions, temples, Northern Thai food and the mountainous landscape. The Northern Thai town is also the getaway to hilly destinations like Chiang Rai and Pai. If you are already in Chiang Mai, you […]

Camping in Sri Lanka – Two Days In The Mountains in Haputale

Camping in Sri Lanka – Two Days In The Mountains in Haputale

Traveling around Sri Lanka during the Covid-19 is not as same as it was before. While we always resorted to public transport for our travels around Sri Lanka earlier, we find it more comfortable to travel in a private vehicle or a taxi now. So […]

I used to be a traveler. Now I’m staying in. 

I used to be a traveler. Now I’m staying in. 

I used to be a traveler. Now I’m staying in.  My family never traveled for leisure, except for the occasional family trip twice or thrice a year. When we went on those trips, we all jumped on a rented van with our extended family: maternal […]

Homestays in Northeast India: Homely Accommodations in the Region

Homestays in Northeast India: Homely Accommodations in the Region

I’ve written about Northeast India many times that I thought the region receives no introduction in my future posts (like this one where I’m writing about homestays in northeast India). I was, of course, wrong. I recently finished Patrick Rogers’ The Green Unknown. I find […]

A Five Day Road Trip Across the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya

A Five Day Road Trip Across the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya

I hold my memories from Meghalaya closer to my heart. I carry them throughout the day. I think of the sunkissed hours when I wake up in the day. I think of gloomy skies and rolling clouds and carpeted hills when I sit down to […]

Beautiful Himalayan Villages in India: For Those Who Want to Escape the Cities

Beautiful Himalayan Villages in India: For Those Who Want to Escape the Cities

Nathan and I love everything about the mountains. The wee hours of the morning waking up in a small cottage surrounded by the guardian hills, the vagrant breeze that embraces your soul and the yards of sunbathing cardamom groves in quaint hamlets. These are the […]

Vizag Diaries: My First Introduction to the Southern Coastline of India

Vizag Diaries: My First Introduction to the Southern Coastline of India

It all started with a train. It always starts with a train. A few hours before we boarded the Shalimar-Secunderabad Weekend special, we were sitting at the waiting room in Kolkata’s Shalimar Railway Station. In Kolkata, I’ve been to two railway stations. Howrah and Shalimar. […]

Eraeliya Villas & Gardens: A Hidden Oasis in the South of Sri Lanka

Eraeliya Villas & Gardens: A Hidden Oasis in the South of Sri Lanka

Last week, we were invited to Eraeliya Villas & Gardens by the curator, lovely Anna Egorkina for a fun, casual photoshoot. This trip turned out to be the perfect post-lockdown getaway for both me and Nathan. This tranquil accommodation in Weligama is one of the […]

Books You Should Read Before Visiting These Asian Countries

Books You Should Read Before Visiting These Asian Countries

Reading a book about the country/destination before I travel is one of my favorite pre-travel activities. Sometimes, I read while traveling. Other times, it’s after my trip so I can explore more about the destination I just visited through a book. Travel writing is insanely […]

The tamarind tree

The tamarind tree

In the evening, the vibrant village sky is layered in the colours of my artist’s palette. My artist palette is an old saucer with a vegetable drawing printed in it. It was part of the porcelain dinner set my father got as a gift when […]