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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 […]

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part Two

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part Two

Culinary travel is one of the best ways to unravel a country’s culture and unique traditions. Food experiences like cooking classes with locals, homestay meals, food tours and market tours offer a glimpse into the culinary landscape of a new destination. We asked travel bloggers […]

Over a cup of chai

Over a cup of chai

It was late September. The summer sun rose early in Guwahati. Sahid bought me a cup of chai. The little glass held a wonderful fresh aroma of new chai patha—or, tea leaves. I sipped once, not knowing that it was the beginning of a beautiful […]

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part One

These Are the Best Food Experiences in Asia – Part One

Food connects people, opens up conversations and builds friendships. When we travel, we love joining a cooking class or a food tour to learn about the culinary traditions of a new destination. While it allows us to taste local cuisines, it also teaches us many […]