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Traveling through the City of Pearls – The Sights and Sounds of Hyderabad

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Being born and raised in Australia, I had no idea that one day I would end up living in Hyderabad, the hometown of my parents, though not of my own. As it turned out, it was one of the best moves I made in the last several years of traveling to over five continents and dozens of countries; and to be returning to my roots, in a sense, was something of an adventure just waiting to happen. When I finally arrived in Hyderabad in October of 2016, much had changed. Hyderabad was now the joint capital of two separate states, both of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. When I finally started traveling within the city, I realized the cultural diversity within both states, the old and the new, as well as the rich history between both. On the one side were all the historical sites, such as Charminar, Salar Jung Museum,…

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Experience Magnificence in The City Of Palaces – Mysore

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Mysore is splendor personified, owing to the fact that it is the City of Palaces. It boasts of a rich royal history being one of the three largest princely states during the infamous British rule. Everything about Mysore speaks grandeur, be it Dasara celebrations or the beguiling architecture. It’s a no-brainer that it attracts throngs of tourists from all over, and so as a self-proclaimed perfectionist, I have put together a list of things to do in Mysore so you can soak in every bit of Mysore. Having said that, please don’t use this as an itinerary because it is far from one. Witness the flamboyant side of Mysuru Any Mysore travel guide will tell you to visit Mysore Palace, Mysore’s crown jewel. It is the most famous tourist spot in Mysore and for a good reason. Its impressive façade is just as opulent, if not more, as the gigantic…

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What Do You Mean By Incredible India?

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Incredible means extraordinary, impossible or difficult to believe. The term Incredible India was coined by the Ministry of Tourism to promote tourism in India. But then what about India is incredible? Let’s find out. I remember feeling extremely proud when I used to say the pledge in school every morning. India is my country. I am proud of its rich and varied heritage. As I grew up, I tried to understand the deeply embedded meaning of these words. What is the rich culture and heritage of my country? Each tourist attraction has its history, its own story. Let’s explore my favorite five places to visit in India.  Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Anyone who comes to this city falls in love with it. Mumbai has its own charm, its own thrill and endless job opportunities with people ready to work. The famous Gateway of India, Marine Drive with a…

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The Most Popular Travel Bloggers From India

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I look at beautiful pictures of pristine beaches, picturesque villas, snow-capped mountaintops and charming cobbled streets, envious of those travel bloggers; getting to live vicariously through their photographs, itching to live their lives. Here are some Indian travel bloggers who’ve ignited that germ of travel in my heart. Savi and Vid (Bruised Passports) This Indian power couple started their travel journey like any other run-of-the-mill tourist but soon fell irrevocably in love with the idea of full-time travel. I stumbled upon them on Instagram and was mesmerized by the gorgeous pictures and their eclectic style. I headed to their travel blog and found myself smitten with the content. The pictures they click are so full of life and hedonistic, and yet the written content is what brings their posts to life. As a voracious reader and a lover of all things colorful, I can safely say that I’m their biggest…

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Family Trip To Kerala – God’s Own Country

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It’s been one, and a half year now we traveled to Kerala. I always wanted to visit Kerala once in a lifetime because I read a lot about it and I wanted to see why its called God’s Own Country. So, I got a chance to visit Kerala to attend a Malayalam style wedding in November 2016; I booked train tickets for five of us, it was a holiday season trains were full, and I tried my best to confirm our seats, but until last time it didn’t happen. Fortunately when we supposed to start our journey and we were so worried about how are we going to make this long journey but thankfully on time we got train tickets from an unknown source he had extra tickets. I had to pay double, but it was worth it. Day 01 Thrissur – Cultural Capital of Kerala It really is, you…

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A Perfect Travel Guide To Rohtang Pass in Manali

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Famous as the Mecca of adventure enthusiasts, Manali is a fantastic place which is famous among tourist from all across the world. Manali is a beautiful hill station which offers its guests an amazing scenic view of snow covered peaks, lush green and pine trees which make it an ideal destination for all travel enthusiasts. Manali holds a significant place in North India tourism. Though the place is filled with numerous of attractions located in its vicinity, there is one place which is not only famous among the local but also is famous among the international travelers also, and the name of the place is Rohtang Pass. An ideal location for adventure enthusiast, Rohtang Pass is a place perfect to spend some peaceful time in hot days of Summer. Rohtang Pass Though all Manali is filled with an abundance of natural beauty, what attracts the travelers the most is the…

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Travel Diary – A Monsoon Road Trip to the Tamhini Ghat

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Swim in the SEA. Go on Road Trips. Count the Stars. Find true Love. BE FREE I do follow it passionately. I love to explore unknown paths. My favorite is Road trip, every weekend I think of road trips, and if I do not go for some reason, my mind is wandering all the time.  Road trip with your best friends is the best thing in the world, playing your favorite list of songs…..isn’t it fantastic..right?? Because “to Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Anderson. Pune offers various weekend getaway options with incredible panoramic views which make your trip the best one!!! The city situated at foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains range besides bounded by forest and green hills which make Pune city one of the greenest cities in the Country. My favorite weekend road trip is to the Tamhini Ghat. Ride in the midst of greenery, endless blue…

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Lohagad – Best Family Trekking Spot

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Today I am writing my travel diary after 2 months. Not cool I know, but I was all occupied with many things, job, housework and weekend trips. I went to Lohagad in June when Monsoon has just arrived. I went with my other 3 friends on the bike from Pune. It was Sunday we were looking to explore an easy trekking spot nearby Pune. So, we randomly pick Lohagad as I already visited Bhaja Karla caves and trekking to the Lohagad was remaining. At 11 o’clock we started our journey towards Malvali. We took old Pune-Mumbai Highway and headed towards Lonavala. Just before arriving Lonavala, there is a direction for Karla Caves. We took a right from this direction-board and headed towards Malavali and then towards the base village of the Lohagad Fort. The route towards the fort is thrilling and brave. Visitors can also walk all the way to…

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Breathtaking Trek to Torna Fort

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हिंदवी स्वराज्याचे तोरण. तोरणा किल्ला जिंकून छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराजांनी स्वराज्याचे तोरण बांधले. आणि त्याच्या टोकापर्यंत पोहचून परत येण्याचा आनंद खूपच आगळा वेगळा आहे जो प्रत्येकाने अनुभवावा. History Torna Fort is historically significant as first acquired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the age of 16. The fort is incredibly massive; perhaps that is the reason Chhatrapati renamed the fort as “Prachandgad” (Massive/huge is “Prachand” in Marathi and “gad/killa” indicates fort). Tallest fort amongst all forts in the district of Pune, 4,603 ft above sea level. One can trek to the Rajgad from Torna or vice versa, is a 5-6 hours hiking. Trekking Experience Favorite amongst trekkers and now mine favorite too as I felt the thrill too.  Last Thursday Kushal called me asking any plans for Sunday, as we already visited Rajgad and Torna was remaining to visit, so I said what about Torna? He said okay. Then we called our…

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Parvati Hill Pune – My Favorite Place in a Heartbeat

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Parvati is a hillock in the City of Pune, India. The hill stands at 2,100 feet high above the ground. On top of the hill, you can visit the Parvati Temple, one of the ideal relaxation points for the natives of Pune. The hillock offers a picturesque aerial view of the city and if you are an earlybird, do not miss observing morning picture of the day. I have been living in Pune since two years now. I still remember my first visit to Pune, it was a rainy day June 17. My interview was scheduled at IT company situated at Singhgad Road. Today I thought I should write about my first emotion with Pune City. The interview was done as planned but one thing happened as  I was on 4th floor and I was waiting for an interview call. I sat front of a big window facing to Parvati…

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