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Neil Island – Laid Back Beaches & Bountiful Reefs

“Tan lines fade but memories last forever.”

Imagine a tiny tropical island that is no larger than 5 sq miles in area , sparsely populated , no internet connectivity whatsoever, surrounded by white sand beaches , beautiful turquoise waters and rich coral reefs – that’s Neil Island. Definitely sounds like every tourist’s paradise right? Yet, just 20 mins after landing at Neil Island, we were sitting clueless, angry and tired with all our luggage by the side of the only crossroad junction on the entire island. Continue reading Neil Island – Laid Back Beaches & Bountiful Reefs

Pondicherry – The French Riviera of India

After a long week, I decided to break away from the city for the weekend with my sister Geeta. It was a much needed break and the quiet town of Pondicherry, with its serene beaches, French colonial architecture, scenic boulevards and rich and diverse culture, was the ideal location to take things slow and relax. Continue reading Pondicherry – The French Riviera of India

Avalabetta and Gudibande Fort- A Tranquil Day Trip from Bengaluru

WHERE IS IT?

Avalabetta hill is located in the Chikballapur district of Karnataka about 100 km North of Bengaluru. This hill is a better choice if you prefer some solitude as compared to Nandi Hills that can get quite crowded. Gudibande Fort also lies in the Chikballapur district 25km away from Avalabetta. Continue reading Avalabetta and Gudibande Fort- A Tranquil Day Trip from Bengaluru

Sikkim – 9 Day Itinerary and Guide

Sikkim is a small and mountainous state in North-East India. It boasts of the 3rd tallest peak in the world – the Kanchenjunga and also India’s highest lakes. Although you cant get enough of Sikkim in 9 days, we managed to put a 9 day itinerary that we followed covering most of the state’s wonderful sights. Continue reading Sikkim – 9 Day Itinerary and Guide