Ashtavinayak – literally means 8 Ganesha in Sanskrit. It is another very popular/well known gateway (for youngsters)/religious place in the state of Maharashtra.The trip refers to visiting 8 distinct idols of Ganesha, which are situated around Pune. Lord Ganesha is worshiped for unity, prosperity, learning and removes any obstacle. The pilgrimage s important because all the murtis were completely formed by nature, and were not created by human. We visited this place immediately post our marriage as their was a obligation which had to be fulfilled. Earlier, i was really upset as i generally do not like visiting temples. But i have to … Continue reading HOLY PLACE – ASHTAVINAYAK, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA


Nature’s Place – Hidden Village, a place to relax for people like us who live in urban cities and need desperate break from their regular city life. Quite place to relax & refresh one’s mind by getting closer to nature. Hidden village, the name says it all, is actually hidden from the world, lesser visited/known weekend gateway from Mumbai, Maharashtra. Went to this serene, beautiful place last month. It is approx an hours drive from Mumbai. After almost reaching to this place, as per the GPS “destination on your right”, we couldn’t actually see this place, it was actually hidden. … Continue reading HIDDEN VILLAGE-SHAHPUR, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA


Delhi – the capital of our country is full of life- lively place, lot of tourist attractions, amazing food joints…the list is endless. Image of the city is dampened by some serious issues with respect to women safety. ..etc, but every city/country in this world has both negatives & positives and Delhi is no different. The city has its own charisma & culture. Living in Delhi for such a long time, I would highlight good things about the city. There are lots of things for a tourist to do from visiting key monuments to shopping markets to food joints. Here … Continue reading THE CAPITAL, DELHI,INDIA


Mussorie is among the most famous hill stations  in the state of Uttarakhand in India. It falls under Dehradun (capital of Uttrakhand) District which is located approx 35 Km away and from Delhi – the distance is approx 290 Km. Other famous hill stations of Uttarakhand are – Nainital, Dhanaulti, Lansdown, Sattal, Almora, Kasauni, Bhimtal & Ranikhet. We travelled to Mussorie, couple of years back in 2011, from Delhi on a short vacation of 1N2D. We hired a cab from Delhi, and started our journey on a Saturday morning. On the way, we took halt for quick Breakfast at “Cheetal” … Continue reading QUEEN OF THE HILLS – MUSSORIE, UTTRAKHAND, INDIA


It was my wish from quite some time to visit lord Ganpati’s temple. Although, I usually don’t like visiting temples, but somehow, I had some kind of inclination to visit this place. Finally, my wish came true this year in March, when we were in Mumbai to attend a family function.  And from there, planned our short trip to Ganpatipule. Ganpatipule fallsin Ratnagiri district in the western side of Maharashtra and also referred as coastal ‘Konkan’. Konkan in Maharashtra is nothing but a coastal belt, so all districts situated on this belt are commonly refereed as Konkan. Due to its … Continue reading ‘GOD OF BEACHES’- GANPATIPULE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA


Harihareshwar is also referred as “House of God or Dev Bhoomi”. It is situated in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is very a popular weekend gateway for people from Mumbai, Pune…and other parts of Maharashtra. This Konkan place is best known for its temples and beaches. I have been travelling to this place every year post my marriage as it is a resident of our “kul-dev” Shiva. It is said that Shiv ji along with Vishnu ji, Brahma Ji & Parvatii Ji appeared here and blessed this place as their home. Therefore, all 4 hills surrounding the place are named … Continue reading HOUSE OF GOD – HARIHARESHWAR, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA


Kashmir…….Yes it is very rightly said….it is a heaven on Earth. The state is blessed with exquisite natural beauty – snow clad mountaintops, exotic orchids, lush green pastures, forests….& much more than you can think of…. It was our 3rd anniversary & we chose Kashmir for celebration. The decision could not have been better… We went in Dec and it was really chilly winter in Kashmir. I must say one should visit Kashmir during winters (which is considered as a not so friendly season for travelers). In Dec, you would see more foreign tourists than indian. This added great advantage for us. Wherever we visited, we got exclusive service. No long … Continue reading “HEAVEN” ON PLANET EARTH – KASHMIR, INDIA


7 Sisters and their only Brother – States of North East, as it is very popularly said. 7 Sisters – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura; 1 Brother – Sikkim is a very popular phrase used to define North East stated of our country – India. North Eastern states have a very unique architecture, style which not only attracts you but also make you feel proud of your rich heritage and culture. I think, this part of india still unexplored & preserves its pristine & rustic culture for amateur tourists to explore. We travelled to  – two beautiful … Continue reading 7 SISTERS & THE ONLY BROTHER – ASSAM & MEGHALAYS,INDIA


Kerela – Land of Gods or Gods’ own country, as it is so rightly said. It’s a paradise on planet earth, similar to Kashmir in North. The only missing thing in Kerela is snow, otherwise, it is as beautiful as Kashmir. It is a heaven on planet earth. We (me & my husband), went to Kerela during Monsoon season, which is considered as not so good season to go. But I feel, one should travel during off seasons. And trust me you do not lose a single thing in terms of sightseeing, facilities and any other service. The weather was pleasant, … Continue reading GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, KERELA, INDIA