THE LAND OF SMILES – THAILAND

Kingdom of Thailand as it is officially known, is a magnet for the travelers around the world. Bangkok, Pattya, Phuket and Koh Samui are among the 4 most visited/preferred cities/island in the country. I visited two very different from each other cities – Pattaya and Bangkok. PATTYA The first thing which comes in the mind when we hear Pattaya city is “it’s a men’s destination (especially in India)”, due to its large sex tourism industry. Although it does have many family friendly attraction and activities. So when I got an opportunity to travel to this city, I was very excited and  really wanted to … Continue reading THE LAND OF SMILES – THAILAND

ISLAND OF THE GOD’S – BALI, INDONESIA

It has been more than 7 years ever since I went to Bali, but it still feels like yesterday. All the memories related to this place are so fresh. Well, one of reason for this place to be special is it was our honeymoon destination – perfect, serene, and the most beautiful. I remember back then it was not that famous tourist spot for Indians and was only seen as a couple destination, but in the last 3-4 years it has become one of the favorite destinations for Indians be it couples, family and even corporates – many conferences /outbound meetings are being … Continue reading ISLAND OF THE GOD’S – BALI, INDONESIA

BEACHES, HIGHLANDS, THEME PARKS – MALAYSIA

I have been to this place twice, both officially with the company where I was working. My first trip was more fulfilling and relaxed than my second one. I was able to see and explore more of culture and sightseeing in my first trip. Malaysia is divided into two parts Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. And fortunately I could visit both these parts. And the more I travelled I started loving this place. Few places that I have been: Langkawi/Kedah Also known as Jewel of Kedah, is one of the most beautiful island I have ever seen. It is also considered as couple’s paradise, amazing … Continue reading BEACHES, HIGHLANDS, THEME PARKS – MALAYSIA

HILLS, BEACHES, MOUNTAIN PASS – GATEWAYS, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

When I was in school, I always had some inclination towards official conferences and tours. I always used to think “wow – it’s so much fun in travelling/conferences”. My fantasy soon became hard reality and I got to know the fact, that all these conferences are super hectic. Luckily I got a chance to roam around during all my conference places in the free time. Mahabaleshwar It is a small hill station in the Western Ghats range. The hill station is very relaxing and beautiful.  Few spots which can be seen include: 3 monkey point – Natural sculpture of 3 … Continue reading HILLS, BEACHES, MOUNTAIN PASS – GATEWAYS, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

‘GOD OF BEACHES’- GANPATIPULE, MAHARASHTRA, 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

HOUSE OF GOD – HARIHARESHWAR, 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