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A Quirky cafe in Fort Kochi | Travel Tales | #atoz

Read all about a quirky cafe in Fort Kochi where the food, beverages and the crowd is simply superb. Its the perfect hang out space and located very close to the beach.… Read More A Quirky cafe in Fort Kochi | Travel Tales | #atoz

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[Z] Zen in the Glen |#atozchallenge 2017|

As scores of multi colored prayer flags fluttered in the wind, welcoming us in their calming embrace, we drove into a teeny tiny town named Khalstee, enroute to Leh. The last few hours of the ride had been bone achingly painful and we were grateful for the respite from jostling in the back seat of our… Read More [Z] Zen in the Glen |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[Y] You have got mail in Udaipur!! |#atozchallenge 2017|

2012: I was on my first ever trip to Udaipur – one of the most popular cities of Rajasthan on the tourist circuit. I found it to be charming, friendly and thrumming with a very joyful vibe. Its pretty famous for the Lake Pichola and the Lake palace hotel managed by the Taj group of… Read More [Y] You have got mail in Udaipur!! |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[X] Xenodocheionology |#atozchallenge 2017|

Xenedocheionology owes its origin to the Greek language and according to Phrontistery means the love of hotels. I loved this word a lot and it made writing my X post for #atoz quite easy as there are a number of places which I must mention for their uniqueness in terms of hospitality and the wow factor… Read More [X] Xenodocheionology |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[V] Vanilla beans & Pepper corns |#atozchallenge 2017|

2010 saw us head for Coorg for a family vacation on my birthday in March. I had been living in Bangalore at that time and keen to explore the places around. I was excited to see the coffee plantations and maybe spot some Vanilla plants too as I had heard this region’s climate favoured its… Read More [V] Vanilla beans & Pepper corns |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[U] Unzymotic |#atozchallenge 2017|

The dictionary meaning of Unzymotic is listed as fabulous which is why I decided to use this word for my alphabet U post, for what I am about to list out here is nothing less than that. You know how they say, it’s not the destination but the journey that matters? I have taken this… Read More [U] Unzymotic |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[T] Tickled with delight |#atozchallenge 2017|

Ok I admit that’s a funny title “Tickled with delight”. You must be wondering, “Shouldnt it be tickled my taste buds?” Well! That is the correct phrase to use but here not just my taste buds, my sensibility too was tickled with delight! Stumped! Read On….. 2017: Bangalore trip to visit my sister is on.… Read More [T] Tickled with delight |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[S] A Summer Palace in Bangalore |#atozchallenge 2017|

2010: I had moved to Bangalore as an experimental stint and spent that year in exploring it as much as possible. I had been researching the net and listed out places to visit and photograph. So, one fine morning, armed with my trusted Canon DSLR, a bottle of water and some snacks, I headed out to… Read More [S] A Summer Palace in Bangalore |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[R] RavanaHatha in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

2013: I was meandering on the streets of Pushkar, dodging the army of photographers who had descended in locust proportions onto the city (Oh yeah, I was one of them too 😉 ) Nearing a large open field full of camels, the soft strains of a stringed instrument reached my ears and I started to look… Read More [R] RavanaHatha in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[P] Parsi food affair in Bombay |#atozchallenge 2017|

2013: I was in Bombay, visiting my sister who was settled there at that time. It was a longish visit and I ended up exploring some parts of the city via interesting walks, friends and relatives. I went flamingo watching at Sewri one early morning. Attended the Kala Ghoda festival – my first! Visited the… Read More [P] Parsi food affair in Bombay |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[O] Once upon a time |#atozchallenge 2017|

Once upon a time there was a brave King and his beautiful queen who lived in a grand palace, filled with opulence of every kind!!! This is the thought that flashes through my head, every time I wander in a fort, palace or mahal in India. Meandering through the hallowed corridors of Bangalore Palace was… Read More [O] Once upon a time |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[M] Mother India Temple in Benares |#atozchallenge 2017|

The holy city of Benares seems to be teeming with gazillions of temples; in fact there seems to be a temple for any and every excuse and on every street corner and entry of buildings. When I first landed in the city in December 2013, that was my impression, apart from the filth, stench and… Read More [M] Mother India Temple in Benares |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[J] Japanese Kalbeliya in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

2013 – I was in Pushkar, Rajasthan with a photography club to shoot the famous camel fair which is an annual affair. My first impression was that there are more photographers than camel 😉 At the opening ceremony of the festivities, I was all set to watch a performance of the traditional Kalbelia dance –… Read More [J] Japanese Kalbeliya in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[I] Innovation in India |#atozchallenge 2017|

Indian roads never disappoint with their logic defying mind teasing sights like an entire family of eight on a two-wheeler or a truck with things hanging from all sides like slippers (to ward off evil eye) or lemon and chillies (evil eye) or even women’s hair decorations or motorcycles with elaborate decor, etc. The colours,… Read More [I] Innovation in India |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[H] Halitosis* High at Chang La Pass |#atozchallenge 2017|

September 2012 I was on a road trip from Srinagar to Ladakh with one of my closest school mates Yasmin. The two of us had planned out this much awaited trip to the Himalayan Kingdom of Leh-Ladakh. Our entire trip was punctuated with endless hilarity and adventures – all courtesy a much aligned sense of… Read More [H] Halitosis* High at Chang La Pass |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[E] Emu & the Entrepreneur #atozchallenge 2017

Cruising on NH-8 towards Shekhawati on one sunny January morning, we passed by fields of golden bouquets of mustard flowers, waving their heads merrily in welcome. Ofcourse we stopped to hop into the fields and pose and preen. Aiming to reach our destination in five hours (homestay manager had estimated 3-4 hours drive), we made… Read More [E] Emu & the Entrepreneur #atozchallenge 2017

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2017 #atozchallenge [D] Dolphin Delight

A goa girl trip was planned on the eve of my 40th bday and along with my bestie (who is also one of my closest cousin), we landed there. One of things on our to-do list was dolphin sighting from one of the popular Goa beaches. A quick google search later, John’s Tour stood out… Read More 2017 #atozchallenge [D] Dolphin Delight

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[C ] Chai Zai cafe in Srinagar | #atozchallenge 2017 |

Kashmir has got to be one of my most favourite and oft travelled spot in India. Whenever someone asks me how many days to plan for Srinagar, I am at a loss as every time I go there, I discover a new nugget. I can’t get enough of traversing the quiet waters of the Dal… Read More [C ] Chai Zai cafe in Srinagar | #atozchallenge 2017 |

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[ Theme Reveal ] Peregrination Chronicles | #atozchallenge 2017 |

As January rolled in, I got caught up in the AtoZ challenge 2017 brouhaha. I was determined not to miss it this year but when I sat down to mull over what I wanted to write; I drew blanks. Panicked, I reached out to fellow bloggers; veterans and virgins alike. A few days of furious… Read More [ Theme Reveal ] Peregrination Chronicles | #atozchallenge 2017 |

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#ThankfulThursdays | 5 Beauty Products I am Thankful for |

I remember being fascinated with my Mom’s beauty valise – a vanity case which was like a treasure trove of colourful pots and jars of lotions, potions and paints. Her dressing table was my playground as I would brush my hair and make endless twirls to preen in front of the large three-sided mirror. (I… Read More #ThankfulThursdays | 5 Beauty Products I am Thankful for |