When I informed my parents that I was going to Mandu, they were quite confused as they had never even heard of it. In case you haven’t heard of it either, Mandu is a small town situated in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. And the reason why I was so excited to go there is because it is home to some of the most beautiful medieval Afghan architecture in India.
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Sumer Verma went on his first sea dive and decided to stay on.
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Guess what the scene in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai is like?
Human beings going on a jungle safari in a national park… what a ridiculous activity it is. I have been on quite a few of them myself and trust me I am not particularly proud. We love to create so much drama and suspense around the whole deal. We think of ourselves as great achievers if we manage to get a glimpse of the animal and feel utterly depressed if the mission fails.
During the monsoon, India's sunny beach state turns in to a lush tropical paradise with plenty of hidden thrills. As long as you are not looking for leisurely swims in the ocean and are keen for a little adventure, Goa, despite its heavy rainfall, can offer the most memorable holiday. Avail airline discounts and off-season rates at the most plush hotels, pack your hiking boots and parka, and take a trip with your little ones for a magical vacation.
The great Indian railways.
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It doesn't rain much in Phaltan, a municipality in Satara district, Maharashtra. But when we arrive in the last weekend of May, a short shower renders the landscape a deeper shade of green. With the coconut trees in the distance and lush acres of sugarcane, tomato and guava fields carpeting the otherwise parched earth, we get a glimpse of just how abundant this land could be.
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During a trip to Jim Corbett National Park, we attended a talk on wildlife conservation. It was a great session and all of us left as more informed travellers. But the kids, they took it all in even more deeply. They have more empathy than us adults, and they also don't conform to norms and preconceived notions. But how much they had learned from this session, we were still to see…
"He must be seeing through my eyes, probably."
From kissing a giraffe and playing with baby elephants to relaxing on the beach and fine dining… I enjoyed a gamut of experiences in Kenya. Here are some of my favourite memories.