Okay, so it’s a Christmas week and New Year is on the way! Most people must have already planned their New Year’s Eve but I am sure there are few people who might be still on last minute search for best places to welcome upcoming year with their loved ones.
So here I have complied amazing New Year party locations in and around Mumbai under the options that you can choose from.
Best New Year Parties in Mumbai 2017-18
Celebrate New Years Eve At Themed parks
1) Adlabs Imagica is known for unlimited fun and the New Year Celebration at Imagica guarantees the same. It is a perfect getaway for friends & families.
Are you fascinated by the lifestyle of a Travel blogger or wish to start your own website or YouTube channel? Think twice before you jump into!
Before I started my blog I went to through lot of detailed research about lifestyle of a travel blogger and realized that it’s a full time job and you have to be immensely passionate about travelling which also includes day and night journey, keeping you hunger away while you are cutting and putting your blog material together and sometimes staying at awful places.
When you think of places to visit in monsoon, in Maharashtra; you will find a long list of places. However, these will either include Lonavala, Khandala, Mahableshwar, Pachgani, Matheran or Alibaug. Okay, not to miss- Amboli or Tahmini Ghat! But have you ever imagined yourself wandering beyond these regular monsoons destinations? The reason why I am asking is because; these are the places where people have been visiting since ages resulting into overcrowding and overpricing of food and/or accommodations.
This monsoon, “Rendezvous with Travel “ brings you 11 offbeat monsoon destinations which will not only enrich you with unconventional experience but will also allow to enjoy monsoon trip with less crowd and at affordable price!
- Ellora Caves:
The first place I would like to mention is Ellora caves, near Aurangabad. The rock cut city nestled in the western Ghat mountain of Sahyadri really looks killer with waterfalls and green vegetation around. The fascinating carvings will take you back to the golden era of AD 600 to 1000. These caves represent three religions (Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism) which were prevalent during that time and will add up to your cultural experience. Climbing up to these caves is most enjoyable in monsoon owing to scenic views everywhere.
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The next place of interest is a village from Raigad district, Kolad. It is located at 117 km from Mumbai (on national highway NH-17_ Mumbai Goa). This village sits on the bank of River Kundalika and gaining popularity due activities like river rafting, rappelling, jungle camping and kayaking. Not only this, but this place is also surrounded by beautiful lake, fort and waterfalls; so for an adventure traveler it’s a win win situation from each aspect. Continue reading
Orchha is very small village situated on the bank of river Betwa, specifically in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. This lovely town is totally offbeat destination embedded with many beautiful monuments and temples. River, fort, temples and cute houses really make you to stroll in the town; which is a worth visit.
Sometimes you just feel an urge to go on vacations not exactly sure where you want to head and then suddenly an opportunity comes to your way and you start believing that when urged for something very desperately, entire universe helps you to fulfill your dreams. My trip to Kerala was very abrupt plan. I was longing for a vacation and that’s when, out of blue -my friends planned to visit Fort Kochi! Better known as Gateway to Kerala, Fort Kochi represents the cozy part of city Kochi (Cochin). I wasn’t really sure of this place; however I had already started dreaming about my favorite south Indian food, greenery around and a relaxation therapy. Continue reading
When it comes to the tourist places to visit in summers; I feel India is blessed with some of the great exotic summer destinations that will beat up the heat of any summer. I have listed out 7 best summer destinations in India to quench your thirst for summer travel.
Himachal Pradesh, no doubt has to stand amongst number one summer destination in India. The list of places to visit is long and every place is equally beautiful and charming than other. Some of the famous places include Dharmashala, Dalhousie, Shimla, Kullu and lovely town Khajjiar. I would call this state as a state of adventures activities. You can enjoy rafting, trekking, forest campaigning, paragliding, ice skating, boating, horse riding, and hot balloon ride at this place. Good place for shopping; famous for heritage handicrafts. Continue reading
Fatehpur Sikri, the city of red sand stone is situated at a distance of 37 Kms of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Akbar in an honor of the great Sufi saint Salim Chisti who predicted the birth of heir of the Mughals. The best thing about this place is, it is easily accessible from the famous wonder “Taj Mahal” and can be coupled in a single trip.
This Red city has two main parts. One covers Buland Darwaza, Shahi Darwaza and the famous Salim Chisti tomb while other part is known as “Fatehpur Fort” which has many distinctive areas such as Jodhabai Mahal, Panch Mahal, Navratan Mahal, Mena Bazar and many more. Both these points lie just few meters away from each other.
It has been quite a while; I had spent some leisure time of my own. And hence this Sunday we friends decided to visit F.C. road- one of the most happening and vibrant places in Pune. With the Tag “F.C. Road” the first thing that comes to one’s mind is lots of shopping and good food. You will see lot of youngsters, literally spread all over this area. The reason being famous colleges and food joints around! Some of these colleges and food joints have a history of 55-60 years and thus generations and generations have been witnessing the growing charm of this place. Continue reading
We all must have been to temple/church/mosque or gurdwara at least once in our lifetimes. However, there is one place in India which brings all religions together under one roof, the Bahai temple! Many of us will wonder of the name “Bahai” and what is this temple about? So let me help you… You have heard of this temple but probably with a different name. I am talking about the famous Lotus temple located at Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Bahapur- New Delhi.
As the name itself indicates, this temple has a shape of Lotus and looks similar to Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Statistics say that this temple is one of the major tourist destinations in Delhi where people from all over the world come to just see the commendable architecture of this place and to experience the spirituality. Continue reading
Goa is colorful, vibrant and rich in its culture; famous for shopping and loveliest beaches. The food here is super delicious and filled with spices and coconut. People here are generous and welcome you wide open. I believe every travel lover has either been to this place or dream of being at this place at least once in a lifetime!
Even my love for this place has grown over the years where I actually dream of having my second home in Goa; where the sky blue water touches the white sand porch of my beautiful wooden made house which is surrounded by lash green coconut and palm trees, and of course not to miss- one hammock to swing in the happy mode with the breeze, the place where the day stars with bright sunlight and ends with the music , wine , a good book and silent gossips with the waves. Oh God, somebody stop me from falling in love with this place over and again. Continue reading
When I started my travel blog, I got to hear from many people that “You are very lucky that you can follow your passion, “ we also wish to travel but just don’t get enough of time or something always comes up in the middle of the plan and or for whatever XYZ reason it never turns to the reality!” So for such people, I have made a list of locations from India where Bollywood movies have captured the various colors of Incredible India, which they can enjoy simply sitting at home. I believe that Indian film makers have taken immense efforts to show us many beautiful parts of India through their Camera lenses and I really admire them for doing so. Though the actual feel of being at that very place is surely 1000 times better than simply watching it over television but you never know what may trigger your thirst for travel and to see the world out there and you may land up at the place of your choice! Continue reading
Okay, so now you will think what is this all about? A Scam? That too in such a famous and religious place where Lord Krishna spent his youth? Yes, you read it right. I am talking about the very same town – which is famous for adventures and mischievous stories of Lord Krishna! I believe, we all have been listening to the enchanting tales of little Krishna since our childhood sharing an undefinable connection with Him. The Kalia Dance, sneaking butter and milk, Gopi –Krishna Rasleela and many more stories kept us glued to the TV. So when I got an opportunity to visit the land of these stories, I grabbed it. Continue reading
Delhi, the capital of India is one of the super transforming cities with respect to modernization whose crux still lies in its strong historical background. The city is vibrant and fast. It exhibits varied cultural arrays relating to several Hindu, Mughal as well as British emperors who ruled over the city for many years.
There are two reasons why I thought of writing about this metropolitan city. The first is current affairs with respect to state elections which took a very dramatic turn and congratulations to Mr. Arvind Kejriwal for his grand success. The other reason is, its February – the valentine day is just the corner and Delhi is one of the most romantic places of India especially in winters to celebrate and I could not think of any other place other than “Dilwalon Ki Dilli”. Continue reading
I would always suggest going for a light weighted bags – with the correct bag size. Many times under the misconception of buying a sturdy bag we end up buying a bag which weighs more than our cloths. Ask, are you visiting a shopping destination like Delhi or Dubai? Will your bag hold that extra weight? These day’s lots of folding bags have come in the market which fit into a pocket size space, so use them whenever required. And don’t carry to many bags loading you with unnecessary burden. Travel light!!!
Orchha is hugely famous as one of the offbeat destination and represents the glory of Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. The palaces here exhibit the finest examples of Hindu Mughal architecture while the cenotaphs along the riverside give a glimpse of blue blood endure against the Mughal and British Raj.
This exquisite town is located about 5-6 hours away from the Khajuraho, considering you are driving a car at the speed of 80-100kms/hr. The first great door sign indicates that you are about to enter the town. The roads are less populated and wavy, leading you inside the heritage hamlet. Continue reading
OMG! Can you imagine the Rajahs and the Maharajahs going on a vacation? I bet you can’t. Okay, try recollecting history chapters we read in school. They were almost always about wars and battles; they either won or lost but we never heard of them going on a vacation. But hey, wait a minute! The fact is, they along-with their family use to go on royal vacations and here, I would like to share my experience about one such place in Rajasthan known as “Deeg Palace”- a vacation palace built in 1772 by the Jat King Badan Singh.
In reality, this palace is a fusion of fort and palace. It was built at a prime location from the political aspect and thus suffered many attacks from Mughals; so later on SurajMal- the son of Badan Singh decided to build a fort wall around this palace. It’s very interesting to know that there was one marble palace already built in Delhi and when SurajMal captured Delhi, he dismantled it and got restructured at Deeg palace (Today known as SurajMal Bhawan). The entire fort is elegant in its style however still appears strong in its architecture. Continue reading