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Behold the most haunted place in India – The Bhangarh Fort

What does the first thing that crosses your mind when it dawns on you that you will be visiting the most haunted place in India (and perhaps, Asia even) ? I was super thrilled,...

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Family Adventure Day4 trek : Adieu until next time

Today I woke up with mixed feelings – “of elation” at having successfully completed the family adventure trekking with kids and “some anxiety” that the trip was coming to a close. Having thoroughly enjoyed...

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Family Adventure Day3 trek : Exploring Crystal Cave and its surroundings

Day3 of this family adventure trek was dedicated to completely immersing ourselves in the natural beauty that surrounded us. My plan was to explore and photograph the Crystal cave meadows, flitting butterflies, Himalayan griffin,...

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Family Adventure TrekDay2 : Serolsar Lake to Shepherd’s Hut

That was the original plan for Day2 of this family adventure but destiny had its own ideas. Read the story as it unfolds ! I think (since I was not awake to confirm), sunrise...

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3 Day Hampi – Trip Expert Award 2017

3 days in magnificent Hampi ! My post for Trip Expert Awards – 2017 If you are as much a history buff as me, this should be on your must – visit list. Hampi,...

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Family trek Day1 – Jalori Pass to Serolsar lake

Every summer, during the kids’ vacation, I plan a long trip to somewhere I have never been before. Summer of 2017, I also wanted to do something I have never done before. With the...

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A visit to Aihole – the cradle of Indian temple architecture

Aihole is a small village in Karnataka, 175 kms from Hampi. Don’t let the size and simplicity of this village deceive you. The treasures here are older than Hampi and that itself is something...

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A tour of Anegundi – the mother kingdom of Hampi !

One of the reasons I wanted to visit Hampi was also the mythical Kishkinda of Ramayan. Having grown up reading “Amar Chitra Katha” stories, which inevitably included the Ramayan, I was intrigued by the...

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Vittala Temple – The showstopper of Hampi

If Hampi hosts a fashion show where the monuments are walking the historic runway, Vittala temple has to be the showstopper ! The architectural beauty of this temple is something to be seen. Of...