Travel India Mahabaleshwar


                    Strawberry Country Mahabaleshwar is the largest and one of the most popular hill stations of  Maharashtra. It is situated at an altitude of 1372 metres above sea level – about 5 hours drive from Mumbai. Mahabaleshwar has a cool Read more ›

Travel India Leh III


    Enigmatic land of Sand and Snow  In the first part, I gave an overview of Ladakh and took the reader east of Leh to Changla Pass and Pangong Lake. In the second part, I wrote about some wonderful Read more ›

Travel India Leh – II


   Enigmatic land of Sand and Snow In the first part, I gave an overview of Leh and Ladakh. And I took the readers on a journey east of Leh – past Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Chemrey, over Changla Pass Read more ›

Travel India Leh – I


                                                      Enigmatic land of Sand and Snow          Ladakh is unique. It is unlike any other place in the world. It really belongs to a bye gone era forgotten by time itself. Ladakh is the enigmatic land of sand Read more ›

Travel India Saputara – abode of the Snakes


  the Best Hill Station of Gujarat Saputara literally means Abode of the Snakes. But don’t panic. Saputara is not a place full of snakes. There is a sacred snake image on the banks of the river Sarpagana worshipped by Read more ›

Travel India Matheran – the pollution free resort


Matheran Matheran is a no-vehicle zone… so go ahead and walk in the clouds at this hill-station. Prized, protected: Rain clouds, dense mist It is the only hill-station where any kind of public or private transport is prohibited by law; Read more ›

Travel India Kodaikanal – the Gift of the Forest


Kodaikanal The Tamil word Kodaikanal which means ‘Gift of the Forest’ aptly describes this quaint, little, hill station. No other name could describe this place better! Nestling deep amidst thick forests, Kodaikanal is a unique hill station where you would Read more ›

Travel India Ranthambore – the land of the Tiger


An Amalgam of Antiquity and Nature How about a vacation under the shadows of one of the oldest fort in India – with tigers for company at breakfast and tea ? Ranthambore is the place I selected. History The magnificent Read more ›

Travel India Ooty – the Queen of Hill Stations


Ooty The Queen of Hill Stations The Queen of Hill Stations in South India is Udhagamandalam or Ootacamund. I find both terms far too long and tongue twisting; and prefer the much shorter term Ooty. Ooty is certainly the most Read more ›

Travel India Lonavala and Khandala


  The most popular week end get aways from Mumbai Lonavala and Khandala are two twin hill stations in Maharashtra eight kilometres from each other. They are just over a hundred kilometres from Mumbai (Bombay). The National Highway No. 4 Read more ›