Chitwan National Park: Of One Horned Rhinos & Crafty Ghariyals

One horned Rhino in Chitwan National Park

“It was almost as if I were the hero in the game Temple Run – meandering in a river, avoiding the seeming logs that turned out to be Ghariyals, swerving the whirlpools and most importantly, maintaining a balance”. The River Safari in Chitwan National Park was one thrilling experience, especially with 6 people on a log … Read more

The Romance of the Sun & Mountains at Nagarkot, Nepal

The Sunkissed Valley of Nagarkot

Every year you can ask me “Which is that one destination that you want to go with your hubby?” and each time, you will get a different answer from me. Proves that I am only human for as I discover places, I find some special ones to be shared with him. Last year was no … Read more

Travel Flashback 2017 – My best travel moments

Travel Flashback 2017 - Kannur with my besties and family

It is that time of the year when most of us introspect and relook at what the year has been like. Pretty much like most of you, I traveled back in time to realize that this year has literally been as they say “from Kashmir to Kanyakumari”. I also, noted that I nursed my itchy … Read more

Bandipur: A tale of a European Newari Town in Nepal

The charming Juliet Windows giving their European Touch to Bandipur

Have you heard of a European style town in Nepal? If your answer is No, then I know that I am only human – for before I visited Bandipur in Nepal, even I did not know a town of that sort even existed. For me, Bandipur was just a forest in South India. Thus, when … Read more

Lost in the Lanes of Kathmandu Durbar Square

View from the Basantpur Palace Corridors

Historically, Kathmandu in Nepal has had three major Durbar Squares (Kingdoms) – Patan, Bhaktapur and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. All three of these are now UNESCO World Heritage sites and are major attractions for any traveler visiting Kathmandu. Rightly so, given the rich heritage and culture that is still preserved within the crumbling yet beautiful … Read more

Celebrating Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Lakhey Dance at Indra Jatra

Meeting Kumari – the Living Goddess of Nepal was only possible due to the Indra Jatra – an 8-day annual festival of Nepal; one for which I was invited by the Nepal Tourism Board. I had heard of this festival during my previous visit when I discovered the cultures and traditions of Nepal. It seemed … Read more

Meeting Kumari – the living Goddess of Nepal

Present day Kumari of Kathmandu

As I stood staring at the Kumari Ghar in Kathmandu Durbar Square, I thought to myself – there has to be some connection that brought me back to this country so soon – in fact, within just 3 months of my first and previous visit. If you have followed my earlier trip, you would have known … Read more

Behold the ancient Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu

Nyatapol Deval - the tallest Temple in Nepal at Bhaktapur Durbar Square

[lmt-post-modified-info] If Patan Durbar Square deserved a second visit, then Bhaktapur Durbar Square definitely merited one. After all, it is the largest of all the Durbar Squares in Nepal and I did leave a lot unseen during my epic Indo-Nepal road trip. The 2nd time was a complete day dedicated to the points of interest … Read more

Splendors of the Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu

Bird's eye view of Patan Durbar Square

The first time I visited Patan Durbar Square was during my Epic Indo-Nepal road trip. The Nepal part of my trip took me through the famous Pashupatinath temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and allowed me to experience the delights of the Nepal culture and cuisines with you. However, the visit to Nepal Patan Durbar … Read more

Delights of Nepal Culture & Traditions

Lakhey Dance - generally, performed at Indra Jatra festival

Experiencing the culture of a place is what makes your travel really immersive and as a traveler, this is something that I tend to actively seek. During my Indo-Nepal Road Trip, I found a lot of opportunities to discover Nepal Culture and traditions, one starting on day one itself. After my visit to the Pashupatinath … Read more

Exploring the Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu

Swayambhunath Chaitya

Don’t shoot me! I know I am a little delayed in sharing the next post of my Epic Indo-Nepal Road Trip. However, violence is not the solution. You got to be peaceful about it. Especially, if you are visiting the serene Swayambhunath temple in Kathmandu -for that is where we went next after the Pashupathinath … Read more

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