Thrilling Travel A Travel Blog About Travel Experiences, Destinations & Tips Mon, 18 Oct 2021 04:37:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Thrilling Travel 32 32 Places to visit in monsoon in India Mon, 18 Oct 2021 04:30:00 +0000 If you are interested in traveling but prefer doing so in seasons other than summer or spring – then one of the best places to visit would be India. It has vast land with three distinct seasons – Summer, monsoons and winter. The country offers different places for each of these seasons. However, it is ... Read more]]> 0 Enjoying sunkissed sea sprays on the sunset cruise Gokarna Thu, 14 Oct 2021 12:07:26 +0000 The fresh water smell receded and was replaced by the fragrance of the salty sea. A whoop of delight escaped me as our Sunset cruise Gokarna joined the Arabian sea along with the Aghanashini river Then came the taste of the sea as a spray of sea mist hit my face My eyes followed the ... Read more]]> 0 Adalaj Ni Vav – a beautiful melancholy in stone Sat, 02 Oct 2021 11:47:18 +0000 She traced the flowers with her fingers as she recalled her beloved. With tear-filled eyes, she sought the blessings of the Lord etched on the walls. Murmuring a silent prayer, she completed the circumambulation of the new Adalaj ni Vav And then without hesitation, she plunged in to the very dream she had completed. Adalaj ... Read more]]> 0 A travel guide to Saputara – the only hill station in Gujarat Sat, 25 Sep 2021 12:36:03 +0000 Endless stretch of rolling greens attempted to hide its colored floral gems Trickling streams showered pearls on the verdant stems The grey clouds flirted with the hills covering a blue screen When suddenly, a curtain of mist dropped and obscured the vibrant scene. A futile attempt - if I may say - The beauty of ... Read more]]> 4 From Mandir to Masjid with Ahmedabad heritage walk Tue, 14 Sep 2021 05:58:47 +0000 The innocuous door opened to reveal a secret passage that led to a square with four homes facing each other. Where one showed a colonial touch, another showcased the local art. The third displayed a touch of Persia and the fourth stood vibrant with its Maratha designs. Distinct cultures intertwined, differences merged. Such was the ... Read more]]> 6 The rustic vibes of Janapada Loka Ramanagara Wed, 25 Aug 2021 12:03:36 +0000 It wasn't the first time that we had stopped at the same spot for breakfast Nor was it the first time that we had heard the foot-tapping music near the grand gate next door. However - it was the first time I saw those dancers perform to the beat of the drum And it was ... Read more]]> 0 Varanasi Street Art – celebrating the essence of Banaras Thu, 12 Aug 2021 11:47:26 +0000 The smoke from his chillum rose high and then merged with the fumes from the aarti. Right next to it, was the Kathak dancer performing a chakkar - all to the tune of tabla. I felt the essence of Banaras through these moments - all captured in the magnificent Varanasi street art. Visiting one of ... Read more]]> 2 Channapatna Toys – The Epic Toy Story Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:06:52 +0000 With one hand, he held the saw to rotate the spinning wheel. In his other hand, he fashioned a chisel. Securing a small part of the lathe with his foot, he began to work his magic. Within moments, the slab of rock transformed into a perfect mini globe that finally became a bobbing head of ... Read more]]> 0 Five Reasons to Invest in a Student Travel Insurance Right Now Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:24:09 +0000 While studying in a foreign country enhances your learning experience and opens doors to great opportunities, it also comes with certain risks and challenges. However, having a safety net can help you combat these challenges effectively, which in this case is student travel insurance. Such plans offer the insured protection against medical and non-medical emergencies, ... Read more]]> 0 All about the best beach in Dwarka – Shivrajpur Beach Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:06:06 +0000 The blue water turned white as it bubbled over my toes The soft sand had my feet got enclosed. Even from a distance, I clearly saw the friendly fins Waltzing with the gentle waves were the lively dolphins. They seemed far but still within my reach But then, that was how everything was - on ... Read more]]> 2 The Bet Dwarka Story – a mystical mix of fact & fiction Fri, 16 Jul 2021 10:15:16 +0000 "It is not just a myth that the Bet Dwarka temple was actually Krishna's home. There is evidence pointing to it - like the recent discovery of the Bet Dwarka underwater city and the various historical digs on the island itself. The is definitely plenty more to the Bet Dwarka story" I have been digging ... Read more]]> 6 Nageshwar Jyotirlinga – A renowned Shiva Temple in Gujarat Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:16:49 +0000 His eyes bore through my soul... They beckoned me closer. His gaze urged me to look... At things beyond the obvious. The towering idol of Shiva greeted me at the entrance of the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple. His gaze and aura struck me so powerfully that I wondered what the actual linga inside this Shiva Temple in ... Read more]]> 2