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Srinagar to Sonamarg on a budget

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. Sonamarg is a commercial tourist destination and it’s one of the places where you will find more tourists than locals during the season. Hence, travel agents in Srinagar will try to convince you that the only way to reach Sonamarg is by hiring a taxi. There are budget ways to reach Sonamarg, nevertheless, they …

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Srinagar to Pahalgam on a budget

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. Jammu & Kashmir seems to be an expensive state to travel: there are quite pricey accommodations, people on TripAdvisor write about hiring cabs to travel around and some travelers are planning a 40-50k budget for a two-week trip. That’s like 800 USD! I thought there should be some inside-outs, as there are many villages, …

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Aru Village – a hidden gem of Kashmir

Last updated on August 31st, 2018. Aru is a small picturesque village in the South of Kashmir. Despite being just 12 km away from a very touristy Pahalgam, it often gets overlooked. Nevertheless, both Pahalgam and Aru offer different experiences. In this post, I would like to share with you Aru story and advice on how to approach it in …

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Hoysala heritage in Somnathpur, Mysore

Last updated on August 26th, 2018. Hoysala Rulers who built many temples in present-day Karnataka, ruled over Mysore Plateau between 11th and 14th century. As lovers of art, they evolved a new form of Architecture, Hoysala architecture. The most notable temples of this style are in Belur, Halebid and Somnathpur. Somnathpur temple was one of the first temples built under …

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Lepakshi – an offbeat getaway from Bangalore

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. The state of Andhra Pradesh is mostly overlooked in the tourist books. Unless you visit some national tourist fairs, you might leave out numerous destinations in India just because they didn’t brand their Taj Mahal. Today I would like to tell you about Lepakshi Village which is one of the cultural day getaways from …

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Heritage temples & palaces in Puthia and Natore

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. If you are into architecture and history and plan to visit Bangladesh, your best bet will be Western Bangladesh, where is the highest concentration of heritage places. Another destination for architecture lovers is Sonargaon – the medieval capital of Bengol, but let’s leave it for a different story. Today, I’d like to talk more …

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Sonargaon – a medieval capital of Bengal

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. History and heritage sites are the open windows to the past of any country. Bangladesh, one of the most offbeat destinations in South Asia, has preserved both Muslim and Hindu heritage sites. Sonargaon, a city just one hour away from Dhaka, gives you a peek into the history of this medieval capital and how …

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Dzukou Valley trek by yourself

Last updated on August 30th, 2018. Dzukou Valley is one of the gems in North-East India on the border of two states – Manipur and Nagaland. Despite it is a less explored area in India and there is a lack of information about this region, there is a huge scope for independent travelers to enjoy the untouched nature there. In …

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Rhodes in late spring – visiting island in the low season months

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. Once I have confessed that Himalaya has stolen my heart. Nevertheless, all my life I’ve been dreaming to live closer to the sea except… I can’t stand hot weather. But this doesn’t mean that the idea of living near the Nordic Sea will excite me… There is a certain beauty in places that have …

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India to Bangladesh by road – step by step guide

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. South Asia has many common features, yet each country has its own peculiarities and culture. There are so many people who travel from India to Nepal by road, but there is almost none information about another interesting Indian neighbor – Bangladesh. Nevertheless, we are not scared to experiment if we don’t find info on …