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Munnar – tea, chocolates and spices in Western Ghats

India is a very photogenic country! You can find interesting visual content just everywhere, though Munnar woke up a perfectionist in me long time dormant in the organized chaos around. It feels so satisfying to photograph tea that I ended up with 200+ clicks of plantations only, but wait, there are also hills and other stuff I’m willing to share. …

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Places near Mahabaleshwar by bus

My entire Mahabaleshwar experience was about exploring the area in a different way. Despite taxi is the most popular transport to hire (and taxi drivers some people claim the only way to commute), it is quite costly (from my perspective as a person from a developing country). Moreover, taxis have fixed itineraries and if you are planning to modify the …

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Cakes and heritage in Panaji and central Goa

Goa is usually associated with long sandy beaches, big and loud parties, bright clothes and hippies. Though these all are true characteristics of Goa and many people escape there for a chilling lazy holiday, this state has a vast history and heritage. Today we will talk about Velha Goa or Old Goa that used to be a capital of Portuguese …

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5 travel habits that will make you hate Delhi

Delhi is a special city for me since I was living there for a longer period of time and was involved in the different aspects of the big city life. After the first year, I have started feeling myself a Delhiite (cough, *too bold claim*, cough), partially, due to the fact, that my friends treated me as a local. I …

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13+ interesting activities and places in Delhi you can visit for free

As many other Asian countries, India is known for packaging tourist attractions differently for foreigners and locals. The tickets for some tourist attractions come for a price of a guesthouse room. The overpricing for numerous services results in the frustration of the travelers and desire to escape the capital as soon as possible, despite it is a hub of architectural …

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Why Chandigarh is my top recommendation for long-term travelers in India?

Travelers have created patterns for many destinations in India: the beaches for towns of Goa, the nightlife and fashion for Mumbai, the historical heritage for Delhi, Taj Mahal for Agra. By the way, many tourists find out about the existence of Agra because of the Taj Mahal, though there is so much more to explore in that city beyond the world famous …

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What do you need to know about the Thar Desert safari?

I’ve been dreaming of visiting desert for years. Once I got the opportunity to come to India, I thought it’s the right time to make it happen. In this post, I’d like to share the challenges I’ve faced, an authentic Jaisalmer desert safari and also a checklist to consider before planning your trip to the Thar Desert in India. To my …

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What to visit in Lucknow in one day?

Uttar Pradesh is one of the most undiscovered states from the touristic point of view. Agra keeps topping the popular list due to Taj Mahal and quite a few people move beyond to explore other cities of UP. Lucknow, also known as the Golden City of the East, is one of the oldest cities of India appointed as an Uttar Pradesh …

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Best places to visit in India for first-timers

People who know I have been living in India for a few years often ask where I recommend going and what places to visit in India? Initially, this question was quite challenging for me. Since there are so many beautiful places in India, I didn’t have the “optimal destination” for everyone. India is so diverse in everything. There are deserts, …