August 25, 2017 Travel Advisor

Nepal is a surreal & mesmerizing destination which is visited by tourists for several reasons. Some are lured to climb or trek in the Himalayas, others are intrigued by the cultural and religious reasons. Some are attracted by its awe-inspiring natural beauty while others by it’s peaceful & friendly surroundings. Travel Advisor presents top 10 popular tourist attractions in Nepal that must be on your list. 1. Kathmandu The mix of urban development and traditional heritage coexists harmoniously in the capital city Kathmandu. The Durbar Square gives you an inkling of Nepal’s royalty and their way of life, as do…

August 15, 2017 Anirban Mitra 1Comment

It was a much-needed break from work when we headed north to rejuvenate ourselves in search of peace & adventure. This time our destination was Manali – A stunning hill station surrounded by massive snow-clad mountains and thick pinewood forests. It also has the twisty Beas River as its centerpiece which adds to its spellbinding beauty. There are multiple options for sightseeing in Manali like cabs, scooters, bikes, auto rickshaw. We opted to take a Honda Activa from Scooter Rentals which is owned by Tenzin. You can also opt for the stylish Royal Enfield motorcycle. On Day 1 we started…

July 29, 2017 Ankhi Das Mukherjee 8Comment

Mumbai essentially has just two seasons… a perennial Summer which finally gets clouded in Monsoon. With a sporadic week or two of Winter thrown in. Nothing to complain though …… am much in love with this Maritime climate. I guess not just me but most of us, Mumbaikars are completely attuned to this climate. It is the late sultry Summers’ that become unbearable. The air becomes rancid and heavy with humidity. We wait in much anticipation just like the Pied Crested Cuckoo (Chatak) for just one shower to give us the much needed respite from the blazing Summer. Mumbai’s blind…

July 8, 2017 Travel Advisor 1Comment

Monsoon is considered to be the best season for outings in Maharashtra. There is no reason to sit at home as the natural beauty is at its peak with brilliant shades of greenery, cloud covered mountains, multiple unknown water fall, flooding lakes and dams. The ambiance suddenly becomes romantic and fun filled with all living beings dancing on the monsoon music. Let’s look at the top monsoon destinations near Mumbai and Pune to help your monsoon planning – 1. Panchagani & Mahabaleshwar Mahabaleswar & Panchgani are considered to be the most popular hill stations in the Sahyadri Ranges of Maharashtra….

May 14, 2017 Anirban Mitra

Trip to Chandigarh Well, it is my first visit to Chandigarh and I will be honest, it is one of the most beautiful cities of India. Chandigarh was a pit stop for me on my vacation to Manali. Journey started from Pune with a direct flight to Delhi. I got a good cab deal from Make my trip to Chandigarh which took around four and a half hours. You can also take a direct flight, train or opt for government or private buses to reach Chandigarh from Delhi. We reached Chandigarh by evening and checked into the OYO Prime hotel in…

April 8, 2017 Travel Advisor

Everyone wants a romantic vacation. Some place where they can fall in love again, feel good, and relax. Whether you want to shout your love from the top of a mountain or while snorkeling with underwater creatures, there are plenty of places around the globe to honor your soul mate. If your stuck on a place to go, try one of these most romantic places worldwide specially picked by Travel Advisor. 1. Paris, France  It may be a cliché to call Paris romantic, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Whether you’re strolling along the scene hand-in-hand or enjoying…

March 18, 2017 Travel Advisor

Our Earth is home to some incredibly beautiful destinations. But unfortunately, some of the most stunning natural sites and iconic man-made structures are in danger of disappearing because of climatic changes and human carelessness. Let’s look at the top 10 such destinations which are on the verge of extinction. 1. Maldives Renowned for being the lowest nation in the world, over 80 percent of the 1,200 islands are less than one meter above sea level. This beautiful island, is slowly sinking because of global warming. Some scientists predict that within 100 years, it will be completely submerged.   2. The…

March 11, 2017 Ankhi Das Mukherjee 12Comment

The sweltering summer heat got the better of us and one sultry May morning, at the crack of dawn, we jam-packed our XUV-500 with all sizes of travel bags and humans to head to our summer retreat; some 660km drive from home. By late afternoon, post a lazy and scrumptious lunch by the roadside dhaba, under a shady tree; our excitement started waning as it dawned on us that some 8 long hours were left to be clocked to reach our travel destination. By late evening a bunch of grouchy people, exhausted and famished walked into the MTDC Resort at…

March 5, 2017 Anirban Mitra

Tree houses have always been a fascination for kids as they grow up hearing stories. Now with modern day accommodation such establishments are difficult to imagine. However, in India this is now a reality embracing the nature with 7 luxurious tree houses which will make you speechless. The experience of staying like Tarzan will bring a smile to your face.   1. The Machan, Maharashtra

Photo Source The Machan is located about 17km from Lonavla (a scenic 30 min drive). It is a 2.5-hour drive from Mumbai, and 1.5-hour drive from Pune.  It’s an ideal…

February 11, 2017 Anirban Mitra 1Comment

GUJARAT – A western state in India, with a hint of white desert; longest shore line; the home of Mahatma Gandhi and the host to several temples and wildlife sanctuaries. 1. Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara – Constructed in 1890, by Maharaja Sayyajirao Gaekwad III, it is one of the biggest palaces in the world with size of 4 times that of Buckingham palace. 2. Rann of Kutch – is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat and the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is about 7,505.22 square kilometres in size and is reputed to…

January 23, 2017 Travel Advisor 3Comment

Commonly referred as the Land of Marathas, Maharashtra is the third largest state in India. Maharashtra offers a diverse mix of ancient caves, forts, mountains, beaches with a modern day living style. Being in the western region of India, Maharashtra is blessed with an abundant supply of natural resources and the significance of this region is also mentioned in the ancient history. Let explore this beautiful state of India and look at the top 10 destinations. 1. Mumbai  Considered as the financial capital of India, Mumbai is a city which never sleeps. Bollywood keeps Mumbai famous all around the world….

January 22, 2017 Travel Advisor

A royal history of Kings, Queens, Nizams and Maharajas, make India the home to a number of majestic palaces. These palaces redefine the word luxury, royalty and grandeur and provide a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the country. Let’s take a look at top 10 royal palaces in India. 1. Mysore Palace, Mysore The beauty of this palace is beyond what words could describe. Build in 1912 by the royal family of Mysore, this breath-taking palace is one of the most beautiful buildings and one of the most visited tourist places in India. It has beautiful architecture all…

October 16, 2016 Travel Advisor

Travelling the world does not need to be expensive. There are many countries around the world where Indian Rupee has more value than the local currency. Simply pack your bags for an international vacation, knowing that you are rich! 1> Vietnam: 1 INR = 335 VND With such a good conversation rate, Vietnam is on top of the list. Combined with its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, epic food and pulsating energy, Vietnam is a true gem to be explored. Some of the famous places you must visit in Vietnam are Ha long Bay, Thien Mu Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hoi…

October 11, 2016 Travel Advisor

  It is always important to plan your travel. However some trips are unplanned and spontaneous. In both the cases it is essential to have a checklist to avoid the below mistakes commonly made by travelers. 1> Forgetting to Buy a Service Plan for Your Phone – All it takes is a shocking phone bill to realize how costly this mistake is. So contact your service provider to inquire about roaming charges and data packs. If you’re travelling for a longer period of time, you may also choose to buy a local number of the country to save on calling…

October 2, 2016 Travel Advisor 3Comment

Marriage a magical bond of life. So you spent a lot of time planning the wedding. From dates, venue, people, food and what not. Now it’s time to take a break and plan the most important part the “hOnEyMoOn”. Whether you are having an arranged or love marriage this is the most important memory of you as a couple. Before and after marriage this will be also a common question for friends and family “Where is the honeymoon?”. Before you start planning make sure to get ample leaves from your work. Never plan a honeymoon after a gap. This will…

September 18, 2016 Travel Advisor

Italy is home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s great cities of art are world famous and have been attracting visitors for centuries. Besides art, trip to Italy also features beautiful coasts, alpine lakes and mountains. Everything together, has made Italy travel as one among the most visited country in the world. Places to visit in Italy includes the below top 10 attractions: 1. Colosseum  The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and sand, it is the…

September 16, 2016 Travel Advisor 1Comment

Planning to go abroad for vacation but worried about the hassle of the visa process? Think no more. Travel Advisor presents the list of 15 countries where you either don’t need visa or you can obtain visa on arrival Thailand Visa: on arrival; Duration: 15 days Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple . Nearby beach resorts include bustling…

September 8, 2016 Travel Advisor 3Comment

Blessed with Majestic mountains, splashing rivers, challenging terrains, Glistening ocean and other natural marvels, India has become an idle center for Adventure Sports. Travel Advisor summarizes here the 10 adrenaline-packed adventure sports and most stunning destinations to try them in India. Skiing With large range of mountains in north India that are filled with snow, the region has become one of the best places for snow sport like skiing, ice skating & snowboarding. Some of the best places where you can explore these are: Gulmarg & Pahalgam, Kashmir–Manali, Himachal Pradesh–Munsiyari & Auli, Uttarakhand–Yumthang Valley, Sikkim Skydive The adrenaline rush you…

September 2, 2016 Swati Mitra 3Comment

I’ll be honest, tower of London was not on my priority when I got a chance to visit London on a short official tour. But when I googled the whereabouts of Kohinoor diamond, and located it to be in Tower of London it suddenly became my no.1 place to visit. Well, who doesn’t want to see Kohinoor!!!! We, Indians, are brought up hearing the story of Kohinoor. True to its name which means mountain of light, it’s one of the biggest and brightest. And it carries a prolonged history behind it. It is unarguably the most famous diamond in the…

August 27, 2016 Swati Mitra 3Comment

If you want to explore how Royals live, Windsor castle is one of the best place to visit around London. Windsor is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, Founded by William the conqueror in the 11th Century, Spread across 13 hectares, it is located 23 miles away from Heathrow airport and is one of the most popular historical destinations around London. Home of 39 monarchs for almost 1000 years, it’s an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, who spends most of her private weekends here. Getting There: Trains leave approx. every half hour from Paddington Station…