Dear Traveler, Stop Being a Travel Snob

travel snob

There is a new clan of people in the town. We call ourselves the Travelers because calling ourselves as Tourists is so so derogatory! Why, even calling as traveler is derogatory these days. You have to be a backpacker, solo traveler, camper, hitchhiker, trekker, biker, or some err otherwise you are just not part of…

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5 Stunning Gurudwara from Punjab and some History

Gurudwara Punjab

Punjab is synonymous to Sikhism and Sikhism is synonymous to Gurudwara. Having done a two trip across Punjab, I went to many Gurudwaras. In fact almost every other day I would visit a Gurudwara in Punjab and have langar for lunch. I love everything about visiting a Gurudwara. Be it listening to the Gurbani, watching…

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Attari – Wagah Border Ceremony – The Flag Down Ceremony

Flags lowered Attari

There is this picture that when you google up for Wagah Border ceremony popping up – an Indian BSF soldier and a Pakistani ranger, with one leg on the ground and another leg reaching up to their head, facing each other. I used to look at that picture and be like, “Wow! How do they…

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Inside the Golden Temple Amritsar – A Visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib

golden temple at night

There are some places which when you visit, you just stand there struck by the beauty of the place. Some that makes you wonder, is man really capable of constructing something so beautiful? Some that somehow kindles your soul and you are in a state of trance. Some that makes you feel so grounded. But…

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Get Adventurous with Gaj Retreat Punjab

gaj retreat

I had an early morning flight to catch and was busy getting my backpack stuffed. The weather app showed a bright sun for the next few days and I was looking forward to just look at fertile green lands under a bright sky and drink lassi. I have always wanted to visit Punjab. May be…

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40 Days of Thailand – Thailand Travel Guide and Tips

Thailand! A country that every backpacker dreams of. Say vacation and the first place people want to visit is Bangkok or Phuket and pickup the Thailand Travel Guide immediately. The hub for all tourists heading to South East Asia before checking out other countries. However this was not the case with me. Thailand was never…

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Spotting Spotty – Bandhavgarh National Park

scop owl

The golden rays of the morning sun were illuminating the Bandhavgarh hill as we drove into the jungle. The chill of the December winter was very much in the air and I wrapped myself in the blanket despite the already many layering I had. Tiger sighting and wildlife safari is probably the most underrated adventure…

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How to choose Best Thailand Islands to Visit

best thailand islands

You see pictures of best Thailand islands. And you picture yourself relaxing in a hammock, sipping from the tender coconut, looking at the clear blue waters and a white beach. But if you don’t choose the right island to visit, you are going to be among hundreds and hundreds of tourists and sometimes your beach…

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Dancing of a million Bats – Khao Yai National Park. Offbeat Thailand

Bats of Khao Yai National Park

Chose a country or a state to visit and my eyes first look for the national park of the place to visit. I love greenery and the animals that I always prefer to spend time in the jungle than the city. Am just back from my 40 days trip from Thailand and the best of…

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Temple of the Tooth Relic – Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy

Kandy is unbeatably one of the most beautiful hill stations of Sri Lanka. Kandy is also the place where Temple of the Tooth Relic is present. For a moment I wondered, is it the presence of the temple of the tooth relic that has made Kandy look so serene or is Kandy so beautiful that…

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