Category: Natural Wonder

Snæfellsnes, Iceland

July 25, 2016 7 min to read

Snæfellsnes, Iceland

Category : Natural Wonder

Snæfellsnes is a 90km long peninsula jutting out to the west of Iceland, at the end of which sits Snæfellsjökull – a dormant, glacier-capped volcano – made famous by Jules Verne in his Journey to the Centre of the Earth. As a destination, it is comparatively less well known than the more famous Golden Circle, Blue Lago...

Golden Circle, Iceland

July 21, 2016 3 min to read

Golden Circle, Iceland

Category : Natural Wonder

If you have just a couple of days to spend in Iceland, Golden Circle is where you should head to. The Golden Circle is traditionally meant to comprise of Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park Gullfoss Waterfall Strokkur Geyser But when in the area, also worth a visit are the Seltún geothermal area & Kerið Crater lake. We c...

Hallstatt, Austria

August 1, 2015 4 min to read

Hallstatt, Austria

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

Think Alps and we Indians get images of Switzerland in our head – snowcapped peaks, lush green meadows, cow bells, Shahrukh & Kajol etc etc. However, the Alps range stretches halfway across Europe – from France, across north of Italy, Switzerland (of course), the tiny country of Liechtenstein, Germany & Austria. And w...

Pammukale, Turkey

May 24, 2015 1 min to read

Pammukale, Turkey

Category : Natural Wonder

We travelled to Turkey in 2011, much before we started this blog. As a country, Turkey is spectacular! A true melting pot of the East and West, Turkey is recently being credited as the cradle of human civilization (Göbekli Tepe – supposedly the site where organized religion started – as well as first cultivation of wild ...

Spiti Valley

August 17, 2014 21 min to read

Spiti Valley

Category : Driving, Natural Wonder

Imagine a beautiful crescent shaped lake, with the most amazing turquoise colour you have ever seen. White clouds scattered across a stunning blue sky, snow capped hills towering around the lake. It is bright and sunny, yet a chilly wind is blowing, which makes you want to zip up your jacket tighter and push your hands firmly in your...

Gir National Park

April 22, 2014 14 min to read

Gir National Park

Category : Natural Wonder

So it was like a black mark on our wanderlust credentials that we hadn’t yet visited Gir National Park, which is practically next door in Gujarat. To be fair, although Gujarat sounds closeby, Gir is about 800 km away by road from Mumbai – because the road skirts all the way around Gulf of Khambat. Same with trains. And with only ...

Croatia : Part II – Dalmatian Coast

June 20, 2013 13 min to read

Croatia : Part II – Dalmatian Coast

Category : Natural Wonder

After finishing capital city Zagreb and the beautiful Plitvice National Park in Part 1, we reached Split on the Dalmatian Coast Croatia’s oldest (and second largest) city was founded in 305 AD by Roman Emperor Diocletian. He built a magnificent fortified palace by the sea as his retirement home, after he gave up the throne in Rome ...

Croatia : Part I – Zagreb & Plitvice

June 20, 2013 11 min to read

Croatia : Part I – Zagreb & Plitvice

Category : Natural Wonder

Croatia ? Sounds vaguely familiar, but don’t quite know or remember ? Croatia is on the Mediterranean sea, across the Adriatic from Italy. There are thousands of islands off the coast – also called Dalmatian coast. Lots of coastal towns, pretty as a postcard, with their orange riled roofs. It is one of the erstwhile Yugoslavi...

Rann of Kutch

February 23, 2013 20 min to read

Rann of Kutch

Category : Driving, Historical, Natural Wonder

160 kmph on the speedometer. Engine screaming near 5000 rpm. The road wide, smooth and shimmering in the heat. On both sides of the road is barren yellow land. Dry, with occasional scrub here and there. No sign of life for miles. It is cool in the car, but our senses are wide awake – lots of adrenaline pumping as the car goes faste...

Ladakh

July 21, 2012 22 min to read

Ladakh

Category : Natural Wonder

If you’re a travel enthusiast in India, Ladakh has to feature high on your list of must-see places and we are no different. Because of its remote location and tough terrain, Ladakh is best enjoyed in a group and it requires a week at the very least. Hence, it had remained on our to-do list for far too long. So when an opportunity t...

Bandhavgarh National Park

February 1, 2012 6 min to read

Bandhavgarh National Park

Category : Natural Wonder

When we first drove through Bandhavgarh National Park, all we saw were the godawful roads inside the sanctuary. It was a neverending series of potholes which even backward Africans would refuse to acknowledge as a road. At 9 pm in the night, after 2 hours of traveling in the car from Katni station over Madhya Pradesh’s not-so-good ...

Kerala

December 27, 2011 13 min to read

Kerala

Category : Natural Wonder

It was the first full-family holiday for Pradosh’s family – us both, Pradosh’s parents and his brother and his wife Munnar (Day 1) We caught the Spicejet flight to Kochi from Mumbai, which left at 0830. After landing in Kochi around 11am, we headed off towards Munnar in our vehicle for the trip. The first half of th...

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