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Sylvan Villa, Dharampur – A luxurious, pet-friendly villa in Himachal Pradesh

Sylvan Villa lies in idyllic seclusion, shaded by the glare of the sun just as much as it is shielded from the tourists that flock to the popular haunts in Himachal Pradesh. In a tiny cut-off lane leading up to a hillock, this luxurious stone-and-wood villa in Dharampur wears what…

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Machus Cottage, Mauna – A Homestay in Uttarakhand for your bucketlist

Imagine sipping your morning coffee by a beautiful picture-window, with a view of pristine white Himalayas in the distance. Or walking idly on grassy lawns, spotting the first lights in a faraway village in the valley turn on and begin twinkling – their glow spreading from house to house, until…

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Cycle Tours with City On Pedals to experience Amritsar Beyond The Golden Temple

Come rain or shine, Amritsar is always abuzz with tourists. And its crowning glory, the Golden Temple, is what draws most of the crowd. But like in every city, there are surprises abound for those who explore. And I found out that there’s no better way to explore Amritsar than…

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The Pahadi Organic – An Immersive Cultural Experience And Stay In Uttarakhand

Visit any state in India, and bits and pieces of its culture reveal themselves to the discerning traveller – be it through the architecture, the food, the style of dress, the festivals and the like. But in Uttarakhand, the intricacies that make up its cultural fabric are hidden from plain…

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RESTAURANT GUIDE TO CHANDIGARH – #TGGFINDS

Chandigarh’s largely underrated, but burgeoning food scene encompasses a slew of local family-owned food joints, many of which have been around for decades. And with any new-age city, the hunger for trendy cafés and fine dining restaurants are on the rise, the need of which restaurateurs are quick to fill.…

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OKCupid – Pick Substance Over Selfies for Serious Dating

Love them or hate them, relationships apps have evolved with our social landscape and we all know someone in our circle who has met their significant other using one of them.Gone are the days when your prospective match was limited to someone you work with, live near, or a family…

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Traditional Italian Cuisine at The Verandah, Grand Hyatt Goa

If you eliminate the pizza parlours and the old-school (but still so delicious) triad of Pesto, Alfredo and Arabbiata sauces from Italian menus across the country, you’ll be left with a mere handful of establishments serving the perfect plate of pasta. Think about it! I can only speak for myself…

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Postcards from Spiti – A Travelogue

Every traveller to Himachal Pradesh invariably has a visit to Spiti right on top of his itinerary. I was no different – the city enthralled me! A cold, barren dessert way up high in the mountains, so high that even oxygen is scarce. Surrounded by lofty snow-capped peaks, sleet grey…

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Kayaking with Konkan Explorers should be on your Goa bucketlist

I wish more people knew that Goa is so much more than beaches, booze and parties. The stereotype drives me, and I’m sure, most Goans, up the wall! Those who dare to dust the sand off their feet will find that there’s SO much more to do in Goa –…

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Eating my way through Club 29, Wakad – Pune

Hey everyone! I constantly shuttle between Goa and Mumbai and of course, Pune invariably falls along the route on Mumbai-Goa road trips. Apart from the McDonalds on the highway, I’ve actually never ever explored the city of Pune, and I have been meaning to change that. It is a great…

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Andores Resort and Spa Review – Calangute, Goa

Hello, hello! Welcome back! It may come as a surprise to those of you who know my love for travelling to new destinations, but I do have a soft spot for staycations! Sure, zipping off to another state or country is thrilling, but the stress of a long road trip,…

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