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Embark on the spice route at Sahakari Spice Plantation, Ponda

Variety is the spice of life, they say. So when you’re in Goa, shake things up a bit. Dust the sand off your feet, grab that sunhat and do something off-beat, like visiting the Spice Farm in Goa. The Sahakari Spice Farm is a well-known spice plantation located in Ponda,…

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Where to shop for gifts in Goa

Gone are the days when receiving an invitation in Goa meant a trip to Mapusa or Panjim to pick out a gift. Folks would head to a few trusted gift stores in the city – the same old places every single time – to pick out a crockery set for…

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Goan Tapas and Cocktails at Antares, Goa

Fusion. This exciting word in the world of food is at best, a celebration of creativity and a well travelled chef. While the trend doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, Goan food has so far, has remained untouched by trendy mash-ups. On the other hand, we have…

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The White, Agonda – Goa’s Beachy Bohemian Paradise

Picture your ideal luxury beach getaway in Goa… what does it look like? An undisturbed beach with white sands lapped by foamy waves; you, sipping a cocktail while lying on a beach bed, with palm trees offering welcome shade under sunny skies. Meters behind you, a delicious meal awaits in…

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Staycation at Azaya – Benaulim, Goa

I’m pretty sure the tourists who visit Goa have seen more of the state than I have. Honestly! Having grown up and schooled in Saligao, I don’t think I’ve travelled beyond a 10 km radius around my village – unless it was a school picnic in the South. And now,…

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Bistro Bourbon Street, Candolim – Good ol’ Cajun Cooking

Hey hey! Welcome back! It’s a brand new week and I have a great new find to tell you about – a Cajun restaurant right here in Candolim! Think Cajun cooking and some of the things that pop into your head are New Orleans, Louisiana, some delicious southern fried chicken…

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Amavi by Sumera, Calangute – In a league of its own!

Hey there! How excited am I! I couldn’t wait to tell you about this new restaurant I tried on my trip home to Goa in April and have been talking about ever since! Amavi by Sumera is a fairly new restaurant that merges casual with hip in the most seamless…

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The Simple Life at Nantin Camp – Nainital

Who hasn’t heard of Nainital? This pristine hill station at the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand has probably hosted most of you during one summer vacation or the other. Not me, though. I’ve only recently started exploring North India and made my first trip to this gorgeous state a…

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Pondicherry Travelogue – The French Connection

Pondicherry, for the longest time, was an item I was itching to tick off on my bucket list. This little French nugget, far too small for an Indian town is located on the East Coast of India, close to Chennai, a bustling metropolis in South India. It’s history is fascinating.…

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Exploring the Mangrove Forests of Pichavaram

“It will take months to explore every canal here” says our boatman, as he gently pushes the boat along, his oar creating another barely audible splash in the gloopy water. “I’ve lived here all my life, and I’ve seen every inch of this place,” he goes on in a mix…

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The Courtyard, Le Dupleix – Restaurant Review

Who doesn’t love a restaurant that lets you dine under the sky? A hint of sunshine, gentle breeze, a sound of a fountain – it really brings on those vacay vibes. So does Pondicherry, for that matter, and its here that I found a lot of courtyard restaurants sprinkled around…

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