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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2 months in Himachal Pradesh – 1 epic travelogue

I felt nothing. Numb. As I booked my train ticket to Chandigarh, stuffed all the winter wear I owned into a bag, covered the furniture in my apartment with old bed sheets and settled into my berth as the train pulled out of Bandra Terminus, on what would be a…

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Best Cafes and Restaurants in Manali – ThatGoanGirl Guide

Hey dear readers, welcome back! If you hail from North India, there are high chances that you’ve already visited the bustling hill-station of Manali at least once. The popularity of this teeming little place doesn’t seem to be diminishing – it still attracts hordes of foreign backpackers, Indian honeymooners, families…

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Best Hotels and Homestays in Himachal Pradesh – ThatGoanGirl Guide

Hey there! As most of you know already, I recently got back from spending two months in Himachal Pradesh and during the course of that time, experienced a lot of places to stay – some worth recommending and others, never to speak of again. So whether you’re a backpacker looking…

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Sunshine Himalayan Cottage, Banjar- Stay here, Be HAPPY!

“Wow!” That’s something I said every few minutes, from the time I entered Sunshine Himalayan Cottage, to the time I left. I’m actually feeling a bit reluctant to share this sweet cabin with you – I want it all to myself! GETTING THERE Sunshine Himalayan Cottage is close to Gurshaini…

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Where to eat in McLeod Ganj – A Guide to the best cafes and restaurants

Hey lovelies! I spent a couple of days in McLeod Ganj and the weather played spoil sport the entire time. It was misty and raining non-stop! I was pretty bummed that I couldn’t do much sightseeing – it’s no fun when you can’t make out the vibrancy of the monasteries…

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Tall Trees Resort, Manali – an idyllic getaway amid the Deodar trees

Mention ‘Himachal Pradesh,’ and I’m sure it will bring images of a picturesque paradise to your mind – one with verdant hills covered in evergreens – sometimes swaying under clear blue skies, and at other times, peeking from behind a veil of mist. As you probably know by now, my…

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Feel at home in a villa made for royalty – Jyoti Niwas Cottage, Palampur

Hey! Welcome back! You’ve probably heard of many hotels offering guests a one-of-a-kind experience, but by and large, what they offer is pretty similar. That’s why, when given a choice, I try and pick off-beat home-stays and guest houses when I travel. The homely touch, the local stories I can…

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Monastery-Hopping in Bir – the best paragliding spot in Asia

“Did you go paragliding?” A flood of DMs, all with the same four words, hit my Instagram inbox, minutes after I posted stories of myself in this lush green paradise in the mountains. Bir, after all, is the second best paragliding spot in the world (and the best one in…

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