4 reasons why I fell in love with Istanbul!

This is a spectacular city, filled with layers of history, culture, and incredible food. Being one of the biggest cities in the world, Istanbul bestrides between Europe and Asia. Although Istanbul is not the capital of Turkey now, this city has served as the ancient capital for many empires from the Roman era to Ottoman era. Every nook and corner of Istanbul will have a … Continue reading 4 reasons why I fell in love with Istanbul!

Thekkady Travel Trails

You don’t have to always travel far and away to have the best holiday. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of spending quality time with your family and exploring the cities nearby. This time around, on our holiday back to hometown, we decided to give the entire family a break, from aged to the young ones, we travelled together. Sang songs, gossiped, slept and most importantly … Continue reading Thekkady Travel Trails

Weekend foodie adventure: Etisalat beach canteen 

This weekend started off on an amazing food adventure at Etisalat Beach canteen courtesy Dubai Food Festival and Zomato UAE. Having tried most restaurants at the  beach canteen, we couldn’t help but wonder how could we possibly have missed the event last week! Set right behind the sunset mall on the beach, this place will surely offer you a wide range of foodie finds, entertainment … Continue reading Weekend foodie adventure: Etisalat beach canteen 

Thailand in 48 hours (Bangkok and Pattaya)

It’s not easy to explore a destination like Thailand in 48 hours. There are way too many things to do and a lot of places to explore; this time, is not at all justified. Thailand is about 6 hours away from Dubai, and not a lot of travellers choose Thailand for weekend getaways out of Dubai. But a working family like ours, who are always … Continue reading Thailand in 48 hours (Bangkok and Pattaya)

Want to get to Rajasthan in just 30 minutes?

Yeah, just 30 minutes if you live anywhere in Dubai or Sharjah. Still wondering how? Indian Fest is on at Al Qasba, Sharjah this weekend. And the place will give you the exact vibe of Rajasthan. One of the biggest cultural and art event dedicated to the profound love of Indian culture has kick started yesterday and will go on till the 19th of November, … Continue reading Want to get to Rajasthan in just 30 minutes?

Weekends are more fun in Ras Al Khaimah

When you live in the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah is usually picked as a perfect hideaway destination. When you want to getaway from your bustling city life off to a place where there’s beach, a relaxing lifestyle and not many people running around – Al Marjan Island resorts are a great pick for your getaway! With a 23 km long water-frontage, the island is home … Continue reading Weekends are more fun in Ras Al Khaimah

Salalah, you beauty!

Salalah, known for its lush green landscapes, seasonal waterfall and mountainous terrain, turned out to be one of the best weekend travel that we have done in a long time now. This ecologically unique city is known for their coconut-fringed beaches, fruits and vegetable plantations and mostly for summer Khareef (monsoon). From the Marneef caves located near Blowholes of Mughsayl Beach to paddle boating through … Continue reading Salalah, you beauty!

A little about Thanka and Mandala Paintings

During my last visit to Nepal, while exploring the ancient city of Bhaktapur we came across this fascinating art of Thanka and Mandala paintings. The colours, the intricate work on them…will want to you to know more about the paintings. Here’s what I learnt. Thanka Paintings The art of Thanka is is highly impressed from Buddhism. A Thanka is painted or embroided Buddhist banner which … Continue reading A little about Thanka and Mandala Paintings

A quick snapshot of the Royal life

Padmanabhapuram palace is a spectacular palace that is located about 60 odd kilometers away from the capital city of Kerala, Thirvanthapuram. Padmanabhapuram was the former capital of the Hindu kingdom back in 16th century. Built during the reign of King Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the kingdom was dedicated to their family deity Lord Vishnu. Although the palace comes under the territory of Tamil Nadu on … Continue reading A quick snapshot of the Royal life