It all started with an Airbnb advertisement I saw on Instagram. Yes, that was the Big Bang moment that eventually led to this epic journey we had to Udaipur. Believe me, if you are trigger-happy photography enthusiasts like me and Sarah sorting the best images is really tough. While Sarah is busy with the images, I decided to write on our first Airbnb homestay in Udaipur. We believe this would be the right start to take this blog forward and share our honest experiences.
Going out in the rain, especially in India sounds like a bad idea on paper. There are many things that can go wrong when you travel during the rainy season. However, being stuck in your home or hotel is not really the best experience. When you are going out in the rain you need better planning that can help you exploring nature during monsoon. In India, the rainy season begins from July and stays until mid-October. During these months, the landscape changes considerably allowing you to explore nature. The parched and dry fields and hills transform into lush green spaces that are ideal for your Instagram profile. Let’s focus on the benefits of exploring nature during monsoon season in India.
India experiences a hot and humid climate. However, by the first week of June, the Southwest Monsoon winds bring the Southwest Monsoon season. This is also known as the rainy season in India. The monsoon brings in moderate to heavy rains and strong surface winds. This drops the temperature significantly and changes the landscape completely. In the next few weeks, the dry parched brown landscape turns into a lush green space. This is the time when the monsoon creatures in India appear all over the places.
It is hard to ignore the power of the Internet and social media these days. The visuals and content presented online are so convincing that we fall for it instantly. The images and video content you see and the words you read can misguide you. Hence, it becomes important for us as consumers to ensure that we choose the right products and services. Yoga was born in India centuries ago, but it has become a worldwide phenomenon now. Millions of people around the globe want to study yoga in India.
There is already so much said and written about yoga on the internet that it would overwhelm and confuse you. There are practitioners around the world in more than 100 countries that practice yoga and have made it a part of their lifestyle.
There are certain things in life that you don’t choose; it just becomes a part of it. Writing is one such thing that I didn’t choose, but now it has become an integral part of my life, both personally and professionally. While most people would see this as a great life where I get certain luxuries that they don’t there are certain things that most travel bloggers and professional writers don’t talk about.
Mumbai, a city that never sleeps but the one that never stops dreaming. Also, known as the Maximum City, Mumbai has been my home for as long as I can remember. Over the years, many things have changed in the city including its skyline. Every June, when the Southwest monsoon winds hit the western coast of India, it affects the entire economy of the country. However, it also affects the people of Mumbai and at times can bring the entire city to a grinding halt. While most Mumbaikars know what to do when it pours, but if you are looking for some options here are 7 ideas for how to enjoy a rainy day in Mumbai.
Trains have always been a part of my travel. Hence, I love to write about trains and how they impact the life of travellers and commuters in India. I have written previously on different train-related topics like heritage and luxury trains, mountain railways, the Mumbai’s suburban railway and many more. However, taking inspiration from one of my fellow bloggers Dan Antion who writes at No Facilities this is my take on Hyperloop vs Bullet Train in India.
Flea markets in India are quite common and we Indians love to bargain and pick up products at dirt cheap prices. However, recently when I was researching about the flea markets in India, I found this interesting event happening in Mumbai, known as The Lil Flea. Now, while the name certainly has an adjective ‘Lil’ attached to it, but this flea market is in no ways little.
Unlike other cities in India, Mumbai has a spirit that never dies down, not even on a weekend. The residents here might grumble to you about the hectic lifestyle and the boring routine. However, they are definitely unwilling to put their feet up and sit back at home on weekends.
India is a land of festivals. While we already have festivals that celebrate the brother-sister bond, it is surprising that we missed out on the mothers. For many, Mother’s Day is a foreign concept and also relatively new. However, in less than a decade the trend of Mother’s Day has picked up in the metro cities, at least.
Credit to the rapid globalization and the invasion of the internet that connected many of us to this day. Also, I believe that we Indians are extremely sentimental about our mothers. Hence, we are more open to Mother’s Day than Valentine’s Day.
A romantic conversation over food can enhance your experience in many different ways. Valentine’s Day is a special day and people of all ages celebrate it in their own small and big ways. From college teens to senior citizens, everyone has their own way to have a great time with their special ones. If you are planning to propose or surprise her on this special day there is nothing better than a lunch or dinner date. A bit of research can provide you with the best places to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Mumbai. This would be a great Valentine Day gift that you can give to your loved one. There is no dearth of restaurants that you can find in the city. However, here is my list of the best romantic restaurants in Mumbai that can offer value for money deals.