Saffron Stays Villa 270 | Dapoli | Maharashtra

Visited : March 2022. Stayed for 3 days. For our customary birthday holiday this year we decided to go on an Indian west coast road-trip, popularly known as Konkan road trip. We had the fortune of staying three nights in Villa270, owned by Saffron stays group while stopping over at Dapoli, a coastal town inContinue reading “Saffron Stays Villa 270 | Dapoli | Maharashtra”

Road travel: How to take your pet dog on road trips

India is a gigantic country and its roadway system takes the traveler till the last milestone. The remotest of villages/towns have at-least some kind of road leading to it. It is often the best way to see the true soul of our country, the hidden gems, and ‘social media virgin’ parts of India. Road tripsContinue reading “Road travel: How to take your pet dog on road trips”

Birdwatching in Chopta

Visited : November 2021 Every year the festival of Diwali gets loads of excitement in the house. The usual hustle-bustle of Diwali was topped this year with our week off in the Garhwal Himalayas. We were heading to Ukhimath – Chopta – Mandal region the very next day. The agenda was to spend some daysContinue reading “Birdwatching in Chopta”

Train travel: How to travel with your pet dog in Indian railways

…And that’s the story of how Jiraiya travelled with us from Mumbai to Delhi. Like road trips, we love the idea of train travel too. In fact, air travel is the least favorite of all. If we were not in the rat race of regular office life and did not have limited off time, weContinue reading “Train travel: How to travel with your pet dog in Indian railways”

Train travel: What to pack for pet dog’s train travel

Our first train journey with Jiraiya from Mumbai to Delhi (16 hours) was indeed most enjoyable. Needless to say Indian railways has surpassed all our expectations! We would definitely not hesitate to travel by rail with our pet dog Jiraiya again. Read how we did it here. The whole journey was enjoyable for us becauseContinue reading “Train travel: What to pack for pet dog’s train travel”

Native Place | Kamshet | Maharashtra

Visited : July 2021. Stayed for 1 day. Kamshet has been in our list of ‘places to go’ since a long time and when we heard (from Crazy K9 Campers & Wheels and Tails) of Native Place Guesthouse – a pet friendly eco retreat, we found it to be what we required at the endContinue reading “Native Place | Kamshet | Maharashtra”

One Earth Retreat | Mulshi | Maharashtra

Visited : March 2021. Stayed for 1 day. It was exactly a year since the first lockdown was imposed in the country. COVID situation in the state was then a teeny-weeny better and following our decade old tradition of celebrating our birthday in a unique way, we decided to head to One Earth Retreat. ItContinue reading “One Earth Retreat | Mulshi | Maharashtra”

Manas Resort with petting zoo | Igatpuri | Maharashtra

Visited: June 2021. Stayed for 1 day. Locked up at home for many months had got our toes itching for open spaces. Even though most days started with morning walks, we were longing for an outing with Jiraiya where he could be let off the leash and could run around freely. We had passed ManasContinue reading “Manas Resort with petting zoo | Igatpuri | Maharashtra”

Coastal Suites | Benaulim | South Goa

Visited : October 2018 & February 2021 . Stayed for a week each. *This one is not a pet friendly place to stay.* Goa is permanent resident in every beach lovers holiday destination ‘go to’ list. The amalgam of culinary, wilderness and culture is well balanced here. There is something for every visitor. While vibrantContinue reading “Coastal Suites | Benaulim | South Goa”

Kausani : Best view of the Nanda devi range

Date of the trip: 21st Nov 2020 Let me give you a couple of moments just to absorb the magic of that stunning blog cover photo. And just so you know – it’s real, and it’s magnificent. The three Trishul peaks right on your face in Kausani are hypnotizing and slyly overshadow the humble NandaContinue reading “Kausani : Best view of the Nanda devi range”