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. 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 vibrant North Goa is more popular among visitors we usually preferContinue 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”

Ranikhet : 15 things to do when you don’t feel like doing anything

Date of the trip: Nov – Dec 2020 Ranikhet, a small sleepy mountain town in the lower hills of western Himalayas, home and headquarters of Kumaon and Naga regiment – it’s where my parents currently live. When you have a home in one of the most scenic towns in the country, and when (you are)Continue reading “Ranikhet : 15 things to do when you don’t feel like doing anything”

Nainital : 7 things to do in a day during a pandemic!

Date of travel : 01st Dec 2020 Nainital is one of the most popular holiday destinations in North India. In the list of best honeymoon destinations in Himalayas, it sits right next to Shimla and Darjeeling. While staying in Ranikhet, one weekday (while my parents went to respective offices – smirk!) we decided to goContinue reading “Nainital : 7 things to do in a day during a pandemic!”

Anandvan Resort | Bhandardara | Maharashtra

Visited: December 2020. Stayed for 3 days. For us, a dream destination for a long weekend would be where both of us can keep our feet up & relax. Forget all about office deliveries and deadlines. Where the accommodation is nestled comfortably in the natural environment and not the other way around. Beautiful birds singing, feedingContinue reading “Anandvan Resort | Bhandardara | Maharashtra”