Above the Clouds – Genting Highlands, Malaysia

About six hours bus ride from Singapore and just a few hours ride from Kuala Lumpur is Southeast Asia’s famous Resort World Genting. Located 6000 feet above sea level, the mist covered mountains, cold breeze, and the inviting weather add up as a great getaway from the humid and hot weather of the city. Although the new Fox studios theme park renovation was still in progress when I visited, Genting highlands still has a lot more to offer. Genting Highlands is the only place in Malaysia with legal Casino, people from various places around Malaysia visit Genting mostly for gambling. The Genting Premium outlet is another key attraction in Genting it’s a Southeast Asia’s second Premium Outlet Center and the world’s first hilltop Premium Outlet Center. Featuring around 150 designers its a heaven for all the shopaholics. If you‘re interested, there are live performances by the world famous local and …

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Chettinad Mansions and Conversations

I took a bite of that Idli from my plate dipped in three different kinds of chutney that were served along and it was love at first bite. Just a few hours before I was wondering whether I will be able to manage in this village, But when the local bus started from Karaikudi  I sat there admiring the misty landscapes, rustic mansions and the paddy fields from my bus window listening to Tamil songs playing on the bus Radio enjoying my ride with the locals. There is a direct bus to Karaikudi from Bangalore, the hotel you’re staying in can arrange transport from Karaikudi or you can take a local bus. As I admire this magnificent mansion in awe the local who came along to show me around explains about each portion and the way the house was traditionally used during family functions and marriages. With a minimum of …

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A Day in Queen of Sahyadri Hills – Mahabaleshwar

Located at a high altitude of 1,372m above sea level, the region boasts incredible panoramic views of rolling mountains and a cool, pleasant climate. Queen of Sahyadri Hills – Mahabaleshwar offers a pleasant climate throughout the year and it’s always packed with tourists from all over India. The ideal time to visit Mahabaleshwar is in winters, between November to Feb the weather ranges between 10-24 degree Celsius. Summer is not very bad as well. Though you may not see the mountains in their best form, the temperature during summer ranges from 15 to 35 degree and its best time for sightseeing. …

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10 Things To Do in Coimbatore

Coimbatore popularly known as “Manchester of South India” is a perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore. The Historical temples, picturesque mountains, delectable cuisines and the pleasant weather throughout the year makes Coimbatore a perfect holiday experience. Coimbatore offers numerous activities, out of which here are the best things to do in Coimbatore. Coimbatore is 363 kms away from Bangalore,  you can take an overnight bus from Bangalore or a train which is more convenient and affordable, Coimbatore also has a Domestic airport connecting all major cities, It will be a 6hrs drive from Banglore if you prefer to self-drive. Marudhamalai Temple The Marudhamalai …

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When your train goes out of track- Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

It’s around 6 am and freezing weather, we were rushing down to reach our car after witnessing the beautiful sunrise in Tiger hills. when those first golden rays fall on the snow-covered Kanchenjunga, its treat to eyes. Our train journey from Darjeeling to Siliguri was at 8.30am. The tiger hill was so crowded, we had to park our car 1 km away from the sunrise point. Due to this huge traffic, It takes around 2 hours to reach back so our driver told us to rush back as soon as we witness the sunrise, don’t even wait for a minute else you …

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Ellora Cave Stories

It’s around 11 pm when we(myself and my other two besties) landed in Pune,  The flight was supposed to be landing at around 1 am because of the route change we landed early, Carrying our backpacks we headed towards the taxi stand to check on cab to Shirdi, the person in the taxi stand told it would cost around 3800 INR which was not under our estimated budget. We found a place to sit and started searching for buses on our always on help smart phones, as expected most of the buses were already full, we found one bus which was …

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Kodaikanal: What to Skip and What not to Skip

When you visit Kodaikanal even before entering the main city you will come across a dozen of people offering you different sightseeing packages and trips will a big list of places to visit, Is all these places worth the visit or are they just made up to add up to packages? Here I have listed all the places that you will possibly see in the packages offered and whether its worth a visit, so that next time when you’re in Kodaikanal you can skip the places not worth a visit and make time for must visit places. Please note, the …

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Ship Shaped church by the Seashore – Uvari

Second day in Kanyakumari, early morning around 5.30 am we woke up to the sound of someone knocking at our hotel room shouting “Its time for sunrise wake up”.  Freshened up and headed towards sunrise viewpoint, As we reached we came across a huge crowd near the viewpoint eagerly waiting to see the sunrise. The sun was slowly rising over the distant of Vivekananda memorial starting to color the sky in all shades of red. As the most awaited moment finally approached people started to cheer in excitement as they saw the first glimpse of day’s light. After witnessing the mesmerizing sunrise we checked out of …

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A Quest Towards Hajra Falls

It was Saturday morning. From past two days, the weather was cool compared to the usual Hot Nagpur weather. These unusual weathers are the things which make us think unusually. So it is when I think of going away to faraway places. Being in Nagpur is hard for someone like me, who likes nature to find a forest and get lost. One of my neighbors was discussing about this small waterfall in Gondia, Maharashtra nearby MP and Chhattisgarh border called Hajra Falls. Spent an hour or two at night researching about this place and thought I should go there. So …

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Ghost town Dhanushkodi – where oceans meet

We visited Dhanushkodi on our trip to Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari. Dhanushkodi is heaven on earth for all the beach lovers. Bordered by the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean Dhanushkodi is one of the beautiful places I have visited. The emerald-green water, white sand, where you can actually see a rainbow in milky white waves and the ruins on the shore are sure a delight for all the travelers. Dhanushkodi is around 20kms away from Rameshwaram. It’s at the southeastern tip of Pamban island is about 29kms west of Talaimannar in Srilanka. Dhanushkodi shares the only land border between India and Srilanka …

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