Bandipur Mudumalai Wild Encounters!

Hello All, I had been to Coorg a year back and I'd like to share my road travel experience through Bandipur - Mudumalai - Gudalur with you.We were traveling in an Alto in a group of 4 plus our driver. Our driver told us that this route is scenic and we will take this route for our return from Coorg to Palakkad, Kerala. You can read my Coorg Diaries here. The roads were good at Bandipur, Karnataka Tiger Reserve but...Read More

Munnar Travel Guide!

Hello All, Munnar is a hill station located in Kerala. It is a famous destination right from the British period itself. Munnar is apt for all kind of tours be it a romantic drive, family trip or a short break.  Munnar is situated 5,000+ ft above the sea level. Munnar attracts tourists with its breathtaking scenery ie mountains touching the clouds, tea plantations, landscape views laid out as far as the eye can see, coffee estates and waterfalls.  There is...Read More

Hyderabad Diaries!

Hello All, Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, once the land of Nawabs is famous for its monuments, biriyani, pearls, and IT revolution. There are plenty of places to visit and a number of activities to try in Hyderabad.  Most of the travelers visit this city for a weekend but I got to spend around 10 days with my colleagues here as we all had work-related training. My mom family was living in Andhra Pradesh and my father used to...Read More

One Day Trip to Pondicherry!

Hello All, We were thinking of an ideal day trip destination from Chennai to spend the weekend and suddenly Pondy hit our mind.We packed our backpacks Friday evening and went on towards Pondicherry. Pondicherry aka Puducherry is nearly 3 hours from Chennai.  There are Govt as well as private buses from Chennai to Pondicherry almost every hour. We booked a Govt Ac Bus from Koyambedu but the problem is that there was almost 2-3 hours delay and we reached Pondicherry...Read More
Kanchanaburi Attractions

Re-entry to the Green Valley of Thailand – Kanchanaburi!

Hello All, After the initial visit to Thailand, I always had a feeling of going back there.  So, when we thought of escaping from summer, I never had to think twice in fixing in location. Kanchanaburi, which is a small town west to Thailand. This place would be idle for the ones who need a break from this summer, it’s a small town covered with greens and the main attraction of Kanchanaburi is River Kwai and it’s the best spot...Read More
The Bridge Bar and Bristo

The Bridge Bar and Bristo !!

Explore in-house food and beverages at X2 River Kwai Resort !The Bridge Bar and Bristo is a river view restaurant with an outdoor deck built inside the X2 Resort, Kanchanaburi. It is a perfect place to chill and hang out due to the casualties of the place and “rustic” style interior decors. They use the concept of “unpretentious luxury”, with food being served in a creative way that brings back the nostalgia of homely food. The restaurant is modern and has floor-to-ceiling...Read More
X2 River Kwai Resort

Low Carbon Activities at X2 Kwai Resort!

Hello All, Hope you all got a glimpse of X2 River Kwai Resort in my previous post. X2 River Kwai Resort is truly a hidden gem in Kanchanaburi District of Thailand.  X2 resorts follow this mantra - "to have a unique and unequivocal persona that is embraced by all elements of the resort. " For those of you who don't want to visit any other place and wish to spend some quality time at the resort to make it a perfect...Read More
X2 River Kwai Resort

X2 River Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi !!

Hello All, X2 Resorts, pronounced as cross to, is a leading botique hotel chain with properties across asia and australia. Their X2 River Kwai is a romantic luxury 5 star resort set on the picturesque banks of the Kwai Noi river banks in Kanchanaburi Province of Thailand. As a part of our second trip to Bangkok, we decided to stay for two nights in Kanchanaburi. X2 River Kwai Resort The location is nearly 1.5 to 2 hours from Bangkok and twenty minutes...Read More
Amazing Thailand

Exploring The Best Of Thailand!

Hello All, Thailand is one of the most visited countries by tourists around the globe as it is home to picturesque turquoise beaches, magnificent temples, mouth-watering street food, and rich culture. The Thai currency is Thai Baht and you can easily exchange at the bank counters at the airport. We lost a major amount during currency conversion as the rate for the day was low. Try to convert from authorized Forex counters from India itself when there is no major...Read More
Spice Garden Srilanka

Spice & Tea Garden Visit @ SriLanka.!

Hello All, During our travel from Kandy to Bentota, we were taken to the Spice Garden by Oak Ray Isaria Village near Hingula. Our driver did mention that we are under no obligation to buy anything.  The garden visit was nice. There were many guys in black trousers and white shirts. One of them accompanied us. He explained about many herbs, spices, and its healing properties. We were welcomed with an herbal tea.  He took us through their garden letting us know about...Read More
Hotel Thilanka

Hotel Thilanka, Kandy !

Hello All, Hotel Thilanka is surrounded by the mist-veiled Hunnasgiriya Mountains and the lush Udawattaekelle natural reserve; it overlooks the great city of Kandy. It is situated very near to the Kandy city. We have had a chance to stay at this beautiful hotel which is hidden a beautiful scenic location, Kandy. We were welcomed by the staff with a welcome drink and they quickly completed the check-in formalities and explained about the room facilities, regarding, breakfast, dinner and about...Read More
Colombo

Sri Lanka Travelogue – Day 4 – Colombo

Hello All, Yes, our Final day at Lanka arrived..! We wanted to explore the last day in Lanka with a lot of adventures, water sports, and shopping. In fact, we had two plans for the day; one is to engage in beach activities at Bentota and drive back to explore the Capital city of Lanka, i.e. Colombo. Ventura beach was our 1st spot and it’s one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka where the river meets the sea....Read More
Bentota

Sri Lanka Travelogue – Day 3 – Bentota

Hello All, Morning hangover... New day... Started with a coffee and Buffet at my hotel. Soon after breakfast we checked out the hotel and left to Bentota. After long roadways trips, we need a break to calm and relax our body and soul with a natural treat. It’s approximately 1980-190kms which took around 5hrs to reach this resort town in Sri Lanka.  Travel was quite good, not much traffic and it was too sunny. We entered Bentota and checked into...Read More
Temple of Tooth Relic Kandy

Sri Lanka Travelogue – Day 2 – Kandy

Hello All, We started creating memories for our 2nd day. Soon after checking out from our Hotel we left to Dambulla – Cave Temple In fact, we planned to visit Dambulla – Cave Temple on our 1st day due to long drive and rains in the evening we postponed it to the next day first thing to visit before we leave to Kandy. Dambulla – Cave Temple was hardly 30mins drive from our hotel. We reached there around 11 am....Read More
Sigiriya

Sri Lanka Travelogue – Day 1 – Sigiriya

Hello All, After Catching Flight, we had reached our Destination – Sri Lanka, Colombo International Airport by Early morning 2 am. After immigration formalities we came out of the Airport, (as we had arranged a tour operator), our driver was waiting for us.  We boarded the car and started to Sigiriya.  The journey was quite nice, as it was too early; we thought of checking in to our hotel and fresh up and leave for exploring the city. It took...Read More