A comprehensive guide to exploring Havelock Island in three days

At 41 km, this tiny island provides all the beach fun and activities you can hope for. From Scuba diving, night kayaking, snorkelling, jet skiing, sun bathing, relaxing in the quietude of long stretches of isolated white sand beaches, marveling at the beautiful corals and shells at the beach, after you have admired them under Continue Reading

How to spend seven days in the Andaman Islands- Plan your own itinerary

The Andaman and Nicobar islands are an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. In this blog post, I explain how you can plan a seven day trip to the Andaman Islands on your own. I recently returned from my second trip to these islands. I revisited some of the islands I had visited earlier, visited one Continue Reading

10 days silent Vipassana meditation Retreat- all about purification of mind

I returned back from my first 10 day long silent Vipassana meditation retreat at Dhamma Salila in Dehradun, less than a week back. Going to the retreat was a very personal decision and I was skeptical about sharing my experience. Having returned from the meditation, I can see the practice translate into life and so Continue Reading

A three day trip to the Loire valley and a cycling day trip to the Château de Chenonceau

While Paris is every bit the imposing capital it is so renowned for, it is only when you step outside of Paris that France truly enchants you. Your experience would be enriched even more if you can speak French, which I couldn’t, though I did watch a few French tutorials on YouTube. At the beginning Continue Reading


Kyoto is a traditional city with plenty of temples and shrines. The harmony of different components in a Japanese garden has always fascinated me. What better city to experience the spell of these mystical gardens than Kyoto. After landing at Kansai International Airport, Osaka, I made my way to Kyoto. I stayed there for 4 Continue Reading