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When you think of a tiger safari in India, jungles like Kanha, Pench, Bandhavgadh or Ranthambore. The big jungles that have a loyal fan following and eager safari enthusiasts voraciously recommending them. What most people don’t realise is that India has nearly 50 tiger reserves and is possibly the best country in the world to spot a big cat. With everyone flocking to the 10 most popular reserves, it’s the smaller parks that get left behind but are equally stunning and home to big cats as well. Last minute planning in the peak of what is commonly called Tiger Season…

Tourist often visit Thailand and flock to the beach or enjoy the fast pace of Bangkok. For a more local experience I’d highly recommend travelling East, just 245 kms away from Bangkok to the sleepy town of Chanthaburi. While it might not currently be on the tourist trail like the Koh islands or even Chiang Mai up north, it’s got its own appeal that seasoned travelers now find charming and most importantly untouched by throngs of tourists. You can visit the temple where a 100 year old pagoda is situated, shop of semi precious stones ( sapphires and emeralds anyone…

Without a shadow of doubt, this has got to be one of Gurgaon’s most popular eateries. I walked into Prankster on a Monday night to a semi packed restaurant and a dance floor bursting with patrons busting a move. Unbelieveable I thought because it’s Monday for crying out lound, who gets out then ? Well… apparently Gurgaon does. I can’t blame the city, this pub/ haven of cool is pretty funky and makes you just want to come back. The entire space is modeled on a college campus to make you feel like you’re back reliving your fun college memories.…

On any given day, my inbox has at least one restaurant invitation to come and sample their food. In the past 6 years of having giving my all to the tiny taster, I’ve eaten more lackluster meals than blockbuster ones so over time I’ve politely declined most of these invitation. It is only when a restaurant comes highly recommended from trusted sources, people whose palate I know won’t let me down, that I decide to try it out. I have no familiarity with Gurgaon and hardly ended up there unless its work related so if I need to have a…

Hong Kong is one of those holiday spots thatΒ  has people falling in love with it. For an Indian traveler Hong Kong ticks a lot of boxes, great food, easy flight access, an Indian community so there’s always family or friends around, good food, lots to explore and some gorgeous hotels. What’s not to love ? I remember thinking on my first visit to Hong Kong last year that I had barely scratched the surface. I will admit I spent more time on that trip at Disneyland and over eating dim sums to really play attention but on a recent…

What I really like is when an airline makes an effort to ensure my entire flying process is smooth and hassle free. With a business class ticket it seems like the passenger is royalty but with premium economy he’s not far behind. Having flown Economy and Business Class, I can honestly say the Premium Economy Category is that perfect bridge between the two. It’s not quite business but it certainly isn’t economy and without a doubt makes your journey a more pleasant one. Here are a some of my observations that I figured out during my Premium Economy flight from…

If I’m being completely honest, I had no idea what to expect from Canberra. Most journos that had visited seemed to think very poorly of this Australian capital calling it dull or drab in comparison to the action packed and might I say highly more advertised Sydney or Melbourne. Thankfully I’m the sort of person who liked the destination to speak to me and surprise me and oh my god did Canberra surprise me ! I’d go as far as to say it delighted me and my only regret is that I didn’t have enough time to do justice to…

I had no idea what to expect from this small island country but I can tell you this, a week spent exploring was enough to entice me to revisit at leisure. Taiwan is tiny but then again, I love all things tiny πŸ™‚ It’s small geographical size makes it easier to visit and driving from one city or county to the next is easy. Which is a great bonus because the best way to see a country is to drive through it. Taiwan is what I like to call the perfect blend of Chinese and Japanese tradition. Having been ruled…

I find China to be an intriguing country. Home to some of the greatest dynasties not to mention incredible cuisine, China has always been a country I’ve wanted to visit and thanks to an opportunity with Sri Lankan Airlines I finally did. China reminds me a lot of India ( where I come from ), it’s seeped in tradition yet embraces modern technology at a faster rate that one can comprehend. A majority of the population is spiritual and superstitious but the younger crop are more practical and pragmatic. Where there are structures of grandeur that date back to a…

For me, the best way to explore a country is to drive through it. Sadly that’s not always possible with every trip I make but when I get the chance to, it really shows you a different side to that country. I would have thought Taipei was my favourite when I visited Taiwan. I hadn’t been before but already made up my mind that this cool and quirky city ( based on everything I’d heard before ) would be the highlight of my Taiwanese experience. The truth is two days in Yilan county between mountains of day lillies, funky night…