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For someone who still squeals at the sight of a lizard and has yet to accept that a garden frog will not kill her, I am shocked at how deeply in love I am with wildlife. If I could, I think I would do a minimum of 5 visits a year to different jungles. I had hear great tales of how stunning Chitwan was in Nepal and tried on a number of occasions to plan a trip but to no avail. Last month thanks to a gracious invitation by the Nepal Tourism Board I finally  made it to Chitwan and…

India is a diverse country and the cuisine is possibly it’s biggest tresure. Hyderabad is a haven for foodies with a voracious appetite. There’s Andhra cuisine, Telangana cuisine and then there’s Hyderabad’s famous Mughlai cuisine. During the holy month of Ramzan, the old city comes alive at night and the streets are flooded with restaurants and vendors selling some of the most delectable food. Biryani kebabs, haleem, sweets, falooda and even fresh juice, there is an abundance of food available and thanks to the ingenious team at the Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel I was able to sample some. I’ve had…

It isn’t every day that you get to cruise through the streets of Mumbai at night in some of the finest the auto mobile industry has to offer merrily popping by one trendy food joint after another. So when the good folks at Volkswagen ( no pun in tended ) asked if I’d like to experience 2 of their top of the line models – The Tiguan and The Passat while on a midnight food trail, I just couldn’t say no. I make no claim to know anything about cars so all my thoughts and impressions are probably going to…

Travelling is a great way to kick back and unwind and it’s easy enough that can be done last minute as well ( depending on the kid of traveler you are ) Of course if you’re travelling with children, no matter how small or old they are, a certain amount of pre planning is a must. I’ve been to Thailand on a number of occasions but this post is special because after a fair amount of questions that I often get, I decided to put together a small sample itinerary of a travel plan to Thailand when you are travelling…

For years I’ve had these mixed and completely conflicting views about buffet meals. On one hand I cringe and the massive closhes piled with food that eventually ends up cold and the sheer gluttonous avtaar a buffet brings out in everyone. On the other hand, I can’t help but appreciate the stunning price point and the fact that you get really a bang for your buck. I’ve eaten at several buffet style restaurants and ones that offer different cuisines and while I have a special place in my heart for fine dine and pretty plated meals, I have learnt to…

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.…

Hong Kong is one of those holiday spots that  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…

It’s my favourite time of the year ! I adore everything about Christmas and this year since I wasn’t travelling I decided to do something fun. As you know I recently started my YouTube channel and while it has videos on food and travel, I thought of doing a playlist dedicated to Christmas and this video is probably the one I’m most proud of ( so far). It’s because I managed to cook everything at one go which for me is a mamoth task. Most of the recipes are fairly simple but the chicken and cake can get a little…

I always find that the best way to explore a new place is through their food. I get a better sense of what a country or city is like only once I’ve spent sufficient time walking through alley walls and eating at restaurants or little carts of the street. I was all set to embrace Taiwan and explore it’s food culture but I found it to be more overwhelming than anything else. Taiwan is a small island that generally tends to get over shadowed by its older siblings like china or Japan but if you pay attention, it’s got so…

Palace hotels are not a new phenomenon. Many castles, palaces and even forts across the world have been converted into hotels to give you a chance to experience it. While I haven’t personally had the chance to stay at such a hotel, my time at Narendra Bhawan is the closest I’ve come to sleeping in a royal chamber. The hotel was the residence of the last Maharajah of Bikaner, Narendra Singh ji and the minute you set foot inside, your experience from entering the hotel till the time you check out is all about giving you a glimpse into his…