One Day In Kandy

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I should have extended my stay in Kandy. One day was not enough to explore this picturesque city, which is famous for its tea gardens and the Temple of the Tooth Relic.

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There are many amazing places which I missed. But, I still got to meet some very interesting people, relish Kandy’s delicious food and visit its colorful market. I stayed in a very comfortable hostel and the street food was finger-lickin good.

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The major part of my one-day stay in the city was spent exploring Kandy’s Central Market, where one can find from fruit to wine. It was a bit crowded, but that’s not a problem if you are a Delhitie.

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I visited the Temple of the Tooth Relic and soaked up the beauty of the Kandy Lake, which is also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk. This artificial lake is situated in the heart of the city.

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In the end, a bar was needed to unwind after a hectic but very beautiful day. I approached a gentleman to find me a good place and he told me to follow him. After a five minute-walk, we were standing outside a restaurant-cum bar. The gentleman smiled at me and said: “Welcome to my bar.” “You own this,” I asked with surprise. “O yes,” he replied.

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I entered the bar, and the first thing I noticed was its rustic decoration. Very artistic and well-maintained. I hit the bar a little too early and so was the only guest.
I ordered a beer and few snacks, and my perfect evening came to a blissful end.

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I left Kandy next morning.

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Review – Why I Fell In Love With This Backpack ?

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If you are a true traveler at heart, you know how important the travel accessories are. The right accessories can make your journey smooth as well as memorable. And I never compromise with the brand.

I love ‘Wrangler’ products and have been using them for the past two years. Here, I am reviewing a backpack (they call it bikepack), which I recently purchased. Eye-catching design, excellent features and attractive price propelled me to buy this product.

Enough space to hold a number of items, from a DSLR to folded umbrella. This is one perfect backpack and I would say every traveler must have it.

Features: Easily adjustable shoulder strap, padded laptop compartment, 3D mesh cushion at back, top ‘W’ switch, organizer, raincover, coated water-resistant fabric, mobile pouch on strap, multiple compartment and bottle holder on sides

I bought it just for INR 2,000/- (USD 29). If you ask me, I would rate this backpack 9 out of 10 🙂

P.S: This is a genuine review, not asked by the company.

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Tosh

How will you describe a place like Tosh, which is not far away from Kasol (However, you have to hire a taxi to visit this place)

Blessed with natural beauty, Tosh can easily motivate anyone to visit the village. This was what I felt the moment I landed there.

A small village with couple of colorful guesthouses and restaurants, Tosh is a place for those who look forward to attain mental peace and mediate in the lap of nature.

If you love nature photography, then this place will not disappoint you. I will suggest you to stay there for two days and enjoy the nature.
Now, I want you to go through the images, which might be helpful in motivating you to visit Tosh !

DOR DE MUNTE – A Big Party In Poiana Brasov

Thanks to my friend Leon, I attended a huge party in Poiana Brasov, Romania. Attending a party in an European country has its own charm. You come to learn many things. Nice people, excellent weather and great music made my day. I came to know through my friends that they organize such a party once in a year. Oh Boy ! I was lucky 🙂 All the images were taken by Xiaomi Mi 4.  Multumesc to great people like Alex and Leon !!!!

Paragliding In Bir And Billing

Where – Bir & Billing, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

Why – It is close to New Delhi and has a reputation to provide best service not only in India but also in Asia.

Service Provider – (Friends tour and travel) http://www.birbilling.com/

Tips – Do carry a small video camera to capture your experience. They charge Rs 500/- and the quality is not up to the mark. Also do carry a windcheater.

Climate – Your paragliding depends on the weather. It must be clear, windy and sunny.

Experience – Mind-blowing. The images say it all.

Lansdowne – A Breath Of Fresh Air

This year, I turned 35 (though for me age is just a number). 🙂

I wanted to celebrate my birthday in a different way by traveling to a place where I can play with nature.

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I always love to explore tiny and unknown places and Lansdowne turned out to be just perfect.

Situated in Pauri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand, this is a kind of place where every traveler like me wants to embrace it.

The moment I landed there, I realized what I was missing in smoky Delhi – a cool and calm environment. I was smiling because I knew it was going to be a memorable trip.

Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests, Lansdowne is home to many high-end resorts, but I opted for a small hotel.

My day started with lots of enquiries with a local person and I found that there is not much to explore in the quite hill station.

Bhulla Tal is one place, which I really liked. Just sit and read a novel there and I am sure it will make your day.

But what did I actually do in this cantonment town ? Hiking and hiking and so I recommend this place to anyone who is fond of hiking.  And hiking completed my trip.

Surprisingly, I did not find many tourists here.

I will strongly recommend a visit to this cantonment town to all women travelers. Be sure of 100% safety.

Small town, small article. 🙂 The End !!!

Scintillating Singapore

Given a chance, I will make my second home in Singapore, a cosmopolitan city where many people come from different parts of the world in quest of jobs and settlements.

My visit to Singapore was short yet memorable. I covered some parts of the city by walking as I prefer, it’s the best medium to explore a new place. My stay at Swiss Hotel made the trip sweet. 🙂 A classy hotel in terms of style and hospitality.

This city is full of stunning skyliners yet it has plenty to offer for everyone from casino lovers to zoo lovers. The following places must be included in the itinerary.

1) Sentosa
2) Double Helix Bridge
3) Chinatown
4) Botanic Gardens
5) Little India
6) The Singapore Flyer
7) Arab Street

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Luckily, I managed to visit all these places and Arab Street turned out to be the best one for me as one can find cool bars here. 🙂

There is no dearth of restaurants in the city but most of them are expensive. So be careful where you eat and what you eat. If you are an Indian, then you will surely like Little India.

I had a nice time at Paulaner Brauhaus (recommended by a chauffeur) and for the first time I tasted Paulaner beer, but I can’t say whether I liked it or not as I was completely lost. 🙂 I also spent a nice evening at an open Japanese restaurant, surrounded by beautiful candles.

Don’t forget to enjoy Singapore’s nightlife though it could be racy.

People are very friendly. Whenever I asked something, they guided me thoroughly. One thing which I did not like was the climate – too much humidity – might also spoil your mood!

It was indeed a memorable visit for me as I learnt many things from the city and its people.

Well civilized and well cultured people make a great nation !!!!!

P.S. – Chewing gum is banned in Singapore. So be careful 😛