In Shots: Sunrise in Kasauli

My second time to Chandigarh was just another weekend trip through office. Saturday early morning flight took us to work and we got back Sunday afternoon. But this time around my team from Xpanxion and I did this impromptu trip to a close by hill station around 60 kms away and we witnessed one of the most beautiful sunrises ever, and the 30 years that I have been on this earth it was my first.

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A different Goa – Wildernest

Holidays in Goa are always fun aren’t they?, what would one associate them with, sandy beaches, the ocean, Kings beer, shacks, the seafood delights, sunny all the time. How ’bout I tell you about a place which has a forest, mountains, cool weather even in the month of May, cottages in the middle of a forest or over-looking a valley? You’d probably say Nah, are you kidding me that’s not the Goa I know, I’d say that’s the Goa you ought to visit.

The Road Trip

This is 2013, a bunch of friends and I planned to take a trip to Gokarna [also read: When a Gokarn travelled to Gokarna] and visit Goa on the way back. We had spoken to a friend who runs a curated travel service called wanderbug.in, go check her site out for some awesome off-beat travel destinations, she suggested ‘wildernest goa’ to us.

Just off Chorla Ghat, South Goa lies this resort. We spent 4 days there, and I thought I could spend more.

Things to do

We were all in my car when we reached the hilly region where wildernest lies. We had to park at the foothill, you’ll see a lot of cars there, just call the resort requesting a pickup and they’ll arrive with a jeep. The terrains preety rough, so unless you want to off road with a good four wheel drive, use their transportation services.

We checked in and had taken 2 cabins in the forest, the other option was cabins by the valley which were a bit more expensive.

The Rooms

The rooms possess a very earthy feel to them, a room and an attached bath, it’s clean and the best part is they have a glass wall with curtains so you can choose to wake up to sights of being amongst the trees or just drape the curtains in if you want privacy. The prices are reasonable 5-6k per room, which can accommodate 3 adults.

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Room at the edge of the forest
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Way to the room

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Food

The amount you pay covers the stay and food, they have a yummy buffet, they have a south Indian, Goan buffet and I might say a variety of items for you. Alcohol wasn’t covered in the amount you paid, but there is a bar, with a variety of liquor you can choose from, we carried our own.

Activities

It’s perfect for a group of friends, couples, and couples with kids. You’ll have a great time, swimming in the infinity pool, hanging out on the machaan, or if you’re like us, sitting at the restaurant playing poker all day.

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Us hanging out at the macchan
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Pool shenanigans
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Napping on the benches, after a day of doing nothing but looking at birds chirping.
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Just before we got to wildernest, lies a sidewalk overlooking a river.

The next time you happen to plan a trip to Goa and feel well, let’s not do the standard beaches and parties, Wildernest is a great choice for you.

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8 reasons why you should spend your honeymoon in the Andaman islands

Back in 2012, two young people aged 24 and 26 sought to find each other, they tied the knot and decided this is it, we were meant for each other. That was me and my husband Sumit, after our long 5 day long elaborate, expensive wedding parties we needed to do something for us, something to celebrate our union and that’s when the finger stopped at Andaman Islands for our Honeymoon, the wilderness, the beaches the adventure, it all defines us as a couple and if your like me, here’s a few reasons why you should ditch the typical Bangkok, Mauritius trips for our desi paridise called the Andaman.

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The Hampi Bike Trip

As I sat there sipping my vodka and orange juice I starred at the steely grey waters of Ashwem beach, as the sun went down the sky burst in the evening colours of orange and red, I sat back to take another swig of my screwdriver and think about my first long bike ride through the beautiful Bangalore highway to the rustic scenes of Hampi to the Hippyness of Goa. Continue reading “The Hampi Bike Trip”

Delhi’s Deer Park

Being a Bombay girl, I’m used to the city life, the concrete jungle has a lot to offer, but Delhi has something special that Bombay lacks, that’s the super humungous parks they possess. Bang in the middle of the city, you’ll find some of the most surprising ecological wonders, one such park I went this time to was Delhi’s, Deer Park. Continue reading “Delhi’s Deer Park”

When a Gokarn travelled to Gokarna

The Plan

Road trips have always been my thing. Driving to your destination has a different kind of thrill to it, and when it’s with your best friends, it becomes one of the most exhilarating things you can do. Five friends, one car, two destinations, and one of them was my homeland that I’d visit for the first time. Continue reading “When a Gokarn travelled to Gokarna”