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The Sparkling Water of Mandvi Beach

The Sparkling water of Mandvi Beach When on a vacation, dawns and dusks are the times of the day when I don’t prefer staying indoors. They invariably offer you a glimpse of heaven. After I witnessed the changing colors of the sky resulting in vivid shades of blue in Auroville ( Read An Auroville Experience ), I […]

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Photo Tour – Putrajaya, Malaysia

After the thrill filled day spent at Genting Highlands, Putrajaya (Prince’s success) was our next destination. Located at some 30 kms south of Kuala Lumpur (Read: Five Things to do in Kuala Lumpur ), it is the federal administrative capital of Malaysia. It is a planned city referred to as ‘The Intelligent Garden City’ and was formerly known as Prang […]

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The Thrill at Genting Highlands, Malaysia

After the complementary breakfast spread lavishly in the hotel restaurant, we started for Genting Highlands at 10 am. It took us an hour to reach Genting Skway (Cable car station) situated at the base of the Genting Highland.  We opted for a taxi but travelling by a bus is a cheaper option. Buses travel to […]

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Five Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I have always had an inherent fascination towards multitudes of cultures residing in a single place. For the same reason, Kuala Lumpur, the federal capital of Malaysia, stands at the top, with its head held high, in the list of my recommended holiday destinations. It is home to several religions and races where Malays, Chinese, […]

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Morning Glory

Auroville, Tamil NaduWhen the shimmering water shines away to glory, The day would, without a doubt, end without worry. To know more about the self sustainable township of Auroville and the detailed experience read the 4 parts series:A trip that made a difference: Auroville (Part 1)A trip that made a difference: Auroville (Part 2)A trip […]

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An Auroville experience (Day 4)

This is part 4 of a 4 part series titled ‘A trip that made a difference: Auroville’Click here for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 “I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.” Douglas Adams. This trip to Auroville couldn’t have been defined in a better way. […]

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An Auroville experience (Day 3)

This is part 3 of a 4 part series titled ‘A trip that made a difference: Auroville’Click here for Part 1 and Part 2“Tourists don’t know where they have been, travelers don’t know where they are going” – Paul Theroux. We had booked the guest house for two days and were to drive to Mahabalipuram to explore the historic town […]

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An Auroville experience (Day 2)

This is part 2 of a 4 part series titled ‘A trip that made a difference: Auroville’Click here for Part 1Our obsession with being occupied and surrounded by people all the time leaves us with a feeling of emptiness when all that reaches your ears are the sounds of the waves crashing the shore and the […]

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An Auroville experience (Day 1)

This is part 1 of a 4 part series titled ‘A trip that made a difference: Auroville’Click here for Part 2Hill stations are the most sought after holiday destinations during monsoons. Karnataka hill stations attract people from all the directions, making it a major tourist attraction. This was the sole reason a friend and I refrained […]