Middle East & Africa, New Places

8 topmost tourist attractions in Dubai and are they over-rated?

Dubai as a tourist destination often seems to get mixed reviews from people. Some say it's all about malls and large buildings. Some say the desert views are stunning. Whereas, some are simply awed by the towering buildings and magnificent architecture. I had visited Dubai a while back, and following is my take on the top… Continue reading 8 topmost tourist attractions in Dubai and are they over-rated?

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India, New Places

You haven’t seen all the hill-stations of India, if you haven’t seen this gem.

As I travel to more places in Kerala, I get more and more amazed to find that the place really has everything. In my previous visit to Kerala, I was amazed to find serene and tranquil beaches. On this visit, I discovered that it has the most untarnished hill-stations as well. And, no, I'm not… Continue reading You haven’t seen all the hill-stations of India, if you haven’t seen this gem.

India, New Places

Instead of going to Goa multiple times, check out these untarnished beaches in Kerala

For some reason, whenever I've thought of Kerala, I've never thought of it as a beach destination. Houseboats & backwaters, yes! Dense forests and wildlife, yes! Hill-stations, yes! But, beaches? Not really. Well, it seems like all of my preconceived notions are slowly getting shattered. On my last trip to Kerala, I came across the… Continue reading Instead of going to Goa multiple times, check out these untarnished beaches in Kerala

India, New Places

What my experience of white-water rafting in Kerala taught me about rafting

When we think of white-water rafting in India, usually we tend to think of the Himalayan rapids in Rishikesh. However, during my second visit to Kerala, I was pleased to discover white-water rafting on the Tejaswini river, which runs through the Kannur district in Kerala. The river flows from the hills in the Western Ghats,… Continue reading What my experience of white-water rafting in Kerala taught me about rafting