Mandu: A Ruined City in the Heart of Incredible India

It was a thriving city situated on the top of a hill, surrounded by the dense forest where history was made, lost and drowned with the passage of time. It is the story of the ruined hill fort of Mandavgad (or present day Mandu), situated close to the city of Indore in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh (MP), India. Continue reading “Mandu: A Ruined City in the Heart of Incredible India”

A Retreat In Dharamshala To Take You Back To Simpler, Happier Times

Priti and her husband Sundeep, bought Hill Stream cottage with a view – to provide guests with a home to relax in, soak in a bit of ‘Himachal’, but mostly to develop this tiny hamlet in Khaniari, Dharamshala. The development started with Sundeep getting the road to the village built, using the Government’s ‘meri sadak’ (check out their android app) scheme. Next, a couple living in the village were hired to take care of the cottage. Hopefully more will be hired soon, and the dangerous urban migration trend will be stopped, at least in this small village.

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Here’s An App That Will Help You Save Money On Hotels, And Be Responsible!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could use a hotel for just a couple of hours and pay only for these hours alone? From business meetings to job interviews to a restful start to an adventurous holiday, such a concept is exactly what the modern day travellers needs. Frotels.com does just that. Continue reading “Here’s An App That Will Help You Save Money On Hotels, And Be Responsible!”

Our First Responsible Camping Experience Turned Out To Be A Classic Holiday!

There’s a checklist that most families adhere to when setting out for a vacation. In India, the basic criteria of a middle-class getaway revolve around:

  1. Safety
  2. Affordable
  3. Picturesque
  4. Comfortable
  5. Value addition in terms of religious knowledge or historic elements

For us, it was already too late to book the conventional holiday as the options available were either too expensive or sold out. So we did what no family usually thinks of doing, go camping! Continue reading “Our First Responsible Camping Experience Turned Out To Be A Classic Holiday!”