Journey to Nepal: A mixed bag!

On our Journey to Nepal we visited different spots in mainly 4 different places KathmanduPokhara, Chandragiri & Nagarkot

When we arrived in Kathmandu we were struck by the harmonious melding of the ancient and modern. Buildings dating back hundreds of years and well preserved, sandwiched between brand new structures representing the advance towards modernization. It’s really interesting to witness this transition. The places to visit in Nepal fall within a spectacularly diverse spectrum because on the one hand you have the intimidating Himalayas and on the other is the path to spiritual enlightenment.

Our time in Nepal was made special by the wonderful people and incredible views. The country has eight of the ten tallest peaks in the world and some of the most challenging hikes and treks in the world. The beauty of this place is like a tranquilizer that can transform stress to peace.

We spent three nights in Kathmandu prior to our visit to Pohkara, and for us the hotel choice was obvious. As a Hyatt and Starwood loyalist, there was only one hotel we really considered, which was Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. we had heard good things about the hotel. the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is surrounded by a 37 acre estate, within close proximity of the Tribhuwan International Airport.

We had arranged for a hotel car to pick us up at Kathmandu and I’m happy we did, because the airport arrivals area was insane. However, things calmed down the second we drove through the Hyatt’s gate.

As our car pulled up we were greeted by one of the front office associates, who escorted us directly to our room for in-room check-in. I find this is often one of the benefits of ordering a hotel car — when the hotel knows exactly when you’ll arrive, they can better customize your arrival experience.

Traffic is ridiculous in Kathmandu which makes any attempts to go all about the city excruciating and things that made me bristle (traffic and terrible pollution). I suppose that is the way this whole traveling thing works though. There are things you’ll fall in love with and some you won’t.


Adventures in Pokhara

It is a must stop on your visit to Nepal.

We loved Pokhara. It is the perfect escape from the bustle and pollution of Kathmandu. Such an easy chill vibe and the Phewa lake and mountains that surround this little city are nothing short of breath taking. The sky was very cloudy and we were able to experience the awe-inspiring sunrise that this mountain is known for. You can see several Himalayas from this vantage point. Even on a cloudy day the view of the city  is spectacular.

Pokhara was just what we needed. The air was cleaner and there were so many cute little restaurants and shops along the lakefront road. Now I see why the hippies love it here. It’s easy to forget about the troubles of the real world and spend your evenings watching the sun set over the lake. Perfect place to relax and soak in the views of snow-capped mountains and the meandering river. For those who find solace in adventure sports, Pokhara is just the right place. Despite being home to a number of fancy hotels, it is simple and as laid-back as it could possibly be. Interestingly, this little escape is also the gateway to some of the finest treks in the world.

There are some places where natural beauty is so potent that experiencing it can bring a person to a higher place. Pokhara is one of those places. The front side faces Phewa Lake and the opposite side backs onto the massive Annapurna range. Despite being 28 km away, these mountains are so high that if you stand on the opposite side of the lake you can actually see their reflection in the water—a photographer’s dream, a mountain gazer’s fantasy, a poet’s inspiration.

Go boating and fishing in the majestic Phewa Tal, a freshwater lake in Pokhara and a major tourist attraction. This is one of the most relaxing features of your Nepal itinerary.

There are over 400 hundred pictures from this trip alone on my camera  and it was really hard trying to decide which ones to share. I ended up choosing the ones I thought represented the best qualities of Nepal and the most memorable moments for me. My hope is that you will enjoy these snapshots of my travels  and be inspired to embark on your own, not necessarily  to Nepal but anywhere your heart desires. Every single second in Nepal is an adventure because you can never be sure as to what lies ahead of you. Given the devastating earthquakes that ravaged the country in 2015, Nepal is also like a phoenix that rises from its ashes. It is a backpackers’ delight and a luxury traveller’s dream.


It’s easy to get caught up in the beauty of Pokhara, and to get comfortable there, which is not a bad option in the least. But for those wanting a deeper natural and cultural immersion they can go trekking in the mountains.

If you don’t have time to get closer to the mountains, don’t worry! Another option awaits you. You don’t have to trek for numerous days to experience.

Take the Everest View Mountain Flight or Heli ride and delve deep into the Himalayas, going as close to Mount Everest as possible. The views are nonpareil and this is an experience of a lifetime that Nepal Tourism definitely takes a lot of pride in. Booking in advance is essential.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek combines some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This is a unique trek treats you to unparalleled mountain scenery, surrounded by enormous glaciers giving you an inside experience into the Nepalese life and culture.

The fastest way to reach Annapurna without trekking or long hours to save time and energy is via a helicopter. If you have time constraints or are physically unable to trek for a long time, you can still fulfill your wish to travel in the Annapurna circuit. The helicopter tour definitely adds excitement to your overall Annapurna experience.

Since we did not have much time, we went on a heli tour to ABC.

One of the memorable highlights of our recent visit to Nepal was an 25 mins helicopter trip from Pokhara to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). ABC, which used to be previously accessible only after an arduous week-long trip from Pokhara, is now barely a 25-minute helicopter ride away. We thoroughly enjoyed the heli-ride as well as the 1 hour sojourn at the ABC, with its 360-degree view of imposing snow-capped mountains all around. Will cherish the experience for a long time to come.

Early in the morning, we were picked up from our hotel and transferred to the airport in Kathmandu (in a private car). Once the departure formalities are completed in the airport, the helicopter leaves Kathmandu for Annapurna Base Camp.  The helicopter, flying parallel to the northern Himalayan range and high above the beautiful landscape and ethnic village, lands at the South Annapurna Base Camp, where you will be surrounded by the 3600 view of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The helicopter will stop at the base camp for the maximum of 45-60 mins( depends on the pilot) , allowing you to enjoy your tea/breakfast amidst the beautiful panorama of Annapurna Mountains. Relish the beauty of the mountains and capture some in your camera during the same break. After the break is over, the helicopter will now fly back to the airport in Kathmandu. From the airport, a company representative will drop you off to your hotel in Kathmandu.

The mountains will definitely leave you awestruck and become one of the best experiences for you.

Getting Around in Nepal

Getting around in Nepal isn’t as easy when compared to other countries. The roads are in a perpetually deplorable condition and accidents are common. However, none of that, including the devastating 2015 earthquake has deterred tourists from being drawn towards Nepal Tourism.  In places like Kathmandu and Pokhara, taxis can be hailed easily. Inexpensive cycle-rickshaws and tempos are also decent options to proceed with your Nepal itinerary.

Places to visit in Nepal: Kathmandu

The bustling capital lies at the center of all the amazing places to visit in Nepal. Kathmandu is so wonderfully diverse that it is a rather pleasant assault on the senses. The resilience of the city is evident in the fact that it endured one of the worst earthquakes of recent times and has continued to stand tall and strong. It therefore is one of the most significant places to visit in Nepal. The cities of Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata have direct flights to and from Kathmandu but tickets need to be booked a lot in advance in order to save money. Nepal Tourism is a mysterious and a grossly thrilling affair.

One of the best memories was finding ourselves at some random bar and it was Buddha Bar. One of the happening place in Nepal.

Kathmandu is a city stuck in a time warp, it is a city with a mind of its own and an impenetrable one at that. With its medieval temples, ethnic groups, convoluted lanes, noisy bazaars and an overwhelming number of hotels, this place is several things at once.

Pashupatinath is regarded as one of the most significant and sacred temple of Lord Shiva (Pashupati). Built in the 5th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a unique example of the Nepalese style of architecture. The main attraction is an impressive statue of a large bull or Nandi covered in gold.

Chandragiri Hill 2551 m. from sea level, is one and half hour ride from Kathamandu. The panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley & Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest makes any one feel like seeing whole Nepal from this hill.

If you want to be free from the polluted city for a day, then Chandragiri is the perfect destination to be in. It is a new destination for daytrip inside the Valley. High altitude Peaks and breathtaking view of the whole Kathmandu valley covered by green flora makes Chandragiri a perfect landscape. The continuous view of Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest gives the feel of observing the whole Nepal. Your ride to the top of the hill is about 9 minutes on the cable car. You will gaze over the green lush forest, greenery, panoramic views of mountains. A fine dining restaurant at the top of the hill with Continental and Nepali food.

The ride from the bottom station to the hill top gives you picturesque views of the Kathmandu Valley and the gorgeous Makwanpur beyond. The ride is a bit scary for those who have a fear of heights but the lust landscape more than makes up for it. Fresh, crisp air – a warm change from what we are accustomed to in Kathmandu – greets you as you step out the cable car, and you forget that you are so near the Valley. It is the perfect escape for some much-needed refreshment from the humdrum of city life. But the weather is unpredictable, and it is advised to carry an umbrella and a jacket in the monsoons.

Opening Time:
10 AM to 5 PM
8 AM to 6 PM


For those who want to visit the picturesque village of Nagarkot, the wisest thing to do is to take the taxi from Kathmandu to Pokhara . You would have to shell out Rs. 3000 for a private vehicle or you could perhaps take the cheaper but rather uncomfortable public bus. Of all the places to visit in Nepal, Nagarkot is the best for hiking. While there is no dearth of places to visit in Nepal, Nagarkot offers the best mountain panorama in the country. While the village does not really have much as far as sightseeing is concerned, its beauty is nonpareil.

The panoramic view of the Annapurna range from Sarangkot is one of the most easily accessible views of massive mountains (8,000m+) in the world. Sarangkot is billed in the guidebooks as a place to visit for a night and see the sunrise. Though the sunrise is spectacular (if you’re lucky enough to have a clear morning) it’s easy to stay more than a night. 

It was hard to leave Nepal after our wonderful a week there. We enjoyed the many mountain treks, the beautiful lakes the ancient cities around Kathmandu. Nepal has something for everyone–Mountains, Jungle, Trekking, Ancient Squares, UNESCO Sites, and more! 

The Nepal Tourism Board slogan that once is not enough for Nepal is definitely true!

We are already planning another trip to experience what we missed this time!

Stories from Singapore

Keeping in mind the duration of the trip i choose Singapore to be my destination. So on 23rd November 2017 i was marching towards the Terminal 3 carrying along my luggage and the frenzy of a maniac (travel maniac to be precise).

This quaint trip was a one of a kind experience which taught me so much, Opened up a whole new phase of traveling to me and most important brought me closer to my inner self. I constantly did bump into solo travelers like me, we did chat a bit and then for the next day we had plans to roam around together.

On my first day, went to the Marina Bay Sands hotel, an architectural feat comprised of three towers topped with a boat-like rooftop pool and restaurant terrace. It’s a great way to get a feel for the city, from the skyscraper views on one side to the garden views on the other.

This trip i would say became a memoir to be cherished by me forever due to many reasons. One of the main reason of which was that Singapore is a very safe not only for its citizens but also for tourists (i mean i use to roam around in streets till midnight without any fear) and the warm people of this country always welcome you with a smile. Due to its small geographical size this country can be easily mapped in 8 to 10 days. Some of the more positive aspects for a traveler were:

  • Convenient public transportation.
  • No language problem as everyone here understands English.
  • Availability of various types of cuisines to try.
  • People are warm, friendly and helpful.
  • You can do tax free shopping!!!

I really hope to visit this country of joy and glamour soon again.

Here, There, Everywhere

Whizzing around Singapore can take a matter of minutes, thanks to one of the world’s most efficient and widespread public transport systems. Hankering for a roti parata breakfast in Little India, but want to visit the temples in Chinatown before lunch? No problem, you’ll be there in a jiffy using the sparkling MRT system – and why not stop at Marina Bay for a spot of shopping on your way? Plus, with new metro lines opening practically every two years, this tiny island just keeps on becoming easier to explore.

Singapore has a brilliant system of public transport and with its MRT trains and local buses, you can get anywhere you want. The best idea is to buy an EZ Link Card, a travel card that you can keep topping up in order to travel around the city. It covers both the MRT and the public buses. Additionally, you could easily flag taxis, all of which are thankfully metered.

Mustafa Centre

If your are looking for cheap stuff. This is the charm of Little India. The collection is unlimited and you have a myriad of options in watches, clothing, electronics, shoes, perfume, jewelry, furniture, books, souvenirs..aah! the list is endless. The highlight of Mustafa Centre other than its collection and affordable price is that this market is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.

Sentosa Singapore

Sentosa is all about having a good time and the island’s fantastic hotels, upbeat restaurants, hip lounges, fascinating theme parks, glitzy casinos and an overwhelming number of water activities are all proof of that fact. Let your hair down and indulge in all the fun in the world.

In order to get to the hallowed island of Sentosa (essentially a part of Singapore as its island resort), you could easily take a taxi, the MRT, a shuttle bus or the ‘Sentosa Express’ from Singapore. Admission to the island costs around $3 per person and all internal transport around Sentosa (tram/bus/monorail) is free.

Universal Studios Singapore,Singapore

No trip to Sentosa Island is complete without spending an entire day at the Universal Studios, a Hollywood themed park which is an experience like no other. The 24 fun rides will thrill you in unparalleled ways and you might just feel like a part of an elaborate action movie. There’s a reason why Singapore tourism uses this park as a major drawcard.

It has the largest alfresco rooftop bar in the world

Sitting on the roof of the soaring skyscrapers of One Raffles Place is 1-Altitude, which puts just a shoulder-height glass wall between you, your Singapore Sling and the 282-metre drop to the ground. But you have to have good weather, as the bar is a lightning rod during bad weather. Lucky they have the exclusive, indoor Altimate bar just a floor below.

I got to go to Malaysia

Malaysia has always been marketed as “Truly Asia“. It’s the entrance door for tourists that come to discover the beautiful Malaysia or are connecting flights to other countries in Asia. Kuala Lumpur as a mere concrete jungle. But once you set foot inside, you will find that the blessed forests and landscapes of Malaysia. Malaysia has been a destination of choice for many an avid traveler. Add to that the relatively cheaper cost of travel compared to many parts of the world.



The Petronas Towers are the symbol of Malaysia. The beautiful PETRONAS Twin Towers was finally encased in steel and glass.

They have been featured in various movies. The views from the Observation Deck are pretty impressive giving you a clear view of Kuala Lumpur. One can also take a walk on the skybridge at the 41st and 42nd floors. Ascend even higher to level 86, where the story of Malaysia’s vision unfolds amid breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur.

The build has 88 floors. The bridge is not connected to either of the towers though. This makes sense, because both towers move independent of each other, the bridge just ‘hangs’ between them.

A project of this scale would usually take eight years to complete. However, it only took 6 years to complete the twin towers.



What better way to view the iconic Petronas in daylight? After the sun sets! When the city lights up in shades of orange, yellow and red, she can bedazzle you! Oh yes, time your visit to catch the dazzling Fountain show additionally below. Petronas Twin Towers is the most impressive and coolest must-see thing in KL. The Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC are definitely a must for any visit to Kuala Lumpur.

The location is the tower is in the heart of the city and is in the prime location from which all the other places are nearby. Within the towers you’ll find the most diverse companies.

When time is less, it is better to do only one of the two towers so that you get more time to see other places. Dilemma people face is to choose which tower. So choose Twin Tower first and than Kl tower. Tours will last about an hour, leaving you 15 minutes at the observation deck on the 86th floor. There is a locker on the ground floor to leave your backpack before you take the lift and travel at a staggering 5-6 metres per second to the SkyBridge.

To avoid disappointment, be sure to book your tickets in advance, as the tickets sell out almost every day. Tickets can be booked online.

And most importantly, please note twin towers is open only from Tuesday to Sunday. 

For more information

Petronas Twin Towers Visit Operation, Lower Ground (Concourse) Level, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: +603-2331 8080
Fax: +603-2331 1723

How to Get to the Petronas Twin Towers
The easiest ways to reach the Petronas Twin Towers are by taxi or as part of an organized tour. By public transportation, take the LRT to the KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre) station and walk from there.
Then wrap up your visit with exquisite souvenirs at the gift shop. Right outside the Patronas twin tower building is a huge KLCC park. It is quite big and well maintained park. For people with kids, it is the best place for them to spend some time. On the bottom floor of the huge complex there is a shopping centre. Within KLCC there is amongst others a huge cinema and aquarium.


There can be no better way to escape the humdrum of daily life than going on a holiday. So, this time, when I got some leeway from my busy schedule, I decided to pack our bags and head off to George Town, a lovely coastal city in Malaysia.

Located just a few hours away from Kuala Lumpur, George Town is the capital of Penang, a north-western state of Malaysia. Named after King George III of England, the city is a popular tourist destination and is known for its pristine landscape, multicultural heritage and mouth-watering cuisine.

The inner city is also known for its rich street art. I out to explore this aspect of Georgetown’s streetscape. And it was a treat to say the least. The most innovative and paintings adorned the walls of the city. Several of these amazing murals were painted by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic. His “Kids on Bicycle” and ‘Boy on a Bike’ were most popular murals. What made them interesting was that while the human figures were painted, real vehicles were affixed at strategic positions to create the whole effect.

Though o spent very time in George Town, I carried back memories that would last a lifetime. With its colonial architecture, historical streets, lovely beaches and relaxed ambiance, this city certainly gives its visitors a lot to reminisce about.

Penang or Langkawi?
Do you need help choosing between Penang and Langkawi? Both islands are worth a visit; but sometimes there’s only enough time to visit one of the two islands in the Andaman Sea.

Dive at the Perhentian Islands

These islands are very hugely popular with snorkelers and divers as the reefs and crystalline waters surrounding them are host to a wide variety of coral, sea-turtles, small sharks, and reef-fish. They are getting more popular every year but are a beautiful respite from the party heavy and tourist packed island in Thailand. Very beautiful place to visit if you are around Malaysia.

Ride a trishaw

This is a unique form of transportation, found all over Melaka. These simple bike taxis are amped to the max with wild decorations — and some even play techno music. This is really a fun thing to do in Malaysia. The drivers are essentially in an unspoken contest, which makes for lots of colorful, creative taxis to look at.

7 easy tips for Photography

By far the most common question I get asked is ‘what camera do you use?’ Here are some super simple tips to make an image a little bit more gram worthy.


First Pick Your Photography Goals

The first thing you will need to do is decide what your goals are with your travel photography. Do you just want to get some snaps to look back at now and then and maybe upload them to social media? Are you going to try and document as much of your trip as possible? Keen on video? Thinking about getting serious and taking your photography to the next level?

It’s totally up to you. But one thing i will say is that once you start capturing some great photos and learning about the basics of travel photography, it gets very addictive. Trust me it’s addictive. . .

Remember, if you think that perhaps one day you will really get into photography it can sometimes be better to get a camera that is better so you can grow into it. Rather than buying a new camera every trip, save money in the long run by spending a bit more of your budget upfront.

Resolution easily could be the top factor in your buying decision. After all, it’s the quality of the photos that matters most. But before you shop, ask yourself how you plan on using your travel photos. If the majority will be online, any camera on the list will do just fine. If you plan on enlarging or printing your photographs or using them more seriously, the size of the image sensor, megapixel count, and your lens choices all play an important role in the quality of the photos. Some of my best photos have been taken with Iphone, but these are factors to consider.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or professional, or even if you know nothing at all, I’ll help you make the right choice.

A top-of-the-range DSLR or mirrorless camera is capable of taking great photos, but if you don’t know how to use it, you’ll probably get better results from a smartphone.


On the other hand, there’s no point buying the best camera for travel photography if you’re never going to use it to its full potential. Only you will know whether it is something you are going to want to pursue later down the track.

Most of the images on this post were taken on either a point and shoot or mobile, no need to use a DSLR always to start photographing a little differently.

 1.Use foreground objects to complete the image

One of easiest ways to make a photo more engaging and to add extra levels to your images is to add a foreground aspect to the frame. Play around with different objects that are closer to you to add more depth.

2.Make the most of the reflections

#PuddleGram might have caught on, but making the most of flat waters or recent rainfall is the best way to give your photos a unique perspective. The object may still be the same, but the weather and water will change.

Try experimenting with different angles, pointing the lens slightly further up or down to create a focus on one part, it doesn’t need to be a perfectly balanced reflection as cropping can draw the eye more towards where you think is most interesting.

3.Frame the main focus with some action

Movement can really make a photo come alive, especially in an Urban environment. If you have a DSLR and a tripod then long exposures can be a great way to nail images.

If you are reliant on the phone in your pocket then finding action in your surroundings is just as good. Whether its fountains, fairgrounds, birds, trains or anything else which moves – adding the extra texture and animation to the shot can be an ideal frame to an otherwise seen before photo.

4.Nail the rule of thirds

It’s one of the basics of photography and although I’m a firm believer many photos lend them selves to a center framing, this simple technique can easily transport a bland photo to one which is far more eye catching. Most cameras now already have the grid visible so just line up key parts of the frame with the crossed lines on the grid and you will instantly see a difference.

5.Use people to tell the story

More and more with travel photography, those looking at the image want to feel a sense of place and like they are there. Adding a human element to any photos in the right way will usually make the story and setting of the photo much stronger. So, instead of waiting forever for people to get out of your photo next time, try to include them within the story of the shot instead.

6.Experiment with different angles and levels

Look up in any city and you will likely discover hundreds of new photo opportunities you are missing.

Some architecture lends its self to looking directly at the sky, sometimes it’s a good idea to get higher so you can have a straight on image. Double decker buses might not be your thing but the extra height can act as a great new way to see and photograph a city. My rule is to go up anything I can as the new perspective is not just great for photography, but also gives you a better understanding of any destination.

7.Learn how to use light to make a photo more interesting

One of the key components of photography is lighting and natural light gives us so many beautiful hues to play with. An average road or setting can be completely transformed during the golden hour which is why so many people love photographing during sunrise or sunset.

Make the most of the hours before and after though and you’ll find simple settings transformed by dramatic shadows and new details that you just won’t see with the mid-day sun. Try to mix in larger objects such as trees and buildings which can create more dramatic shadows with smaller, more detailed focus areas to make a simple photo seem like it has much more going on.


An inland oasis city in UAE- Al Ain

Interestingly, Al Ain is also very aptly referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of being abundantly decked by beautiful natural springs scattered across oases.

If you were one of those very few students who were not sleeping through the history classes in school, you will remember being fascinated by tombs and graves, ancient cities and lost civilisations.

The mountain is also traversed by a stunning cave system, comprising of stalagmites (the upward-growing mound of mineral on the floor of the cave) and stalactites (the icicle type formations on the ceiling), of which only a few have been explored, but only to a depth of 150m or less. The limestone range is also fed with layers upon layers of rock, laden with fossils of planktons.


The city has picturesque forts, beautiful gardens, traditional souks and adventure hotspots. It truly is a coming together of the ancient and modern worlds and shows how a city can retain its cultural roots while still evolving into a modern and developed entity.


Getting There

By Bus: The best way to reach Al Ain is via a bus or a minibus. Etihad Airways also offers a complimentary coach service to Al Ain from Abu Dhabi airport. Buses depart hourly from the Abu Dhabi bus station and it takes about 2 hours to reach. Buses also run every 45 minutes from Al-Ghubaiba bus station in Dubai, from where it takes around 1 hour 45 minutes.

By Flight: You can take a flight from Delhi to Al Ain. Carriers like Etihad Airways and Jet Airways operate between Delhi to Al Ain, with a stopover at Abu Dhabi.

The Dubai International Airport and the Abu Dhabi International Airport, are the nearest options to arrive via air at Al Ain. Another alternative to reach Al Ain is by bus or minibus from Abu Dhabi (140km) and Dubai (100km).

Exhaustive guide to Jebel afee

Jebel Ḥafeeṫ, translating to ’empty mountain’ in Arabic, is located primarily in the garden city of Al Ain, in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the UAE. While the summit is situated completely within the United Arab Emirates, part of the mountain straddles the border with Oman.

Jabel Hafeet is a beautiful mountain in United Arab Emirates on the outskirts of Al Ain, Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

It’s a must not miss attraction, where you can experience the view of whole Al- Ain, standing at top of the hill. There are several parking lots along the way which provide ample viewing opportunities and beautiful backdrops for photo shoots.

To reach here you experience one of the most spectacular ride, for this you can take various options be it Hiking, Bike ride or SUV ride. Each of them is going to give you its own adrenaline rush, the mountains which rises 1,249 metres (4,098 ft) offers a great view over the city, well known for sunset and sunrise location, where you take about 60 turns and three lanes to reach.

A little something for the nature hippies

For photographers and curious travellers out there, imagine clear blue skies, endless stretches of barren land and in the midst of it all, a cheery yellow tropical flower blooming away in abandon.

Al Ain Zoo – Zoo District – Al Ain – United Arab Emirates

 Drop in at the Al Ain Zoo, to say hello to the Arabian antelope and oryx, the African gazelles and giraffes, to name a few of the plethora of animals that can be found lounging casually in the compound.

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain Hotel – Jebel Hafeet – Al Ain – United Arab Emirates

The Mercure Grand Jebel Ḥafeeṫ is a unique mountain oasis resort perched on top of Jebel Ḥafeeṫ at a lofty height of 3,000ft. The hotel houses 124 rooms and suites, each offering spectacular views and a calm like no other. To whet your appetite just a wee bit more, the hotel has an outdoor heated swimming pool, a swanky fitness centre, golf gardens, squash courts and snooker tables.


Wadi Adventure – Al Ain – United Arab Emirates

Wadi Adventure is the Middle East’s first man made surfing, rafting and kayaking facility. It has the world’s largest artificial surfing wave, three levels of white water rafting rapids and a long kayaking channel. It hosted the world’s first ever rafting championship in 2016 where 27 countries participated. Other than water-based activities, Wadi Adventure also has an ‘airpark’. The airpark has a 200m long zip line, suspended balance beams and a 13m high climbing wall. It also has a giant swing, which can hold up to three people at one time and gives a great adrenaline rush. Wadi Adventure is the perfect place to spend all day having fun and enjoying yourself.

Hili Fun City – Al Ain – United Arab Emirates

 Hili Fun City is one of the largest theme parks in UAE. It has more than 30 attractions ranging from thrilling rides and adventures to gentle rides for children of all ages, including a roller coaster and an elevated sky-flyer. And located right next to it is the Al Ain Ice Rink, an Olympic- sized ice skating rink where you can chill out while the sun beats hot outside. Wednesdays are reserved for ladies only and the park is closed on Sundays.

Al Ain Palace Museum – Al Mutawaa – Al Ain – United Arab Emirates

 Al Ain Palace Museum is the former residence of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan, the first ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The palace has been restored to its former glory and has beautiful interiors. The information inside is mostly in Arabic but the decor is worth admiring. The palace is divided into private, guest and official quarters by courtyards and landscaped with cacti, magnolia trees and palms. You can see the Sheikh’s meeting room, take a tour of the huge kitchen and also see the master bedroom of the Sheikh and his wife.

Trip to Italian town in India- LAVASA

Lavasa is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure. Lavasa is the first planned Hill city of India. The city is a beautiful project, stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino. Spreading across 7 hills, covering an area of 25000 acres. Lavasa is surrounded by rolling hills, clouds and seasonal waterfalls and full of green nature beauty.

As it was just an hour drive from Pune. And Lavasa was also close by. So we can stay in Lavasa without experiencing the hustle bustle. However, Hotels are pretty expensive. It was a beautiful experience. We spent the 2 days in Lavasa enjoying the cold days.

Weather: Maximum 32°- Minimum 13 °, Pleasant and sunny during the day

Approx. Cost for two: Rs 8000 to Rs 12,000

As you enter the city main gate, the first thing you will notice is how green and well maintained the surroundings are and that there are a lot of new construction happening. It is also known as the Lake city as most development has happened around the lake.

Lake side has open restaurants, flea markets, boat rides, street singers they have it all. Street singers are common in Lavasa during evening time and perfect way to enjoy your pleasant evening.

Till now lavasa city is reachable only by road, no air connectivity is planned till now. To enter into the city you need a driving license. Road’s inside the lavasa hill town are really really curvy.

Not a lot of options to visit Lavasa from Pune.

  • You need your private vehicle, 2) Government buses from Pune to Lavasa on particular timings, 3) Cabs Ola, Uber, etc.
  • Hired a Bike for a Day ( Rs.600/- charges for 1 day & Rs.4000/- refundable deposit )
  • 2 hr to 3 hr one way journey depends on your speed and experience riding bikes. Roads are in very good condition.. Cold, Rains, Fogg… (There is an entry fee to enter Lavasa city Rs.200/- for bike & Rs.500/- for Car)


Ask for discounts while booking hotels on the spot.

‘Bakarwadi’ & ‘Misal Pav’ are famous snacks in Pune.

Leave early morning while travelling to Lavasa.

Best season to visit Lavasa is Rainy season.

Carry a raincoat if travelling on bike.

Location and weather of Lavasa First Hill Green City is simply awesome, its located on the bank of river baji pasalkar just behind the varasgaon Dam. Lavasa has won several awards for its plans and designs.

Waterfall Safari

The best time to enjoy the Waterfall Safari at Lavasa is during the monsoon season. This is a 4-hour drive through Mugaon, Dhamanhole and Dasve with stopovers at main waterfalls of the area. During the drive, treat your eyes to the lush green surroundings. You also get a picnic basket with a mineral water bottle and munchies.



If you love water sports, you are going to love it here. When in Lavasa, you can partake in a number of water sports activities including cruise boats, Jet Ski, kayaking, bumper boats, pedal boats, ride in an inflatable and more.


Nature Trails

Lavasa proves to be the best place for you if you are a nature enthusiast. You can indulge in nature walks here, explore the beautiful scenery, the enchanting locations, enjoy the cool, pollution-free breeze etc.


Adventure Sports and Games Arcade

Lavasa is set against a green backdrop and has an undulating rugged terrain of the Sahyadris hills, offering ample opportunities to adventure enthusiasts.  You can take part in a number of activities such as trekking, rappelling, rock climbing, camping, mountaineering, valley crossing, paintball, treasure hunting, backpacking campaign and so on. Enjoy every minute of your visit. Robin-self balancing joyride is the major attraction at the Games Arcade.


Parks, Gardens & Nursery Crèches

Searching for serenity, Lavasa it is. You can enjoy a leisure walk. Your kids enjoy themselves in the Kid’s park. Enjoy a picnic with your entire loved ones in the beautiful and well-manicured gardens. If you love plants, you can visit the plant nursery crèche to get a tip or two from the experts. You can also have a look at their apartments and villas.

Temghar Dam

One of the best sights in Lavasa is the Temghar dam. This is also the most visited attraction and the main source of water supply to the Pune city. When on the dam site, enjoy some extremely beautiful views of the green ambiance and the free-flowing water.


Mercure Lavasa

Offering a peaceful getaway. Mercure Lavasa is located in a scenic valley at Warasgaon Lake & surrounded by mountains. Easily accessible & positioned 2km from the Lavasa International Convention Centre, Enjoy free WI FI facility as well.

The Fortune Select is the most expensive with tariff between INR 5000-8000. It is large and affluent.

One Day Itinerary

You can simply go out to explore this city and enjoy the scenic views on your way. There is a lot that is planned for the city and will take some time to be executed.

Restaurants and Local Food in Lavasa

Why take a Solo Trip!

Going on a solo trip today will be a well-captured memory tomorrow. Trust me, you will have a great story to tell people, and you will cherish it forever. Many people live life, a normal one. But what makes a difference is taking time for yourself to make some wonderful memories so that you can share them with your grandchildren. Haha!!

In many places I traveled, it wasn’t common to see a woman traveling alone. As a result, I often had people looking out for me, whether it was catching the right bus or finding my hotel.

Trust me, Traveling by yourself is no longer taboo, or even scary for that matter.

Kindness of this little strange world!!

In Srilanka, I met an older gentleman on a bus who offered to take me sightseeing around Srilanka, because he love to show people around.

Travel companions are cool. You get to have a lot of interesting conversation along. But there are more things that will hold you back from doing what you want to do when you travel with companions. And you end up making a lot of compromises with your trip. So, you know who the best travel companion is? It is YOU. Sooner or later, it is good to know that most of the time in your life, you are going to be alone.

While people have been more than willing to help me out even when I have a travel partner, I like knowing that as a solo traveler, I’m bound to have interesting and unexpected adventures and meet some really great people — as a result of being alone. And it’s because of this that I’ll probably travel alone again and why I think that everyone should travel solo at some point, if only for a little while.

A solo traveller learns so much, not only about the world but themselves. They never feel the need to agree for ease or to keep the peace. They’ll have explored corners of the globe others haven’t even dreamed of and spent time in communities mind-blowingly different. Learning to adapt to new cultures becomes second nature and respecting other humans and their differences is a given.

You’ll have opinions about global issues, as you’ll have been there and experienced it, and not just read a second hand opinion.

You’ll be branded as a ‘know-it-all’ but your experience will mean you don’t care as you know the truth and you’re not afraid of sharing it. Expect a backlash!

You meet wonderful people on your way to the solo trip. And making new friends from different places and ethnicity will broaden your knowledge. You will know how big the life is and wealth of learning in the universe. You will get to know about your interpersonal skills. How good your communication skills are, and it will let you know if you lack something, and how you can improve it. It helps in your professional life too. Meet new people, eat different food, see diverse cultures, trekking, and all other adventures are real blessings for solo travelers.

You need to take the first step and think positive. It is not easy for the first time but quitting is not an option. So, you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and this is the way to learn life. Hence the English proverb, when going gets tough; the tough gets going.

Solo trip is something that reminds all your senses that you are the leader of your journey. Live the present moment. It teaches you things that you wouldn’t have learned if traveled in a group or with a friend. Also, solo travel fits anyone, whether you’re single, in a relationship, extroverted, or introverted, and here are five excellent reasons why you should take it.

Taking the full responsibility of your life

Taking care of yourself in the distress times is crucial, and you can improve it by taking your first solo trip. Since it is going to be you on the way of your journey, all your senses get alerted. And you assume full responsibility for your life. It helps you understand and celebrate life in many ways. You will become more responsible for the decisions and choices you make in your life. And this lets you realize that whatever happens to you in life is because of your decisions and choices. So you need to choose them carefully. Self-awareness is important in life.

Solo travel is rarely lonely but you will learn to love being alone. That space to think and contemplate all those thoughts that may have flitted into your brain when you lived a ‘normal life’. That precious time spent in coffee shops in places you couldn’t communicate, just people-watching and grinning at the people who came to interact. Oh and the endless magical flight or bus journeys, which equalled un-guilty thinking, reading and learning time.

 More than that, solo travel gives you ultimate freedom. You wake up and it’s just you — what you want, where you want, when you want. In that freedom and infinite space of possibility, you meet yourself. You hit the limits of what you like and don’t like. There’s no one to pull you in any one direction or override your reasons. Want sushi? Get sushi. Want to leave? Leave. Want to try bungee jumping? Go for it.

Why take a Solo Trip?














From young professionals to retirees and everyone in between, it seems folks from all walks of life want to captain their very own adventure-ship without circumnavigating around someone else’s.

Here are a few tips to keep you safe.

Act like you are invincible.

Swallow your pride.

But don’t be cocky.

Research the local scams.

Don’t get too drunk.

“Some journeys in life can only be traveled alone.”
                                                                                                                          ―Ken Poirot

French town of India- Pondicherry

My experience in Pondicherry!!

Pondicherry a union territory of India, with its exotic cocktail of sun kissed white sands, emerald green seas and bright sunshine is an irresistible attraction for tourists from all across the world. The salubrious Pondicherry weather undoubtedly augments the tourism potential of the union territory.

Nearby, in Kuruchikuppam, is Aurodhan (Website), where you can discover local art and watch free performances by artists from across the globe while staying in rooms decorated with art and sculpture.

Down the road, TASMAI (Website) conducts regular weekend workshops for those who want to weave some art into their holiday. And outside Pondy, the late thespian Veenapani Chawla’s Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Arts & Research (Website) has a sunlit stage amid acres of green.

Pondicherry is no Andamans, but the dive masters at Temple Adventures (Website) will take you under and show what the seas have to offer. And parasailing is Pondy’s newest extreme sport, courtesy Roads and Journeys (Website), which conducts overland experiences that provide the best bird’s-eye views of the region.

The main beach of Pondicherry consists of rocks where one can enjoy the smooth melody of sea waves. Crabs are easily discoverable here. The best time to settle at sea shore is at the dusk when brisky air waves hugs your soul.

If you are looking for pure fun, you can avail the Yanam river cruise in Pondicherry. Yanam River Cruise in Pondicherry mostly covers the coastal areas of the Andhra Pradesh state. This coastal area is well known for its endless natural treasures. The evergreen mangrove forest of the coastal Andhra Pradesh can be best explored in Yanam River Cruise in Pondicherry. As the boat proceeds through the waterways the hidden treasures of this coastal paradise come on your way. The ideal time for Yanam River Cruise in Pondicherry is the afternoon hours.

You can compare it to Goa but its cleaner and sophisticated. Where else would you find cobbled-stoned walkways to the beach?


Chunnambar is situated 8 kms from Puducherry, along the Cuddalore Main Road. This tropical paradise is flanked by a quiet-flowing creek on one side. You can sail downstream to the sands and pitch up a cosy seaside tent for yourself. Overnighting within the tree-houses on the backwater provides a relishing experience of the great outdoors.

Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort, a PTDC enterprise, has boating, backwater boat tours, trekking and picnics on Paradise Beach for visitors and their friends and families. The resort offers various kinds of rental boats (speed, motor, sail, rowed, paddled and pedalled) in addition to beach volleyball and other beach sports.

Best Time to Visit:

The monsoon and winter months are great to explore this coastal town. Winters, especially, are ideal for sightseeing, enjoying beach activities and water sports.

Best way to get around:

It is in its streets that the city truly reveals its soul.

Best way to get around this small town is on hired bikes. There are plenty of shops on Mission Street hiring bikes and kinetics for a low cost. Get hold of the tourist voucher with a map on it and explore the lanes. The French Colony is worth driving around. The other reason why rent vehicles is that they work out cheaper than the auto rickshaws.

Things to Do:

Take a bike and head out for East Coast Road, the one that connects Pondicherry to Chennai. It’s a beautiful road, with many virgin and isolated beaches. Beaches with almost no curious locals, which is important for any woman traveler whether she is married or unmarried. There can be a few local fishermen around but they do not bother you. It’s a safe place with no gawking eyes or eve teasing.

Paradise Beach

I Spent lot of my time in Paradise beach. Pondicherry is blessed with some of the most spectacular beaches of the Coromandel coast. If you are looking for total seclusion far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Pondicherry is the ideal place for you to head for. Its miles of silky soft beaches will take you to a world of tranquility. The turquoise water of the Bay of Bengal is ideal to take a relaxing dip. A ten minute drive from the northern part of the Pondicherry town will take you to Pondicherry’s gleaming white coastal area. Paradise Beach is Pondi most pristine beach, accessed by a boat that powers through the backwaters of the Chunnambar river. You can peacefully build sand castles, play ball or read a book, however, Paradise beach is the only beach that needs you to pay an entrance fee in and around Pondicherry. Boat house beach, Paradise beach, Chunnambar beach all refer to the same place.


Auroville is 15kms from Pondicherry. Google map came to our rescue and it took 30 minutes to reach Auroville. This place is famous for its Matri Mandir. To visit the Matri Mandir a 2 day prior reservation is needed. The place is very quiet. We did not have the reservation so we could have only the view from outside. It looks like a round shape golden ball.

Ashram and Auroville (You need prior permission for Auroville especially for visiting the Matri Mandir) craftsmen make fine marbled silk and hand-dyed fabrics, perfumes, incense sticks, handmade paper, handloom rugs, bedspreads, pottery and various other products which may be bought at the Boutique d’ Auroville, Harmonie Boutique, Ashram Exhibition Centre, Aurocreation, AuroTibetan handicrafts etc.


You can roam around in the Matrimandir campus and shop only if you have deep pockets! Auroville products are supposedly handmade and organic and hence cost a bomb.


For more active adventures, Serenity beach or Bodhi beach is the place to be. Sign up for a surfing session, Go Scuba Diving and see what the seas have to offer. Parasailing is Pondi newest extreme sport to get the best bird’s-eye views of the region.

Be a beach bum

If you are a sun and sand junkie, then head to any of the four popular beaches around Pondicherry: the Promenade, Serenity Beach, Auroville Beach and Paradise Beach. Walk on the main historical promenade along Goubert Avenue, lined by charming colonial buildings, with locals eating ice creams and balloon sellers in a mesmerizing melee. This stretch has the Mahatma Gandhi statue alongside a statue of Marquis Dupleix and the War Memorial to honor the fallen French soldiers of World War I as well as a whitewashed 19th century lighthouse.

Treat Your Taste Buds:

Good news first. Liquor rates are without taxes !!!

Beer costs lesser than a bottle of cold drink. Just kidding!!! But it’s certainly a lot cheaper that any metropolitan city. You can find wine shops on almost all the roads and multiple number of them on the same road. Most of the shops are open till 10:30-11 PM.

You’ll find a thriving café and bar culture come alive as the sun sets. French food is everywhere, but its authenticity is questionable. So you’ll find French food being served alongside a mix of Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisines at most places with some good steaks and sandwiches too.

Shopping Places in Pondicherry:

Pondi Sunday Market: Pondi Sunday market is a unique place that sells almost anything and everything under the sun. Both young and old come here to purchase cheap apparels, metal plates, cups, scarves, pots, shoes and lots more. The shops here are colorful and so are the items found here. On weekends and holiday occasions, the market is packed with eager buyers. Carry an umbrella in case you are stepping out or visiting this place in summer.

Mission Street: You can browse for non-leather footwear, hand-painted silk clothing, perfumed candles, incense, oils, ceramics, jewelry, and handmade paper items to the accompaniment of artsy, esoteric music. There are also many cafes and restaurants in the area. Apart from shopping, Mission Street is a good place to walk around and admire old French architecture in the city.

To the Beautiful Skyline city- Dubai

Dubai is a beautiful city. It has so much to do. It is modern, it is stylish but on the same side it respect its culture.


Dubai is a cosmopolitan city with a widely diverse population of people from many different backgrounds. There is much to do here: the city has a vibrant night life, a plethora of restaurants that feature cuisines from different parts of the world, art exhibits from aspiring local artists as well as reputable international artists as well as many entertainment options including concerts and fashion shows. For the avid explorer, there are many places to see; some are popular tourist destinations while others are hidden jewels that are less well known.


Dubai is the city of dreams. It is a potent cocktail of heritage and futuristic endeavour and achievement. It grows with every passing minute and its diversity is profound. There is a little something for everyone, right from food lovers to shopaholics, art connoisseurs to hardcore travellers. Dubai has all the potential to morph into the happiest city in the world and once you’re there, you will never want to leave.

Apart from famous The Burj Khalifa or Gold souk, there are many other adventurous things present, which will make your trip a-never-forget-memorable-trip.









Getting Around in Dubai

Getting around the mighty city of Dubai is difficult if in case you love walking. It is therefore imperative for you to take some form of public transport in order to look around and Dubai definitely has a plethora of options. There are metered taxis and then there is the metro, the monorail, public buses, water buses and even traditional wooden boats (Abras) for that matter. You must purchase a rechargeable Nol Card so that you can use the public transport.

1. Yet another exciting feature of a Dubai itinerary, the Dubai Museum is the oldest structure of the city and beautifully documents the history of the emirate. For those interested in architecture and archaeology, this place is a must visit.

2. One of the most popular things to do in Dubai, the Dubai Desert Safari is an adrenaline pumping excursion. You are made to sandboard through the sand dunes of Dubai in a 4WD, ride a camel and then perhaps even treat yourself to a henna tattoo. This is undoubtedly the drawcard of Dubai tourism.

3. The largest shopping mall in the world, the Dubai Mall is home to an elaborate aquarium, an ice-skating rink, a hundred food stalls and even an indoor theme park. Also popular for its gold souk (marketplace), this giant will invariably find a place in every Dubai itinerary.

4. Rise early to make the most of your Dubai itinerary in the form of the Dubai Hot Air Balloon ride and relish the pleasant views of the desert. This is undoubtedly one of the most memorable things to do in Dubai.

5. The dancing Dubai Fountain is an extremely striking element of a massive lake with the Burj Khalifa in the background and is the most visually stunning of all places to visit in Dubai.

6. With perhaps the most remarkable architecture of all the lavish malls in Dubai, visiting the Ibn Battuta Mall is like stepping into a part of Egypt, ancient Persia or maybe even Tunisia. It is easily one of the most beautiful places to visit in Dubai.

7. Visit the extraordinary artificial island of Palm Jumeirah and see one of the most iconic hotels in the world, the Atlantis. This megaproject is audacious and downright outlandish but totally worth witnessing and is now a shining gem of Dubai tourism.

8. Spend time at the iconic Jumeirah Beach and feast your eyes on the third tallest hotel in the world, the luxurious Burj Al Arab. This is perhaps one of the most essential things to do in Dubai.

I found Dubai’s city planning rather meticulous. Most of the multinational companies are grouped together by field in a business district. And for the sake of uniformity, all of the houses and apartments are built using an Arabian-style of architecture, making the residential sector of the city look like a modern take on Aladdin’s hometown. A good illustration of this architecture for me is the Madinat Souk. On the outside it looks like a traditional Arabian desert home, but on the inside it’s actually air-conditioned and decorated very well! It’s a mix of old and new that works so beautifully!

Burj Khalifa

Miracale garden

Jebel Hafeet

Jebel Hafeet or ‘Mountain’ Hafeet is a ‘must-not-miss’ attraction in Al Ain. Located south of the Al Ain city border shared with Oman, a high way has been constructed in 1986 to reach this place. It is around 1250m high and the drive up the majestic rocky mountain on its winding roads is certainly worth a trip.  There are several parking lots along the way which provide ample viewing opportunities and beautiful backdrops for photo shoots. Right at the top are viewing platforms where you can spend time gazing down at Oasis city and also a café where you can have some quick refreshments. The beauty of Al Ain city is enjoyed best from the top. At around 915m height is Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Hotel, well known for their views and recreation facilities.

Per official sources, Jebel Hafeet is also a source of fossil finds which provide proof of ancient life-forms. The discovery of calcified corals establishes that the region was once covered by the sea.  Jebel Hafit is the home of several species plants, animals and birds, such as Arabian Tahr.

It could get cooler at the top, so it might be a good idea to take your jacket along. During the winter months, afternoons are a better time to visit, when it is neither too cold nor hot, and you can bet on a clearer view than otherwise. During summer, evening will probably be a better choice.

Jebel Hafeet also offers stunning visuals at night, from the city. With the lights switched on along the twisting roads, the mountain comes alive and alight and looks like a shimmering lamp in the distance.



Hatta Mountain (Day Trip)

Located atop the Hajar Mountains in the emirate of Dubai, the rugged beauty of the Hatta Mountains is perfect for those who love adventure. Its freshwater pools belong to a different planet altogether. The quaint heritage village of Hatta Wadi is also worth visiting and will only embellish all of your delightful memories of Dubai. A two hour ride from the city of Dubai, you must ideally book a Hatta Mountain safari tour with a reputed travel agency. You will be provided a 4X4 vehicle, all transfers will be arranged and the entire trip should last around six hours. Make sure you carry your passport with you and also some food if possible. Get ready to be enthralled by the desert scenery and magnificent meandering trails of Hatta.

Amazing Things to Do in Hatta Mountain

Get a taste of adventure by embarking on the amazing Hatta Mountain Safari. It is a surreal experience and Dubai tourism rightly takes a lot of pride in the same.

Khasab, Musandam (Day Trip)

The Musandam Peninsula is the northernmost bit of the Oman Sultanate and Khasab is its proud capital. The Norway of Arabia, Khasab is home to the most stunning fjord-esque craggy inlets. Cruising the vast sea will help you experience its charm and grandeur and the memories will certainly be indelible. A good three hours away from Dubai, taking an organised Dhow tour is probably your best bet in order to reach Khasab. All transfers will be provided and you should ideally go to a reliable travel agency for the same.

Amazing Things to Do in Khasab, Musandam

Explore the impossibly beautiful fjords of Khasab, a part of the Musandam peninsula on a dhow (a traditional Omani boat). This is the most relaxing feature of your Dubai itinerary and the experience is a lot like actually being in Norway.

One last time-Bangkok

Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport add to trip!

Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok is easily one of the coolest transport hubs in the world, it really looks like it belongs in a sci-fi movie. In fact Bangkok’s international airport has such a unique design that in 2012 it became the most photographed place in the world on Instagram. Everyone wants a picture of Suvarnabhumi airport, with its long tubular corridors made from glass and steel.



Airport comes with several different lounges, some operated by airlines and other operated by independent operators.The airport is beautiful. It is large and spread out, but in a neat H-shaped layout so there is only one terminal with seven concourses. It does take a lot of walking , to go from one concourse to another, but at least there are no trains or shuttles to be taken.

Nevertheless, the architectural masterpiece, designed by a Chicago-based company, is quite impressive, especially viewed from above. It comprises a glass and steel, sail-shaped canopy, with various concourses shooting off on both sides.

The Bangkok International Airport is, unsurprisingly, the main hub for Thai Airways.



If you need to transfer between Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang, you can take a free shuttle bus which takes about 50-60 minutes to get from airport to airport, and runs between 5.00am and midnight, or for a quicker transfer time of 30-40 minutes take a metered taxi.



The most convenient door-to-door transfer is by taxi, although thanks to the plethora of taxi touts hounding tourists as they set foot outside, this can be a rather disconcerting option. Head to the first floor of the Arrivals Hall instead, and buy a one-way taxi fare from the Public Taxi counter. A ride should costs anywhere from ฿250 ($7.75) to ฿400 ($12) depending on your destination. The counter staff will be in charge of locating a taxi driver for you. Keep your half of the ticket and read it carefully; it contains info on what to do should anything go wrong.


Food & Refreshments

There are over 50 dining options at the Bangkok International Airport, with a great majority being fast-food outlets and snack bars. At the departure lounge you’ll find a Japanese noodle house, Chinese buffet and Italian pizza. The usual array of fast-food places, like Burger King and Dairy Queen, also have branches at the airport.


Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heart warming! Adios Thailand 

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