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Sinhagad Fort near Pune – Maratha History, Trekking, Camping and Birdwatching

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Sinhagad Fort or the Sinhagad killa is one of the best forts near Pune, for trekking and camping. It is located just 35 km from the main city area of Pune. Read this guide to know everything about Sinhagad Fort, its history and things to do when you reach there. Sinhgad Fort is a hill […]


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30 Beaches Near Pune: Unknown Black Sand Beaches | 2020

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Beach lovers clearly have something missing here in Pune. Although you can visit the Khadakwasla backwaters, it doesn’t have the beach sands where you can spend a laid-back day! Don’t worry we have got you covered. Here is a list of unknown Beaches near Pune apart from the usual Goa, Tarkarli blah and blah. Most […]


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Treks near Pune: Ultimate Guide to trekking near Pune & Mumbai

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This is an ultimate guide to trekking near Pune and Mumbai. From this list of treks near Pune, you can learn all about trekking distance, height and difficulty as well as how to reach, what to carry and some important facts on their history. Contents The SahyadriPlan your trekImportant Things to CarryList of TreksLatest treks […]


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Oeschinen Lake – Hikes, Slide, Camping, Rowing, Fishing and Swimming

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Oeschinen Lake or Oeschinensee as the Swiss call it, is one of the best lakes in Switzerland, if not on the earth. Oeschinen Lake lies in the Kandertal valley in Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. If you love swimming, rowing, fishing and a barbeque by the lake, or just the breathtaking Alpine views, then this […]


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Panshet to Lavasa Hill City – A Road Trip from Pune

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I recently did a road trip from Panshet to Lavasa via the Panshet Lavasa Road. I was looking for the best road trips from Pune when I decided to take a bike trip alongside the backwaters of Panshet Dam and Varasgaon Dam. There is also a trek which goes from Panshet to Lavasa via Ambi. […]


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Solo Female Travel – Tips and tricks that no one tells you

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Solo Female Travel is on the rise since the last decade. And as we approach 2020 this unstoppable trend will grow even further. Solo travel for both male and female have been on the rise since 2010. But between the years 2016 and 2017 solo female travel has grown by a whopping 52%. There was […]


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Kas Pathar or Kaas Plateau – Valley of Flowers in the Western Ghats

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The Kas Pathar or Kaas Plateau is a unique place near the city of Satara in Maharashtra. It falls in the well-know region of the Western Ghats of India called the Sahyadri mountain range. The best time to visit Kas Pathar is from August to October depending on monsoon and weather forecasts. During this period […]


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Elephanta Caves and Gharapuri Island of Mumbai

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The Elephanta Caves and Gharapuri Island are just an hours ride from Mumbai in a ferry. UNESCO has declared Elephanta Caves a World Heritage site. And the Gharapuri Island is where they are located. Contents How to Reach Elephanta Caves?Ferry to Elephanta IslandGharapuri IslandElephanta CavesThe Story of Elephanta CavesThe Lost History of Elephanta Caves Best […]


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Budget Trip in Europe under ₹ 1 Lac or $ 1400 -Is it possible in 2020?

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Yes, you can make a budget trip in Europe under ₹ 1 Lac ($ 1500). It is completely possible and so many travellers have done it. Go through this actionable guide below, and thank me later. If like me you have always dreamed of travelling to Europe one day, then this post is for you. […]


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Salzburg, Austria – How much can you experience in a day?

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After the marvellous visit to the Salzwelten Hallein, I headed to the town of Salzburg, Austria. This is an alluring town near the Germany Austria border. Beautiful baroque buildings and ancient architecture are prominent features of Salzburg, Austria. The historic centre here is listed under UNESCO World Heritage sights. Salzburg, Austria is also the birthplace […]


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Cesky Krumlov Castle – Time Travel in a Bohemian Fairy Tale

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Cesky Krumlov of Czech Republic is an enchanting city in South Bohemia. UNESCO has declared the entire city of Cesky Krumlov as a World Heritage Site. It is so small in size that it is just a miniature of Prague. I am not lying when I say the Cesky Krumlov is just out of a […]


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Charles Bridge and Rubbing the Statutes for Goodluck

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Charles Bridge of Prague is without any doubt the most touristy place in Prague, for all the right reasons. The entire city of Prague is full of beautiful sights of the great baroque architecture. But this place takes up significant time slot in every traveller’s schedule. I too made through the sea of tourists in […]


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Sunrise in Prague – Best viewing point and Biking in Prague

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Some people just rave about the nightlife of Prague, that they completely forget about the beauty of mornings. Being a sunrise person, seeing the sunrise in Prague was unquestionably on my list for a long long time. Now the question was about the location. Where would I get the silence and the view at the […]


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Mirabellgarten of Salzburg, Austria

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‘MirabellGarten’ is easily the most visited place in Salzburg, Austria. After the thrilling morning at Salzwelten Hallein, I headed straight to the Salzburg city and my first stop was Mirabellgarten. While ‘Garten’ means garden, Mirabell was the name of a beautiful lady from Italy. The ornate name is the compilation of two words ‘Mirabile’ admirable […]


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Salzwelten Hallein – A mystical underground experience.

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Cities have been named on it. Economies have been built on it. Wars have been fought for it. And your life depends on it. If you haven’t guessed it already, it’s Salt. And ‘Salzwelten Hallein’  translates as Salt mine of Hallein.  A visit to Salzburg is never complete without visiting their Salt mines. The Salzwelten Hallein is […]


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Munich, Germany – How much can you experience in a day?

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Munich the capital city of Bavaria Land in Germany was my next stop after the bewitching visit to the Black Forest of Germany. Munich is home to art, science, technology, innovations, education and many glorious monuments. This has made it a global centre to museums, theatres, universities, architectural attractions, sports events and lots of tourism. […]


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The Black Forest, Germany- Things to do in a day

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Black Forest, Germany is an alternative destination in Germany, that many don’t think of visiting. It is located in the south-west region of Germany and borders France. Its a place associated with magic, folklore and fairy tales for years. The Black Forest earns its name from the general dark colour of the tall pine trees […]


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Lake Waidsee, Weinheim – A lovely morning in Germany

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When travelling abroad, the best place to select accommodation is to select a town, in between two of your destinations. This way you get to explore a third place which you wouldn’t bother to stop by otherwise. When going from the Black Forest region of Germany to the city of Munich, I did the same. […]


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Things to see in Switzerland in 3 days – A 3-day Itinerary in Switzerland

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Recently, I had the opportunity of travelling to Switzerland for 3 days. When in this country you have no option but to make the most of your time. In this post, I have the itinerary for things to see in Switzerland in 3 days. Some of you might feel that this doesn’t cover up all […]


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One day in Lucerne -Three things you must see in Lucerne, Switzerland

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Lucerne is a small city in the central part of Switzerland. Built on the banks of the Lucerne Lake, it has the enchanting backdrop of the mighty Alpine mountains. I had a day to spend around this place and these are the three things you must visit in one day in Lucerne. You may think […]


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Engelberg in a day – Things to experience

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‘Engel’ is for Angel and ‘Berg’ stands for mountains, and Engelberg means the Land where Angels play. This name might seem quite ornamental when you read it from the comforts of your home. But when you visit this place you will feel it’s truly the land of the angels. Engelberg is a small quaint place […]


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Mount Titlis – Mountain of Adventure in the heart of Switzerland

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At 3020 meters above the sea level, Mount Titlis is definitely the place to hold your breath, quite literally. Beautiful panoramic views, walkways on the cliffs, snow parks, it has it all. Additionally, it has snow all around the year. So if you are missing the snow in summers you now know where to go. […]


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Fraumunster Church Hours and Chagall’s Windows

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Fraumunster Church is on the west bank of the Limmat river in Zurich, Switzerland. For Fraumunster Church hours and rules reach towards the end of this post. With its beautiful blue-green steeple, it takes up major space in the skyline of Zurich. Not only is the place rich with history, but the area and terrain […]


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Pashan Lake of Pune – Birdwatching and Nature

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Pashan is an interesting suburb near Pune. Pashan has Baner in the North, Bavdhan to the South, Sus village to the West and Pune University to the East. But what highlights this pretty neighbourhood is Lake of Pashan. Pashan lake is relaxing and refreshing with all the nature around it. It is a perfect getaway […]


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Paragliding in Kamshet – A Tandem Experience

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I recently went Paragliding in Kamshet and this post is all about that experience. Being a bird comes with so many privileges, but none of them is as good as flying across the sky. (Other privileges been going wherever they want, shitting on anything they don’t like, etc). Regardless, this feeling is not understood by […]


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Vikram Pendse Cycle Museum of Pune – A visit to the olden times

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Pune city in Maharashtra is well-known as the “City of Bicycles.” Once upon a time, the city had no motor run vehicles and the entire transportation was Bicycles only. Things have changed of course with time and due to increased urbanisation. But this little jewel – Vikram Pendse Cycle Museum, hidden in the suburbs of […]


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Rajmachi and Kondhane Caves – Trek and Camping

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Monsoon and Treks always went well together. But we decided to do Rajmachi Trek this season before the monsoon. For one thing, we were eager to see the fireflies, which appear only before the monsoon. And also thought we should do it before monsoon to avoid the crowds. Contents RajmachiUdhewadi Village Shriwardhan Ballekilla at Rajmachi […]


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Matheran – Places to visit – 40 Breathtaking tourist points

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Matheran is that one place you cannot miss when you are travelling to Mumbai or Pune in Maharashtra. Located in the Western Ghats, 830 meters above the sea level, this natural treasure is also the smallest hill station of India. In this post, you will find amazing places to visit in Matheran. Check out my […]


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How to Reach Matheran Hill Station -Public Transport or your Vehicle?

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While there are many reasons to visit Matheran this post deals with ways to reach Matheran and transportation within Matheran Hill Station. Below is a detailed guide on how to reach Matheran Hill Station located in the Western Ghats near Mumbai in Maharashtra, India, by public transport as well as by private transport. Check my […]


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Gardens in Pune – 10 Best Greenscapes in the city

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From the old Sarasbaug to Sambaji Garden, there are a lot of gardens in Pune city. While the city boasts quite a lot of green spaces, each one has its own unique speciality. This article details in on the top 10 gardens in Pune City along with things that they have on offer. Contents Gardens […]


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Dive Ghat and Mastani Lake – Long drive in the monsoon near Pune

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If you are in Pune, Maharashtra in Monsoon and have a couple of hours on hand Dive Ghat near Pune is the place you just have to visit for the most pleasant experience. You can read the entire post or rush through to a detailed summary at the bottom. Choose a rainy day and drive […]


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Shaniwar Wada of Pune – The palace of Peshwas

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The story of Shaniwar Wada is that ‘Shrimant Peshwa Bajirao’ once saw a rabbit chasing a dog in this place. Taking inspiration from this, Shaniwarwada was built, a place which would never see defeat. This palace was the greatest seat of power of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire until 1818. Contents The glorious Maratha […]


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Parvati Hill – Hiking, Birdwatching, Ancient Heritage and Temples

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At 2,100 feet (640 m) above sea level, Parvati Hill of Pune is a hillock which is the second-highest point of Pune after Vetal Tekdi. Apart from the view of the city, this hillock has some really exciting things, which attracts a lot of visitors. Contents History Peshwa Museum Temples atop Parvati HillView of the […]


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Pu La Deshpande Garden – 6 Facts that make it a must-visit

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The Pu La Deshpande Garden of Pune also called the Pune-Okayama Friendship Park, will literally wipe away your tears of noise, chaos and the traffic of the city. Named after the well known Marathi writer, Pu La Deshpande, this place is a must-visit for kids, youngsters as well as the senior citizens. Below 6 Facts […]


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How to Save Money to Travel in 2020?

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We know that, in today’s day and age, anybody can safely travel anywhere in the world (its 2019 guys so come on). With current technologies, the whole world can easily be in our footsteps, provided “We have enough money” Having said that, we know the first difficult task before travelling is saving money for travel. […]


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Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary-Birdwatching, Boating and Camping in Nature

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Bhigwan is a small town on the outskirts of Pune at Pune-Solapur Highway which has a lot to offer. The Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary here is a paradise of birds and especially the migratory birds, the most noteworthy being the Flamingos which arrive in the winters here. Bhigwan is also known as Bharatpur of Maharashtra. Located […]


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