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The PERFECT TRIP

To be completely honest, even though planning & execution of a “Perfect Trip” might seem an easy task, I must warn you: it is no joke. Be it Luxury travel, bike rides, road trips or backpacking & hitchhiking journeys, none of that matters as all of it boils down to one simple conclusion: everything ought to be absolutely perfect! Planning and execution of any trip is impervious of the class or profile of travel. The tremendous efforts, the long hours put into building the impeccable itinerary and obviously, the money you thriftily invest, give you THE PERFECT TRIP you wish for.

PLANNING
The laborious work that goes on for more than a month or two seems quite mundane to others, but only you know the true struggle. Adjusting the destinations to cover maximum distance, adjusting the budget multiple times to fit in as many destinations possible, the numerous cost-cuts because you went a little overboard somewhere or the other, applying for leaves, squeezing the entire itinerary  in…
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Connecting With People

One of the most difficult and challenging tasks while travelling is connecting and bonding with the people you meet. If the people you meet, travel with or stay with just remain acquaintances, then it actually beats the whole point of travelling (at least as per my view about Travel). “Why do you travel? Why travel solo?  Why backpacking? What do you accomplish by travelling alone?” If you are just starting out as a Solo Traveller, you will definitely be asked such questions and it is always better to have an answer ready; because if you lack determination or there’s nothing that drives you to go travel & explore the globe, these generic (and irritating!) questions might demoralise you. It is no Rocket science and is quite simple. Multiple ways exist (although you discover numerous new ones as you travel) to approach people. My way is quite basic and has helped me make a lot of friends wherever I have visited. Give it a read and try it out yourself.


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Confronting Indian Parents About Solo Travel

Travelling Solo that too while your career hasn’t even taken shape! This is almost a Taboo for the ideal Indian Parents. Breaking this Taboo and changing the reserved mind-set of parents is a task within itself; probably more challenging than any examination you’ve ever given. The confrontation will not be easy. I am Not Kidding! I know the immense difficulties of trying to persuade your parents for a Solo Trip; no matter how far or safe it is. This difficulty increases multi-fold especially if you are in your teens or early 20s; and it is almost impossible (yes, impossible!) to convince both of them at the same time. Actually, my case turned out to be an exception as my parents accepted my decision (although after thorough questioning) together and instantly. These are the ways I presented my plan and got through to them. Hope you succeed using them yourself!

1.Build-Up to D-Day.

Don’t just willy-nilly break the news at breakfast one morning. All you will get is a stare that will crush…

Rediscovering Hampi

I was looking for some good destinations to explore and rediscover in Karnataka for quite some time. That’s when I stumbled upon a few pictures of Hampi uploaded by my friend on social media and they instantly sparked interest in me. I wanted to avoid the common & kind of boring destinations, avoid crowds and enjoy at the same time (I know! Too much to ask for) and I hit the bull’s eye with Hampi.


Hampi is cramped between hundreds of rock formations by the banks of the Tungabhadra River in the middle of nowhere. It is like a Gold Mine for Archaeologists across the globe. There are many sites where UNESCO has done restoration work and a lot of excavation. At first glance, Hampi seems to be a remote village on the inner, inaccessible parts of India. Almost a barren land, the climate here is extreme. As noon approaches, the Sun shines brighter, and the warm wind current- LOO begins to flow making it unbearably hot! As for accommodations, the lack of well-built structures leaves a trav…

Dare To Ride: Bike Riding and it's challenges

This short blog post is especially for all biking enthusiasts planning to go on adventurous rides on off-road and challenging terrains. This was an experience that changed the way I saw bike rides through rough terrains.  Being a risk taker I consider all the possible outcomes before starting every ride, making sure I’m ready to accept any and all difficulties and face unfavourable situations no matter what. This routine probably saved my life when I got in deep trouble on my ride to Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim, India.






“HYPOTHERMIA”, everyone has heard of it. It is a condition of having an abnormally and dangerously low body temperature. A piece of advice to all the riders- While riding in freezing temperatures, NEVER let your feet get wet AT ANY COST. It is extremely dangerous and many a times, Fatal!


Well, a man speaks from his experiences. I almost lost my feet to Frost Bite on the way to Gurudongmar Lake. The bike tyres couldn’t get a grip on the road due to ice, black ice and…

A Glimpse Of The North East

I rode solo to Sikkim, Assam and Nagaland. Yeah! These are places, rather states of India. No they’re not nomadic settlements; they have exciting vibrant cultures that are hidden from the world. The residents are citizens of India with same rights that we have but are so easily neglected by the rest of us. I always wanted to visit the North-Eastern states of India and some incidences that took place and were broadcast on television (which doesn't happen much) urged me more. I don't want to hurt anyone's sentiments or challenge their views, these are just my thoughts as an explorer and a citizen of this country. Many people visit Nepal, Bhutan even Thailand but completely ignore the Indian states that border them. Some do visit but the number is almost negligible as compared to other places in India. I wished to change it Sikkim

Permits, Permits, Permits!               For a rider like me, the centre of attraction in Sikkim are the roads of North Sikkim. All the off-roading st…