Nov 042015
Contest Alert: 2016 Calendar Giveaway

2016 Calendar give away for readers, and fans of desi Traveler Dear Readers the annual desi Traveler Calendar give away is back, for all the wonderful people who read love and share desi Traveler blog. The contest this time is bigger than ever with more pictures added to the blog and more options to take part in the giveaway for desi Calendar 2016 2015 has been a great year for desi Traveler with mentions on multiple sites including on Indian Express and we have grown exponentially in last year or so. I want to thank each one of you reading this [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 312015
November 2015 Calendar – Download Desktop Wallpaper

  November 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: Fishing Boats in Gulf of Thailand November 2015 is here and so is our November 2015 Calendar desktop wallpaper for download.  While here in North India we are seeing the first cool breeze after long hot winters, back there in Thailand it is still nice and warm. As Thailand has visa on arrival it may be good idea to plan a quick holiday in the coming holiday season and visit Thailand Coming back to the November 2015 calendar there is one very special thing about this picture shot in Gulf of Thailand near [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 222015
Sting in the Dragon's Tail - A Travel Tale From Bhutan

  Finding Happiness on the trip to Bhutan by Rohit Jain Bhutan is a country that rather than measuring GDP or Gross Domestic Produce, believes in Gross National Happiness. Consider the surprise of avid traveler Rohit Jain when some folks in his group were hell bound on taking the happiness away from  not just from the trip but also from the travelers and staff. Over to Rohit where he narrates his experience traveling to Bhutan and how happiness returned to the trip to paradise: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was a magical trip to the Land of the Thunder Dragon, aka Bhutan. We were [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 212015
Loi Krathong-  Thai festival celebrated in India

Loi Krathong Celebrations at Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi As I mentioned in my earlier post Loi Krathong  festival is a visual delight and surreal experience, as  you watch thousands of lamps in small bouquets or Krathongs floating in the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok.  There are many cultural activities organised for the festival like Thai dance drama based on Hindu and Buddhist epics. While the celebrations in Thailand happen nationwide with tourists and travelers enjoying the lights and fireworks.  But just like we Indians celebrate our festivals around the world Thai people also love to celebrate [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 142015
Get Ready for Kerala Blog Express 3 in 2016

  Kerala Blog Express Is Back Well the trip of a lifetime is back,  and about 25 travel bloggers from around the world will get a chance to participate in the same.  I am sure all the readers of desi Traveler are aware of Kerala blog Express My own experience with Kerala Blog Express was absolutely amazing and after that I visited Kerala again and have recommended Kerala to my friends and family again and again. But to go to Kerala as a tourist is one thing to visit God’s Own Country as a  travel writer in company of other [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 062015
Loi Krathong Festival Thailand

Celebrating Loi Krathong : When The Milky Way Descends To Thailand Loi Krathong or Loy Krathong is a mesmerizing festival celebrated on the full moon of 12th month of Thai Lunar Calendar. Thousands upon thousands of Krathongs or little floats made of Banana leaves, coconut shells etc. with flowers, with a candle or lamp in the middle. As the thousands of these lamps start floating in the rivers, it seems that autumn sky has come to earth and has made rivers of Thailand its home for a night. As I have observed earlier we Indians and Thais have a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 012015
desi Travel Digest - October 2015

Travel Blog Posts I loved reading in October – Sharing the desi Travel Digest October 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls ( yes I know a popular airline uses this line, but remember this post is about sharing )  am I loving or what writing this monthly travel digest for readers of desi Traveler blog or what. First since now  I am consciously looking for posts for the desi Travel digest I tend to read more actively and not just a cursory glance on the post. But while the idea is to share my favorite travel blog posts from [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 312015
Clicking Karwa Chauth Moon

Experiments with Karwa Chauth Moon So my experiments with photographing moon continues. Just like last year, this year also the Karwa Chauth Moon played spoil sport and defied all predictions by all the astronomy websites. But partly all the haze and dust in the sky was also to be blamed. Both me and the younger one on moon spotting duty, and were constantly coordinating with building security,  Wife jee and various astronomy sites who have predicted moon rise at exactly 20: 22 hours.  I was on roof top much before that trying to figure out from where Mr. Moon will make [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 302015
Superhero Mom gets marhaba surprise at Dubai Airport #marhabasurprises

We all have our favorite superhero that we worship and want to follow, but none comes even close to a single mom that raised six kids while working full-time. Every mom is a superhero in the eyes of her kids, for only a mom can juggle between a job and running a household with 6 kids and still manage to smile. In this post I share a beautiful story of Jodin and her sisters who work in Dubai while their mother lives in LA, USA due to health issues. I am sure you saw this video of marhaba surprises that I shared earlier. One [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 292015
The Selfie of Ravan Maker

That I love to travel is not a secret.  Not only distant dream destinations, I love to explore my own city also. For last few years it is my ritual to click pictures of Ravana under construction in Tatarpur and Tagore Garden area of West Delhi.  Right under the blue line of metro you can see Ravans under construction of all shape and sizes. Like every year I reached the Ravan market of Delhi and was trying to click pictures of Ravans under various stages of completion. There were Ravan heads lying on ground, with only one eye made, nearby [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]