Reviews

Jul 062019
 
My Stay At The Grand Dragon Ladakh - Luxury Hotel Review

The Grand Dragon Ladakh Review I was told that Hotel Grand Dragon Ladakh is the finest Luxury Hotel in Ladakh. The reviews on various blogs and sites also said the same. So I was looking forward to staying at The Grand Dragon Ladakh.   I was prepared for the luxury, but I had no idea that I have been given only half the information. None of the reviews I read before heading to The Grand Dragon Ladakh had prepared me to the other side of Ladakhi Hospitality. Don’t get me wrong, the hotel Grand Dragon Ladakh is for sure the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 152019
 
A Tigress Called Machhli - A Book By Supriya Sehgal

Book Review of “A Tigress Called Machhli” – By A Young Reader   We live in a world where the art of storytelling is at an all-time low while jumping high to post online is called content creation. Ok, I don’t want this post to be a rant but I miss good books that recreate a world that we are decimating one jungle at a time, sometimes due to our foolishness but mostly due to our greed. Now if you talk about books that can cater to young minds without being preachy or academic yet giving a strong message [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 182019
 
Jet Airways - A Trip Down The Memory Lane

Is It Final Landing For Jet Airways?   Just a couple of hours ago, I read a tweet that today will be the last flight of Jet Airways. I could not believe my eyes. I am no financial analyst to know in and out of Jet Airways’ inside numbers, nor do I claim to be in the know of the latest happenings in the world of aviation. But I have many fond memories of Jet Airways that are coming back as this sad news sinks in. After the turbulent start of private airlines in India, we had seen many [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 292018
 
7 Reasons To Book & Stay At Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd Tourist Rest Houses

Why I Enjoyed Staying At Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Tourist Rest Houses   This blog post is about my experience of staying at Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd Hotels during our Bloggers Bus journey with Uttarakhand Tourism During my travels, I have stayed in all kind of hotels, guest houses, luxury resorts, and even campsite, but I rarely write about the hotels I stay as mostly my focus is on the destination & experience. I have actually said no to many a hotel FAM trips as it just meant staying in the hotel and writing about it. While I am [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 112018
 
A Rainy Day At Dilli Haat With Canon 6D Mark II

desi Traveler Tests Canon 6D Mark II At Dilli Haat INA Market Armed with a brand new Canon EOS 6D Mark II, I entered Dilli Haat, INA Market in Delhi hoping to click some images as I test the full frame mean machine from Canon.  But just as I entered Dilli Haat it started raining and I was wondering if I would be able to take any images or not. I had not planned for rains as when I started from home it was a clear sky with no chance of rains. But in true travel photographer spirit ( [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 312018
 
Narendra Bhawan Experience: A Luxury Heritage Hotel in Bikaner Rajasthan

My Royal Experience At Narendra Bhawan Bikaner Rajasthan I am not an early riser, so I checked with my hosts at Narendra Bhawan Bikaner ” So what time is the breakfast tomorrow?” He just smiled said ” Whenever you want to have it” Puzzled, I looked at him and said, ” But there must be some breakfast time you follow?“ His smile got a bit wider and he said ” Yes, the time for Breakfast here at Narendra Bhawan is when the Guest wants to have the breakfast” That dear reader is the essence of my personal luxurious experience [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 172018
 
Taron Bharee Raat - Clicking Star Trails At Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan

A Billion Star Hotel – Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan   Yes, I have been to Lakshman Sagar Heritage Luxury Hotel in Pali Rajasthan earlier, but that was a short visit and I could not fulfill one of my wishlists on that visit to Lakshman Sagar. I wanted to click the stone-cut pool, next to the Zanana Mahal of Lakshman Sagar. I had a feeling that the Zanana Mahal ( Palace for the Royal Ladies ) will look really good against a billion stars in the background. But when I was first there due to many reasons ( though I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 012018
 
January 2018 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper - Starlit Pool Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan

The Starlit Pool  Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan on January 2018 Calendar Wallpaper   Happy New Year to all the readers of desi Traveler 🙂 May you travel far and wide in 2018 and yet have cherished meals and memories with your loved ones, thus giving you best of both worlds. I have been waiting for 2018 to come soon, not because I did not like 2017 but because I was traveling constantly for last 10 + days while fighting a bout of viral that gave me a severe cough as a  parting gift.  So while I was traveling from the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 042017
 
There Is a New NOVOTEL In Chennai OMR

Opening Of  Combo NOVOTEL & ibis Chennai, OMR Chennai is always hot I am told as far as seasons go, but Chennai is also the hot destination for IT -BPO and automobile majors opening up their offices, factories etc. in India. Where there are businesses there are travelers and where there are travelers we have hotels catering to them. What starts as simple factory or IT/ Back-office, soon leads to transformation of a community, job generation and overall development in infrastructure. Anyways a  couple of weeks back your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler was in Chennai on a special invitation by [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 062017
 
My Experiments in Photography With Infinix Hot 4 Pro

  Diwali & The Case of Donut Photography With Infinix Hot 4 Pro The problem with declaring yourself a travel blogger is that people assume that you are always traveling.  And now that I have declared myself to be a “Top Ka Travel Blogger from India” people assume I am always traveling to exotic destinations. But truth is that I travel much less than many of mine corporate type friends spend more time in flights than they spend in their homes or even office. As for me, I am equally happy going to my neighborhood if something interesting is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]