May 272017
 
A Visit To Taj Mahal Agra With 200 desi Travelers

The Joy Of First Time Travel To Taj Mahal Agra     Ask any traveler worth his blog and he will give  you loads of global Gyan “To travel is liberating” “I found my calling in travel” “I was born to travel” “ I am a traveler, not a tourist” “Only those who travel will go to heaven rest will rot in hell eternally”. OK, I made the last one, but you get the gist.  For some reason traveling has been glamorized to the extent that many of us totally forget that a vast majority of people around the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 042017
 
A Road Trip From Gurgaon To Agra To See THE TAJ MAHAL

A desi Tourist Goes To Taj Mahal Agra Every time I will ask her where should we go, she will say “Let us go to Taj Mahal in Agra”, and every time I will reply, “But we have both been there so many times”. This time she snapped back “YES WE HAVE BOTH BEEN THERE, YOU WITH YOUR STUPID CLIENTS AND I WITH MY COUSINS, MASSEE Jee, CHACHI JEE AND MUMMY JEE AND PAPA JEE. Has it ever occurred to you that I want to see THE TAJ MAHAL with you, MY HUSBAND and with my kids?” Now normally [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 112017
 
Holiday Diaries : Delhi To Shimla Road Trip

Reliving My Childhood On A Road Trip from Delhi To Shimla The best holiday, in my opinion, is a Road Trip with your family. Recently we went on a Road trip from Delhi to Shimla the Queen of hills and summer capital of British Raj in India. When I was in school Shimla, Mussoorie, Darjeeling and Ooty all claimed to be the queen of hills.  For depending on which part of the country you lived they were the favorite summer holiday destination for desi families.  I too have fond memories of visiting Shimla and Mussoorie as a child and also later during [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 282016
 
FOOD SOUVENIRS FROM PUNJAB

Mouth Watering Savouries I brought from Punjab My biggest joy of being a travel blogger is interacting with other bloggers and look at the world from their eyes.  I have been fortunate to discover some wonderful travel writers and photographers during my journey as a travel blogger and have been fortunate enough to collaborate with some of them.  So I was very happy when Chaitali Patel who pens Maps Stamps Memories  asked me to contribute a post about ” Food souvenirs From Punjab”, I jumped at the opportunity and recollected my Roadtrip to Punjab last year and what all I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 272016
 
Chasing Monsoon - Indian Travel Bloggers Chase Rain

25 Travel Bloggers from India Share Monsoon Pictures  Many Monsoons ago, one fine evening I received a call from a friend, “You want to Chase Monsoon ?”. Without thinking or blinking I said – “OK, when do we leave ?” “Day after tomorrow 5 am, “he said.  – “Cool, see you then,” I said with a big grin. The only challenge was he was in Bangalore and I was in Gurgaon. But a promise to chase Monsoon is a “Promise to chase Monsoon”.  So next day I reached the office, kept my backpack in the car, attended a few [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 252016
 
Let us Go to Kolkata with Alto 800

    Photographing the New City of Joy  Kolkata in Alto 800 There are certain bonds that one holds not for the financial interest but for the emotional dividend one cherishes over years. One such deep bond I have is with Kolkata that developed over the years when I first moved there many years ago to set up our company’s office. I hardly knew anybody in Kolkata and was wondering if I would ever be able to make any friends in Kolkata. But Kolkata embraced me like a long-lost son and whispered in my eager ears “Welcome home” Soon [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 042016
 
Pictures From Rajasthan Road Trip AT 80 KM Per Hour

Padharo Mhare Desh: Rajasthan Road Trip clicked at  80 KM Per Hour The Kids were busy in the backseat of the car, I was busy driving at 80 KM per hour on the road trip Agra to Gurgaon via Bharatpur and Alwar, and the lush green landscape of the desert state of Rajasthan was passing by. Any other day I would have stopped the car every few minutes, clicked a few pictures and congratulated myself, “Beta desi you will sure get 40 likes on this picture. “ But today was different, the toll road was smooth, and I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 062016
 
desi Travel digest April - Road Trip Special

desi Travel Digest April 2016 Road Trip  Special Curated by Ashwini Neetan The April 2016 desi Travel digest is focused on road trips in India and Abroad, and travel blogger and avid road tripper Ashwini Neetan kindly agreed to curate the same. She shares 6 of her favorite travel bloggers that do a lot of road trips.  With the long summer vacation around the corner, I think this is the perfect time to go on the highways and enjoy the fresh air  of mountains or the sea breeze or that long-planned but never happened trip to the wildlife sanctuary. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 302016
 
Musings from McLeod Ganj - The Rahi On Road Trip to Himachal

 Stories from Rahi On Road Trip to Kangra in Himachal   We were not supposed to be in McLeod Ganj, but for some reason, we  reached McLeod Ganj and decided to explore the overcrowded Bazaar of McLeod Ganj. We visited the Dalali Lama Temple, haggled with vendors, looked at all the eye candy around us, tried to flirt with a few, clicked a lot of horrible pictures that would never be put to any use.  After being a tourist in McLeod Ganj, in Himachal Pradesh, we were rushing to our next stop, famished we zeroed on a Pizza Joint [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 182016
 
desi goes for Off-Road activity with  JK Tyre- Ranger

4×4 Off Road Adventure with JK Tyres- Ranger Regular readers of desi Traveler will remember that desi loves to drive to distant places. Indeed the genesis of desi Traveler blog started as a driving blog, but not your everyday driving blog but more of a family travel blog with a focus on Car and Kids, before it evolved into all things desi. Regular readers of desi Traveler will also note that desi Traveler at times likes to address himself in third person, well this is not desi’s fault, that is the kind of high you get on a road trip [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]