The Delicious heaven – Divine Street food guide to Varanasi

We had a friend from Banaras. Every time she whines about how badly she misses Banaras food in Bangalore. She never found our Panipooris and golgappa enough and loved our Dosas most. I argued with her, wondering what was so great about Banaras food until I went to the spiritual and food heaven of VaranasiContinue reading “The Delicious heaven – Divine Street food guide to Varanasi”

When I almost died in beautiful Sikkim

I vaguely remember seeing the Himalayas at Kedarnath and Badrinath when I was six. Every time I saw snowfall virtually, I dreamt of touching it in real. On 2017 New Years’ night, it was super spontaneous when I decided to go to Sikkim next month along with Ashrith’s sister Akshatha. Since Ashrith already had beenContinue reading “When I almost died in beautiful Sikkim”

What is it like to be an Indian Flashpacker abroad?

ppearance. We all have a “first impression” of someone we just met. After I reply,” I am Sahana / Ashrith, from India”, a few get excited – “Oh Bollywood”. Their first opinions may be based on their mental horizon and how other Indian travellers have behaved. Here is our story – the boons and banes of being a part-time Indian flashpacker.

15 famous Myths about India you must debunk!

It is natural to assume things before knowing a country. I thought most Dutches were stoned all the time because of their Drug Policy until I went there. We assumed most Egyptians would know how to read and write Hieroglyphs. My Mom thought, there is nothing much to see in Thailand other than their beachesContinue reading “15 famous Myths about India you must debunk!”

India travel itinerary

You can travel to India for six months and still not be done with it. 28 states, eight union territories, six climatic zones, various geographical features, culture and heritage of India can take up your lifetime. So it is always best to pick a state or two and explore it wholly instead of pondering everywhere.Continue reading “India travel itinerary”

What-where and how to go shopping in India as a traveller?

India is one of the most affordable countries for budget travellers. From cheapest metal earrings to finely cut Diamond jewellery,- the range of shopping varies from the highest to the lowest. As an admirer of handmade things and an aesthete living in India, I am here to help you go shopping in India at theContinue reading “What-where and how to go shopping in India as a traveller?”