January 21, 2016 By:
Travelling or seeing places is an important part of our education. One cannot believe a fact to be true unless one sees it. Purpose of travelling is different for different people. Some travel for sake of pleasure,some for expansion of business. Travelling provides the benefit of sightseeing and gives pleasure . I am going to share my travel experience of Uttarakhand. Since,there is direct connection by train to Uttarakhand from Lucknow. So,we first went to Nainital and from there to visit other places we took a bus. Cool climate of hill station is undoubtedly the best option to beat the summer blues.Uttarkhand being blessed with lofty mountain and therapeutic climate is itself a world to explore. Places we visited in Nainital mainly included temples Nainadevi temple,Hanumangarhi,Parshan devi . Then other day was spent for lakes which included Bhimtal,Sattal and Naukuchital. A two day holiday is sufficient to visit Nainital. Another place to visit in Uttarakhand is Mussoorie,a queen of hill station.Places to visit in Mussoorie includes Tibetan temple, lake Mist, Mussoorie Lake,Gun Hill.Mussoorie is blessed with nature. And the last but not the least destination which we visited in Uttarakhand is Dehradun. Dehradun is famous for its architectural display by ancient construction.Some of its famous attraction includes Robber's Cave,Tapovan,Tiger fall,Malsi Deer fall.This was my a week trip to Uttarkhand .

February 21, 2017 By:
  When most people plan college trips to Goa, we changed our minds and ventured into the unexplored lands of the North East. Most people won't know this but one of the only places in India which follows matriarchial society is Shillong. Here, the man moves to his wife's house after marriage, there is equality apart from the serenity radiating from the lands.  As soon, as we landed on the grounds of Guwahati airport, the cluster of buildings in Delhi altered to rich green paddy fields and the smell of the recent downpour made us dizzy(in a good way) . We crossed the mighty Brahmaputra, the little ferries and fingers crossed to catch a glimpse of river dolphins. The drive from Guwahati to Shillong took about 2 and a half to three hours, the drive was beautiful. Also, as soon as we entered Meghalaya, the sweaty humidity of Guwahati vanished into a perfect weather. The first tourist site which welcomed us was the Barapani lake, which was huge and reminded of the great river in Hogwarts. Then we aclimatised ourselves to the weather on the first day, took a stroll towards the police Bazar( Glorys Plaza and Fancy market is one of the best places to buy clothes and shoes respectively). Treated ourselves to a plate of momos, and rested for the remaining night.  The following day, we started early towards the Shillong peak which is the highest point in Shillong. The weather was slightly cold but the sight was such a treat to the eyes. It was so peaceful and calm, entire Shillong was before us, and it was gorgeous! We had a delightful breakfast consisting of chai and maggi. Next stop was the root bridge. Root bridge is a man made bridge made of rubber trees, built by villagers decades ago. We climbed down a couple of 150 steps to a breathtaking view of the rootbridge, mid way, we gorged down on ripe pineapples and citrusy fruits. Rootbridge was the best memory of my Shillong trip, the clear waters of the stream below, it was hard to believe that a structure so beautiful existed. After climbing up the exhausting stroll, we moved on to the next location, which was Dawki.   Dawki is situated on the India Bangladesh border and is around 60 kms from Shillong, the Dawki waters are so clear that you can see the reflection of your own boat. To boat, we climbed down a rocky trek towards a small beach. We hopped onto narrow kayak like boats and passed through arches and the water was so clear, we could see fish and stones. We had some refreshing cool drinks and lunch in a dhaba enroute to our guest house. The next day we went to a nearby lake called Ward's Lake, boated through the lake, interacted with the local crowd. Also, there's a zoo nearby which has deer, and many species of birds. We also heard that there was a Butterfly Museum nearby but thinking of dead butterflies clipped on glass gave us the creeps. We had lunch in a local restaurant called Bamboo hut, the momos and coffee was delicious. Cafe Shillong is one of the most popular cafes, with live music and one of the only places in India which serve Beef. We were lucky that it wass a weekend, we saw Lou Majou, a popular Shillong artist perform and forced ourselves on delicious food, One of my friends really enjoyed the beef burger though I didn't try. Thukpa and Chocolate shake was sumptous.    Since, we only had a short tripped planned, we went to the Cathedral, which was all in blue matching with the clear blue skies of Shillong. Inside, it was very quiet and peaceful. We roamed around the area, it was huge.  Taking a quick bite from a nearby Cafe Munchies, we drove back to Guwahati along with our hearts full of serenity, peace and calm. Shillong is known as capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. With its amazing beauty and breathtaking lakes and rivers it never fails to give you amazing experiences. Share your travel thoughts on travel blogs and if your planning a trip you can join travel forum to get more info.  

May 9, 2017 By:
Journeys have always fascinated me to the core. Being one of the activities I love the most, travelling not only refreshes me but also give me lots of memories I cling to throughout my lifetime. One such beautiful travel experience is the trip to Maa Vaishno Devi temple in Katra. The abode of my Maa, the supreme power and the Goddess herself. My journey started from the north-eastern state of Assam, from the hustling town of Guwahati. It was a journey with my mother and two of my aunts. We started out on a late February day by Rajdhani express at 7 am. My father and a sister in law came to bid us on this beautiful journey. Though I wanted my sis in law to accompany a lot, she couldn't for some health issues. We were both in tears as the train chugged out of the station whistling through the slums located near the tracks onto the mesmerizing Saraighat Bridge across the River Brahmaputra. I loved train journeys very much, looking out to the fields and is also the place I resort to another most loved activity of mine- reading. The day went by lazily sleeping and reading into the night and then to the next morning. I hardly knew which stations passed by in the midst of the night. We reached Delhi around 1 pm and checked into Mayur Assam hotel in Arakashan road in Paharganj. It was a stay of few hours as we again had a train at night to Jammu. As we had few hours to spare, we roamed the markets in Arakashan road, had lunch and came back to the hotel to rest for some time. Thereafter, we had a train from Old Delhi railway Junction to Jammu Tawi junction at 8.30 pm. We reached Jammu early the morning next day and took a bus from Jammu to holy town Katra. The ride from Jammu to Katra was pleasant crossing small hills into the valley wherefrom we can see the breathtaking view of the route to the Maa Vaishno Devi temple. Once we reached Katra, we checked into a local hotel, ate, bathed and packed light clothes to start for the temple. We had pre-bookings of stay in Gouri Bhawan in the temple premises which is why we took clothes with us. Thereafter, started the long walk to the temple premises. I should surely add here, the 12 km long walk was indeed very refreshing. It is true when people say there is no pain felt when you walk miles to visit your Maa. The road spotted with holy souvenir shops and religious songs gave us company as we reached the entrance of the temple. We walked through the long queue and visited our holy Maa. She was graceful in her abode, the calmness and graceful aura surrounding the whole premises. Words fall short of describing how much I adore her and love her. She is the one and only, the ever power and ever knowing and the supreme amongst all. Once we had her view, we went to the Gouri Bhawan and stayed for the night. We had bookings for the aarti early at 5 am in the morning so we hastily slept off. It was already dark when we woke up for the aarti and got ready to start for the temple again. We witnessed the aarti- the divine prayer to the deity and the call to seek her blessings and love. Thereafter, we went to see Maa once again before leaving for Bhairav mandir on the mountaintop. After reaching Bhairav Mandir by walking 2.5 kms uphill, we offered prayers and then sat awhile there and then took the way back to the base. We reached after around six hours and took rest to our fill. Next day, we did some local shopping and headed for Jammu in a bus. Once we reached there, we stayed for few hours before heading for Delhi in a train. We reached Delhi the next day and stayed in a hotel at Karol Bagh. We had entire two days to spare and we shopped, visited friends and places across Delhi. After the refreshing two days in Delhi, we headed for Guwahati again in the same Rajdhani Express with a hope to come back to Delhi and mostly to visit Maa again in the near future. We reached Guwahati the next evening with my father waiting at the station for us to pick us up. The journey from Guwahati to Maa Vaishno Devi temple was indeed much refreshing and joyful. It is indeed always a happy moment when one visits Maa's abode.

January 7, 2017 By:
For a young woman who was trapped in a 9 to 7 internship routine throughout summer, a long weekend in the pleasant month of August turns out to be a blessing in disguise. In order to get away from work pressure as well as academic blues, this woman (i.e. myself) chalked out a short trip to the ‘Pink City’ from August 20th until 22nd; in order to indulge in shear relaxation and exploration. I did not wish to burn a hole in my pocket by booking an air ticket neither did I have enough time to take a 7 hour long train journey hence, I decided to drive down to the vibrant city of Jaipur. What next? Well, which hotel should I check in at? Honestly, I did not want to compromise on this front and wanted to relax at a hotel that in itself is an eye-candy even if I do not step out at all; hence I chose ‘Savai Mann Singh Rest Rooms’ by Taj, located right next to the Rambagh Palace. Day 1 With an archaic yellow suitcase and 2 hand bags full of ‘Farsaan’ and ‘Aloo Puri’, my drive began at 6 in the morning and I had set foot in the hotel at 11AM, sharp. Through the beautiful ‘Aravalis’ into the city of hues, it was a comfortable drive with no potholes on the roads and moderate sort of traffic. As I got the keys for room number 410, I entered a royal and beautiful room and because I had asked for a garden view, I spotted this beautiful peacock sitting right outside, probably waiting for his beloved before they could pull off a dance! After some 10 minutes of being awestruck and a nap of about 2 hours, I went in for a quick swim in the hotel pool and ordered some lip-smacking pool side snacks to get rid of ALL the fatigue. Later in the evening, I walked into the Rambagh Palace for a stroll and the shutterbug within my soul said ‘Time for some night light photography maybe?’ hence, I clicked these pictures – (Thanks to the weather for such a beautiful skyline though) Post the photography hour, I thought to myself- ‘What does one need at the end of a long day? Good Food? Indeed’ And so, I ordered a special Rajasthani Thali for dinner which consisted of ‘Marwari Kadhi’, ‘Gatte Ki Sabzi’, ‘Nawab-e-Paneer’ and home cooked ‘Dal (Plus desserts, all for Rs. 800) and honestly, this thali tasted much better than what one would get at ‘Chokhi Dhani’ which is a Marwari style ‘village fair’ located at the outskirts of Jaipur. Day 2 Being the OCD sort of person that I am, I booked an 8 hour cab for day two in order to explore all the heritage that I could within a day! Oh and not to miss, who wouldn’t want to hit the local markets in a city such as Jaipur? So the day began at 11PM and I quickly asked the driver to drive me down to the famous ‘Bapu Bazaar’ and neighbouring ‘Johari Bazaar’, both famous for Rajasthani craft items and jewellery. The market was brimming with traditional looking earrings, neck pieces, bangles, bags, kurtas and of course ‘Jootis’. I ended up spending some 4K on shopping but the highlights of course were these ‘Jootis’ I bought for myself and my best friend. Further, I took a pause for lunch at a local restaurant around 1.30 and then started for ‘Hawa Mahal’ around 2PM which is a palace situated right next to the Tourist Palace Market, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. As I stood in front of this sandstone giant, I sensed wind in my hair and a storm of good vibes entered my cluttered head, thereby making me feel extremely peaceful. The next heritage site on my checklist was ‘Jal Mahal’ which is a palace situated in the middle of the ‘Man Sarovar Lake’ which turned out to be a 20 minute ‘rainy’ drive from Hawa Mahal. As I got off from the car, the rain had stopped pouring and the sun was shining through the clouds; rays being filtered onto the structure as well as the surrounding hills and hence I started struggling for the perfect shot to capture on my camera. As I clicked this picture and got back into the conveyance, the driver told me that all other heritage sites would close down by 3.30 which meant that we would not be allowed to go inside. I felt disappointed for a while but decided to strike off each site from my checklist even if that meant laying eyes on the monuments only from the outside and hence we then marched towards Amer Fort which is a principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. I couldn’t stop staring at this wonderful structure and the complimentary sky line until the driver honked and asked me about my last destination which was ‘Albert’s Hall’. ‘ The foundation of this museum was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876 which today stands as a museum of Industrial Arts’ said the driver. Of course I couldn’t go in but, have you ever seen so many crows in one spot in Delhi/NCR ever? I was surrounded by their ‘caws’ for over half an hour and finally, I asked the driver to drop me off at the MI road for dinner. Post meal, I headed to the hotel for a comfortable sleep as I had to leave for home the next morning. There’s nothing better than home, but at times; different is good! All in all, the pink city indeed is a visual treat; it’s like food for the soul but pink? It’s not so pink after all! Do visit this city, when in a desperate need for relaxation coupled with beauty! Cheers. Plan your trip to pink city of India Japipur using eChutti trip planner. You can find travel partner if your traveling solo to enjoy the journey. 

August 2, 2016 By:
i Am looking to companion , to explore delhi, i am highly educated, i have 4 nights in delhi in 5 star hotel, "female" i am not indian, speaking english :)

November 8, 2016 By:
Planning to visit goa this year,i'm in search of a companion,a pleasure trip

September 30, 2017 By:
Living in a beautiful state of Uttrakhand not even had a fond to go anywhere, but Nainital, place where you can't clog yourself as it took place with me. Last year, I moved away to Nainital with my family in September. A place where have the dilation of keeping the mind in serenity and offers to make your day special with its environment. Which I have used to see in pictures, was standing at the bank of Nainy Lake. . Of course, Nainy Lake is surrounded by dense Green Vegetation, had been Catching my eyesight. It's rich in greenery and giving us pleasure to eyes and yes, who doesn't want crystal cold water? Leaves had had snow appeared as diamond. Then, I did boating. Believe me, it is so lovely. During that time, Cloud covered the sky and later on the everybody can't stop themselves to capture that scene. And don't forget to visit Hill station. That's so beautiful!!!!! The scenario enamoured me slightly and giving me keep shake with her heart. Well, it's literally quite delectable going in one of the famous places like Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal keep your mind resplendent. Afterwards, we went for Restaurant Chandani Chowk situated on the Mall Road, Tallital. Everything was good there either facility or food. Here are some other Restaurant details, if you willing to go to Nainital. 1. Shiva vegetarian Restaurant 2.Nanak Restaurant Let me tell you, there are several the good facility hotels like: 1.Best hotels in Nainital 2.The Manu Maharani Nainital 3.Hotel Himalaya 4.Manu Maharani Lodge 5.Aamari Resorts 6.The Naini Retreat 7. Hotel Chevron Fairhavens My seven hours trip still remain in my heart. BEST PLACE LIKE SECOND HEAVEN OF INDIA. So what are waiting for? Go and enjoy your weekend there.

January 3, 2016 By:
With the advent of 2016 - a new year ,every one of us know that we have a clean slate and thus a list of New Year’s resolutions. I think travelling is every man’s natural instinct. From times of early man, when life was a way of travel, to gather foods, we have evolved to today where travel is a way of life .So to be true as soon as these last of New Year’s balloons have deflated, my resolution to be fitter, healthier human will be as flat as those deflated balloons except for the bulleted list of places that I intend to visit in this upcoming year. The thing about travelling is that there is unquestionably an awesome feeling that comes from beholding a foreign scene, the beauty of its existence is novelty of its own. And what’s more better than starting this beautiful journey from one’s own motherland. A country which is abode to The Heaven on Earth - Kashmir, or God’s Own Country- Kerala, the Religious Capital of India - Banaras, The Pink city- Jaipur, the Seven Sisters- the North Eastern States and the list goes on.Since I would be staying in Kerala for a couple of years, I would be a total idiot if I start my 2016 travel resolution with any place other than Kerala itself. The coastal state of Kerala is a dream destination for any travel enthusiast.Kerala has everything -the long chain of Western Ghats on one side to the breathtaking Arabian Sea on the other, the exotic wildlife, the tranquil backwaters, the rich history, the stunning architecture,the different types of cultures and to not forget the exquisite cuisine. I’ve been to many places till now but it has always been with someone or the other. Having a companion in a blessing of its own but this time I’d really like it to be me myself and I. Someone once said” As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are.” Travelling solo would be a perfect opportunity for me to reflect upon myself. The striking beaches of Kovalam and its turquoise coloured water , that spine tingling sight when your eyes fall on the glimmering water as if someone has sprinkled sparkles all over them .C’mon who wouldn’t want to feast their eyes to such a sight. The scintillating backwater of the Alleppy famous for their houseboat with coconut trees swaying on either side . The reflecting part that I mentioned earlier regarding my solo trip, don’t you think that this would be the best place to do so. Hearing the name Kerala often brings a picture of beaches, backwaters and lush greenery in our mind but that’s not just it . It has some cloud kissing hill stations like Vagamon or Munnar also. Those cascading waterfalls, charming valleys, the large expanse of tea plantations and on top of that the occasional trekking season. So basically Kerala, to a traveller is as versatile and as serene a place can be. Being a foodie person it would only be a cherry on top for me to try different cuisines of this state. I’ve heard that the way the people here prepare their culinary is an art. Also the famous banana leaf being used as a plate, I think it would be an experience if its own. I could go on and on and about all its beauty and why its such an alluring place but I think that you get the picture. In short, for the Year 2016 I would really like to explore this tropical paradise and capture its memory for life time

September 21, 2016 By:
“INDIA”-This five letter word may just sound as a ordinary piece of land to people who haven’t visited it.but,in reality it is a living nationality with people following such cultures and customs which were originated at the time when many of the present-day countries were not born. This tropical country is very hot in summer but still proves its diversity with the very existence of hill stations in the Himalayas.One such hill station is “MANALI” in the lap of Himalayas and considered as a great escape zone from the scorhing heat. Lovely yellow-orange sun amidst the snowy white peaks It was a hot summer evening when I boarded my bus from New Delhi.I stepped into the town of Manali at around 9:30 am in the confused hot-cold cocktail climate after a hilly region drive of 260 kms and a total ride of 670 kms.The thirst of tiredness was quenched by the natural beauty of Manali…Green mountains on one side and fast flowing Beas river on the other side with the view of snow-capped Himalayan glacier on great heights. My half day city tour began with ‘The Club House’ which is spot of entertainment and sale.There were numerous winter apparel for sale and entertaining activities such as snooker, zorbing ball, haunted house, boat riding, river crossing, etc. River crossing is adventure filled andfun-filled activity where one is required to cross to and fro by hanging in the rope…..In my mid-way I was dipped in the icy-chilled river which made me shiver from head to toe.good one though. Next ,I headed to ‘Manu temple’ built for sage ‘Manu’ and is the parent for the name manali.The next visits were more of devotional like the ‘Hadimba temple’ which is built for ‘Hadimba’ – a character from great Indian epic Mahabharat.The evening blessed me with the rain showers!! Next day was really interesting for an adventure-lover like me…”RAFTING”. The nitros of the Beas river and the rapids is what makes the white water rafting really incredible!! Sailing the raft for 9 long kms in fast flowing currents with an artistic view of the mountains on both the sides made my day…..

September 23, 2016 By:
My dear fellow travellers, before this title initiates an argument let me clearly explain what I mean by disadvantage. Being a travel lover I have always felt that there are no disadvantages of ‘travelling’, but now I feel there is a disadvantage. And yeah, as the title clearly suggests there is just one, which is actually a disadvantage in my perspective. So, the disadvantage I am talking about is ‘NOSTALGIA’. It simply reminds us of our happy past which in reality is painful, as, our ‘todays’ are getting ruined while thinking about ‘yesterdays’. Now, ironically speaking, It can be advantageous in some cases. Eg: Let us assume You are depressed today. In this case You can rejoice yourself with your happy nostalgic past. This is definitely helpful. But what if those nostalgic happy days makes you feel sorry for today? Unfortunately, the latter is the abundant case and is the reason I call it as a disadvantage. All these side effects are nothing but results of memories. Especially at bad times, memories haunt like a ghost. When people say they had a happy past it simply means that those good memories are not allowing them to live their life in the present. As atoms are constituent particles of matter, memories are constituent particles of life. At my home whenever I sing a latest song, my dad always argues that the retro songs were better. Now, there is a probability that the latest song may be better but all that is visible to my dad is the memories. What I mean is, whenever one listens to an old song, it is not the music which makes them happy, rather it is the memories attached with the song that makes. Similar is the case with travel. The memories of the other beautiful places haunts us. As far as I have seen, out of all the aspects, memories are the most non-volatile aspect of travelling. It is really difficult to come out of the old memories and make new ones. The worst part is when the memories are being made, we’ll be completely unaware of it, and when it is a past we understand the essence of those incidents. The most painful aspect is leaving a place. The bonding between the heart and the location becomes unbreakable. Suddenly every cell of the body seems to be connected with the ambience. “ I MISS” – these two words depicts your nostalgic heart and its longing to live in the past. But past is past and living that again is practically impossible. Hence nostalgia is called as a seductive liar. Anyways, a matured heart will understand that this point of life is not permanent and life will start accelerating soon , thus signing off optimistically.