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All the info you need to plan a monsoon holiday in one post

This is the time India goes green. As the monsoon makes a grand entry in God's own country, Kerala and makes it way inland, to east and north, the lan...
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Ladakh can take your breath away. Expert tips for acclimatisation.

Traveling in summer? In India? There’s this famous misconception that one should travel in India only in the winter months. But summer is the best t...
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Solo Travel for the soul – 4 reasons why everyone should travel solo.

The last time I travelled solo was to Kochi in Dec 2016 for the Kochi Muziris Biennale. It was after a gap of 3-4 years that I wasn't traveling with h...
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In the wild – 5 jungle book characters to spot with your kids

I dare you. Go on, name one person who doesn't like The Jungle Book. Nobody? That’s what I thought too. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling first ca...
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Bewitched in Pondicherry

I am not one for the seaside -- the forests call me more often. But Pondicherry changes all that. Our guesthouse is in French town, amidst grand herit...
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16 ways to satisfy wanderlust in 2017 – long weekends in 2017

We bid goodbye to 2016, welcomed 2017, and have just started getting used to writing 2017 on our cheques and letters. As we look back at 2016, and as ...
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History and evolution of music in India, and music festivals in India this winter

Like all ancient cultures, India has music deeply entwined in not just its religious and spiritual rituals but also in everyday life. There's a song a...
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Nature Lover’s Goa – Beyond Beaches and Bikes

"I want to immortalise all of nature's wonders with my pictures but no lens can capture the beauty eyes can behold and joy that heart can only feel" s...
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A Metablog – Major Festivals of India

Our blog covers many topics themed around experiencing India. We give travel tips, etiquette pointers, and talk about culture. Naturally there are man...
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Kerala – Alleppey, Kumarakom and Thekkady luxury travel package on discount.

2016 Kerala Luxury Holiday Package. Amazingly affordable tariffs.   Experience the romance of Kerala with a luxury holiday package covering all th...
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Best time to visit Goa

The best time to visit Goa is undoubtedly winter, especially the months of December and January. The middle of winter is the perfect and most popular ...
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Top 3 Weekend Breaks From Mumbai – Getaway Destinations For Short Trips

1. Sula Vineyards, Nashik Claim to fame: vineyards and wine tastings  Destination for weekend break/ day trip / road trip from Mumbai (formerly c...
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Summer vacation in India – best family holiday destinations

It's summer vacation time again! Many schools around India are about to begin their summer vacation, while some schools in North (India) will ...
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Heritage sightseeing in Goa

Goa is usually associated with sprawling beaches, sparkling blue oceans and an atmosphere of tranquillity. Most people who have heard of Goa but not...
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Meet Jaqui who is in love with all things travel

In our latest edition of Interviews with Exceptional Travellers, we feature Jaqui Preketes, whose joie de vivre is the first thing you notice about h...
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5 things you need to know about Gambling and Casinos in Goa

As a brand new year inches closer, everyone's flocking to Goa. Naturally, because Goa is one of the best places to welcome the New Year, with a lot of...
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Winter festivals of India

Winter is here, and there's a reason it's the most popular time for travel within India. It brings along pleasant daytime temperatures in the regions ...
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Top 3 Weekend breaks from Delhi – Getaway destinations for short trips

Weekend breaks from Delhi for adventure or spirituality Rishikesh   Distance from Delhi: Around 240kms How to get there: Car or Bus ...
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Top 3 beach holiday destinations for families – Where to go, what to do.

Beach holidays are timeless. No matter what the season, a coastal retreat is always refreshing. If a beach holiday in India is on your mind right now,...
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Goa Restaurants serving authentic Goan cuisine; 10 must try Goan dishes

By Sudha Mathew Western India’s small wonder Goa is replete with surprises; the natural wonders of the state including the long stretches of pris...
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Top 5 Romantic Wedding Destinations in India

By Deepa Padmanaban Planning a fairy-tale wedding or a day to commemorate your marriage, the cherished partnership that has grown strong through the ...
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Our Most Popular Monsoon Holiday destinations in India

It’s the season of rains! Monsoon has not just arrived, but made its presence felt across every region in India. While some people love traveling in...
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Rains in Kerala and a few of my favourite things

By Sudha Mathew Serendipity led me to this article on the Kerala Tourism website while researching something completely different. But this paragraph...
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Kerala travel tips: Things to do and avoid in Kerala

Kerala is a stunning destination all year round. The greenery, backwaters, idyllic ambience, delectable cuisine and much more together makes this dest...
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Bewitching Boat Races of Kerala – 2015 dates

It’s that time of the year again. Time to plan for a Kerala vacation, if you want to catch the drama and splendor of the famous Kerala boat races li...
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The wise man travels to discover himself - JR Lowell

 

My name is Sudha Mathew. I'm an ex-banker who quit the rat race after a decade to follow my passion for travel and to combine it with my experience in understanding client requirements and exceeding their expectations.

 

While our content is mostly about the holiday experience, the accommodation and services, there's so much more to a journey. I have discovered a whole new me through travel. So I've reserved this corner of the website to share the unexpected aspects of travel. This space is also to hear from you about your journeys and discoveries. Bon Voyage!

 
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