The Beautiful Key Monastery, India

I was just going through my albums from my trip to Leh last year, when I Stumbled on this. Amongst my favourite clicks! This is the key monastery, which sits atop The Spiti Valley. Probably giving the best view of the valley from above! You can view he article on my Ladakh trip here : https://thetravellothoner.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/leh-ladakh/ Advertisements Continue reading The Beautiful Key Monastery, India

France And Euro 2016 – Chamonix

Chamonix If you’ve been following this blog, this is a continuation to my last travel post ( Link : France And Euro 2016 – Marseille). From Marseille, we headed to Chamonix. A small and beautiful town, near the border of Switzerland. One can opt for either of the two ways to get here: Take a flight or train to Geneva and hire a cab or a car from Geneva to Chamonix. Or one could opt for a car from wherever they are to Chamonix. The journey is about 515 kms or a 4 and a half hour drive incase you don’t … Continue reading France And Euro 2016 – Chamonix

France And Euro 2016 – Marseille

Following our stay in Nice, we took a train to Marseille. The route in itself is mesmerising going across tiny beautiful towns and villages and then a long patch where it runs along with the ever beautiful French Beaches. It’s about a 4 hour journey. One very important thing which cannot be stressed enough is to know all the public transport timings if you don’t have your own car. Also these train stations/terminals are almost similar to small airport terminals and there are a lot of them, so its better to reach a little early. Coming into Marseille we checked … Continue reading France And Euro 2016 – Marseille

France And Euro 2016 – Paris

This one has been long overdue. I went to France back in July 2016 for the Euros. A classic example of sports tourism. Given the economics and numbers behind such events, its not surprising the amount of bids a country is willing to make, and the lengths they’re ready to go to, to host them. The numbers will simply blow your minds off! In general, we visited Paris, Nice, Marseille, Chamonix and then back to Paris. And we ended up watching two matches. The first one, Spain Vs. Italy and the second one between Poland and the eventual champions, Portugal. … Continue reading France And Euro 2016 – Paris

Leh Ladakh

Day 1 The trip started with a flight from Mumbai to Ladakh, while there was a small layover in Delhi, of about 40 minutes. Take my word for it, do what you have to, but make sure you end up on a window seat. That Himalayan mountain view is something you won’t see anywhere else! Those white clouds like balls of cotton, clean brown mountains with literally no vegetation and then the snow clad mountain ranges. Pro Tip : When you take a window seat, make sure you don’t take one in the centre of the plane, or else your … Continue reading Leh Ladakh

Frankfurt And Paperworld 2017 – Part 2

Zeil The Zeil is a street in the city centre of Frankfurt. It is also the best spot in the city in terms of shopping and tourist attractions. One can take a S train to ‘Hauptwache’ or get down at ‘Frankfurt Sud’. This area has the best showrooms and restaurants. From German pubs to Ramen places to an American styled diner to Starbucks, it has everything for everyone’s taste. Showrooms in the area range from Jack & Jones and Levi’s to Louis Vuitton and Prada. One can find good stores like Zara homes for house accessories, a lavish Apple showroom … Continue reading Frankfurt And Paperworld 2017 – Part 2

Frankfurt And Paperworld 2017 – Part 1

I went to Frankfurt back in January from 27-31, from where I took a flight to Dubai( You can check it here Dubai – The City With Deep Wells And Higher Buildings). The same vacation I posted about earlier. Although this was more like an educative/business trip, it did have its own moments of fun and exploration. Before this trip, the only time I had landed in Frankfurt was while shifting flights when I was travelling via Lufthansa. This is a beautiful city, with beautiful and courteous people. It is well thought of, in terms of convenience for tourists for commute, … Continue reading Frankfurt And Paperworld 2017 – Part 1

Dubai – The City With Deep Wells And Higher Buildings

Coming directly to Dubai after a weeks travel in Frankfurt, Germany; I was already so excited until I got to see the view from the flight, and it was truly breathtaking. I was already so excited and pumped about this trip, but that view just got all of my juices going. Those skyscrapers and towers, and standing amongst them, in its ultimate supremacy, The Burj Khalifa, the building I fell in love with just as much as I love the mountains and beaches.  Probably the only man made structure yet that I can say I am totally in love with. The fact that we circled around … Continue reading Dubai – The City With Deep Wells And Higher Buildings

Deorital-Chandrashila Trek – With India Hikes

There are three reasons one must do this trek – the forests, the birds and the fabulous mountain views. For three days, you trek through dense rhododendron, maple and oak forests. On the fourth day, you trek with the most astounding views of the Garhwal peaks. Atop the peak, on a clear day, you can get a 360 degree view of peaks like Nanda Devi, Chaukhambha and Trishul. Another highlight of the trek is the chance to climb up to the world’s highest Shiva temple. Tungnath is a thousand-year-old temple and is one of the five Panch Kedar, the holiest of … Continue reading Deorital-Chandrashila Trek – With India Hikes