WIN BIG WIN MORE – THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED CONTEST

“Don’t settle down and sit in a place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. ”  – Jon Krakauer Dream of snow-crowned mountains dotted with picture-perfect villages? Fancy a stay amid mountainous terrains outlined by restless rivers making merry on the rocks? By the way, yes we are talking about Spiti Valley. Go around, exploring the picture-postcard villages, crossing narrow mountain passages, and feeling the chilly wind penetrating your skin. As you embrace the wilderness at altitudes touching almost 5000 meters above sea level, Spiti tour plan perfectly feeds your soul! If yes, Great!! The Road Less …

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THE NOMAD TRAIL – A DRIVE INTO SPITI VALLEY

Presented by THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED By Road: Drive 06th to 17th July 2018 11 nights & 12 days ‘The Nomad Trail’ is your escape into a journey from place to place; to find the freshness in everything you do and feel – like wanderlust – like a nomad! Spiti Valley – the middle land between Tibet and India – is where the heart of the mountain ranges reside! The journey over twelve days will see the nomads driving through Tirthan and Sangla valleys to discover not just pastures, but quaint rivers and the Kinner Kailash mountain. The nomads used …

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The Coffee Trail

It was just a narrow road, but on either sides and as far as my eyes could take me ahead, it was a world of greens, and nestled in the green leaves were beautiful brown coffee beans – a sight to behold for a coffee lover like me. I already felt at home on the first day of my drive through Coorg and Chikmaglur, and was extremely excited with the prospect of visiting a part of India, which smelled of coffee even as you took its name. And that is why I lovingly call this trip a coffee trail, because …

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12 HOURS IN BHOPAL – PART 3

Meeting done but I was famished. I had planned to visit some of the old eateries of the city Bhopal. But by this time, Anand, my driver had understood me. He was a strict vegetarian, but had spoken with some friends of his & drove me to a hotel called Zam Zam. I was skeptical about the place, but he assured me that the non vegetarian food here was the finest in all Bhopal. Nice simple restaurant, the menu looked fabulous. At such times, I wish we had more people sharing the meal table with me in Bhopal. It allows …

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12 HOURS IN BHOPAL – PART 2

1st meeting of the day was a short one – a site visit of the famous Jehan Numa palace. IT was lovely to go there in the morning & experience the life of the royals. I would suggest that if someone is visiting Bhopal then one should take some time to visit the palace & have a cup of coffee – the coffee doesn’t matter but the history & the photographs of the royals will surely take you back. It’s a lovely experience. 1st meeting done & still had 2 hours to go for my next meeting. I decided to …

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12 HOURS IN BHOPAL – PART 1

The alarm went off at 4.00 a.m. exact. Well… a machine programmed to go off at 4 will operate as set, but the human body isn’t. But this time was different. I woke up with alacrity. The reason was 2 fold – I had a flight to catch n time, tide & flights wait for no one. The 2nd reason was my destination – Bhopal, the city founded by Raja Bhoja. My reason for this alacrity had nothing to do with Raja Bhoja, but Bhopal’s history as the city of Nawabs & hence the history of gastronomy that lay hidden …

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The Snow Leopard Trail 2018

No matter what you do in life you have to be passionate about it and so are Shankar Ganesh and Vinayta Raheja, (big time travel fanatics) who head The Road Less Travelled. The Road Less Travelled is a travel company based out of Mumbai who conduct a host of excursions like self drives, food trails, treks and heritage drives and The Snow Leopard Trail is one among them and if I had to be honest, The Snow Leopard Trail is the most exciting and the most adventurous trip they have in their portfolio. It was not even a month after …

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Naturally Wonderful Kashmir

When we visited Kashmir in March 2018, we knew immediately that it was by far one of our most memorable escapades, and why not, after all we were at the centre of beauty and nourishment. I walked into the small food joint, I had nothing to expect except the reputation that preceded the place. And then I had one of the best meals I have ever had at Krishna Dhabha, Srinagar, Kashmir. One of the most popular and oft-visited vegetarian food joints, Krishna Dhabha gave us a run for our money, our taste buds and the following slumber. This was …

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March of Eve – A Mesmerizing Experience

Our regular followers know what March of Eve was all about but for the newbies, here is what it was: So, comes March and we were in a mood to celebrate Women and Womanhood. We then decided to organize a trek dedicated only to all the ladies out there. The first question that popped in our minds was where do we take these ladies for a trek? Where would we find a place where they could distress and forget even their home sweet home for a while? After scratching our heads, we decided to explore Himalayas – Where there is …

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‘Travel’ without Compromising on the ‘Luxury’

Bond with the mountains

Travel isn’t just another social media fad. If you look at travel the way we do, you would agree that it’s a necessity. It’s an ‘experience’ that you cherish for lifetime. The experience that’s going to stay with you for a lifetime hence has to be special and extraordinary. There is a huge number out there who dreams of travelling but eventually gives up on the idea as they are either: 1. Scared of stepping out of their comfort zone, or 2. Fear the negative experiences that come with unplanned trips When you are travelling with The Road Less Travelled, …

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