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Most Beautiful Toy Train Journey of India | Kalka Shimla Toy Train

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One of the most beautiful train journey of India.
Brisking at Kalka railway station in utter curiosity, gazing at that adorable miniature train, I never thought that the next 6 hours of my journey would count for an unforgettable and incredible experience.
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Kalka Shimla Toy Train is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that connects the Indian plains to the ‘Queen of Hills’ Shimla. This journey has been on my list for so long and I am glad that I recently had a lifetime experience on this beautiful toy train. So if you are planning a trip to Shimla, I am here to convince you as to why this toy train journey that takes you through steep tracks from 600m to 2200m above sea level needs to be on your itinerary!You can check out my Youtube Video below to watch my full experience of the famous toy train ride and keep scrolling to find out more information about this journey.

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So after reaching the Kalka railway sta…

BEST TRAVEL SONGS FOR YOUR NEXT ROAD TRIP

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Music while travelling is as important as your other travel essentials. Whether a solo trip or a long road trip with friends and family, you need a killer soundtrack to upswing your mood.

Here is a compilation of my favorite travel songs (HINDI) to make your next road trip a memorable one. So what are you waiting for, grab your keys, jump in your car with your travel buddies, turn up the volume and get set vroom.

Let me know which song is your favorite in the comments below.

1. Khabon ke parinday (Zindagi na milegi dobara)

2. Dekha hai aise bhi (Lucky Ali)

3. Patakha Guddi (Highway)

4. Illahi (Ye jawani hai deewani)

5. Phir se Udd Chala (Rockstar)

6. O gujariya (Queen)

7. Dil chahta hai (Dil chahta hai)

8. Aaj kal zindagi (Wake up Sid)

9. Kabira (Ye jawani hai deewani)

10. Sooraj dooba hai (Roy)

11. Dil dhadakne do (Zindagi na milegi dobara)

12. Roobaroo (Rang de basanti)

13. Makhna (Drive)

14. Safarnama (Tamasha)

15. Ik Junoon (Zindagi na milegi dobara)

16. Dooba dooba  rehta hoon (…

TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT IN MUNNAR KERALA

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Munnar nestled in Western Ghats at an altitude of 1500 meters, is a perfect place to spend some time in peace and serenity. Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Munnar is a picturesque and a popular destination which is also known as the Kashmir of South India.

Munnar is not all about large tea plantations swirling on the hills, beautiful valleys, wildlife species or spices and herbs, the beauty of Munnar is beyond this.  It is a beautiful hill station you can opt for your next travel destination. So pack your bags and go through the below list of places you can visit in Munnar.

1. TEA GARDENS




Tea gardens are the top attractions of Munnar. The tea estate of Munnar was established in the late 19th century and at present it is regarded as the prominent hub of the tea trade in the country. You can enjoy nature’s walk in the rolling hills of tea gardens. Moreover, with the due permission of the officials you can experience the process of plucking fresh tea leaves from the garden. ______…

PLANNING A TRIP ON FOUR WHEELS TO SPITI VALLEY (2019)

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SPITI is a beautiful valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. I guess the name needs no introduction to all the travelers and backpackers not only in India but throughout the world. A cold desert valley which is home to some of the oldest monasteries, highest villages, highest post office and highest home-stays in the world. Travelling in Spiti is an extraordinary experience and I guess you are reading this blog because you want to experience the wonder of Spiti Valley. So lets plan it. Below is the 8 days itinerary to Spiti Valley starting from Shimla.





ITINERARYDAY 1: SHIMLA - NARKANDA - RAMPUR - SANGLA DISTANCE : 221 kmTIME : 8 - 9 hrsSTAY : HOTEL PARADISE SANGLA (Rs. 800-1000)*Enjoy the view en-route *Taste the organic and famous cherries and apples on the way to Narkanda * Lunch at Jeori
*Overnight in Sangla
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DAY 2: SANGLA - CHITKUL - SANGLA DISTANCE : 45 kmTIME: Whole day tour in Sangla Valley/ Baspa ValleyST…

A DAY AT FORT KOCHI -- SUN SMILES STROLLS

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Kerala, a tropical state, is a major tourist destination in India. And Kochi being its famous town has been on my wish-list since forever. Though a few years back I was in the city for a small halt but didn't got a chance to explore the city. 
This town has a long-stranded history of colonialism. Also known as Queen of Arabian Sea, Kochi (the first European township of India) has been widely used as ancestry gate to the God's own country for centuries through sea and nowadays from Cochin International Airport.









Fort Kochi is famous for its Portuguese as well some unusual Jews settlement. This town was in Portuguese possession until 1663, after which the territory was captured by the Dutch. Then the Dutch held the possession of the fort until 1795 when British defeated them and finally took over the whole territory in their control. Today, at Jews Town you can see the combination of past and present. There are several antique stores, handicrafts items and of course the famous spic…

MY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

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Okay!! So it’s that time of the year again to look back at 2017, review your accomplishments, your previous year's resolution goals, your mistakes and so many other concerns. Well it's time to let go all the mistakes and flaws throughout this year. New Year is just round the corner and keeping up with this momentum, I have decided to focus my New Year's resolution on learning a new language. 
Few years back while my stay in the US; I found Spanish quite an interesting language, as most of my fellow-mates were Spanish speakers. Spanish is the most common language in the US after English. So with the help of my fellow-mates I learnt few words and sentences and it felt great in conversing with them. After coming back to India, you can say due to my ignorance I failed to keep up with the language and the crammed words and sentences got faded away. So after many years of this short story I have once again motivated myself and have promised to make 2019 a year to learn Spanish.
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50 BEST TRAVEL QUOTES OF ALL TIMES

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I love travel quotes, wait!!!! Who doesn't?? We all are connected somehow with a common thought of travelling around the world. And travel quotes ignite our thoughts to put it into action. 
Every place has its own story and you'll see how this story of one place will be told in different ways by different travellers.
I have shared my favourite quotes here with you and I hope it will inspire you to go out there and create your own unique story.
1. "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine
2. " One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." Henry Miller
3. "A traveller without observation is a bird without wings". Moslih Eddin Saadi
4. " We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can't have both. Not at that same time." BrenĂ© Brown.
5. "So much of who we are is where we have been". - William Langewiesche
6. "Live with no excuse, travel with no regr…