Travellers over Coffee

Travellers over Coffee

10th May, 2017 The outstanding event ‘Travellers over Coffee’ was hosted by Shubham Singhal who himself has travelled 4 continents, 20 plus countries at the age of 19 and recently achieved the top 100 Indian Young Leaders’ Award. He is also the Growth Manager at GrowthHub. The event was organized by two start ups- GrowthHub and MyOlo. MyOlo aims at creating a platform for like minded people. In the era of technology, it wants people to step out of their smartphones and interact. While GrowthHub is India’s first community-based crowdfunding platform. The fundraisers realize dreams faster with the help of existing network of donors and instant fund transfer. Today GrowthHub has 130+ fundraisers, raised 27+ lakhs from 2000+ backers. You can easily raise funds for your next travel by starting fundraiser in www.growthhub.co The event was a two way interaction between the audience and the speakers Ryan Arnold Dalton and Shijin Sin. The former speaker left his desk job as a graphic designer one day to fulfill his dream of travelling and also earning while doing so. A solo trip gave way to more, eventually leading to the foundation of Kerry Adventures in 2011 with an objective of giving every traveller an immersive, real and raw experience wherever he goes. A home stay to spend the night, local food cooked by the local people and not to forget some local alcohol too. He’s a photographer, biker, traveller and most importantly founder of Kerry Adventures. While the latter one, started travelling to places without family when he was 13. He always looked for budget travelling. He established a travel company to provide budget travelling packages...
5 Weekend Getaways In Mumbai

5 Weekend Getaways In Mumbai

Lonavala: Located at a distance of 88 km from Mumbai city, this arrests the attention of the tourists. Acclaimed as one of the best weekend getaways near Mumbai, Lonavala is mostly known for its picturesque landscape drawn by the lush greenery, murmuring streams, lakes, and gardens. The composed terrains call attention to a number of forts, caves, and temples which attract tourists from across the country. The period from October to May is the best time to visit the place. Must See/Experience: Kune Falls Lohagarh Fort Karla Caves Tiger Point Bhaja Caves Nagphani Pawna Lake Rajmachi Park Khandala After exploring Lonavala, you can simply globetrot to Khandala which is again one of the most sociallycalled upon another weekend getaways from Mumbai. Located at a distance of 5 km from Lonavala, Khandala is a famous shooting spot for many Bollywood movies. Mainly known for its stunning natural scenario, this well acclaimed soothing point houses a number of historic forts, deep valleys, lakes, and waterfalls. Adventure lovers can enjoy trekking or hiking so to say. The treks are tough to explore easily and need sufficient energy level. Duke’s Nose and Kalri Hills are the most prominent treks in Khandala. Must Experience:  Celebrity Wax Museum Rajmachi Fort Bhushi Lake Reversing Station Shooting Point Valvan Dam Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra’s most popular hill station, Mahabaleshwar is the best location for a weekend break from Mumbai.Mahabaleshwar is at a distance of about 274 kms from Mumbai and can be reached via roadways and railways. The nearest railway station of Mahabaleshwar is Wathar, which is at a distance of 64 kms.  Must Experience: Venna Lake Mapro Garden...
Great Stays For Vacations in Kerala

Great Stays For Vacations in Kerala

Malabar House: Just 3km from Jew Town and its antique markets, The Malabar House lies in the heart of Fort Kochi. This is where you stay if you want the whole touristy shebang—sightseeing, shopping and backwater cruises. The 17 rooms in this 18th-century mansion have cloth fans, antique furniture, a sunken garden, an amphitheater and an elegant swimming pool. Hit the spa and try out the age-old Kalari massage with special Ayurvedic oils. The Brunton Boatyard:   Another property of vintage, this sits in an old boatyard by the water’s edge. All of the hotel’s rooms look over the serene sea, as do the rooms’ en-suite bathrooms. Watch the trade ships sail by as you relaxing with a cup of coffee on your balcony. If you’re lucky, you might just spot a dolphin or two. Brunton Boatyard also has its own jetty Ayurveda center and a pool that nearly spills into the harbor. The Bungalow Heritage Homestay in Vypeen:  Although a suburb of Kochi, Vypeen Island can easily pass off as an idyllic beach resort, complete with forts, white-sand beaches, and fishing colonies. Your host at The Bungalow Homestay is Neema, a proud cook, is settled here with her family. You are solicited to pair up with her in the kitchen as she cooks up traditional Keralite meals. The fact that there are only two guest rooms adds a touch of affinity to the stay.  Kayal Island Retreat:  Located on an island in Vembanad Lake, the intimate-two cottage boutique property is designed to give you a flavor of local life. The food is what the locals eat, and the produce—from rice...
5 Nature at its best locations in india

5 Nature at its best locations in india

Are you bored of sitting at home and watching television? Here are Five nature at its best locations in India where you and your family can spend their vacations and take back a bag of memories. What are you waiting for ? Scroll down and check out those locations. 1. Ponmudi, Kerala Ponmudi hill station or The golden peak is a stunning part of the Western Ghats that runs parallel along the Arabian sea . It is 61 Kms from Trivandrum city. This place is well connected by all the means of transport. The main thing that you can do in Ponmudi is trekking. Ponmudi Hill station  is surrounded by layers of tropical forest and innumerable streams. December – March is the best time to visit Ponmudi. 2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh Manali is a valley which is situated in the northern end of Northern mountains in Beas river. Manali simply means the abode of Sage Manu. It is also known as the valley of gods. Manali is mainly connected by Road and Air transport. If you love Adventurous sports, then this is the perfect place. The best time to visit Manali is from October to February.There are many places to visit in Manali. Some of them are:  Hidimba Devi Temple Solang Valley Rohtang Pass Bhrigu Lake Pandoh Dam Great Himalayan National Park Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art Ghatotkach Tree Temple Siyali Mahadev Temple  3. Athirapilly, Kerala  Athirapilly is an area between land and streams which is situated 70 kms from Cochin. It is well connected by all means of transport. The view of the Athirapilly waterfalls is breath...
A journey to Langkawi

A journey to Langkawi

Only when I saw the name Langkawi in the tickets, at that moment, I came to know that such a place existed. Hurriedly I searched the net to get to know more about the place. But when I went through the images of places in Langkawi, it left me awestruck. It was such a ravishing and nature at its best place. Shopping was at its peak and all of us was excited to go. As day by day was passing by our excitement increased. At last the day came September 15. All of us i.e. the kids wanted to reach there as soon as possible. All our faces was spread with happiness when the plane reached. By that time all of us were tired since there was a stopover at Malaysia but it didn’t tamper our happiness. We stayed in Berjaya Langkawi beach resorts. We kids had separate chalets of our own. The rooms was just wonderful. The dinner consisted of all types of cuisine and a small band was also performing over there. The very next day we had a good English breakfast and we set off to see the beach. Then we went to the oriental village explored the place a bit and did some shopping. Next we went to see the Sky Bridge and then we went in the Sky Cab. While going in the sky cab we can see the whole of Langkawi it was just enchanting. Later that day, we came back in the evening changed our dress and went on a sunset cruise with dinner. It lasted about an hour or two. The...
Closest to Nature: Dudhwa National Park

Closest to Nature: Dudhwa National Park

If you want experience the thrill and wildlife of nature, come get your dose of adrenalin rush in the Dudhwa National Park among untouched and well looked after Flora and Fauna.   History:   Previously, Sonaripur reserve was chosen for preserving the swamp deer. After extension of this reserve, it got the name of Dudhwa National Park. It was recognized as a national park in January 1977. But later on this national park was taken under the ‘Project Tiger’ and it soon became a tiger reserve. Since this and the surrounding areas were also habitats for rhinos, a rhino preservation project also was taken up in 1984.   Architecture:   Dudhwa National Park is a mixture of agriculture and three large forest areas. One of the ends has a border with Nepal. Its area is also defined by the Mohana River. Being a very fertile plain, there are also numerous other rivers which continuously traverse it. Dudhwa National Park is one of the best ‘Sal’ tree reserves in the world. Apart from this, there are tons of other rare floras. One can enjoy touring their habitat right near their paws with the Dudhwa Wildlife Safari.   Charming element of the place:   Firstly, this park is an uncommercial zed like other national parks such as the Jim Corbett and Kaziranga. That has preserved the natural touch and left the colourful animals and rich plants to live freely. One can live amongst the lungs of the world by choosing their motels for accommodation, situated right in the middle of the forest. Dudhwa national park falls in the upper gang etic...