7 Budget Guesthouses In Goa

I know that a majority of people visiting Goa are on a tight budget. They don’t really care if the place they are staying at is nice enough, all they want is something cheap.

There may be some cheap option you will find online, but given below are the places I have stayed myself and found them not only cheap but also of value for money. Continue reading “7 Budget Guesthouses In Goa” »

Travel Tips For A Holiday In Meghalaya

Planning for a holiday in Meghalaya and not sure what to see and do there? Read these ideal Meghalaya Travel Tips and plan your trip better!

I travelled to Meghalaya almost a year ago in 2017, and since then it hasn’t happened to me once that someone asked about my favourite destination in India and I didn’t instantly spat ‘Meghalaya’

From being a perfect honeymoon destination to an adventurous one, Meghalaya has enough to offer to everyone: the only problem is, there isn’t much information available online about Meghalaya, other than a bit about a few popular towns like Shillong, Cherapunji, the popular root bridges of Nongriat and the Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong, among others. But the fact is, there is much more to Meghalaya than just the frequented highlights.

Top Places To See In Meghalaya

Nongriat: The village of root bridges is one of the highlights in Meghalaya, that lies about 4 hours trek from the town of Cherapunji. Another reason to visit Nongriat, other than the Living Root Bridges is the many natural pools where you can swim, relax and get pedicures.

Mawlynnong: Where India is considered to be one of the largest producers of plastic and a country that has no waste management system, Mawlynnong happens to be Asia’s cleanest village with zero plastic waste. The green lush surrounding and a no-plastic zone make Mawlynnong a must visit during your visit to Meghalaya.

Shillong: The capital city of Meghalaya is unlike any other capital towns of India. A great weather and a happening crowd, with food that is not only finger-licking-good but very cheap in price too.

Nohkalikai Falls: Nohkalikai Falls happens to be one of the biggest and mighty waterfalls in India. ts height is 1115 feet. The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.

Eating the traditional Khasi Dish Jadoh: Khasi is one of the biggest tribes of Meghalaya and if you love eating exotic dishes, then Jadoh is a thing to try. A traditional dish, Jadoh includes pig’s brain and intestine served with rice cooked in pig’s blood. Inspired enough?

When to travel Meghalaya

Since Meghalaya, just like the rest of the north east India is a major rainforest area, it’s advised not to visit during the monsoon season which is anytime between June and September.

The best to visit Meghalaya, however, is during winter (i.e between November and March) when the weather is mostly pleasant and guaranteed dry.

Other travel tips for Meghalaya

The best way to travel to Meghalaya is by flying to Guwahati, that always has cheap direct flights from most big cities in India, as Guwahati is the centre of all transportation in northeast India. From Guwahati, a 4-hour drive in a bus or a shared taxi takes you to the capital city of Meghalaya, that is Shillong.

People throughout Meghalaya speak good English (particularly women) so language is never a problem, unlike the rest of northeast India.

Unlike the rest of India, Meghalaya is majorly a matrilineal society, which means women take hold of all decisions. Having said so, Meghalaya is one of the safest places in India for women to travel.

Also Read: Travel Tips for Backpacking in Gujarat

Europe Budget Travel Tips

Europe is a lovely place to travel, and it has something for everyone – from beaches to mountain trails to a great cafe culture. But where travelling to Europe is a great experience, the problem is, it is unbearably expensive, particularly for those who belong to weaker economies.

So if you’re planning a trip to Europe and money is a problem for you, here’re my budget travel tips for Europe: Continue reading “Europe Budget Travel Tips” »

Travel Tips For Kerala

Kerala is one of the tourist highlights in India, with many travellers ending up in Kerala on their very first visit to India – with a little to no idea about what to expect from it.

If you too are visiting Kerala and have no idea about what to see, do and expect from the God’s Own Country Kerala, these travel tips will help you make the most of your holiday. Continue reading “Travel Tips For Kerala” »

10 Things To Do For An Ultimate Ladakh Trip

Ladakh – the dream destination for one and all, the land of magical Buddhist ex- kingdom. Ladakh is known for its awe-inspiring landscapes and unique culture. The arid mountains, picture perfect gompas, the whitewashed stupas, the colorful fluttering flags in the wind, the early morning prayer chants from the monasteries, the clear blue sky, the snow ranges, together makes Ladakh mysterious and alluring. This place is the ultimate dream destination for every traveler. Continue reading “10 Things To Do For An Ultimate Ladakh Trip” »

3 Reasons To Travel With A Backpack And Not A Suitcase

Since I have started travelling, 90 percent of my journeys are done with a backpack. I find carrying a backpack easier, comfortable and quite hassle-free while carrying a suitcase – everything else but that.

This doesn’t mean that I was always a backpacker. I tried carrying a rolling suitcase a few times, but every time I did, I found it curbing my movement one way or the other. Continue reading “3 Reasons To Travel With A Backpack And Not A Suitcase” »

3 Ways To Budget Travel In The Himalayas

If India is one of the most budget-friendly countries to travel, the Himalayas in India takes the lead. Travelling in the Himalayas is so cheap that one can survive in under 500 Rupees a day. No, I am not kidding, as I have, myself, done it in the past.

Travelling in the Himalayas is moreover safe. And perhaps safety is the very first reason why it’s so easier to travel there on almost no money. Continue reading “3 Ways To Budget Travel In The Himalayas” »

5 Useful Camping Tips To Always Remember

No wonder, camping is an ultimate fun. But, it can be a lot of work too. From setting up your tent to making the fire to everything else in between, it demands a lot of brain and things to be done in right way.

With a little pre-planning and the following hacks, tips and insider tricks, you can enjoy camping even more. Continue reading “5 Useful Camping Tips To Always Remember” »

Common Fears That Stop You From Travelling Solo

When I left home for my first ever solo trip, I had no intention of doing it. And it all happened because no one else wanted to join me. I moreover thought that solo travelling can’t be safe, must be lonely, and I would get bored.

But after a few journeys, I realised that solo travelling is amazing. It’s enthralling, educating, addictive and has its own benefits over travelling in a group. Continue reading “Common Fears That Stop You From Travelling Solo” »