Month: January 2019

Why Taking A Luxury Train May Just Be The Best Way To Travel India

It has been nearly 10 months now since I experienced luxury train travel in India, with The Golden Chariot. And after reading my first blog post on it — the review of The Golden Chariot — a lot of people wrote to me asking how do I actually rate it “off the record”. Do I really recommend them to try a similar journey? Do luxury trains in India really worth their price tag? Well, attempting the answer today in this blog here – publicly, and honestly too — if I were to summon up in a few words, I would say: Yes. Luxury train travel may just be the best way to travel India, provided, you can afford it. How Much A Luxury Train Ride In India Costs India has a total of 5 luxury trains, out of which, only four are currently operating. This includes The Golden Chariot, The Maharajas’ Express, The Deccan Odyssey and The Palace on Wheels. And they all cover a different itinerary, covering a different part of India. And speaking …

How I Fulfill My Travel Dreams As A Travel Blogger

From Making Money From Blogging To Travelling The World On Sponsored Trips: This Is How I Fulfill My Travel Dreams As A Travel Blogger! I remember when I started travel blogging, one of the first blogs I wrote was about Saving Money For Traveling. I mean, they were still those early days of blogging when I was self-sponsoring every trip, and money remained a big problem. But time has changed now, and with it, my focus has changed too. From saving money to travel, I now talk about making money from travel; budget travel tips have been taken over by fancy bucket lists. And well, not only have I quit budget backpacking and became more of a flashpacker than a backpacker, the ways how I thought I’ll make money from blogging, back in the days, have kind of changed their course too. For example, if I talk about a similar article that I wrote back in 2017 Blogging Workshops and Freelancing were my two biggest financial contributors, but not anymore. Though I still write freelance from time to time, …

Kumbh Mela In Prayagraj: An Ideal Travel Guide

So this time in 2019, the Ardh Kumbh Mela took place in the historic city of Prayagraj (formerly known as Allahabad) and on the very first day of the event, nearly 1.5 crore pilgrims ended up in the city, wanting to take a dip in the sacred waters of the Saraswati River. But the question is, in a city of 1.2 Lakh people, if over 1.5 crore visitors would end up in a single day what are the chances of getting a comfortable stay or even managing the transport (to Prayagraj) at first place. Well, I visited the Kumbh Mela on the very first day of its start and stayed there for a couple of nights, in the tent-city, close to Triveni Ghat. It was an experience unlike any other, especially for someone who isn’t a big fan of visiting crowded places. To me, the place did not only feel overwhelmingly overcrowded but also lacking the infrastructure in catering to the needs of the visitors. Public toilets were overflowing, roads were jammed, and most of …

Kumbh Mela 2019: In Pictures

Hailed as the largest congregation of pilgrims in the entire world, the ‘Kumbh Mela’ is being held in the historic city of Prayagraj in 2019. And I happened to be lucky to experience it and click some amazing pictures on the very first day on January 15. I even attended the traditional ‘shahi snan‘ at the Kumbh Mela and got exclusive pictures of Naga Sadhus taking the procession forward. To be honest, it was quite an amazing experience, and when I left home to attend the Kumbh Mela, I wasn’t expecting what I actually saw there. Though a certain confusion was certainly expected, there was more to it, than just the confusion. From naked Naga babas riding horses, to others smeared in ash & making a beeline for the Juna Akhara (an organisation of sadhus) every sight was just as colourful and complex as the ancient Hindu culture, in reality, is. No wonder, if you want to experience the ancient Hindu culture and experience an overdose of it, there’s no better place than the Kumbh …

6 Reasons To Start Travelling Today

“Congrats for a new beginning bro. I am sure you will make the most of it,” I gathered myself and finally said it, feeling a little guilty for not being there on his marriage day. I mean when you’re on the road forever, missing a few important occasions becomes a part of life. And missing your friends’ marriages is certainly one of them. “So where are you off to, for the honeymoon?” I innocently enquired next. “Unfortunately nowhere bro. The marriage and other functions took more money than we expected. I think we will have to keep all our travel desires unattended in 2019. Can’t even think of a weekend getaway, forget about the honeymoon,” he replied, sounding a little distressed for he had spent most of his savings, despite it not being a one of that big-fat-wedding in a big Indian city. And it wasn’t something new to my ears. I’ve heard a similar excuse a few more than I expected, in the previous years. I heard people giving up on their travel dreams …

Motorbiking Gear

With people reading about my motorbiking journeys and watching videos on my Youtube Channel, I get regular queries on what motorbiking gear do I use. To answer their questions, I’ve put together this page that talks about all my motorbiking gear. This page will give you a brief idea about what I carry when I am riding and why I recommend a similar product. Please note that some of my riding gear may seem expensive and you can certainly buy a cheaper alternative, but the quality these products offer will make it up to the price tag. Attractive, handy, professional and long-lasting, the products mentioned below fit all the descriptions. There’s certainly a low-cost alternative to some of the products, but if you want best in its class, look no further. This motorbiking gear will make your journeys comfortable, and more fun! HELMET Steelbird SBA-1 (Price: 2,500): When you’re riding for long hours, you need to stay connected with the the world. And to do that having a handsfree functionality in your helmet is a must. This is …