A Day at Sula Vineyards, Nashik (The Wine Capital)

So my 27th birthday was at the wine capital of India! It was a surprise trip and my husband managed to pull it off without me getting the slightest hint.  I have always wanted to visit Nashik in Winter, mainly for the weather. However, we visited in April (wasn't that bad to be honest). The evenings were pleasant and mornings humid of-course, but better than Mumbai so I made my peace with it.  Now when you say Nashik, it sounds like a place meant for religious people. But it is not. It is the wine capital of India. There are as many as 29 wineries in Nashik, other than Sula so you kind of are spoilt for choice. Since this was our first, we wanted to visit Sula Vineyards.  Mumbai to Nashik is a 4 hour ride, excluding halts. We checked in at Ibis, which was pretty decent for a nights stay. Freshened up and left to have lunch nearby. When in Nashik, you got to eat the Malvan way.  Post a very good & heavy lunch, we headed straight for Sula.  The road that takes you to the vineyard

In love with South Goa!

After exploring North Goa a number of times, we decided to check out South for once. My friend always vouched for this and had told me that we would love #SouthGoa and would never want to go back to North. Oh boy, he was right! We booked our train tickets as we had few days in hand and decided to take overnight trains for both ways.  Picked up dinner from McDonalds enroute station. The train journey was good a decision! After a tiring day at work, we needed some good sleep. Had our dinner and slept like a baby! We reached our destination (Madgaon) around 8 AM. We picked our cab right outside the station for around 1,000/- for our hotel in Palolem.  So our home for the first 2 nights in South Goa was ‘Crystal Goa’. Decent place, nothing fancy. The breakfast was really good so if you don't want to stay here, just go over for a good breakfast or meal.  Day 1: Let's explore Palolem & Patnem! We reached quiet early, so we decided to have a quick breakfast at our hotel we

The One At Majestic Mussorie (Queen of the hills)

Husbands 30th birthday and that had to be special. I have never really explored the north and was looking forward to a trip sooner. I am a mountain kinda person and he is well a beach-y person. So we juggle our holidays around this. Our last holiday being Bali, the next was to the hills. Mussorie was the best option that I could find to travel in March. Booked tickets 2 months in advance on Make My Trip and guess the price - 10k for 2 people - to & fro. Steal! Anyways we packed our warm clothes, boots, etc and set off for the hills. Did my research on what to do and all too, as usual. I believe that you must do your research before you scoot, but that being said don't stick to the itinerary - BE FLEXIBLE with your trip. You've come to relax so do that. DAY 1 We took the Mumbai to Delhi early morning flight, after a 1.5-hour layover at Delhi where we grabbed breakfast at the forever-crowded-food-court, we boarded our next flight from Delhi to Dehradun. The view