Monday, 1 September 2014

How Did I Spend This Summer?

September promises a lot of good times. In India, autumn is not just the time of beautiful weather, but it’s a crazy time of festivals, weddings and lots of shopping. The streets and shops are more vibrant, people are happier and children are perkier. Everything seems to be mellow, nice and beautiful. Well, before we slip into the gentle autumn, we have to go through the torrid summer. And, most Indians don’t enjoy summers. In my case, I find them better than winters.


The last three months have been quite substantial in terms of new travel experiences and learning. After I came back from Sikkim in June, I have been recreating my journeys on this blog.

Experiential Stays


On my last trip, I managed to stay at a couple of excellent places that had scope for me to experience culture, heritage and hospitality -


New Discoveries


The best part of my indefinite travel was that I got to discover a few interesting places by chance -


Blogs I enjoyed reading in the last quarter

Besides my own voyages and blogs, I kept myself pepped up by some other inspiring travel blogs -

It’s an interesting take on travel blogs – how they help travellers and travel bloggers.
Here a woman talks about the joy of travelling solo while she’s in a relationship.
It’s a post for die-hard foodies. The Rogan Josh served on our plates today is a beautiful blend of two distinctive versions of it.
It’s a beautiful post about a few important things that don’t just inspire a traveller, but any individual who desires to live a good life.
Women’s travel safety is a hot topic. I was surprised to know certain uncanny aspects to it.

So, how did you spend your summer? Where did you travel?

16 comments:

  1. Vow! such a cool place. Hope you had a wonderful time.

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  2. I love the recommendations for other blog posts. I can't get enough of reading travel blogs ;) It seems like you've had a wonderful summer. And I can't wait to see what the autumn bring :) As for me my summer was spent traveling from Colombia to the US and now living in Jakarta. It's definitely been the most eventful summer of my life!

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    1. Sounds like you also had a lovely summer! Moving from US to Jakarta is quite a journey. :)

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  3. Dint travel a lot but have been to Kerala and am currently writing travelogues in parts :) love ur blog
    May u travel more and write more

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    1. Thank you very much. :) Kerala is beautiful...I have been there only once in the monsoons.

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  4. Thanks for mentioning my article! :) Seems like you had a busy summer! I can only imaging more magic at the upcoming festivals and weddings! Looking forward to reading about that!

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    1. True. I had quite an eventful summer this year. It was an experience exploring Sikkim and Darjeeling on my own. :)

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  5. I love september <3 my as well as my blog birthday month ;)

    For me its always had to be autumn and winter , the changing colour of leaves lots of festivals diwali, durga puja , christmas and the magical charm that continues till new year :)

    This year started with Matheran, Mahabaleswar, Lonavala, Goa , New york and Munnar and next is Shimla :)

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    1. Wow! You had quite a travel-filled summer! I, too, love September! And happy birthday to you and your blog! :)

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  6. Sounds like your had a great time! And yes, bring on Navratri, Diwali, Eid and Christmas!

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    1. You bet! I just hope my autumn and winter are even better this year!

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  7. I'm glad Renuka that you had such a great time! It's been a very busy, but extremely fruitful summer for you. Can't wait to read about your autumn adventures!

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    1. Yes, it was really a fruitful summer. I hope autumn brings on even better travel experiences.

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  8. The tea planter's bungalow looks so charming!

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