Kashid Beach Trip

Kashid Beach is one of the most famous places near both Pune & Mumbai. It is a cheap get away from both the metropolitan cities & is easily reachable through road. I went to this place from both Pune & Mumbai & absolutely loved the route to the destination. Kashid beach is much more commercialized than the previous years. So, anyone who is looking for a quiet getaway might get disappointed. However, an unobstructed view of the ocean & its beauty will be enough to lure you to this place. This time around, I traveled from Mumbai via Zoom Car (a self-driving car hiring service).


Kashid Beach Sunset
We started from Mumbai, taking the old Mumbai- Pune highway, which is newly constructed. The route will take one from Navi Mumbai Airport to Karnala Bird Sanctuary, to Alibaugh & then finally to Kashid Beach. After crossing Panvel, the traffic reduced substantially & we entered the green surroundings. The surroundings are fabulous during the rainy season. The way will pass through a steel plant, small bridges & some villages. Before reaching Kashid, a route of approx 5 Km is heaven, where one gets to ride overlooking the ocean. The place covers several points, where one can take pictures & enjoy some peaceful time.


Kashid Beach Mark My Adventure
After traveling for roughly 4 hours, we witnessed the mesmerizing beach of Kashid. The beach is clean & the water is a bit muddy. The beach has several food outlets & Goan-style water sports. The beach is crowded & extends to a few Km’s. The best part of the beach is clearly the latter end of it, where the crowd is less & the view is glorious. The commercialized part of the beach is not worth visiting as it will rob you of the beauty.


We rented a place away from Kashid Beach, yet have its mini private beach. The distance of the private beach is hardly 2 min from the stay. We opted for the place for the same reason, as it has given us the excess to the beach or in fact unobstructed beach excess. The place was awesome & having a whole beach to ourselves is one of the bliss that one craves for any given day. The house amenities were very limited, though the services were good & people were eager to provide everything at a handful of distance. We stayed at Shubham Guesthouse, which has 2 properties & person can choose anyone from it.


Mark My Adventure
Food is below par, so expecting a great taste even from the best rating restaurants can be too much to ask for. One may be able to find seafood a bit tastier than vegetarian food. Drinks are readily available so finding it won’t be any problem. Many vanilla shops provide snacks which comprise of maggie, tea, coffee, etc. These vanilla shops can be a real savior during the time of crises.

Kashid beach is a great way to spend some quality time with friends & family. A trip now & then will be awesome at this place.


Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Amazon: I am a member of Amazon affiliate programme. Amazon is probably the biggest market place there is. Buy your trip essential from this link

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.


Manikaran Gurudwara

Manikaran is a highly auspicious place for Sikhs & Hindus. Both the community has a special attachment to the place for various reasons.

Sikh Belief: As per the story, Guru Nanak Dev Ji was with his Sikhs(Bhai Bala Ji & Bhai Mardana Ji) in the Himalaya mountains of India. His Sikhs were hungry and there was no food. Guru Nanak sent his Good Friend Bhai Mardana to collect food for langar (the Community Kitchen). Many people donated rice and flour (atta) to make parsadas (bread). The one problem was that there was no fire to cook the food.

Guru Nanak then lifted a rock and a hot spring (hot water) appeared. The Sikhs were able to make rice and beans. Bhai Mardana was having trouble making parasadas (chapatis) because they kept sinking. Bhai Mardana said, “I am going to donate my life in the name of God”. The parsada amazingly floated. Guru Nanak Dev Ji said that anyone who donates his life in the name of God, All his (or her) drowned items will float. This was a miracle. This is not all, it is believed that the hot springs can cure skin diseases or even ease the swelling caused by gout.

To pay respect to Guru Nanak who is believed to have visited the place. A huge Gurudwara is erected at the place. The Gurudwara is visited by millions of devotees each year. Even today, devotees are treated with free langar organized by Gurudwara.


Way To Manikaran
Hindu Belief: The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. Further, According to legend, when the Hindu God Shiva and his consort Parvati were walking in the valley, Parvati dropped one of her earrings. The jewel was seized by Shesha, the serpent deity, who then disappeared into the earth with it. Shesha only surrendered the jewel when Shiva performed the cosmic dance, the Tandava, and shot the jewel up through the water. Apparently, jewels continued to be thrown up in the waters at Manikaran until the 1905 Kangra earthquake. Hence the name.


Waterfall Near Manikaran
Manikaran is approx 5-7 km from Kasol & can be with ease. The road is properly paved & one can find many people visiting the place. The place is peaceful & the best part is the hot spring. Even during winters, hot water is more hotter than water running through a geyser. So having a dip in the water will relieve your tiredness.

The place an absolute gem & visiting it once is absolutely necessary if traveling to Kasol in Himachal.


Manikaran Gurudwara Mark My Adventure

Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Amazon: I am a member of Amazon affiliate programme. Amazon is probably the biggest market place there is. Buy your trip essential from this link

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.


Malana Village Trek

Malana village is famous all around the world for a sole reason only & that reason is marijuana. The green stuff is available all over the world & because of which people are willing to visit this place to get a glimpse of it. Malana also has a hydro plant. Though, the attraction point is the village only. One can reach Malana while traveling to Kasol. After Jhari, take a right towards the Malana Hydro project & follow the path. This beautiful path will take you to the Malana Village entrance point. From there, one has to walk to the Malana Village.


Malana Village Himachal
The way to the entrance gate of Malana Village is not difficult & a four-wheeler can help you achieve this feat. However, during snow cabs are allowed to travel only up to a certain point, & from there one has to take a 4 by 4 to reach to the village entrance. After reaching the village entrance, one has to walk for around 1.5 hours to reach the main village.

I went during the winters & it had snowed the night before & because of the snow, the whole place was covered with it & resembled a Disney movie, straight from the fantasy. The trees top & branches were covered in the snow & one can only see snow. This was my first experience of snow & it was truly remarkable. The view of snow-capped trees & route is hard to describe.


Enroute To Malana
Every great thing is achieved by working hard & Malana village will make sure that everyone goes through hell before reaching heaven. Although, I am blowing this out of proportion. Yet, the trek of 1.5 hours to reach Malana village is moderately hard for some. People who have completed the Kheerganga trek can easily complete the task. But, people who have done little to no physical activities will find it very difficult to trek. The trek is tiring & exhausting & will take around 1.5 hours to reach Malana Village.


Malana Village Mark My Adventure
The narrow path to the village is beautiful but restricting, as one opposite valley is visible that gets monotonous after some time. But, when one hikes a little higher than, one can enjoy more pleasant & unique views of other peaks. After the hard trek, the person witnesses the pure beauty of the place & suddenly all the tiredness & exertion vanishes. Such is the beauty of the place & one of the core reasons to visit this place. The best way to spend in Malana Village is by sitting in cafes & sipping the majestic view of the place.


Malana Village Mark My Adventure


Chalal Trek

Chalal Mark My Adventure
Chalal is a small village near Kasol. To reach Chalal, one has to trek through the rough terrain & while doing so, one will stumble upon some of the most scenic views that one can imagine. The trek is roughly 30 to 40 min walk from Kasol. The place is known for its calmness, beauty & parties. There is a bridge that connects Kasol & Chalal. Thus, one has to cross that bridge & walk adjacent to the Parbati river in a narrow lane. The trek has many ups & downs but nothing substantial to demotivate you or demoralize you. The path is straight forward & marked as well. Hence people, who are trekking for the first time will not face any issue while reaching Chalal.


Parbati River Chalal
During trekking, experience the peace & quietness of the place. Places that are so calm & peaceful can only be found amid the mountains. At such places, the noise of the machines is replaced by the voice of the chirping birds or flowing river. Another reason that makes this place fabulous & breath-taking, it is tough to find such places where one can connect with nature at its purest form. Himachal has a flurry of such places & one of the many reasons to visit Himachal.


After walking for approx 40 min’s, one will see the village. The village is quiet & houses are pretty. There are many cafes in the village, which will offer food & drinks.However, the most famous ones are Cafe Maya & Cafe Freedom. Cafe Maya is more secluded & closer to nature. From Cafe Maya, one can view the might mountains while sipping a cup of tea. The raw nature of the place is magical & probably one of the major points that attract you to it. If compared to kasol, Chalal is hardly commercialized, finding a modern equipped home will be difficult. Whereas Kasol is fully commercialized & with increasing footfall the place is buzzing with the tourists literary in every season & finding peaceful place seems to be bit difficult. Chalal is much more secluded & because of which is preferred by many people.


Enroute To Chalal Mark My Adventure
There is nothing much to do apart from staying & chilling & enjoying nature in its full flow. So, if one is looking for a more secluded, closer to nature & can spend time with him or herself, can opt-out for Chalal.


Mountain View From Chalal Mark My Adventure
My experience of visiting the place was amazing. The calmness in the wind & nature will help to relax to the core & even though one is doing nothing. Yet, sitting in the lap of nature & enjoying it without any disturbance is one of the experiences that are ought to be tried & is a kind of meditation in itself.


Lessons From Kunal Shah’s Interview With Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh is a famous YouTuber from India. He is famous for carrying out interviews with some of the well-known names within the Indian ecosystem. He has two channels “The Ranveer Show” & Beer Biceps. I personally like beer biceps more & his interview with Kunal Shah was the best. Kunal Shah is a giant in the Indian startup world. He founded freecharge that was later acquired by SnapDeal & currently building a credit card payment app via Cred. Kunal Shah is very outspoken & extremely well-read personal. His detailed outlook on various subjects is among a few characteristics that shall be taken note of. This interview of Kunal Shah with Ranveer is extremely detailed & effective. So If one wants to learn anything about a start-up or about the future should listen to this conversation once.


Here are the top points from this interview:

  • Become curious: Being curious can change your life. Try to be curious about certain things & then dive deep into them. Becoming curious can help one to develop interests, & it is hard to beat people who have developed an interest in any subject.


  • Business is a journey of constant iterations. A constant process of finding what people want & will they pay money for that. Most of the startups fail to deliver this fundamental point & iteration is one of the steps that will help you reach that pinnacle.


  • Application of ideas is lacking in India: India is a country of safe bets, people are not appreciated for taking a risk & this may be because of the hardships of the past. Ideas & going away from the traditional routes are highly criticized & which is why innovation is very slow here. .


  • India in 2060 will either be extremely bright or dark:


  • The world’s useless jobs are shifting to poor countries: Useless jobs of the world, are shifting to the poor countries. As rich countries value time more they are looking to utilize the extra time to develop & innovate.


  • Most of us are job seekers: Seeking a job is the first thing we are told & we are not innovating this place will burst with unemployment. As most of the jobs in the future will be mechanized & we don’t have infra to support such high unemployment rates.


  • No of financially independent women are decreasing rapidly: This is a scary part of growing India, as the lesser, the women working or financially dependent will create an unequal society.


  • India playing a game of capitalism but having the blood of socialism.


  • India is a status-driven society & not wealth driven society (crab story) & respect: The only thing India is great & feel great about is their ego, everyone has the ego of something, color, money, caste & they will force their way on the ones lower than that. India plays a status game & the status game is short term game & people should play a long term game to win & to be successful.


  • Nobody is interested in the future & everyone is celebrating the past: Although we have a rich past we are still stuck with it, we are building statues & temples rather than spending on free education, basic infrastructure, or future research. Any country that refuses to invest in the future usually gets doomed.


  • Nations super obsessed about their past are delusional about their future:


  • Covid is a catalyst to the future:


  • When countries become emotionally charged, one can never know what outcome it will create: India is an emotionally driven country & if a group of people decides to do something the outcome can get very bleak. With the rise of uneducated social media use & fake news, we are sitting on a ticking bomb.


  • Indian is conflicted between very few people who think we are in Singapore & the rest of the country feels like Africa: The difference between the rich & the poor is growing & specially during covid when the country was in the lockdown the gap is expected to widen.


  • One has to constantly up the game to stay in the game:


  • It is not cool to be entrepreneurs: India doesn’t celebrate failures, everyone wants to be stable & safe & people are not appreciated for trying new things. While trying any new thing, the chance of failure is high, yet it is necessary to try it, just to find some new avenues & the feel of achieving something remarkable.


  • We fundamentally have wrong role models: We society believes in a facade & the person who is top on the list are actors, cricketers, we celebrate them & hence to mock them is the easiest things. While entrepreneurs hunt in silence & in hardship while following it is not for the weak stomach. So, if we celebrate entrepreneurs, we can shift this momentum.


  • Whenever one finds the flaw in people & people blame it on the external factor, they are not reflecting on the problem:


  • Until we ask tough questions, we are not going to get better:


  • Our opinion is of a group & we don’t appreciate; if one is alone:


  • It is difficult to find individuality without being an explorer:


  • Some professions are fundamentally limited to only a few people:


  • Any country that has not experienced the Industrial Revolution doesn’t understand the value of time: Western countries realized the value of time early & they dedicated the time to build something great. Value of time is the main difference between poor or rich nations.


  • If 90% of your time is spent with a smarter mind, you will become smart:


  • Everyone has 24 hours & it depends, what you do with your 24 hours.


  • These are just small pieces of information to get you started. There are lots of gems to learn from this interview of Kunal Shah & probably a real eye-opener. There are limited opportunities to win in life & this interview will help you to align your efforts in that direction.




    Dubai Travel Guide for First Time Travelers

    Dubai is a destination like no other in the world, with a cornucopia of the globally renowned iconic spots, high-end accommodation choices, various dining venues and heaps of leisure and recreational choices. So heading to Dubai for first ever time? We’ve put together here a resourceful Dubai travel guide which lets you get the best out of your debut trip. Now even if you’re a lifelong Dubai patron, you’ll find the tips and suggestions included in this post useful. A Dubai Travel guide for the first timers.


    Before You Travel:

    1: Know when to visit Dubai:

    This step is crucial. One of the iconic times to trip Dubai is in winter season, mainly during Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Dubai Shopping Festival. But these are also the times when the city gets exceedingly busy and packed. So don’t expect to pack your bag last moment and head off here during these months. Instead, take enough time for planning and book your accommodation, transfers, and sightseeing tours in advance; this guarantees you hassle-free travel with maximum savings.

    Want to see Dubai when it’s almost empty or least crowded? Travel here in the summer months of July and August, but dare a visit in this period only if you can forego its outdoors where the desert heat is at its searing peak. That said, it comes with several bonuses with exceptional low-cost accommodations, discount shopping, exciting events, and oodles of coolest of its kind indoor attractions such as Ski Dubai (inside Mall of the Emirates), Dubai Ice Rink, Chill Out Lounge etc. And of course, how could we miss out Snow Cinema – the region’s first theater in the snow.


    2: Get all visa procedures right:

    Once you decide when to visit Dubai, the foremost of inevitable things is to apply for the right Dubai visa. But you don’t have to stress over it if you’re allowed for visa-on-arrival or visa-free travel which however is reserved for certain nationalities from American, European and Far-East countries only. For all other nationalities, prior application of Dubai or UAE visa is a strict mandate. So if you’re not permissible for any sort of visa exemption, make application for the approval of your Dubai visa much before your travel date. Subject to the intend and extent of Dubai visit, select from short term, long term or multiple-entry visa.


    3: Take care of OTB too:

    This is a pre-flight requirement for those flying to Dubai from some South Asian destinations. Don’t take this procedure as menial; your airline service provider has the complete right to stop you from boarding the flight in the absence of OTB or Ok to Board.


    4: Know Dubai’s local rules and regulations:

    Yes, it’s important have a basic know-how about significant Dubai customs, so that you could avoid some embarrassing hiccups.

  • Dubai’s culture and traditions are all embedded in strong Islamic beliefs; so don’t attempt to exhibit any kind of PDAs here.
  • Wear relaxed modest clothing; it’s especially a must when you’re in public places like malls, beaches etc, and while visiting religious or cultural places of interest.
  • With ample photo ops available all over the city, make sure that you take prior permission to click pictures of certain Dubai landmarks in the form of government structures. The same is also applicable when you capture images of local Emiratis including women.
  • Don’t eat or drink in public during the holy month of Ramadan.
  • Be careful as fine is imposed for drunk driving, smoking in public etc.




  • Accommodation

    From the most high-end, extravagant and premium to mid-range, low-key and super affordable ones, there is surely no scarce of hotels anywhere in Dubai. After all, the city hosts the world’s only seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, the imperial style Atlantis, The Palm, and the one-of-its-kind desert retreat in the form of Bab Al Shams. So the catch is to determine your priorities before you zero in on an accommodation in the city, such as how luxurious it should be, where it should be located, and what comforts or facilities it offers.


    Getting Around In Dubai

    RTA or Road and Transport Authority is Dubai’s main transport agency. It operates diverse modes of transport across road, rail and water. They are well integrated, immaculately kept, and come with an extensive route covering almost all parts of Dubai, starting from your first port of entry at Dubai International Airport. Purchase a smart NOL card to make payment for all these transport options.

    Dubai Taxi is the most flexible (though a bit expensive) for those who want to avoid waiting time, while Dubai Metro is the fastest, swiftest, cheapest and obviously, the most convenient of all; it’s driverless and entirely automated, making it an a absolute must-experience at least once in your lifetime. Apart from above, there are also reliable private vehicles which you can hire with or without vehicle. But for those who wish to be in the driver’s seat should essentially carry an international driving license.


    Dining

    Diversity is what make Dubai’s dining scene distinctly special, with nationalities of over 200 countries harmoniously living here. In fact, it’s not just the authentic local specialties but the signature dishes of different parts of the world that await you here. That apart, gourmands get to enjoy dining venues that appease every whim and budget. So no matter you wish to browse across the region’s street foods or want to step your foot into a Michelin-starred or the dreamiest ever spot facing sea or the iconic landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, Burj Al Arab etc, Dubai boasts of everything to satiate the foodie in you.


    Shopping

    Dubai has one of the world’s best shopping scenes, courtesy to its more than 70 stylish shopping malls, several authentic Arabian souks, and myriad of bargain flea markets. So it’s not a wonder why people descend here in droves just to hit its major shopping destinations. Serious shoppers can even go on an exclusive tour that takes them through a customized shopping trail covering all their beloved picks.


    Events, Shows And Seasonal Attractions

    Day or night, winter or summer, peak or off-season – Dubai dazzles year-round with its endless amount of live shows, brilliant performances, and cool events that take place all through the year. Surely, the city’s high-spirited entertainment scene bowls over all, right from the smaller kids and families to artists, imaginative, and even hipsters. La Perle by Dragone is a hit among those who adore heart-racing Cirque du Soleil kind of shows, while the endearing Dolphin and Seal is a sure-fire entertainer for all age groups, especially the younger ones. And not forgetting the region’s many seasonal events, activities etc that take Dubai’s dynamic vigor and vibrancy to next level; Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), Global Village, Dubai Glow Garden, and Dubai Miracle Garden are unmissable among them.


    Top Neighborhoods & Best Attractions

    Instead of randomly listing out top attractions and activities, we thought that we would edify you about Dubai’s top neighborhoods and best highlights that each of them holds.


    Downtown Dubai:

    This 500-acre neighborhood in the heart of Dubai is the hub of modernity and sophistication! Some of its top sights are the best not only in Dubai but in the entire world itself. Yes, you can expect to see here the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa, the biggest of its kind Dubai Mall, and the exquisite ever Dubai Fountain show, among others.


    Palm Jumeirah:

    This posh district is the perfect embodiment of Dubai’s unequaled ability and extraordinary vision to create wonders out of mere sands. Hailed as the world’s most stunning island, this man-made majesty will blow you away with its intricate design resembling a huge palm tree. It’s a dream spot for anyone craving for an island hideaway accentuated by the most stylish accommodations, elegant dining spots by water, and a heavy repertoire of leisure and recreation attractions. Not of miss here are Atlantis, The Palm Resort, Aquaventure Water Park, the scenic Boardwalk, monorail ride, and of course the lately unveiled Palm Fountain – the world’s largest fountain.


    Jumeirah:

    Not to confuse this district with Palm Jumeirah. The major drawcard is its beachside location rich in stunning architectures and vivacious lifestyle. The top sight is Burj Al Arab, remarkable for its breathtaking sail shape and of course the premium comforts that make it the world’s only seven-star hotel. The spotless Jumeirah Beach, the timeless Jumeirah Mosque, eclectic Wild Wadi Water Park, the mesmeric Madinat Jumeirah, and the vivacious La Mer with Laguna Water Park are all part of this neighborhood.


    Bluewaters Island:

    The up and coming waterfront neighborhood has already grabbed the world’s attention for its many groundbreaking attractions, mainly Ain Dubai – the world’s largest observation wheel, Madame Tussauds Museum – the first of its kind in the Middle East, and obviously Rotunda Dubai and other attractions that encompass the Caesars Palace property.


    Old Dubai:

    Expect to see charming sandstone structures and cool architectures lost in time as you step into this location spread over Bur Dubai, Deira and Dubai Creek areas. A stroll across Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, an abra ride across Dubai Creek, and checking out its traditional souks such as Gold Souk and Spice Souk all give you a feel of being in real old Arabia. And they should be best seen once the sun goes down and when the fusion of lighted of old and new sights creates a spectacle like no other. One of the best ways to admire this is via a dinner dhow cruise at Dubai Creek.


    Dubai’s Desert:

    Just a few minutes’ drive away from mainstream Dubai, its desert landscape appears to be a whole new world with its oceans of golden sands and raw wilderness. Get introduced to this unscathed side of the city on a desert safari Dubai. From 4X4 dune bash, camel ride and sandboarding to henna tattooing, Shisha smoking, Tanura and belly dance show, it promises fun, thrill, culture, traditions and entertainment in right measure. BBQ dining is included in most evening and overnight desert safaris.


    Conclusion

    So those were our top recommendations for your first trip to Dubai. And we assume that this guide will help you to design your own Dubai itinerary without any hassle.


    Handy Resources:

    Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

    Amazon: I am a member of Amazon affiliate programme. Amazon is probably the biggest market place there is. Buy your trip essential from this link

    Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

    Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

    Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

    Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

    Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

    Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

    A trip is incomplete without the pics.Buy an iphone to click some breath taking pics. Apart from a phone camera, I use GoPro an adventure camera to shoot video & click high definition photos. The product is pretty handy & captures mind blogging videos. GoPro is easy & handy to use, which makes it a must buy. So, these are my trip essentials.


    Best Places Near Jabalpur

    Jabalpur is one of the well-developed places in Madhya Pradesh & also among the few which are developed. A small-town city, still crawling to find some fast-paced life, like big cities. The place has been blessed by the nomad culture, which is eventually helping it too grow. Enough about the city amenities. What about the places near Jabalpur?. There are a few good options to choose from. So, if one is living in Jabalpur & looking for some good options to relish, can opt for the following options. All these places are around 200 Km from the city & can be fruitful for an outing or a long drive.


    Bhedhaghat Waterfall Mark My Adventure


    Bhedhaghat

    Bhedhaghat is the nearest to all the places near Jabalpur. Bhedhaghat is known for the waterfall & Marble rocks. The waterfall is located on the Narmada river. Its stature is very minute compared to some of the well-known waterfall, yet it is beautiful to watch. Another attraction is marble rocks, a boat ride through the marbles is one of the most pleasing & calming things one can do. Huge cliffs surround the river & thus is very calming & quiet. This can be one of the best half-day trips.


    Mandla Kanha National Park Main Road


    Kanha National Park

    Kanha National Park is one of the few places where one can enjoy the natural habitat of the Tiger. The place is awesome for nature enthusiasts. The natural abode of animals is worth enjoying & if one is lucky enough to watch Tiger; it is the icing on the cake. The place is well maintained & a trip for a couple of days is a must.


    Maihar Mark My Adventure


    Maihar

    Maihar is a place with a mythological history. It is said that God Shiva was carrying the dead body of Sati & her necklace falls on this place hence the name. Maihar is known for its temple & each year thousands of people visit this place for some blessing. Many other fascinating mythological tales are surrounding the temple are worth listening to.


    Bandhavgarh Travel


    Bandhavgarh

    Bandhavgarh National park is another park famous for Tiger spotting. Bandhavgarh is having one of the highest density of tiger & thus there are high chances of spotting a tiger in its natural abode. A trip to the national park is always exciting because of the uncertainty of the next moment. All the national parks shall be booked online from the government portal & it is highly recommended to book the tour before visiting the place. As only limited vehicles are allowed in the region & after reaching the place & not having tickets for entry will be disheartening.


    These are some of the best places near Jabalpur. The best time to roam around Jabalpur is winters. As the temperature is reasonable at this time & one can easily enjoy outdoor activities. Enjoying the sunshine in winters is among the most pleasurable things to enjoy during winters. So, if one is near Jabalpur & looking for some of the places to explore then these can be great options to choose from.


    Handy Resources:

    Below are a few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

    Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

    Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

    Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

    Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

    Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

    Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

    Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

    Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

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    Is Bhedhaghat Worth Visiting?

    Bhedhaghat gives a sense of ancient place the area, is hardly developed & have lots of glimpse of the undeveloped portion. Bhedhaghat main attractions are limited to the Dhuandhar waterfall & marble rocks. So, how is the place & is Bhedhaghat is worth visiting to? These questions are meant to rise & considering people zeal to visit new places this can be an interesting topic to write upon for those who are looking for travel options.

    Bhedhaghat is a very small town near Jabalpur which is the only major city near the town. One can reach Jabalpur from any part of India because of a very well connected rail network.


    First Impression Of Bhedhaghat:

    Following the national highway towards Nagpur, there is a diversion towards the right which will take you one step closure to the destination. The way from the national highway to the entrance of the village is still under construction (the year 2020) & hence one can witness few bumps during the road. After taking a right cut to the village, a single lane narrow road will maneuver one to the main entry point. One can experience a few bumps en route to the parking location. From parking, one has to walk towards the waterfall. The way to the waterfall is surrounded by shops, on either side & after some 1 Km from parking, one can sense the voice of dropping water. A sense of excitement will grapple one’s mind & heart. The water is not thunderous for a waterfall, yet feels threatening at some time. There is not an option to enjoy the waterfall from the bottom of it, but a facility is available to enjoy it from the top. It is one of the pleasant sites to enjoy, the sound of water & calmness with which it flows after cutting through the marble rocks. It is amazing to see the stillness of a river before reaching the inception point & then calming again. A unique formation to watch for sure. There are few points before the waterfall where one can enjoy a dip in the river.

    The second attraction of Bhedhaghat is boating in the Narmada River through marble rocks. Naturally cut marble rocks are one of the best sites to enjoy & some of the famous Bollywood movies have shot some shots here. A boat will carry people through the different parts of marble rocks & some of which are beautiful to watch. During the different sections of boating, one can experience different colors of marbles in their natural form, the site has been managed well by the caretakers & it is always a pleasure to witness an unadulterated site. Boating will give a calming feeling amid the nature & for once a person can forget about the outside noise.


    Was It Worth Visiting Bhedhaghat?

    Bhedhaghat is some 100 Km from the place I reside & during covid times when there are no options available this seems to be an obvious choice to roam. Surprisingly, the place is a decent one & a half-day tour is more than enough to cover both these points. For a person who is staying nearby & looking for some change of view can surely visit this place. But, I feel one will not enjoy going there again & again. The place is good for a couple of times but not more than that.

    So, will I recommend visiting Bhedhaghat? I wouldn’t if you are specially coming only for this. There are many other places where one can enjoy a good outing. Bhedhaghat is one of those places, where one can have a decent outing if one is staying in a nearby city & wants to have a day off among the river, which is a nice way to relax & enjoy nature.




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    Stop Living, As If You Will Live Forever

    Follow your passion, get a life, you will only live once & many other such motivational quotes inspire every ounce of our blood every now & then. These words of wisdom help us to rise from the ashes & help us in performing best. Motivation is never a problem nowdays, especially with the rise of social media as more & more people have access to the internet & can get motivated at any hour of the day. Although, life is meant to be simple, yet we ruin it by running millions of thoughts. Thoughts are not the only reason for our misery, we become somber by looking at other people’s lives & forget what makes us happy. Our happiness depends on other people’s happiness. We often feel we are losing on life if we don’t post happy pictures on Instagram, Facebook, or any other social media platforms. So, we do things to impress people we don’t know. While doing so, we lose ourselves & that leads to a sad & unsatisfied life. There are many layers to life & explaining it in simple terms is certainly not easy. With some recent events in my life, I realized that we live here as if we are here forever. We want to impress others so that other form good opinions of ourselves. Rather than finding what makes us happy, we rely on the outer world to provide this. With our greed for wealth, fame, luxury, etc. We are continuously running behind something & somewhere. We are so much fascinated with the future that we forget about the present. But, like everything, motivation, thoughts, healths, etc, are all perishable. So, we need to remind ourselves again & again our purpose in life & remember we are not here forever.


    Our life is only for us, to make it, create it, live it & do whatever you feel is worthy of your time. Here is one of the contradictions of life. What if we like to copy others & love to bully them. Then the question arises, are you happy while doing that? Most of us determine our happiness based on the standards set by society & follow rules set by them. We do what is best according to society & not by our own wit. The biggest problem of following other’s advice is not the path but lack of love for the work. We are doing it, not because it may or may not make us happy, but because it brings us stability. As per me, if you are not happy, you are already half dead. Happiness is grossly underrated & people often mistake happiness with the amount of wealth; which is a basic mistake everyone is making. There is no correlation between how much a person is making with how happy a person is. Happiness is intrinsic & hardly anyone is aware of this fact. We relate happiness with wealth & thus follow wealth to reach happiness.


    If one looks closely enough, we live in the world for around 70 years. Out of which, in starting 16 years, we are knowing about the world & figuring out our interests. From 50 to 70, our health deteriorates & we may or may not be in great physical shape. That leaves us around 3 decades to live & how we live those 30 years determines how fulfilling lives we have lived. Even during these 30 years, we are busy sleeping, enjoying, traveling, eating, drinking, partying, etc. That left us with a handful of years & even during our short stay we are constantly frowning & drowning in our sorrows. But, for a moment, if we kill our fears & pursue things we want in our life, we can do wonders. If the ultimate truth is death, then why to pursue something that we love?


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    Let’s start with life. What is life to you? One of the most common answers is it is “Unpredictable.” Nobody can confidently say that they have planned everything in life even, the time of death bed. There are many flavors to life & unpredictability fits in it perfectly fine. How often it has happened, that we think something & it happens completely opposite. We are not sure if by taking specific steps we will reach our destination & the same has been mentioned in the holy books as well. One shall focus on process & not on results. Thus, there is no guarantee that you can reach your goals while following a specific path. As there are many paths to goals. No two days are same as time is constantly changing. There are so many granular portions that make up a life. So even if there is some change in any of these parts, the whole system changes. Hence, it makes life unpredictable.


    Like the only sane person in the world. We want to control our life, we carefully choose our path & assuming every missing piece will fall in the place (wishful thinking). We are so engrossed in the positivity that we ignore all the challenges & aspects which are not in our control. We can only control a handful of things in our life & still we feel, we are king of this life & can pull off anything. One can call it arrogance or wishful thinking or any fancy name one can think of. Yet, we can’t even predict if we will be in a healthy condition after the end of the day. It is so unpredictable & uncontrollable.


    This is not a sad or depressing post. However, if you ever observe your surroundings with an open mind. One can come across many incidents where people left us without any problem & the reasons maybe even weirder in some of the cases. Sometimes without any fault of one, he or she finds him or herself in dreaded condition. Even the present situation of covid is another example of how unpredictable it is in nature. A small virus shuts down the world for good six months & even after six months we are reluctant to resume our normal life. So, if we can’t control even the most important factors that can ruin our life. How can we be sane enough to think life is ours & we are here forever?


    How do we deal with life?

    After reaching adolescence, our mind, body & thinking changes drastically. We are about to reach our prime & it seems nothing is impossible. Our dreams fuels our life & like an animal preying on its food. We follow our goals & some of us eventually reach there. Yet, only a handful of people are such dedicated & determined. Most of us are still processing what we want in life & this vicious cycle of finding what we want carries on till we lose our zeal for the goal. We start our rat race to earn money without any effort to rise mentally & emotionally. We start to value money, property, assets in such high regard than the nature of human beings that we start seeing life through these parameters only. We forget that all the materialistic things are perishable, but the impression of one person lasts. Because of which we still remember the heroes from hundreds of years back.

    We are ready to cheat, hurt or use any other method to get what we want & if this happens successfully, we are creating an example for other people to follow & each one of such people uses dirty tricks worse than the others to reach higher. We do all the bad things for what? For the life that we want to control & dictate every aspect of it. Yet, none of us can reach this stage. Even for the most powerful ones, life is unpredictable & uncertain.


    What is my take on life?

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    We are here only for the only number of years & how we impact the world to the best of our efforts shall be our motive. There is no wrong in having a goal & reaching it by working hard. Yet, that doesn’t give us the right to harm anybody, no matter how powerful we are, we should respect others & act humanly. For people who are not able to find the work, we love to do.For some, it is photography, for some traveling, for some coding & the list goes on. Don’t get disappointed keep looking for it as a child. Try different things & see if something clicks. Sometimes, things will not be simple & straightforward. Yet, we should try, as if we don’t have dreams, then what is left in life. When things are so uncertain & unpredictable & there is no certainty if we can see the next day. We should live our life like it is our last day & start doing what we love to do.


    Our ancestors didn’t have such opportunities due to lack of finances, food & infrastructure made it hard for them to pursue their dreams. However, we are in one of the most comfortable times in the world. Technology is changing every day, rather than every minute. After completing our daily roles & responsibilities, we can pursue our dreams. Even if one doesn’t have a dream they can enjoy family time or enjoy any other things that one does. But, don’t forget to appreciate life. Don’t say no to things that are important to you, but can’t do because of commitment, don’t ignore the friend who wants to have a drink with you, don’t skip that phonecall when someone calls you to know about you. But, remember your priorities, you can’t pick every call that is not good for you, you can’t go out drinking every day with people. One has to set priorities & follow it. Balance every aspect so that you can live fully. The knowledge is unlimited, but the only thing missing is our interests.




    Fishing In Tacoma

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    Fishing in Tacoma can be one of the best and most enjoyable experiences that you will have. It offers you a lot of fish to catch, and you can do so while on vacation. Fishing in Tacoma is easy to do if you take the time to learn about the areas that are best for fishing. When you know where you can get the best fishing, you can be more successful and enjoy your trip much more. If you live in Tacoma, you will want to make sure that you have some idea about where to fish. The biggest areas for fishing include the Nisqually and the Skagit Rivers. If you live in an area with a large amount of salmon, you will find that the Nisqually River is also very popular. If you do not live in the area, you will probably want to consider fishing the Nisqually. You will want to check out the Skagit River. It is located just south of Seattle and you will find it easier to catch salmon in this river.

    If you have never fished before, you should take a class in fishing to get the information that you need. This will ensure that you get the best and the safest chance at catching as many fish as possible. Even if you are a beginner, it will be better to take the time to learn about fishing. When you are looking for some of the best fishing in Tacoma, you will want to look at the different lakes that are in the area. You can find some great spots that you can catch many different types of fish. You will also want to look into the rivers that are near Tacoma so that you can use them as your favorite spots. You can also find some great fishing in Tacoma at the various marinas that are located in the Tacoma area. You will be able to choose from small or large boats that will allow you to fish. You will be able to fish for some of the larger and more important types of fish, including salmon and trout.


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    Once you decide where you will be able to fish, you will need to figure out what kind of gear you need. to use. Some of the bigger and more expensive fishing gear will need to be brought on the boat, but you will be able to use lighter gear if you would rather bring on your own boat. The best thing that you can do when you are going fishing in Tacoma is to look at all of the different fishing options that are available to you. If you know that you will be bringing your own boat, then you will be able to use some of the bigger fishing boats that are available. If you are not going to be bringing your own boat, then you will need to pay attention to the smaller fishing boats that are out there. You will want to take a look at any boating websites that are available in the internet. They will help you see all of the different fishing companies and boats that you can fish with. If you have never been to fishing in Tacoma before, then you will want to take a trip up to the area to see what fishing is like in this area. You will be able to take advantage of all of the fishing opportunities in the area, even if you are new to this type of fishing. Fishing in Tacoma is something that can provide you with years of enjoyment, even if you are just beginning to fish. For some of the bigger fish, such as salmon and trout, you will want to bring along a few baits, line, hooks, lures, and tackle boxes. All of these are items that you can find at a local sporting goods store in Tacoma. You should also make sure that you bring along some small hooks and spinners to use on your fishing trips. When you are fishing in Tacoma, you will be able to enjoy the waters and the scenery of this beautiful area.


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