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[Review] Mountbatten Lodge – Magical Disconnect

In Hotels, Review by gypsycouple1 Comment

Mountbatten Lodge is a colonial styled luxury retreat nestled within the green canopy of the Aravalli’s near Ranakpur. The Jain Temples there are one of the best open secrets in India and most people, except the devout, who do visit, visit it as a day trip from Udaipur and are hence not able to enjoy what the place has to …

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Romancing the monsoons in Goa

In Destinations, Travel experience by gypsycouple18 Comments

On a rainy afternoon, the Goa station greeted us with a gloomy overcast sky and our fellow passengers seemed to ask the same question as we were asking ourselves, “Is this a good idea?” The green blanket enveloping the hills near Mumbai now seemed a much better idea than what the go goa chant sounded in our heads while planning …

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[Review] KAAV Safari Lodge – Wild simplicity

In Destinations, Hotels, Review by gypsycouple2 Comments

KAAV Safari lodge is an aesthetically built property at the edge of the Nagarhole national park which is a quick weekend getaway from Bangalore (Bengaluru) in the southern part of India. The lodge is situated about 10 minutes drive from the government run Jungle Lodges where the safari’s take off from. As indicated by the name, the hotel aims to provide …