Images by @explorewithnd, Nupur Das

True story: I had been dying to have some traditional kashmiri food since I came across Wazwan on a travel show recently.

And last evening was like a wish come true for me when @hiltonbangalore hosted me at their Kashmiri Food Fest.

The spread was bursting with flavours. Every single dish was prepared with so much love!

Thank you for having me.๐Ÿ’Œ
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P.S. Head to my stories for a glimpse of the spread.
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#WHPcolorwheel #foodfestival #kashmirifood #foodparadise #hiltonbangalore #fridaynight #foodiesofinstagram #foodielife #getaway #brunch #culturetrip #travelgram #foodie #dinner #yummyfood #foodandbeverage #travelstoke #food #happygirl #staycation #holidaying #dametraveler #foodblog #travelingfoodie #exploremore #traveldiaries #iamatraveler #foodcoma #darlingescapes #explorewithND

True story: I had been dying to have some traditional kashmiri food since I came across Wazwan on a travel show recently. And last evening was like a wish come true for me when @hiltonbangalore hosted me at their Kashmiri Food Fest. The spread was bursting with flavours. Every single dish was prepared with so much love! Thank you for having me.๐Ÿ’Œ . P.S. Head to my stories for a glimpse of the spread. ~ . . . . . . . . . . #WHPcolorwheel  #foodfestival  #kashmirifood  #foodparadise  #hiltonbangalore  #fridaynight  #foodiesofinstagram  #foodielife  #getaway  #brunch  #culturetrip  #travelgram  #foodie  #dinner  #yummyfood  #foodandbeverage  #travelstoke  #food  #happygirl  #staycation  #holidaying  #dametraveler  #foodblog  #travelingfoodie  #exploremore  #traveldiaries  #iamatraveler  #foodcoma  #darlingescapes  #explorewithND 

Where the chai ki tapri has killer views.
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#himalayas #getoutside #himalayangeographic #pixelnofilter #hippieinhills #mountainlife #teampixel #traveldiaries #travelgram #clouds #mountain #holidaying #roadtrip #mountains #landscape #landscapephotography #dametraveler #darlingescapes  #holidayiqcommunity #sheexplores #natgeotravel #cntgiveitashot #traveldestination #travelwithme #iamatraveler #traveller #passportready #natgeoyourshot #exploremore #explorewithND
Moo and Me eyeing that plate of Maggi.๐Ÿ’Œ
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P.S. How to lure in a cow for a picture.
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @fedwedrafa
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#holidaying #trending #himalayas #himgeo #iamatraveler #foodie #mountainlife #teampixel #traveldiaries #travelgram #travelphotography #viewsfordays #foodielife #mountains #cntgiveitashot #lpmi #dametraveler #darlingescapes #sheexplores #natgeotravel #naturelovers #natgeoindia #writetotravel #travelrealindia #traveller #wanderer #passportready #incredibleindia #exploremore #explorewithND
Sending a stunning landscape your way! Hit up a โค๏ธ for a year full of travels! ๐Ÿฅฐ
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#zirovalley #northeastindia  #chalohoppo #dametraveler #arunachalpradesh #teampixel #incredibleindia #photooftheday #writetotravel #landscapephotography #traveldiaries #natgeotravel #travelgram #cntgiveitashot #getoutside #natgeoyourshot #landscape #natgeoindia #naturelovers #traveldeeper #iamatraveler #holidaying #skies #thatview #darlingescapes #passportready #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #exploremore #explorewithND
Postcard from me to you: I guess I could live here.

And just keep looking at this soothing landscape for hours, unmindful of the storm and mingled murmurs of the challenges life throws at us.

Here, all is still as fair - the stream, the tree, the hill, the sunshine on the bank: no worries!

No thought of time flying by, or closing night which comes to steal away the long sweet day, full of dreams!

Life is good.๐Ÿ’Œ
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#viewoftheday #srilanka #travelsrilanka #darlingescapes
#getoutside #womenwhoexplore #landscaping #naturetherapy #shetravels #dametraveler #keepexploring #exploremore #getoutdoors #travelphotographer #traveldeeper #natgeoyourshot #intothewoods #natgeotravel #naturelovers #landscape #writetotravel #iamatraveler #landscapephotography #naturewalk  #travelblogger #sheexplores #exploremore #getlost #passportready #explorewithND

Postcard from me to you: I guess I could live here. And just keep looking at this soothing landscape for hours, unmindful of the storm and mingled murmurs of the challenges life throws at us. Here, all is still as fair - the stream, the tree, the hill, the sunshine on the bank: no worries! No thought of time flying by, or closing night which comes to steal away the long sweet day, full of dreams! Life is good.๐Ÿ’Œ ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . #viewoftheday  #srilanka  #travelsrilanka  #darlingescapes  #getoutside  #womenwhoexplore  #landscaping  #naturetherapy  #shetravels  #dametraveler  #keepexploring  #exploremore  #getoutdoors  #travelphotographer  #traveldeeper  #natgeoyourshot  #intothewoods  #natgeotravel  #naturelovers  #landscape  #writetotravel  #iamatraveler  #landscapephotography  #naturewalk  #travelblogger  #sheexplores  #exploremore  #getlost  #passportready  #explorewithND 

O Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
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#teampixel #pixelnofilter #longexposure
#himalayas #intothewoods #riverside #onthetrail #enchantedforest #getoutdoors #getlost #travelstoke #getoutside #womenwhoexplore #landscaping #naturetherapy #naturewalk #dametraveler #darlingescapes #TakeMeToRemoteLands #holidayiqcommunity #sheexplores #natgeotravel #cntgiveitashot #travelphotography #natgeoyourshot #traveldeeper #iamatraveler #sheisnotlost #keepexploring #explorewithND
Note to self: Chase peaks, not feelings! ๐Ÿ’Œ
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#himalayas #himalaya #himalayangeographic #hippieinhills #mountainlife #teampixel #outdoors #traveldiaries #writetotravel #mountain #adventure #mountainadventures #wildcraftwildling #mountains #backpacking #triponthis #mountaineering #traveldeeper #natgeoyourshot #hiking #sheexplores #natgeotravel #trail  #naturelovers #natgeotravel #traveller  #natgeo #natgeoindia #exploremore #explorewithND
31 Dec'18: Looking back, this year has been quite unpredictable and a bumpy ride for me just like my ride in this short clip here (on the back of an open truck on muddy tracks in a quaint village somewhere in the far East) and I have surprised myself every step of the way, some things worked out, some didn't. I'm happy with how I have handled it, more importantly, grown through it.

As this year approaches its end, all I can say is that I am a different person than what I started out as. I'm sure most of us have gone through some transformation (or the other) this (or any other) year and it's liberating, sometimes, life altering!

I have travelled a lot more than I did in the past. Also, this was the year I travelled to an unconventional destination, which happened to be one of those spur of the moment decisions and I'm glad I hopped on. Looking forward to more such trips in the coming years.

So, here's to another year of surprising yourself!
Cuz life can't be all planned out and you can't always be fully prepared for what's in store so why not take it one day at a time.

Also, forever grateful for people who make the ride worthwhile, they know who they are. :)
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Cheers!

P.S. I'm not always lost in thoughts. This right here is the proof.
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๐ŸŽถ: Feeling Fine.
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#happysoul #incredibleindia #teampixel #chalonortheast #iamatraveler #darlingescapes #writetotravel #passportready #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #holidayiqcommunity #wildcraftwildling #traveller #womenwhoexplore #womenwhotravel #womenwhowander #getlost #getoutthere #getoutdoors #cntraveler #natgeotravel #travelstoke #wander #tripotoplayssanta #traveldeeper #travelgoals #dametraveler #thattravelblog #exploremore #explorewithND

31 Dec'18: Looking back, this year has been quite unpredictable and a bumpy ride for me just like my ride in this short clip here (on the back of an open truck on muddy tracks in a quaint village somewhere in the far East) and I have surprised myself every step of the way, some things worked out, some didn't. I'm happy with how I have handled it, more importantly, grown through it. As this year approaches its end, all I can say is that I am a different person than what I started out as. I'm sure most of us have gone through some transformation (or the other) this (or any other) year and it's liberating, sometimes, life altering! I have travelled a lot more than I did in the past. Also, this was the year I travelled to an unconventional destination, which happened to be one of those spur of the moment decisions and I'm glad I hopped on. Looking forward to more such trips in the coming years. So, here's to another year of surprising yourself! Cuz life can't be all planned out and you can't always be fully prepared for what's in store so why not take it one day at a time. Also, forever grateful for people who make the ride worthwhile, they know who they are. :) . Cheers! P.S. I'm not always lost in thoughts. This right here is the proof. . ๐ŸŽถ: Feeling Fine. ~ . . . . . . . . . #happysoul  #incredibleindia  #teampixel  #chalonortheast  #iamatraveler  #darlingescapes  #writetotravel  #passportready  #sheisnotlost  #sheexplores  #holidayiqcommunity  #wildcraftwildling  #traveller  #womenwhoexplore  #womenwhotravel  #womenwhowander  #getlost  #getoutthere  #getoutdoors  #cntraveler  #natgeotravel  #travelstoke  #wander  #tripotoplayssanta  #traveldeeper  #travelgoals  #dametraveler  #thattravelblog  #exploremore  #explorewithND 

Something about bubbles, makes the kid within you come alive!
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๐ŸŽฅ:@fedwedrafa
๐ŸŽถ: Funny Day
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#happynewyear #bangalorediaries #bubbles #nikonphotography #instagram #getlostnow #getoutthere #darlingescapes #travelmore #roamtheplanet  #iamatraveler #thattravelblog #getaway #passportready #travelstyle #womenwhowander #womenwhotravel #sheexplores #sheisnotlost #womenwhoexplore #traveldiaries #writetotravel #wanderer #travelstoke #dametraveler #thattravelblog #exploremore #cntgiveitashot #keepexploring #explorewithND
Postcard from me to you: The answer, my friend, is blowinโ€™ in the wind,
The answer is blowinโ€™ in the wind...
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Known for its vibe, beaches and urban architecture, the streets of Pondicherry are an absolute delight to stroll down with the sight of houses bursting in bright hues to mellow whites, cute little cafรฉs, green lanes welcome you to India's very own French colony.๐Ÿ’Œ
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P.S. I bought my top and skirt from a local seller, with a street-side stall. Loved roaming around in it.
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Postcard from me to you: The answer, my friend, is blowinโ€™ in the wind, The answer is blowinโ€™ in the wind... . . . . . . Known for its vibe, beaches and urban architecture, the streets of Pondicherry are an absolute delight to stroll down with the sight of houses bursting in bright hues to mellow whites, cute little cafรฉs, green lanes welcome you to India's very own French colony.๐Ÿ’Œ . . P.S. I bought my top and skirt from a local seller, with a street-side stall. Loved roaming around in it. ~ #throwback  #merrychristmas  . . . . . . . . . . #pondicherry  #incredibleindia  #getlostnow  #getoutthere  #darlingescapes  #travelmore  #roamtheplanet  #iamatraveler  #thattravelblog  #getaway  #passportready  #travelstyle  #womenwhowander  #womenwhotravel  #sheexplores  #sheisnotlost  #pondicherrydiaries  #womenwhoexplore  #traveldeeper  #traveldiaries  #writetotravel  #wanderer  #travelstoke  #dametraveler  #thattravelblog  #exploremore  #cntgiveitashot  #keepexploring  #explorewithND 

I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.
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#beachin #holidayseason #traveldestination #getlostclub #relax #beachside #traveldiaries2018 #travelgrams #vitaminsea #beachlife #musings #traveldeep #calm #seascape #landscape #sheisnotlostbutfound #goodvibes #dametravelers #darlingescape #natgeotravelpic #womenwhoexplore #holidayiqcommunity #iamatraveler #passportstamps #natureloversgallery #exploremoreoutdoors #explorewithND

I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else. ~ . . . . . . . . #beachin  #holidayseason  #traveldestination  #getlostclub  #relax  #beachside  #traveldiaries2018  #travelgrams  #vitaminsea  #beachlife  #musings  #traveldeep  #calm  #seascape  #landscape  #sheisnotlostbutfound  #goodvibes  #dametravelers  #darlingescape  #natgeotravelpic  #womenwhoexplore  #holidayiqcommunity  #iamatraveler  #passportstamps  #natureloversgallery  #exploremoreoutdoors  #explorewithND 

In a world of constant noise, we crave simplicity and clarity.
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#himalayas #himalayan #himalayangeographic #hippieinhills #mountainlife #teampixel #traveldiaries #travelgram #intothewild #intothewoods #musings #traveldeeper #wilderness #mountains #landscape #sheisnotlost #sundayvibes #dametraveler #darlingescapes #explorer #sheexplores #natgeotravel #nature #holidayiqcommunity #travelrealindia #traveller #passportready #naturelovers #exploremore #explorewithND
Postcard from me to you: Bamboo houses on stilts opening to cute little ponds. Kids doing their best to catch frogs from the pond for their meal. Lush greens. Mad skies. Come visit. An unexplored paradise.

Love,
Ziro Valley.๐Ÿ’Œ
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#zirovalley #northeastindia  #chalohoppo #dametraveler #arunachalpradesh #teampixel #incredibleindia #photooftheday #writetotravel #landscapephotography #traveldiaries #natgeotravel #travelgram #cntgiveitashot #fridaymood #natgeoyourshot #landscape #natgeoindia #naturelovers #traveldeeper #iamatraveler #holidaying #blueskies #thatview #darlingescapes #passportready #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #exploremore #explorewithND

Postcard from me to you: Bamboo houses on stilts opening to cute little ponds. Kids doing their best to catch frogs from the pond for their meal. Lush greens. Mad skies. Come visit. An unexplored paradise. Love, Ziro Valley.๐Ÿ’Œ ~ . . . . . . . #zirovalley  #northeastindia  #chalohoppo  #dametraveler  #arunachalpradesh  #teampixel  #incredibleindia  #photooftheday  #writetotravel  #landscapephotography  #traveldiaries  #natgeotravel  #travelgram  #cntgiveitashot  #fridaymood  #natgeoyourshot  #landscape  #natgeoindia  #naturelovers  #traveldeeper  #iamatraveler  #holidaying  #blueskies  #thatview  #darlingescapes  #passportready  #sheisnotlost  #sheexplores  #exploremore  #explorewithND 

Happy birthday to my home away from home.โค๏ธ
I love you for loving me unconditionally and for always being there.โค๏ธ
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#birthdaygirl #birthdaylove #friendshipgoals #teampixel
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Happy birthday to my home away from home.โค๏ธ I love you for loving me unconditionally and for always being there.โค๏ธ ~ . . . . #birthdaygirl  #birthdaylove  #friendshipgoals  #teampixel  . . . . . . #bangalorediaries  #bangaloretimes  #foodandwine  #travelandleisure  #dametraveler  #celebration  #bangalorefoodies  #bangaloredays  #foodandtravel  #nightout  #ootd  #styleinspo  #lifestyle  #getoutthere  #bangalorefoodie  #bangalorelife  #zomato  #saturdaynight  #foodiesofinstagram  #bangalorebloggers  #bangalore  #nightlife  #hangout  #cafe  #restaurant  #explorewithND 

Nothing could possibly beat the view from up there.

Another one off the bucket list!
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#himachalpradesh #paragliding #himalayas #bucketlist #adventures #wildcraftwildling #iamatraveler #traveldiaries #travelgram #viewsfordays #himalayangeographic #holidayiqcommunity #mountains #adventuretime #adventureladies #dametraveler #darlingescapes #explorer #sheexplores #natgeotravel #naturelovers #natgeoindia #adventure #travelrealindia #traveldeeper #passportready #incredibleindia #exploremore #explorewithND
Ready to hike up Sigiriya's ancient Rock fortress also referred to as the lion Rock. Designed in the form of a huge stone lion, whose claws have survived till date.

Rising dramatically at a height of 1150 ft is Sri Lanka's best kept secret. The ruins of an ancient capital city still boasts of the magnificent landscape, art and architecture from over 1600 years ago.

Surrounded by dense forests on all sides and water garden on one side with 4 identical reservoirs interconnected to each other serving as the main source of water supply for the ancient city and operates even  today. A technology so advanced and ahead of its time that it's a marvel even today.

Exploring this site was the highlight of my trip to Sri Lanka.

P.S. Scroll till the end for a file photo of the ancient lion Rock fortress in its full glory!

Mar'18.
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#srilanka #unescoworldheritage #travelstories #dametraveler  #exploremore #traveldeeper #traveler #traveltheworld #natgeotravel #writetotravel #getoutthere #getlost #ruins #cntgiveitashot #natgeotravel  #culturetrip #travelblog #architecture #sheexplores #historical #trek #adventure #hike #art #traveldiaries #travelgram #iamatraveler #traveltriangle #passportready #darlingescapes #explorewithND

Ready to hike up Sigiriya's ancient Rock fortress also referred to as the lion Rock. Designed in the form of a huge stone lion, whose claws have survived till date. Rising dramatically at a height of 1150 ft is Sri Lanka's best kept secret. The ruins of an ancient capital city still boasts of the magnificent landscape, art and architecture from over 1600 years ago. Surrounded by dense forests on all sides and water garden on one side with 4 identical reservoirs interconnected to each other serving as the main source of water supply for the ancient city and operates even today. A technology so advanced and ahead of its time that it's a marvel even today. Exploring this site was the highlight of my trip to Sri Lanka. P.S. Scroll till the end for a file photo of the ancient lion Rock fortress in its full glory! Mar'18. ~ . . . . . . . #srilanka  #unescoworldheritage  #travelstories  #dametraveler  #exploremore  #traveldeeper  #traveler  #traveltheworld  #natgeotravel  #writetotravel  #getoutthere  #getlost  #ruins  #cntgiveitashot  #natgeotravel  #culturetrip  #travelblog  #architecture  #sheexplores  #historical  #trek  #adventure  #hike  #art  #traveldiaries  #travelgram  #iamatraveler  #traveltriangle  #passportready  #darlingescapes  #explorewithND 

Postcard from me to you: Fisherman's cottage!๐Ÿ’Œ
It was so peaceful out here. Away from the mad rush of the city. Just me, my thoughts, the sound of waves crashing, cool breeze caressing my face, gently blowing my hair, whispering to me - stay a little longer and sand on my feet.

My happy place to be!

I have always wondered what is it like to live by the sea?

Perhaps, like everything else, it also has its share of serenity and chaos, good and bad days, sunshine and hurricane.

P.S. I'm a fan of rustic landscapes with mad skies. And you?
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Postcard from me to you: Fisherman's cottage!๐Ÿ’Œ It was so peaceful out here. Away from the mad rush of the city. Just me, my thoughts, the sound of waves crashing, cool breeze caressing my face, gently blowing my hair, whispering to me - stay a little longer and sand on my feet. My happy place to be! I have always wondered what is it like to live by the sea? Perhaps, like everything else, it also has its share of serenity and chaos, good and bad days, sunshine and hurricane. P.S. I'm a fan of rustic landscapes with mad skies. And you? ~ . . . . . . . #srilanka  #sea  #fishermen  #countryside  #travels  #bluesky  #beachlife  #waves  #clouds  #naturelovers  #travelgram  #planetearth  #traveltriangle  #bluesea  #dametraveler  #traveldiaries  #holiday  #destination  #travelgoals  #darlingescapes  #natgeotravel  #landscape  #passportready  #natgeoyourshot  #sheexplores  #exploremore  #sheisnotlost  #cntraveler  #traveldeeper  #explorewithND 

When dreams come true.
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P.S. There's a frame that's frozen cuz even while spanning I just wanted to take a moment to pause and absorb the beauty. Surreal it was.
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When dreams come true. . . . . P.S. There's a frame that's frozen cuz even while spanning I just wanted to take a moment to pause and absorb the beauty. Surreal it was. ~ . . . . . . . . #himalayas  #himalayan  #himalayangeographic  #hippieinhills  #mountainlife  #teampixel  #traveldiaries  #travelgram  #clouds  #mountain  #video  #roadtrippin  #roadtrip  #mountains  #landscape  #travelphotography  #landscapephotography  #dametraveler  #darlingescapes  #holidayiqcommunity  #sheexplores  #natgeotravel  #cntgiveitashot  #travelphotography  #travelwithme  #streetsofhimalayas  #traveller  #passportready  #natgeoyourshot  #exploremore  #explorewithND