Do you Fantasize About Workcation in Uttarakhand?

Workcation in Rishikesh

What excites you so much to work from the mountains? Is it Photoshop images or freedom from home?

Before getting dazzled by the picturesque images and larger-than-life landscapes just stay mindful of the ground realities.

You must pre-plan about how many days you plan to spend there and plan your budget accordingly. You can easily manage to get many backpacking cheap accommodation but is that your cup of tea is something you should identify.

The best part of these long-stay trips is you can choose any destination out from Pan India. However, since I was exploring the city near Delhi, the best option for me was staycation in Rishikesh.

From mountain, beaches, religion, culture you get it all in this beautiful and auspicious city in Uttrakhand.

Hi, I am Srishti a corporate professional and traveler by passion. In this blog, I will share my experience about my 17 days workcation in Rishikesh.

Accommodation and Age Group

Age may just be the number but we broadly fall into the same category when it comes to the number itself. Usually, in the backpackers stay, you will find people in their 20’s and 30’s. There could be some in their 40’s too. However, to get people in the ’50s and ’60s is rare in such setups. But with the changing norms we must acknowledge that “40’s is new 30’s” and “30’s is new 20’s”.

The reason for finding this kind of age group is people may be still exploring what they want and how they want to get settled. If you are the one who is starting late then you can still take a plunge irrespective of age. The environment in backpacking hostels will never make you feel old.

Now coming to expenses, there are multiple ranges based on what you prefer. From a private room to shared dorms you have it all.

To save some bucks you can plan to pay in advance and within Rs. 10,000 per month you may land up in double sharing or quad sharing rooms with other amenities like indoor sports along with other regular events.

If you have a better budget then go for a better stay of single sharing as well. You can plan your meal expenses separately. Of course, commuting is not included in this. So minimum you must have a budget of Rs. 15,000- Rs. 20,000 that can cover your stay, commute, and other living expenses. To be on a little better side in Rs. 30,000 you can plan little better stay in India.

Last but not the least, one of the most important thing that you shouldn’t miss checking for your workcation is good wifi and power back. As last thing you may want to experience is impacting your work.

How I planned my 17 days Workcation in Rishikesh?

I usually plan short trips of 4-5 days within and outside India. This time I was all set to explore a little longer tenure. The place I chose was none other than Rishikesh. It was a 5-7 hours drive from my place Gurugram.

The place I chose initially was a zostel in Rishikesh with private accommodation; however, I hopped many interesting places.

On the weekend I plan to explore nearby camps. There was this camp by the name of Brook that was more like a cottage, where I stayed over the weekend. So before planning your long-term stay in Rishikesh or any other place for that matter, it’s good to conduct thorough research.

This was my third visit to Rishikesh and visiting this way was an altogether different experience. I got the feel of culture and connected well with locals in a much better way. Though after I went there, it was locked down still I managed to visit many interesting hubs.

Some of the must-visit places here are

Cafes near Laxman Jhula such as Freedom Café, Lucky Café, and many more. So it all starts at Laxman Jhula & ends at Ram Jhula.

You shouldn’t miss the unexplored and unknown beaches in Rishikesh like, Ganga, Goa, and Laxman Jhula beach.

Some of the must-visit Waterfalls are Patna, Neer, etc

You can’t ignore the religious hub of Religious as well. Besides Ganga Arti one of the peaceful places where you can plan your stay too is Parmarth Niketan Ashram.

If you want to dig down little bit more history, then don’t forget the popular Beatles Ashram.

Rishikesh is also popular for following adventure sports.

Bungees

River Rafting

Cliff Jumping and many more

Besides that, there are so many nearby trekking destinations that you can consider. The famous ones are

  • Kedarkantha
  • Chopta
  • Chandrshila
  • Roopkund
  • Kunjapuri and many more

You can have a glimpse of my trip by clicking on my youtube channel :-  

17 Days Workcation in Rishikesh – April 2021

It’s also listed among the top 100 at Feedspot.

If you are planning for such trips in the future please feel free to reach out to me through the comment below. To check out more pictures please follow me on Instagram at Travel with Srishti.

What made my trip good was, I planned my budget and chose the place accordingly. You can get many options here in Rishikesh. You can look out for luxury home stays in Rishikesh or accommodation like Airbnb. The price will depend upon the number of days you plan to stay and the property you choose.

Besides that, don’t forget to plan the cost of your commute. If you plan to drive down then on an average it will cost you at least Rs. 6- 7 k to and fro based on the average of your vehicle from Gurugram.

It can exceed Rs. 10,000 or more as well if you use your private car for local transport or exploring nearby places within a range of 10-15 km.

At the end of the day, what matters is how you plan to leverage your long stay. The idea is to come back refreshed and mindful. Sometimes a shift of place especially close to the mountain can have a positive impact on your energy.

Especially when it comes to places like Rishikesh, you may get more rejuvenated. It is the city that can give you the feel of a mountain yet you can enjoy beautiful beaches along with auspicious places amid ghats.

Hope you chose your workcation with good planning and come back with holistic wellness and personal growth.

How to Visit Unexplored Kuchesar, the Best Touring Places near Delhi?

weekend trip in delhi

The weekend is the time to explore some serene places where you can restore all your energies. Not many people are aware that one of the fort has been converted into a heritage stay in the secluded village of Kuchesar in Up. I consider it as one of the best weekend trips in Delhi.

Though trekking is a huge craze among Delhi Millennial, however, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Especially people in their 30’s are exploring the place where they can enjoy the company of like-minded non-judgmental people.  Especially for them, it could be the best places to visit near Delhi.

weekend trip in delhi

Socializing is the need of the hour in today’s Work from home culture. We all need a let out, space that may not be feasible, sitting at the comfort of our home. If you wish to possess a magic wand that can take away all the blues, then you may not be wrong completely. You just need to be mindful that a miracle is within you.

Here’s an article about how you can plan a weekend excursion and keep sailing happily and progressively in life. Weekend getaways from Delhi could be the smartest way to channelize your energies. You can have many affordable options. Trust me; more than a mere expense, it would be a real investment in us.

How to Plan a Trip to Kuchesar? Perhaps one of the Cheap and Best Place to Visit near Delhi.

You can plan a trip to Kuchesar from any part of NCR. The extreme end could be Gurgaon. It might take 2-3 hours to reach the fort. Spare any weekend and start at 9 am and you will be able to reach there by 11- 12 pm easily with normal traffic conditions.

After reaching their check-in to your lavish fort room, you got lots of options for choosing the rooms there. Choose the bespoke private villa, go for king size suite or stick to the basic. Unpack and get a hot shower. After that, head to get fresh lunch. You can choose from a variety of veg options along with selected non-veg cuisine as well. Don’t forget to grab delicious desserts too.

weekend trip in delhi

In fact, one of the reasons that can make this spot the best weekend getaways near Delhi is the choicest room and bespoke food.

Your journey starts now as there are lots to do post-lunch. You can enjoy the tractor or bullock cart ride and visit the village. En route, you can go to the Mango orchid, Jaggery plant and enjoy the local flavors.

Enjoy the thrill of visiting these communities of the rural landscape and be vocal for the locals.

Leverage as much as you can. You can also buy organic jaggery, also called “Gud” in the local language, along with sugarcane. Going back to your resort, enjoy fresh tea with snacks to make your evening relaxing and delightful.

weekend trip in delhi

Furthermore, you can relax in your rooms and get ready for the bonfire with some heartfelt chit chat with fellow travelers.

Take your time to enjoy the royal luxury in your villa and get ready for mouth-watering yummy dinner.

While walking down to the dining room from your heritage room, enjoy the picturesque sight of the fort.

The hall where the food is served will take you to the dynasty of kings and queens.

After dinner, you can take a walk around the fort and sit in your private villa to continue the rounds of games and chats.

Once you are content and feeling sleepy, go back to your rooms and enjoy the sound sleep.

The next day morning is the time to enjoy the sunshine with the chirping sounds of birds. You can also witness beautiful peacocks walking down the garden with lush greenery.

Sit in the traditional chairs or enjoy the swing under mango orchid, and now you must be hungry. We can head for some fresh breakfast with fantastic sunshine in the spacious open lounge.

Weekend Trip - Kuchesar

After your breakfast, get ready to try some hands-on pottery making.  The touch of that beautiful mud and shaping it with your creativity will not be less than bliss.   

Post that we can enjoy some table tennis too. With all these surreal experiences, our journey ends with the happiest memories. Now it’s time to say goodbye to the place and reach back to your destination.

It could be one of the best weekends you can gift to yourself. In fact if you are exploring places to visit near Delhi by car, then this is one of the better options.  Max distance within NCR ranges between 70-130 km.

weekend trip in delhi

There are lots of travel companies flooding all over social media. Meetup groups are one of the most popular options for offline get together. Nevertheless, If you are new in the town or a solo traveler, you may wonder which one to join. One of the tried and tested bespoke meetup groups for you could be travel solo and smart. You can expect lots of local events and outstation trips as well on this platform.

How can the Solo Traveler Community help in making it Possible?

The best part of this group is it’s private, so all your information is visible to the filtered members only. Furthermore, any content within the group related to any event also got restricted visibility.  Some of the past events conducted by us are as follows.

Handpicked members in Travel Solo and Smart community are responsible enough to take all precautions during this covid time. However, unlike Myscoot, besides local events, we constantly plan many outstation trips as well as mentioned above.

Some of our recent trips were Kasol; Kheerganga and Kuchesar. You can check the pics in the gallery and YouTube channel as well for the same.

We would love to have you as part of the tribe. All you have to do is send an invitation here, and if you fill in all the required details, you will be a member without any cost.

Best Cost and Takeaways from the trip!

Coming back to the Kuchesar excursion, wondering what the cost of all the above activities, stays, and meals? You can get all that at an unbelievable price of just Rs. 9,999.  Travel Solo and Smart members had a wonderful time here.

 As a community benefit, members end up paying half the price of Rs. 4999-5999 and enjoyed all the activities, meals, and stay. Besides that, they end up making lifetime friends too.

If you are also looking out for such an unparalleled trip, then do join us on the next journey during X-Mas and New Year time.

My Kasol & Kheerganga Trek in 2020 as a Trip Manager

Kasol ; ;Kheerganga

2020 has already marked its place in history because of the reason known to all COVID-19. The flip side of the same is people started adapting to the new norm. I being a passionate travel and trip organizer was under tremendous pressure to organize a trip.  It was not only to gratify my soul but for the solo travelers in my group who wanted to fly from the prison of work from home and other restrictions too.

I believe in the miracle, and since Kheerganga was on top of my mind I finally made it happen on the night of 29th October i.e. Thursday. This article will share the detailed itinerary of what all you can explore and how you can plan your trip. Read the article till the end and share the comments.

I consider myself a smart solo traveler. That’s how I came up with the concept of travel solo and smart. Further, how I leveraged this smartness by  convincing  eight more solo souls besides me to make it happen. So we were a group of  9 people who started our journey from Gurgaon through a Tempo Traveller.

We started around 9 pm. With 2-3 pitstops, we were able to reach Kasol by 2 pm. It usually takes 15-16 hours to reach the city. We were more or less on time, a little delayed because of the more than one stops.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

We were in Kasol. Checked in our camps. It was triple sharing. Took tea, freshen up, and took a walk to the city. Our stay was in the heart of  Kasol, so everything was available within walking distance. We had our lunch at the evergreen café. While walking on the streets , we tried momos and other local cuisines too.

After lunch, It was time to explore the local trek at chalal. The picturesque site at the riverside was not only breathtaking but equally rejuvenating.

In the night, we were all set to explore the local cafes. The travelers were all set to try every bit of Kasol. From a live concert at Panchtara to the trout fish with bonfire is what made our first day out of the world.

It was a much-needed break from coronavirus blue in Delhi.

After having a fulfilling first day, we were all set to the trek for the next day to Kheerganga.

Day 2

After awakening to the fresh morning, we were all set to take trek  to  Kheerganga. We had our breakfast at camps and started at 930 am. Our tempo traveler dropped us at barshaini. It took us 1 hour to reach there from Kasol.

Kheerganga is a 12 km trek. We were planning to stay there, so we were carrying our backpacks. The expedition was beautiful yet rocky so you need to watch your every step at every threshold.

Another thing not to be missed is to have a sip of water whenever you feel tired.

The route we choose to start the trek was through Cagra village, which was best route to climb up .

In between, there were many cafes, but the one that was best was Raasta. We had our energy drinks and had great clicks with some fun by dancing to the tunes of some pepe numbers . So it was a good kick start of the trek.

After taking many challenging and easy terrain, we finally checked-in to our camps in Kheerganga. It was 31st  Oct Halloween night too and blue moon as well.

Bonfire is what you need for some candid conversations, and it was all set on the top. After playing musical jingle and candid conversations, we had a great sleep.

Day 3

One thing that Kheerganga is famous for is its hot water spring. So the morning, we pack our stuff and left early in the morning to enjoy the healing hot water spring.

Post that, you can visit the Shiva temple on the top. Though I missed because of time crunch.

After that, we came back to our camp, had breakfast, and left ago to Barshaini. This time we choose to take Nathan village route.

The view was different and as splendid as the  route we choose while starting the trek.  

It took us 4 to 6 hours to reach back.

From Barshini to Kasol, it was around a 1-hour distance. We stopped at Kasol for dinner and then started back to Delhi. In between, there was just one more stop after few hours, and then it was a non-stop journey. We were able to enter Delhi within 12-13 hours, which couldn’t be better.

Our journey came to an end with lots of sweet memories and many learning experiences, especially for me as a Trip organizer.

Key Learnings:-

So on this trip, I sponsored a Youtuber who helped me in creating two of my videos, as you can see below:- Yes, the video came out good, but then I learned that before approaching any of an Influencer, your product should be established as end of the journey its there call if they would like to give a shout out to you or not.

I  picked a  cohost who paid me just 50% of the amount; however, during the trip, she was literally dictating the things on her terms rather than consulting me. So my learning before choosing any assistance set very clear expectations.

Since both the above were through reference, so was aniticipating better support. Neverthless such experiences makes you learn better and your trip complete.

Last but not least, as a Trip organizer, people don’t care where you are coming from. All they expect is you should be on your toes to facilitate them.

Though all travelers went back making lifetime friends. But I can’t forget that one incidence when they expected me to ensure them to have everything.  It was about the additional blanket and pillow in the camp in Kheerganga. However, it was briefed before the journey that the camps will be available with basic amenities.

I was also relaxed as I thought the cohost would manage, but she was too lost giggling, and all of them started jumping on me.  So morning, Day 3 was memorable as it ended in good fight. It was also driven by one of the other female of the cohost who want to quench her ego . She got some skill in influencing the members. So was the other businessman in the group who became friends with these two females.

However, at the end of the journey, I realized that all this makes you smarter, so I aptly named my venture Travel Solo and Smart .

Anyways as is said, all well that ends well; I am happy the journey came to an end on a good note and all got sorted there and then. There are lots of takeaways for me as well. All the feedback I plan to take constructively and I am more clear about what my Brand Travel Solo and Smart stand for now.

If you wish to join in future journey, than first you must be part of the meetup group and then closed WhatsApp group .

Hope you enjoyed the article and soon plan a trip to Kasol and Kheerganga .

Why and How you can Plan a Trek to Kheerganga in October?

Kheerganga, Kasol , Wellness

For me every trip sounds not just another travel destination but a deep healing therapy. I connect it not less than a holistic wellness. Many people are resuming back to their travelling days amidst Covid-19 so am I planning.

However not forgetting to adhere to the “New Norm”.Here’s an article about beautiful trek of Kheerganaga & what you will get by visiting this place.

  1. Healing
  2. Change
  3. Adapting  New Norm
  4. Joining the Community
  5. Transformation

How You can Plan 5 days 4 nights Trip from Delhi NCR?

All you may need is one day leave to plan a nice trip for relaxing weekend.  We at travel solo and smart are planning to start our journey on the eve of 29th October, Thursday after the office hours.

Journey will begin from Gurgaon or Delhi. We will be hiring a tempo traveler or Innova where 6-12 people can be easily accommodated.

It will take 12-13 or little more odd hours to reach there. After reaching the place we can check in to our hotels in Kasol on 30th October – Friday. After relaxing for a day and exploring nearby treks and café we can have a nice dinner. To get better idea below is sneak peak of the trip:-

Next day morning of 31th October – Saturday we can wake up fresh and enjoy the lovely breakfast. We can start the trek to Kheerganga now.  The trek is of 12 km. Early we start better it is. Tentatively we can reach there by evening and check in to our camps.

Enroute while climbing up and down ; there’s lots and lots to explore. Some of the attractions are Kalga, Nathan, Tosh , Parvati and many more.

After reaching Kheerganga we can stretch a bit and get ready for dinner under the stars. Can have some jamming, bonfire and chit chat with travelers and share some unique stories. Idea is to reconnect with ourselves and move inch closer to true purpose.

Let’s rock and dance like crazy, 1st Nov- Sunday we can wake up fresh, enjoy lovely mountain breakfast and resume back. Time to go back to Delhi with lovely memories. Trust me these 2 nights and 3 nights will be best time of the month.

How to Ensure Covid Safe Journey?

Our safety lies in our hand, few things that can help you in managing this new norm is by adhering to following tips

  • Carry Multiple Masks on a Trip
  • Use Alcohol Sanitizer
  • Maintain Social Distance as much as you can
  • Keep your Immunity Strong
  • Stay Positive
  • Why you must Take Trek to Kheerganga?

Well it may not just be about Kheerganga trek it’s about why you should at all go for the trek. Here are few quick reasons.

Clean Your Chakras

There’s nothing better to revive ; other than close to nature. We all need that periodic rejuvenation, isn’t it? . That can only be possible when you give some push to your lungs and guts. While you trek; that physical push affects your organs in very subtle fashion.

Essence of Life

In our mundane life we forgot to discover out true purpose of life. We all have something unique in us. For the same reason; finger prints of two people are not alike. There must be some reason for the same reason right?

Stay Abreast in Game

No matter at what stage of life you may be in. It’s all about mindful of all the phases of life and ace the race. That can be possible if you make efforts in the right fashion. Trust age is just the number rest is how you feel. You can stay as young as you want if you think young.

Connect with Likeminded People

You never know what treasure you can discover when you step out. One of them can be in the form of people whom you meet while taking a trek specially. As in the process you share so many hardships and discomfort that you develop a special bond.

Best Version of Yourself

No matter what echelon of social strata you might be it mellows down to what kind of person you are after all. In the rat race we get so submerged that we forget who we are actually. The best way to reconnect to yourself is only by taking that wonderful trek waiting just for you .

Visiting new Fauna & Flora

Yes of course we can’t forget travelling is essentially about visiting new land and discovering the beauty. The change of place acts as a catalyst for out cognitive energies. Its even more affective while we take a trek.

Prosperity & Abundance

You already took first step by moving out of your comfort zone by choosing to take a trek. Its certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. Eventually you will realize the multifold returns on investments you will get by taking such a path . It will certainly build strong resilience along with many unparallelly subtle benefits.

Hope you are all set to take your next trek . If wondering how to take a plunge you can join us on the upcoming trek to Kheerganga.

How Tarishi is Healing her Life by Solo Travelling Expedition?

solo , travelling , expedition, destination

Solo traveling is not everyone’s cups of tea. When it comes to females, it’s even more challenging to choose a safe travel destination. They may have to deal with the creepiest things on the planet when they decide to travel solo.

Few females deliberately plan their solo trips to enhance their skills in dealing with harsh realities. A solo trip at times can act as the best therapy as you get connected with your inhibitions. It leads to better self-awareness i.e. the first step in healing your journey. 

For Tarishi, her first solo trip turned out to be quite rewarding.  She took a smart move by planning the wellness travel with solo travel community.

How Tarishi Found Strength with Solo Travel Communities?

Since Tarishi is a depression survivor, she takes a calculative move for everything. She’s still dealing with a lot. Though her failed marriage and few unsuccessful relations, not less than a nightmare has taught her a lot. Her wellness trips are turning out to be quiet influential in her healing journey. 

The blunder she still regrets is exiting her marriage without taking alumni. As a result, she got stuck in a tremendous financial crisis. She never planned a traveling lifestyle; instead, it fell in her lap while she was on an expedition of discovering herself.

She could spare some money from her job, small business, and parental support to plan short trips initially. However, she never dared to travel solo unless she took a few trips with the specialized travel communities.

That’s how she discovered how traveling can act as a therapy. While the concept of experiential traveling was evolving, she connected with it differently.

For her, it was more about wellness and self-introspection. Tarishi has consulted some of the best doctors in India since her teenage time to cure her depression. Luckily her parents could afford the expenses. Nevertheless, nothing worked unless she started taking wellness excursion.

Why Travelling is the Best Therapy?

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Jump of Joy

During her trips, she realized, psychiatrists and counselors are mere waste of time. The real change comes when you know your real worth and heal by loving yourself more. She got enlightened through her wellness vacations.

On her trip, she met many traveling therapists through solo travel groups. Her exposure to the real world during her trips made a huge difference. Earlier she was cut off from people due to the antidepressant pills that use to doze her off throughout the day. 

It was her resilient attitude and strong will power that pushed her to plan a solo trip. Since she wanted to stay safe and smart, she joined the best solo traveler meetup group. She found it to be much better than traveling alone due to many reasons.  Furthermore, Tarishi ended up making so many friends on the trip.

How Tarishi Became More Self-Aware with Her Solo Trips?

Deep Analysis

Tarishi’s traveling lifestyle helped her take the unparalleled inward journey. Eventually, she nailed the reason of her depression by meeting her inner child during one of her trips. Of course, she took the help of some healing practitioner that helped her familiarize herself with the term “inner child.”

Instead of investing more time and money with a healing therapist, she was intelligent enough to work practically on her limitations. She was lucky to get exposed to the transformation side of traveling by deciding to move out of her marriage.

Now she has established a different connection with her trips. It is more of healing and working on her self-growth progressively to discover her true calling.  It was in the year of 2019 that she planned many international trips as well. 

How a Solo Trip with Community Makes you More Liberated?

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Mukteshwar

The reason she planned to select a solo trip was a conscious decision. She wished to feel liberated and make her own choice.  Solo international trips that she recently covered are Dubai, Amsterdam, Bali, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, etc.

She has learned a lot during her trips. The sad part of society that Tarishi has accepted now is people judge solo travelers for no reason. Some of them may go to the extent of thinking that you may be a slut to choose to travel solo.

After deeply analyzing, she realized that most people secretly aspire to travel solo. However, many couldn’t gather the courage to do so. As a result, few start labeling the ones who do because of their insecurities.

Tarishi doesn’t hesitate in recommending people to join the solo traveling community.  She proudly promotes the untold benefits of an experiential traveling that she learned from these travel groups.

To enjoy a safe trip, you can always join private solo traveling communities. To know more,   send your request here- Travel Solo and Smart.

Are You Ready to Take a Beach Therapy at Andaman & Nicobar?

Andaman and Nicobar

Without digging deep, whether you are a beach person or a mountain, my question to you is straight. I would like to know which place you would like to visit in India to enjoy the beaches. No, I am not talking about Goa, though it’s my favorite destination too.


But this time, will you not like to try the pristine island of Andaman and Nicobar? Yes, this was the answer I was expecting. The place is a little underrated. That can be the reason your first choice might be Goa, which is much-hyped.

Indian Ocean
Indian ocean

Nevertheless, the trend is changing, and people are inquiring about Port Blair family tour packages or solo trip to Andaman and Nicobar. Even if you have already visited here, this is one place to travel again and again. 

Undoubtedly, Andaman and Nicobar Island is a destination worthy of being in one’s travel bucket list. A picturesque beach that proudly boasts of turquoise blue seawater is approximately 1400 km away from the eastern coast of India.

The transparent water, white sand beaches, scenic beauties, and water sports are all synonyms to a fun trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The land of the only Volcano in India keeps on poking us to plan a trip.

People all across India are looking out for the Andaman tour package from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and other locations. Now, if you are wondering how to plan your trip, then we have made it easy for you in subsequent paragraphs.


How to Reach Andaman & Nicobar from Metro Cities?

Planning a trip to Andaman and Nicobar isn’t complicated if you sort your itinerary. From India, the best mode of transport is to fly to Port Blair from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, or Chennai.

You can even opt for ship transport, but with flight fares now being affordable, it makes air transport a viable option. Speaking about traveling within the island, renting a bike or cycle is the best option.

One can even hire an auto or car for traveling within the islands. The rates charged for the travel is flat based on point to point location basis. However, it may be exorbitant compared to two-wheeler due to its steep fuel prices.

Scuba
Scuba

So, if you are looking for economical options, motorbikes and cycles are the best for you. You can always opt for a guided tour for a hassle-free fun travel experience too. You can complete your Port Blair trip with a planned journey.

Thanks to the evergreen booming tourism, Andaman’s are now accessible through Air and water transport. You can catch your flights from Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai.

If you are among those tourists who want to enjoy a long vacation, take passenger services from Chennai and Kolkata. Before checking about the Andaman Nicobar trip package have a look at what all you can explore in the city. 


What can you Explore in the Andaman and Nicobar Island?

Well planned is half done is true proverb for any trip. Better information can always help you with a cost-effective trip.

Connecting with the travel group can make you all set to land here. Additionally, you can leverage several community benefits.

Andaman and Nicobar Island
Island

Top Islands and Beaches in Andaman and Nicobar

Andaman and Nicobar inhabit more than 500 islands having several beaches. You can choose from some of the popular ones below.

Port Blair

Port Blair

Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar and most significant island. You can explore many beaches there. Some of the popular ones are Wandoor beach, Laxmanpur beach, Collinpur.

You may plan to spend the day as you like on these beaches during your Andaman and Nicobar tour. Sip a beer, enjoy your favorite cuisine, and admire the beauty all around.

If you are exploring heaven on earth, then this is the place to be.  If you are single and hunting for Port Blair tour packages, then check on our community Travel Solo and Smart. We promise to help you with the best deal with other unparalleled benefits, unlike other travel sites. 

Havelock Island

Havelock Island
Havelock Island

The first thing that comes to anyone’s mind while planning Andaman and Nicobar tour is none other than Havelock Island. This majestic place hosts many famous beaches which are worth a visit.

Some noteworthy among them are:-

  • Radhanagar beach
  • Kalapathar beach
  • Elephant beach
  • All are rich in its beauty and well known for its water sports. So if you are planning for Andaman and Nicobar trip, then you must include them in your itinerary.

    Other Excursions

    Cellular Jail

    Cellular Jail
    Cellular Jail

    This historical place will take you to the time of Britishers when there was cruel punishment of Kala Pathar was given to the prisoners. Now it is concerted into modern building that will take you down to the memory lanes. 

    While planning your Andaman and Nicobar Islands tour, you must include in your itinerary. Visiting this exciting place will make your journey complete. 

    Samudrika Naval Marine Museum

    If you want to know about the science of the oceanic environment, then this is the place to be.  It is located in Port Blair and maintained by none other than the Indian Navy. 

    Besides educating about the environment, it will keep you awestruck with its fabulous sightseeing attraction. If you are astute nature lover who is curious about facts finding than add this place in Andaman and Nicobar itinerary


    Andaman and Nicobar Islands trip can offer you a lot based on the days you plan to stay there. Now you need to plan your trip and enjoy the panoramic view of this breathtaking island.

    Trust you will come back healed and refreshed like never before. Besides that, it will clear your bucket list if you haven’t visited his place earlier. Even if you have been, then this is the place worth visiting again and again.

    10 Smart Techniques of Funding Your Next Travel Destination

    Fund your Trip

    People are awestruck by seeing my traveling lifestyle amidst the economic slowdown. Most of the people I know on social media and offline are intriguing about how I am funding my trips. Are you also curious? Then this article may help you to some extent.

    Whenever I share my travel stories, the first thing on the top of peoples mind is how the hell she can manage it every quarter. Can you believe some even ask, are you earning money by watching ads? I am sure, like me, many other fellow solo travelers are overwhelmed with the piercing eyes who are envious yet inspired .

    At times some people are quite judgmental about solo female travelers. Nevertheless it never bothered me. I am here to break the myth and encourage solo travelers to set up your bucket list without thinking much about the money.

    No, I am not here to discuss the best way to make money online or get rich schemes. Instead sharing some smart tactics to fund your next trip.

    Choose Work from Home (WFH) options

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    Working From Home

    It may sound one of the luxurious options unless you are willing to opt for an arduous task . The flip side is you get the flexibility to work from any location. You can always make your travel destination as your new home that can be funded by the earning you get from WFH job. Searching for the best online earning app may not be helpful here. Job portals are a much wiser way to explore multiple WFH roles that can match your skills. 

    Take up Freelancing Projects

    Now a day’s many people are shifting from 9 to 5 jobs to freelancing roles. One of the best reason is you can work from anywhere.  This way, you can fulfill your traveling goals as well by choosing your work destination from your travel bucket list.

    However, you may not be able to fetch the opportunity merely by browsing the best money making sites. You must work hard on the skills that you wish to freelance on and contact your client accordingly.

    There are lots of online sites that can help you kick start your journey as a freelancer. Some of them are Upwork, Fiverr , Mechanical Turk, Toptal, , Freelancermap, Guru, PeoplePerHour , Freelancer , Flex Jobs.

    Start a Blog

    Starting a blog may sound easy but needs lots of efforts. To begin with, you must choose the niche prudentially.  It’s imperative to select the domain that you are passionate about and possess expertise in the same. For instance, If you are good at cooking, then you can start a blog on recipes or a food blog.

    Similarly, if you are sure about digital marketing and technology, then you can start blogging about these topics. Have the patience to get a good number of visitors on your websites as it may take time.

    Before even planning to start a blog, you must be aware of how to buy the domain, host, and get SSL, CMS, Plugin’s, Google Analytics, Search Console, and other technical terms. You must have heard, “Google opinion rewards online.” That means if your blog is excellent, then it will get the recognition, and you can appear on the top result. 

    Organize a Trip 

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    Trip

    There’s nothing better than you planning the trip for the bunch of travelers. For doing that, you must be ready to wear different shoes of probably a leader or an organizer.  Making money by doing that may not be as easy as top trusted online earning sites. You may need to be ready to get grilled and be on your toes all the time to make it happen.

    Become a Content Writer

    Simple websites that make money are due to the power of their content. For the same reason, there’s a massive demand for content writers. For choosing this option, you must work on your writing skills and avoid grammatical errors.

    Besides that, you must have a flair of mincing with words that can keep the audience interested and engaged. It may need lots of practice and maybe daunting due to huge competition.

    Get Google Adsense Approval

    Besides branding yourself through a blog, you can always earn through absence. It can only be possible if you have thousands of relevant visitors on your website daily. Alternatively, you must be consistent in your writing to enhance your domain authority.

    Your chosen niche can play a significant role in getting more views. For instance, if you are writing relevant content about the best paid online surveys, then you can expect good traffic. However, if your content is irrelevant, then it can affect the bounce rate on your website, which is not advisable.

    Join Affiliate Programs

    Do you know you can earn huge through affiliate programs? For doing that, you may need to create the best websites to make money. No, I am not just referring to the design or the landing page. It’s instead all about the information that you are sharing with the users.

     It should be simple but clear so that it can attract more people. For earning through affiliate marketing, you need to enroll as a member of the partners. Once your membership is approved, then you can use their link on your website. If the user clicks on the link and buys from your site, then you can earn a huge commission. Isn’t it a cool idea?

    Have a Passive Source of Income

    You must save for a rainy day. Invest in short term plans that you can encash whenever you need money to pursue your passion like traveling. Some of these investments can be short term mutual funds or fixed deposits.

    It can block your money. You can use your funds whenever you are planning your next trip. Windfalls gains through some of your investments can yield much better returns. You may not have to waste time searching how to earn money by answering questions online with your passive investments in place.

     Stay Updated with Latest Skills

    Your skills can always keep you employed. Instead of hunting how to earn money online with sure jobs, you must keep track of what are the skills that are in demand in the current market. You may not be able to acquire them immediately, but over the period, you can always leverage them.

    Some of the top skills in demand in 2020 are like AI, Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and other cutting edge technologies. If you are from a technical background, then it certainly comes easy. Nevertheless, even if you are from a non-technical background, you can start coding today so that within six months or year, you are ready for high paying jobs.

    Launch an E-Book

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    E-Book

    Instead of looking out for how to make money taking surveys, work on your E-Book. It may not be a low hanging fruit but undoubtedly beneficial in the long run. Your book can be fiction or non-fiction but creative, well written & researched. There are many online sites where you can publish it for free. If your E-Book attracts a good reader base, then you will undoubtedly be eligible for royalty.

    With the above list, you will be at least never short of funds for the trip. I hope you have already adopted some of the techniques and planning about your next traveling destination.

    Why is Rann of Kutch Festival so Popular in Gujarat?

    Rann of Kutch

    Known as every photographer’s paradise, the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, which happens to be a large area of salt marshes, steals the hearts of many with its unreal beauty. The vast expanse of white salt creates a surreal landscape. In addition, the locals have added an extra feather by introducing the Kutch Rann Utsav.

    The Kutch Festival takes place annually, where people from all over the globe participate in the carnival of extravaganza, music, dance, colors, and profusion of life and celebration.

    Organized by the Tourism department of Gujarat, the festival mostly takes place during winters. Therefore, you can breathe crisp air and swoon under the gentle light of the full moon.

    Best Time to Travel to the Great Rann of Kutch

    The festival at the White Rann of Kutch takes place during the months of winter, usually from October to February. The selection of the months is very mindful and strategic, as it also happens to be the best time to travel.

    Nevertheless it is advisable to check the full moon dates before you book your tickets. Nothing gets more romantic than finding yourself in the vast expanse of the white landscape under a moonlit sky.

    Cost

    The cost of the festival will vary depending on your location. If you are coming from a faraway place, the air tickets will entail an additional cost. Therefore, you can always opt for cheaper options. Furthermore, you can check the Kutch Rann Utsav package that gives you detailed information about the different prices and costs.

    You will get the tariff of the hotels and cottages, including and excluding the full moon. Since the crowd gets intense during the full moon, you can expect a price hike.

    The premium tents usually start from around Rs. 8,000 per person to Rs. 22,000 on full moon nights. Moreover, you have various options to select from like deluxe AC Swiss cottages, which charge around Rs. 7,000 per person and Non-AC Swiss cottages that cost about Rs. 5,500 per person.

    Where to Stay?

    Once you arrive at the Rann of Kachchh, you will never run out of options when it comes to accommodation. If you want to stay close to the serene salt marsh and have a more unfiltered taste of its beauty, you may want to go for the premium cottages.

    They are created near the Dhordho city during the festival and come with all the possible amenities that you can imagine. Other than that, there are numerous resorts and hotels in Rann of Kutch white desert too, such as:-

    Regenta Resort Bhuj

    Rann Village Resort

    Rann Riders

    Gateway to Rann Resort

    Shaam-E-Sarhad Village resort

    Raddison Hotel Kandla

    and many more. Nevertheless, it is better to book your accommodation at least 45 to 50 days in advance to avoid a last-minute rush.

    Commute

    The festival at the Little Rann of Kutch takes place near a small village called Dhordha, which is easily accessible from Bhuj airport. However, there are many other convenient routes available, depending on the city you are arriving in. For example, the distance between Gandhidham to Rann of Kutch is only about 124 km.

    Therefore, you can book a cab and have a comfortable and relaxing journey as the road is super smooth. However, if you are planning to go from Ahmedabad to Little Rann of Kutch, there are various modes available. It can take you up to 12 hours by road. You can also go by train, which will take only 5 hours. The most convenient option is by air as you reach within 3 hours.

    One can do so much at this annual grand fiesta of the White Desert of Kutch. From shopping to having myriad experiences such as folk dances, handicrafts, sightseeing, adventure sports, the festival promises you once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    For all the above excursions and artifacts every traveler should have this destination in their bucket list.