Gir National Park Trip (Devaliya Safari Zone)

Lions sitting on grass.

The Devaliya Safari Park is about 412 hectares of the Gir National Park that was developed as an interpretation zone. It’s also often called the Sasan Gir Interpretation Zone. This zone allows visitors to see lions, deers, boars, and other species of wildlife without disturbing their natural habitat too much. So you don’t have to only go on the Gir Jungle Trail to see the animals in Gir National park. The Devalia Safari Park which is about 13 kilometers from Sasan Gir Village is perfect for this!

What to eat in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

South India Thali at Dharamshala.

Dharamshala, the scenic city of Himachal Pradesh, is located in the Kangra Valley of the state. Dharamshala and its many small villages are known for the snow-capped Dhauladhar mountains. While there are a plethora of things to do in Dharamshala, the most favorite activity for some people there is to try the different food of the region.

Where to eat in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Dessert at Byron Bay Café - Pic by Rachita from Nomllers

It is sad but not a lot of people know that Bir actually has a lot of amazing food spots to try out different cuisines and dishes here. Bir Billing is primarily famous as Asia’s Best Paragliding Site and has many monasteries, treks, etc. for you to check out here. But amongst all this, no … Read more

Must Visit Sights in Amritsar

A replica of Zamzama in front of Gobindgarh Fort - Pic by Gobindgarh from Wiki Commons SA 4.0

When you take a trip to India, towns like Mumbai and Goa. Ramdaspur or Ambarsar are the erstwhile names of Amritsar, another city in Punjab that you must visit. Located about 217 km North West of the Chandigarh, the State Capital, Amritsar is very close to the Wagah Border that separates present-day India and Pakistan. … Read more

Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum in Mumbai

Old East Indian artifacts - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

My family always talks about how our great-grandfather Joseph Frank Rebello was the secretary to Kaka Baptista, the great freedom fighter. So it was necessary to visit the museum dedicated to him in Manori, Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum. How to get to the East Indian Museum in Manori? The East Indian Museum is in … Read more

Mumbai City Guide: Bombay – City of Dreams

Marine Drive in Mumbai, India - By Vikram Adani

Bombay, the city of dreams, that’s where I live. My Bombay. Or should I say my Mumbai? I’m an East Indian from Mumbai, or Bombay as we still like to call it. Bombay from the Portuguese meaning ‘good bay’ or Mumbai from the Goddess ‘Mumba’. Of course we’ve had a lot of names over the … Read more

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur: Abode of Tigers

View of the City of Jaipur from the roof of Madhavendra Bhavan at Nahargarh Fort.

On my recent visit to the UNESCO-designated city of Jaipur, Rajasthan I was lucky enough to visit Nahargarh Fort, originally named Sudharshangarh Fort. (Nope, not Nahargarh Palace; that’s just the name of many local hotels. Nahargarh Fort itself contains a number of palaces that we saw.) The name Nahargarh Fort directly translates to ‘Abode of … Read more

Ramzan/Ramadan at Mohammed Ali Road, Mumbai

Tiranga-chicken- Ramadan-Mumbai---TheWingedFork

Ramadan or Ramzan is a Muslim celebration of when the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. Fasting is necessary for Muslims who aren’t sick, elderly, menstruating, breastfeeding, pregnant or travelling. It’s one of the famous Five Pillars of Islam. My Muslim friends fast from dawn till dusk, and don’t have sex, eat, drink, or smoke. … Read more

Bryant Park in Kodaikanal, India

Plant and flower hedges cut to say Bryant Park.

When you’re looking for places to visit in Kodaikanal hill station in Tamil Nadu, Bryant Park shows up in the top 10. This South Indian nature park set up in 1908 by H.D.Bryant covers 20 acres in Palani Hills opposite Coakers Walk on the East of Kodaikanal Lake.

Review: Elco Pani Puri Restaurant in Mumbai, India

Elco's Bhel Puri is a delicious mix of sev, puffed rice, and more

Since we’ve been young, a trip to Bandra for shopping meant we got to eat some tantalizing snack at Elco Pani Puri Centre and Restaurant on Hill Road in Bandra. Hill Road has always been a street shoppers’ paradise. I remember coming here since I was 4 or 5, with mum and my siblings. And … Read more

Review of Café Olé in Pondicherry

Cafe-Ole-Wall---TheWingedFork

 Zuka in Pondicherry If you’re ever in Pondicherry, two places that you absolutely have to visit are Zuka and Café Olé. Located almost side by side, they are havens for choco-crazed folk like me. Zuka is a store with a wide range of chocolate goodies to offer, from cakes to pastries to little miniatures. Although for … Read more