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10 Interesting Facts about Maldives you might not know!

10 Interesting Facts about Maldives you might not know!

Indians are EVERYWHERE! Did you know that the island was established by an exiled Indian prince? It is said that the King of Kalinga was very unhappy with his son and so sent him away to the Maldives, then known as Dheeva Maari. Now that's what you call a Punishment turned into Paradise.  Swimming might come in handy Ninety-nine percent of Maldives is water with such a high percentage of water Maldives bo.. read more ››

- by Monesh Mohan

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Meghalaya - The Land of the Clouds, Scot..

Meghalaya - The Land of the Clouds, Scot..

In the June of 2014, we set out on a week-long trip to explore the unexplored lands of Meghalaya, which is roughly a 50 .. read more ››

- by Jay Andany

Dharamsala - An Enchanting Destination

Dharamsala - An Enchanting Destination

An enchanting destination located in the high hills of Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala has a soothing cool.. read more ››

- by Poornima Poojary

Saturday Night Market - Baga & Arpora, N..

Saturday Night Market - Baga & Arpora, N..

This time, I made it a point to be in Goa on a Saturday especially to visit the Saturday Night Markets held at Baga and .. read more ››

- by Poornima Poojary

Floored by nature, elevated for life!

Floored by nature, elevated for life!

With my base in Udupi, Karnataka, visiting Sakleshpur a hill station at 220 km from Bangalore on the Western Ghats of Ka.. read more ››

- by Smartstay Team

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Silkworm Rearing... A Visual Treat!

Silkworm Rearing... A Visual Treat!

Silkworms - White, mushy, wriggly creatures the size of your little finger are in fact amazing beings which weave silk threads, so famo.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Devpur Homestay  - Experience Authentic ..

Devpur Homestay - Experience Authentic ..

Some people are born to contribute to the lives of the less fortunate. And, even in today's world there is nobility where one takes the.. read more ››

by Smartstay Team

Rann Utsav - An Untold Story about Life

Rann Utsav - An Untold Story about Life

Kutch... the topography of this vast region of Gujarat is mostly dry with minimum or no vegetation. When team Smartstay.in visited Kutc.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

5 India Events / Festivals you should no..

5 India Events / Festivals you should no..

India comes alive during celebration of events and festivals. Dig into a few more and see what suits your type or simply go for the one.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Family Holidays: 5 Offbeat Holiday Ideas..

Family Holidays: 5 Offbeat Holiday Ideas..

Common Family holidays...hills, beaches, luxury, hometown, same old hotels!This is not helping! It is just like feeding your kid to pla.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Weekend trip to Murbad (Kite flying, Fis..

Weekend trip to Murbad (Kite flying, Fis..

Exciting Saturday afternoon it was! 11 of us were headed towards Murbad, a quaint little unexplored hamlet somewhere around 75 km from .. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

10 things to remember when staying at a ..

10 things to remember when staying at a ..

It's a fast growing travel fad to book homestays and cottages for holidays rather than the usual hotels. This trend will absolutely tea.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Trip to Lonavala - Weekday Smartstay Fun!

Trip to Lonavala - Weekday Smartstay Fun!

It was a gorgeous Monday morning in the last week of September and unlike others who were dragging their souls to work, we were off to .. read more ››

by Smartstay Team

Goa Diaries - The Road Less Travelled: D..

Goa Diaries - The Road Less Travelled: D..

My friend recently promised me a trip to Goa like I had never experienced before. North Goa was the place to be in my twenties and Sout.. read more ››

by Namrata

Jaipur Shopping Festival 2014 (JSF 2014)

Jaipur Shopping Festival 2014 (JSF 2014)

Jaipur Shopping Festival (JSF) 2014 will commence from 25th Sept and go on until Diwali this year. Running for the 3rd consecutive year.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Bullet Baba

Bullet Baba

Bullet Baba's Temple In 1988, Om Singh Rathord (Om Banna) was riding his motorcycle (Royal Enfield Bullet 350) from Pali (near Jodhpur,.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Stories of Haunted Places in India

Stories of Haunted Places in India

Lots have be spoken and researched on the topic of supernatural happenings, spirits and ghosts. But it is indeed interesting to listen .. read more ››

by Smartstay Team

About Navratri Festival...

About Navratri Festival...

'Nava-ratri' simply means 'nine nights'. The 10th Day is called 'Vijaya Dashami', also known as Dussehra.   Navratri festival.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Its Summer Time! Where to go, what to do?

Its Summer Time! Where to go, what to do?

If Heat can kill, you need to chill! Literally! AC? Ya, but that's just boring! You need to Escape! Where?  Hill Stations, of.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Summer Travel Tips in India

Summer Travel Tips in India

Pack your bags to explore the heat! Summer season is the hottest time in most parts of India, beginning March until May. Hot winds.. read more ››

by Smartstay Team

Sporting Himachal!

Sporting Himachal!

Thousands of tourists flock Himachal every year to experience either the magnificence of nature or to dare the extreme and not too extr.. read more ››

by Deepak Chauhan

Gearing up for Monsoon Travels!

Gearing up for Monsoon Travels!

It's that time of the year when the umbrellas finally get their chance to unfurl and unwrinkle, cottons find a way back into the wardro.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Lip-Smacking Lucknow!

Lip-Smacking Lucknow!

Lucknow - The capital city of Uttar Pradesh in India, is situated on the northern Gangetic plains. It is a city famous for its vibrant .. read more ››

by Smartstay Team

Anjuna Flea Market - Goa Shopping Stuff ..

Anjuna Flea Market - Goa Shopping Stuff ..

When it comes to shopping in Goa, chashew nuts are a must buy! A variety of these crunchy and energy nuts (plain, salted and roasted) a.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Kerala Konnection!

Kerala Konnection!

Kerala - So famously known as God's own country, is truly one, because of the amazing backwaters and rich plantations, traditional, lip.. read more ››

by Deepak Chauhan

The World on Goa's Plate!

The World on Goa's Plate!

Oh...what Goa does to me! What makes Goa so special other than the beautiful beaches, the people, the electrifying ambiance is...good .. read more ››

by Smartstay Team

Road Trip Checklist

Road Trip Checklist

Yippee!!!Its holiday time and you are all charged up about this exciting trip! Have you run through the checklist yet?Road Trip Checkl.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Single Parent Holiday with Kid(s)

Single Parent Holiday with Kid(s)

Seems Nightmarish! But maybe you never realized that it is more important to bond with the little one who has lost out on many moments .. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Single Woman Travelers - Its a Beautiful..

Single Woman Travelers - Its a Beautiful..

   Women today have evolved as far as traveling solo is concerned. And why not? Why should boys have all the fun? It's a huge.. read more ››

by Poornima Poojary

Reasons you should pick an Experience Ba..

Reasons you should pick an Experience Ba..

Have you been on holidays before? Ahh...not a million dollar question!Let me guess how you have spent your holidays till date...spent .. read more ››

by Deepak Chauhan

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