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Here's Where 'The Most Talked About Festival' is Happening in September 2023
This Wednesday Post: Buckle up for Ziro, take a deep dive in Maldives, explore the strawberry fields in Maharashtra, debunk the myths about traveling to Bangladesh & hop off to a hidden gem in Kashmir
If you're a music enthusiast, you're probably familiar with the scene I'm about to describe. Imagine a serene valley, embraced by verdant hills, adorned with vibrant tents, and filled with the harmonious tunes of music from around the world - yeah, you got me!
It’s the Ziro Festival of Music – an enchanting celebration of art, culture, and the pure delight of unity. This year, mark your calendars for the festival running from September 28th to October 1st. They've curated an incredible and diverse lineup of artists, ranging from talented local folk musicians to internationally acclaimed bands.
As a passionate traveler, Arunachal Pradesh is one destination I'd absolutely adore visiting during this time. It's the kind of place that's got music lovers humming to its rhythm and wanderers dreaming about its mystical landscapes - as if the air there carries a melody that resonates with the hearts of those who seek adventure and the allure of the unknown.
In the Spotlight:
It’s Time to Experience Swimming with Sharks and Stingrays in the Maldives!
I can still vividly recall my very first plunge into the deep blue, experiencing the enchantment of scuba diving. It was absolutely surreal to get closer to the world under water!
Imagine how amazing it can be, to be surrounded by a troupe of vibrant fish, serene turtles, and the most fascinating corals. If you've been daydreaming about an oceanic adventure, well, guess what? Your moment has arrived!
Dive into the crystal-clear waters, interact with sharks and stingrays (yes, you read that correctly), surf the waves alongside dolphins, and immerse yourself in the authentic Maldivian lifestyle.
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🍓 This one is for all my friends living in Mumbai. Prepare for an idyllic weekend escape as we unveil a delightful pluck-and-savor adventure amidst the verdant strawberry fields, a mere 6-hour drive away from the bustling city!
✨ While the Hemis Festival garners much attention, there's another unique one that remains relatively unknown. This festival marks the celebration of righteousness prevailing over malevolence and the historic act of a Buddhist monk assassinating the Tibetan King Lang Darma in the 9th century.
🏰 Don't fret if you're on a tight budget and can't afford a trip to Europe. Even backpacking across the continent can strain your finances, and a family vacation might seem financially out of reach.
🌾Would you ever choose to travel to Bangladesh for a holiday? Well, I did - and let me tell you, coming from a Bengali middle-class background, the mere mention of Bangladesh sent waves of nostalgia and connection coursing through me.
Destination of the Week: Kongwattan, Kashmir
Embarking on an adventure with Nargis has been nothing short of a privilege, a journey into what feels like a slice of 'paradise' itself. Together, we've ventured far beyond the well-trodden paths of Gulmarg and Sonmarg, unveiling the hidden treasures of Kashmir that are nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Nestled within this land of unparalleled beauty lies the mesmerizing realm of Kongwattan. It's as if the very earth here has been kissed by saffron hues, creating a landscape that seems painted by the hands of nature's finest artists.
Once a thriving epicenter of saffron cultivation, this tranquil sanctuary still whispers the tales of its fragrant history, extending an irresistible invitation to explorers searching for a vibrant journey filled with colors, scents, and the rich tapestry of the past.
What to watch this weekend!
When was the last time you took a trip with just your core group of girlfriends? A quick watch of this comedy will have you planning your next gal pal getaway faster than you can say "time off work".
In the film, a fantastic foursome (featuring Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, and Jada Pinkett Smith) sets off for a wild ride in New Orleans. But here's the twist: after watching "Girls Trip", you'll be itching to hit the road with your besties to just about anywhere, even if it's just the next town over.
Today's newsletter is sponsored by these siblings, and they are wishing you all a very Happy Rakhi :)
Goodbye for now! I’ll catch you next week with a bunch of exciting travel tales from all corners of the world. Can't wait to share the fun with you!