Why you should visit Goa now

Why you should visit Goa now The pint-sized state, popularly referred to as the pearl of the orient, Goa is more than the scenic beaches and the colorful trance parties. It is a blend of history and culture, mixed with the sweetened feeling of freedom, stirred to serve happiness and positive vibes. Goa is a […]

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Travelling without pets taking a toll on them? Not anymore!

Life is a roller-coaster ride, full of surprises and tear-jolting moments, yet we need to move on from our love, pain, family and friends. Friends make life easy, they support you at every tough turn of your life, stand up in your times of need and most importantly, comfort you when the going gets difficult. […]

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Travelling to The North East for the First Time? These Five Places and Activities Is a Must in Your Bucket-List!

With its many Himalayan mountain ranges, nature attractions, and Buddhist monasteries, a trip to the North East part of India is a dream trip that can fulfill the expectations of every type of traveler. Be it a spiritual soul-seeking journey, or to fulfill the thrill of an adventure-junkie, or simply to relax amid natural surroundings; […]

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Environment Day Special: How Sustainable Design Can Ensure Our Planet’s Survival

Sustainable design – sounds boring, doesn’t it? In reality, it’s far from it. This is the kind of creativity that could make sure that you have a part to play in saving the world. At OYOxDesign, it’s a large part of our design thinking. Sustainable design doesn’t just happen. A designer needs to ensure that […]

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We bet you didn’t know that your Fave hill station also hosts a LIT Summer Festival!

Another Queen of Hills is in full swing to give tourists a taste of the local with a refreshing and flavourful Summer Festival. If you think that you know Shimla in and out, this cultural event is the reality check you need. Shimla’s popularity as the most popular travel destination in North India and for […]

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A thrilling page from the diary of a biker’s trip to Spiti!

It was a regular Monday morning filled with blues, gruelling work hours flashing right on my face. In some moments of relief, while scrolling through my feed, I stumbled across a few pictures which were breath-taking. And without giving it a second thought, I pinged my several biking brothers. The pictures enraptured everyone, and one […]

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How to chill in the Queen of the hill Ft. Mussoorie

Summers have swept the county in full sweep. From heat waves to the rising demand for ACs and ice creams, the indications are right there for everyone to see. North India, in particular, faces the brunt of the season, which is in complete contradiction to the biting cold of the winter season. The advent of […]

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Why you should check out the fascinating Ooty Summer Festival at least once!

Ooty, a city offering affluence of British Raj, beaming colours of south Indian culture and home to Nilgiris, is an enchanting place to spend summers at. The swathes of veritable beauty would wrap you around and make you a fan. Away from the wolfish eyes of tourism companies and hordes of travellers, score on the […]

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All Set for Ladakh? Follow This Checklist for a Great Trip to The Trans-Himalayan Valley

Ladakh is surely Heaven on Earth, and it does find itself on everyone’s bucket list. Now that you are planning a trip to Ladakh and have read all about the beautiful places and things to do here, it is imperative to keep in mind that it lies in a remote area and the temperatures fluctuate […]

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Planning Guide for A Wonderful Stay in The Snow Land Himachal with Minimum Coin Shilling!

Himachal Pradesh nestled amidst magnificent mountains, verdant valleys, and gushing frothy rivers, has been a tourist’s paradise for ages. This state is known for its many quaint little hill stations that enable you to have a wide variety of holiday experiences during your Himachal holiday. Famous hill stations like Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, Kasol, Dalhousie and […]

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Navigating the rich history of Pink City with the added comfort of a home-like experience

Jaipur displays a vibrant stream of colours amid its peachy ancient palaces. A city painted in pink would look unnatural in many places, but here on the edge of the desert, at an immense distance from the Western world both geographically and philosophically, Jaipur feels eternally serene. Pedestrians from all walks of life, seemingly from […]

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Planning A Long Visit To Delhi? Your OYO Home In The Capital Is Ready For You

Visiting a city as big and diverse as Delhi can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know anyone. That’s why having a home in the city is a huge boon. Whether you’re travelling for work, transiting through cities, shopping for a wedding, or staying in Delhi for medical treatment, it’s always nice to […]

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Fancy A Serene Lakeside Holiday? Check Out This Stunning Villa In Goa

A view of a peaceful lake, dense greenery all around you, and the call of exotic birds to wake you in the morning. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? It’s not. Say hello to OYOxDesign’s newest villa in Carambolim, Goa. Where to stay in Goa Built in 1998, this 3 BHK villa in Goa is […]

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8 Homestays in India Offering A Home Away From Home Experience

Homestays is a newly picked up phenomenon that has swept Indians off their feet. The user experience, the newness of the concept and the unique proposition not just entices users but also proves its worth. For travellers who have always despised the notion of staying in a hotel, homestays in India came into their lives […]

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10 Beaches Near Hyderabad For A Weekend Getaway

Who doesn’t love to visit the beach especially if it includes a long drive to reach? Even though Hyderabad does not have any beach of its own, there are so many beaches nearby that you wouldn’t mind what’s missing. The beaches listed in this blog are secluded, unspoiled and make the nicest place to spend […]

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20 Best Places To Visit Alone In South India in 2019

Have you ever been there- waiting for a callback or reply from your friend confirming your travel plans? Made vain attempts to get your whole group on the same page while picking out a destination or the date? Made all plans but that one friend backs out last moment and dampens your vacation mood? And at […]

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7 Most Popular places to visit in Pokhara

Nestled in the Annapurna range, the city of Pokhara is every traveller’s paradise.  Blessed with lush green forests, stunning landscape and calm lakes, Pokhara is a major tourist hotspot of Nepal. Every year, thousands of visitors both local and foreign flock to the valley to enjoy the hypnotic glamour of nature and a gentle touch […]

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9 Pocket Friendly Places To Shop In Bengaluru

Bangalore, is not only the emerging IT hub of the country but also a massive hot spot for tourists because of its history and culture. Rightly tagged as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, the state showcases a perfect amalgamation of heritage and modernity. It offers tons of choices for the locals and tourists to indulge […]

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9 Best Beach Destinations For A Perfect Honeymoon In India

A new journey of life begins with marriage and honeymooning is the celebration for that. When you two people start a new life, they need to have some time alone in a far off place where they can relax and take time to understand each other. So, go on and check out these best beach […]

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11 Most Popular Beaches Near Mumbai

Have you found the right beach for yourself? If the answer is no, then look no further! Here are the best beaches that Mumbai has to offer, each beach with its own uniqueness. Mumbai is a city of beautiful beaches since it is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and there is no shortage when it […]

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11 Offbeat Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh

Traveling to the same tourist places is so boring, isn’t it? The crowd, the chaos and the pollution from tourism has spoiled the natural beauty of the most beautiful places on earth. Thankfully there are still some places left where the vision is, and Himachal Pradesh has got quite a lot of them. Himachal is […]

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Why I fell In Love With Hyderabad And Why You Will Too

Agreed, traveling is a highly subjective affair. What excites me may not exactly get your pulses racing and vice versa. However, there are certain experiences which universally touch the soul. I felt this very strongly about Hyderabad which I chose to visit thanks to a persistent friend living there. Till then, Hyderabad to me, was […]

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8 Road Trips From Mumbai For The Wanderer

Road trips! Every traveller’s ears would perk up at these two words. The feeling of wrapping everything up, stashing in the car and just leaving all the worries behind – Isn’t this what you dream about every single day? If you are in and around Mumbai, then your dreams can surely come true. Mumbai is […]

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9 Drool-Worthy Street Food Dishes From Mumbai You Just Cannot Miss

When it comes to binging on food, nothing can beat the spicy, tangy, sweet, sour delicacies on the streets of Mumbai. Street food in Mumbai is one of the most sought-after things to do for any traveller. It is a potpourri of flavours ready to burst on your tongue and a foodie’s absolute delight! From […]

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What You Should Buy In Mumbai Apart From The Usual Retail Junk

The cosmopolitan nature of Mumbai allows it to welcome cultures from, around the world. Metropolitan cities across the world have now merged into a uniformity, with the same shopping and entertainment options, the same brands and retail outlets available everywhere. However, like all great cities, Mumbai too has its own character, hidden gems and nuances. […]

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20 Best One-Day Picnic Spots Near Mumbai

If you are in Mumbai, then you don’t have to sit for hours and plan your weekend. There are so many one-day picnic spots near Mumbai that you can just pick one and set out directly. Be it, any season Mumbai never falls short of places to explore. If you are short on time and […]

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7 Cheap & Best Places To Shop In Mumbai To Get An Awesome Deal!

Mumbai, the city where India goes to shop! This city of dreams does not only sell dreams but a number of other goods too! From shopping in the streets and bargaining to swishing through plush malls, Mumbai has it all! What really stands out in the city, however, whatever you wish to buy, you’ll find […]

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15 Best Places To Visit In Shimla For Scenic Views

Over a century and a half ago, Britishers found Shimla and made it their summer capital. Even after independence, it remains the epicentre of the state of Himachal Pradesh with imprints of the colonial era still visible amongst a thick cover of pine and oak trees. Serving as a good base for exploring the Himalayan […]

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Top 12 Places To Visit In Nainital: Tried-And-Tested

Nainital is synonymous with turquoise lakes and Kumaon hills. Adding to its charm is the architecture, food and culture, that still retains some flavour of the bygone British era. This town was discovered by an English sugar trader, P Barron, and was later developed into a vibrant summer retreat for British soldiers during the Raj. […]

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Top 15 Places To Visit In Kodaikanal For The Most Spectacular Views

Kodaikanal’s cool climate is a blessing for all kinds of travellers, be it backpackers, families, or honeymooners. This mist-laden hill station has a lot on offer ranging from spectacular viewpoints to pristine waters. To help you have a great vacation, here is a list of the best places to see in Kodaikanal. Top Places To […]

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Cheap Shopping Places In Hyderabad

32 MUST VISIT BUDGET SHOPPING PLACES IN HYDERABAD

The city of nizams and Urdu sophistication, Hyderabad has been the commercial centre of the Indian land for centuries now. The city is as famous as its indigenous goods and pearls.  as It is for the lip-smacking and aromatic biryani. While there is a dearth of modern shopping centres in Hyderabad, the joy of shopping in old markets and […]

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Bhimbetka – Silent narratives from the past

Bearing witness to the rise and fall of several civilisations and dynasties, conquered by the Mauryas and Guptas, absorbed by the vigour of the Mughals, paving way for an era of defiance by the rule of begums, marking a period of sensible statecraft; the Malwa region of India unravels a fresh perspective to primal culture […]

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A Walk Through the Pink City: Part Three

Day Three With more than half the city covered in the days before, our last day in Jaipur started on a laid-back note. In the wee hours of the morning, Aakash strapped on his camera and went on a morning walk through the city. He  wandered through the city streets and stumbled across the Jawahar […]

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A Walk Through the Pink City: Part Two

Having explored the famous fortresses of Amer the day before, on our second morning in Jaipur we set out to explore the lesser known destinations. We hailed an auto-rickshaw till Amer Fort and then treaded through the old lanes and streets of the old Jaipur town. Created By- Aakash Aggarwal Related Blog Posts: Exploring the […]

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Enjoy the stunning vistas of the cityscape from Nahargarh Fort

A Walk Through the Pink City: Part One

Opulence, Royalty, Heritage. These are the first words that come to mind whenever there is a mention of the Pink City. With ancient forts and magnificent palaces, each echoing the tales of its royal past, a visit to Jaipur is a one-of-its-kind experience. To bring an authentic Jaipur experience to our dedicated readers, the OYO […]

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Top attractions in and around Kathmandu

Top 7 Places to Visit in Kathmandu

Kathmandu draws scores of visitors all year round- some lured by its majestic peaks while others simply intrigued by its culture. The capital city of Nepal has something in store for everybody, from quaint hills to bustling streets; Hindu temples to Buddhist monasteries; lush gardens to shimmering lakes. If you are wondering where to begin […]

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Weekend Getaways from Pune

4 Exciting Weekend Getaways From Pune Within 200 kms

This weekend, take a break from your busy life and escape the city chaos. We have handpicked some exciting weekend getaways from Pune to help you catch a breath and gather memorable experiences. Enjoy paragliding or hiking or unwind at the beaches. Bon Voyage! 4 Weekend Getaways From Pune Within 200 kms Lonavala (67 km away) Khandala (70 […]

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Top Destinations for Couples Getaway

6 Best Weekend Getaways For Couples In India

Rekindle the romance with your loved one on some breathtaking getaways. From exploring different cities to strolling aimlessly along wildflowers laden trails, the experience to enliven are many. To make it easier for you, we have curated a list of some of the best weekend getaways for couples. Weekend Getaways For Couples In India Dalhousie (North […]

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Best Surfing Destinations in India

6 Absolute Best Surfing Destinations In India

Looking for adventure? It’s time you enjoy the thrill of surfing. Get ready to receive that extra dose of adventure in the wild waters of India. We have curated a list of some of the best surfing destinations in India to give you an exciting getaway. 6 Best Surfing Destinations In India Kovalam Varkala Gokarna […]

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All you need to know about World Tourism Day

Travel is one of the biggest passions of mankind. The thrill of exploring the unknown is unmatched. The benefits of travelling are boundless. The excitement when you are all set to take off for a new city, country, or continent, is inexplicable. Some people just live for the joy of being on the move, constantly. […]

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These Romantic Restaurants in Delhi Will Let You Have a Mini-Getaway

The first rule to rock a classic dining date is to choose a gorgeous looking restaurant that serves delectable food. Next, just dress up right and spend an entire evening chatting, eating, and having a good time. So, here are 10 most romantic restaurants in Delhi that can play your most reliable wingman. Rose Cafe, […]

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Fun Places for Couples in Delhi You’d Want to Make a Note of

The fun quotient multiplies when you have a partner to go along. With the capital city of Delhi being the centre of all the buzz that happens in the country, it does not lag when you come to count the fun places for couples in Delhi. Wall Climbing at the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Moti Bagh […]

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A bright and beautiful OYO Home to add dollops of colour to your Doon trip

There are probably few things as delightful as waking up in the morning to a balcony bathed in lukewarm sunlight and a hot cup of coffee. Add to that a soothing view of tall evergreen trees in the picturesque Doon Valley, and your hillside morning scene is set! Now that you have already pictured this, […]

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Offbeat Romantic Getaways in Bangalore Within 300 km

Bangalore is a great city, widely known for its Information Technology and buzzing nightlife. But on days you are not shuttling between home and work, going to the same old places in the city tends to get mundane. So, when weekends arrive, it is time for a refreshing change! With so many incredible places nearby, […]

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Make room for revelry, this home’s all about Goan festivals!

What if we lived in a world where we had something to celebrate everyday? A world of never ending merrymaking? Well, we might just have created such a place for you. A place that is always festive, where the celebratory mood never ends. A villa, that is so steeped in Goan culture, that every wall, […]

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20 Romantic Places in Delhi You Didn’t Know Of

When a date is on the cards, where to go is always the question and the answers are never enough. Whether you want to be one with nature, explore history, get a cultural fix or bliss out in a royal retreat, the best romantic places for couples in Delhi will hit your sweet spot. The […]

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21 Unusual Weekend Getaways for Couples Near Delhi

  In addition to being the capital city of India, Delhi’s appeal also lies in its fabulous location. With this town as the base, there are a whole range of romantic getaways for loved-up couples nearby that can be your perfect haven this weekend. Sohna, Haryana Easily accessible and a popular weekend destination from Delhi, […]

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Rev Up Your Goan Holiday Plans With This Bikers’ Den

A bike trip is probably the most exciting way to get to Goa. The combination of a beach holiday with biking tours around the picturesque state allures many adrenaline junkies. Tropical biking holidays in Goa have been popular among European and North American riders who want to escape the winter in their home countries. Indian […]

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Must-Explore Weekend Getaways from Mumbai

Mumbai- the ‘City of Dreams’: High-rise buildings, bustling streets and bound by the Arabian Sea! However, the hectic work schedule, traffic woes and loud chaos of the city is bound to get to you. The best way to recover? Planning a weekend getaway! From the lush greens of Mahabaleshwar to the sprawling vineyards of Nasik, […]

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Durga Puja Pandals you just can’t miss

No matter where you look, you can see pandals being decorated, Durga idols being made and preparation going on in full swing. Yes, it’s the season of Durga Puja and you’re cordially invited to stay with us. Leave no stone unturned in celebrating Durga Puja in style. However, if you’re still undecided about where to […]

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Best places to celebrate #GarbaNights

With the long weekend fast approaching, it’s about time you get your vacation essentials ready while we recommend a few good places to head out for Dandiya and Garba nights. So whether you want to twirl to the beat of dhol, soak up the bustling energy, or go on a night long dancing spree – […]

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Few good places to celebrate Dussehra

Do you know that Dussehra and the long weekend seem to coincide this year around? Well, this gives you the perfect opportunity to take a #MiniBreak and be a part of the grand celebrations happening across India. Witness Ravana effigies being burnt down, take part in the night long celebrations or simply watch Ramleela from […]

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Festivities call for a #MiniBreak

A really long weekend is just around the corner. And to add to the celebrations, there are a plethora of festivals lined up as well. With Navratri, Dussehra and Durga Puja set to start early next week and Gandhi Jayanti falling on the 2nd, this is by far the best time to beat the monotony […]

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Top 5 Hotels in Goa near Beaches

With its sprawling sandy beaches, palm-fringed coastlines, beautiful churches and a happening nightlife, Goa is a travellers’ haven.  The city attracts tourists irrespective of the season and is always bustling with activity. And what better way to make the most of this place than staying in some of the finest hotels near the beaches! Here are […]

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9 Solo Travel Tips To Help You Plan & Enhance Your Experience

Experiencing the world unfiltered; exploring the lanes and streets. Taking charge of your days and truly discovering yourself. Travelling alone is one of the most liberating experiences you will ever have. No matter where you go or how you do it, it adds a new perspective to your understanding of the world around you and […]

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Weekend Getaways for Autumn [2017]

Yes, the autumn is here, the season of great symphony. Many consider this to be the time of blissful solitude, while some call it a perfect calm to get in touch with spirituality. The season comes as a relief in the wake of niggling rain. Let your longing to travel heat up this fall as temperatures cool down. Travel to Shillong – […]

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The Annoying Aunt is in Town Hotel

Knock-knock. Who’s there? Your Aunt from Timbuktu. Aunt from Timbuktu, who? The one who annoys you! Don’t we all go “Oh man!” in our heads when that little cousin or an annoying aunt drops by? Your entire life goes for a toss. Whether it’s for puchkas at B.K. Pal Avenue or clubbing in UB City, […]

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The Working Late Starting Early hotel

Ping! ‘Urgent Work @ 6:30 PM’, if you received a penny for every time this happens, you’d get super rich! Not sure if that’s happening anytime soon. But meanwhile, the deadlines are still due yesterday. That early morning presentation is yet to be prepared, and let’s not even talk about those last minute feedbacks. Aren’t […]

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Your Next Door Hotel

Most days you get home, but some-days you don’t. And on others, you just want to be away. Away from the annoying distant relatives, away from the crazy traffic on NH8, away from work to home late night drives in Goregaon, only to be followed up with a trek back early next morning. Then there […]

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The ‘Cut the Long Drive Back Home’ Hotel

Red. Yellow. Green. And just before you could cross, it turned red again. Annoying, right? While you’re stuck playing the stare game with the lights, the honks and beeps ring in your ears. Cyber-Hub, Bandra Kurla Complex or Koramangala – wherever you are, traffic always gets the better of you. It’s not just the money you […]

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Party after the party and Stay at Hotel Next Door

The ‘Party After the Party’ Hotel

If you’re a night crawler, this one’s for you. Come Friday, and your phone starts buzzing with messages from friends eager to head out to the hippest spot in town. Be it MG road’s extravagant bar hopping scenes or the happening nightlife of Hauz Khas, the groovy beats Koregaon Park or an after office drink […]

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The Late Night Movie Hotel

The Late Night Show Ended Really Late Hotel

You know you’re a true movie buff when you count the days to the the release of that blockbuster. You text your gang, make a late night plan and it’s show time. Hero wins. Villain dies. Popcorn finishes but the movie never ends on time. The film ends on a happy note but not the […]

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SOS! The Biggest Travel Sale is Back by Popular Demand!

The beaches want you back. The hills are calling now. The cities are all geared up. Read the signs as we’re bringing back the biggest travel sale. SOS – Steals on Stays are back by popular demand. Were you working late in office while your friends were posting pictures of their Goa trip online? Well, […]

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This Couple Goes On A Trip To Goa Every Year And They Don’t Plan To Stop

Mansi and Tariq have been going on a trip to Goa for five straight years and we had to know what it is that attracts them to the place. Goa is the obvious choice for most of us because of its wonderful beaches and amazing food. But for this couple, the breezy, cool and calm weather makes is what makes it the perfect vacation.

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7 Unexplored Beaches of Goa To Visit Right Now

Everyone knows what it is that drives tourists from all over the world to Goa. However, is there something people usually miss out on? Baga, Anjuna, Vagator and Calangute make are the beaches that make Goa’s nightlife so popular. But Goa is not just about an exciting and adventurous time; it is a beautiful place that has much more to offer.

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Behind The Scenes – The Making of Ganesha

Discover the lesser known but must visits places in Goa. See the behind the scenes process of making Ganesha statues for the much awaited Ganesh Chaturthi.

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A conversation with celebrated photographer Amos Chapple

We recently caught up with noted travel photographer Amos Chapple who stayed with us in Jaipur.

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Experience Pune through the eyes of a filmmaker

This wonderful video proves that Pune is a travel destination like no other. Check it out!

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Presenting the #OYOgraphy Contest Winners

Here are the names of the winners of the #OYOgraphy contest!

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