“The beauty is majestic, changing skies are magical, The faraglioni rock formations are miraculous, you look fascinating when those ships dot you all over!
Hey Capri, I yearn for every moment I left you, my eyes long to see you, my mind dreams of you every moment and my heart beats for you! You have so much of charm in itself.”
Capri Visit – I visited Italy last year & loved Capri and Anacapri at first sight. A chance to visit the Faraglioni Rocks via boat/ship and witnessing Blue Grotto, a spell binding nature’s phenomenon will leave you abundant praise for the Nature.
How to reach Capri from India:
Flight from India to Rome
Rome to Naples via Train- Approx. 1 – 1:30
Naples to Capri via Ship/ferry – 1-1:30hour
Total Time –
The only way to reach Capri is via Ship/ferry, which we took from Naples. It is worth a walk visiting those beautiful floral lanes leaving you awe struck at the beauty of blue sea. It also showcases exclusive grand clothing/ interior shopping streets[frequently visited by the richest], along with numerous eateries. Seems it could be the costliest Real estate:).
To Stay – Suggested for Budget travellers, stay at Naples and make a full day visit to Capri/Anacapri! Last ferry back to Naples is post 8pm, so you can witness amazing sunset on the sea as well having some yummy food by the side.
Winters.. Sunny day..what could be better than visit a Nature Park or Bird Sanctuary to pamper your eyes with some amazing Avifauna’s around us?
Yes, We did the same & visited Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or often called as Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan , situated very close to Delhi (3.5-4hrs run) & Agra and poses as a perfect weekend destination .
All the more why this place stands apart from many small bio-diversity parks, is the quantum of Migratory birds visiting Bharatpur Nature Park or Bird Sanctuary during the winter season.
Encapsulating close to 350 species in itself, this Nature park is a treat to Bird lover, Ornithologists , you just cant stop the lenses to click & click.
Here lies my detailed post live on Thrillophilia travelogue on Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, an amazing Nature park for Avifauna in Rajasthan.
My camera couldn’t stop the coziness shared by the Spotted owls ,and as usual the third one was already besides them pondering when to take over the personal space!lol
Was amazing to see all 3 sitting spotted owls together just as the clouds played peek-a-boo with the sun in morning!
Actually God blessed me with viewing 5 owls that beautiful day!
Same was captured at Rajasthan , town -Bharatpur, having the grandeur of Keoladeo or Bharatpur bird sanctuary in itself, as paradise for the birds & specially in winters when numerous migratory birds flourish here.
Beauty lies in the lap of Nature! so many wonders in this world which needs deep understanding & ample appreciation.. Amongst all these, one of them is “Gravity Defying Limestone formations at “Ao Phang Nga National Park” of Thailand, close to the most crowded Phuket.. One of the most amazing bays of Thailand ,it has many wonders hidden in its girth..Apart from these limestone rocks, it also has some hidden lakes, really small beaches, caves.. it actually is a great collection of Islands & fun to explore with sea canoes . You’ll be amazed at the pristine waters which seem dotted with these rocks and those gorgeous misty mountains in the backdrop..God’s sake its a postcard perfect place for the “selfie” & photograph lovers!
How to reach : There are numerous online travel operators who organise a day tour to some group of islands including Phang Nga Bay involving a trip to “James bond island” &” Koh Panyee” the most famous of the two bays of Phang Nga.
Boat trip from northern end of Phuket is the best way of exploration.
Read & get more detail of these islands around Phuket at Phuket.com
Can the nature be Melodious? Thinking I’m crazy !!
But let me know who says that “Nature” cannot drive us crazy? Well yes it has done so..with me getting more & more glued to the amazing colours & the majesty if fold in itself.
This image was captured during an hour long watching of the gorgeous sunset over the city of Florence from “Piazza Michelangelo” on the banks of River Arno..With the beautiful city full of tunnels getting close to darkness, as the mountains in the backdrop blurred, there was a sharp light as the sun spread its orange-red hues all across amidst the skies:)
Astounding sun has so much to say & sing along as the city sleeps when its goes down & the birds fly all over chirping when sun wakes up:) .It reflects the cycle embedded even in our daily lives !
Well Mumbai to Delhi ,from one metro to another mostly seems like a biz task ,but let’s take a break & freak out in lovely Delhi (AAP ki Delhi) enjoying some of the best cuisines & wandering like a Delhite:) So let me be the virtual guide & help you guys plan a perfect trip .
Spoilt for choices ,rewards embarks the beginning of journey ,book flight on Cleartrip.com according your convenience ,with close to 248 weekly flights from Mumbai to Delhi ,it has options for all ,morning goers as early as 6:25AM & for late night owls at even 9:30PM. Not just normal bookings ,I’m their regular user & have generated good discounts /cash backs on most of the trips (I believe this adds a bonus & marks the happy beginning )
Spice up your Taste buds: Delhi is heaven for Foodies, the inherent fragrance of Spices make them desirable more than anything else. From amazing BIryani’s to chaat’s to some more than 20-30 variety of Parantha’s ,Kulcha’s ,Jalebi ,Kulfi’s & what not ,I can’t even mention the names. Every Old Delhi lane has something delicious to offer you .With numerous restraunts, one can get taste of all cuisines available in this world, name it & you get it somewhere in Delhi..Chinese, Mediterranean, Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Mexican & of course India J. Guess the planning has started!!
Love ART & Architecture : The high “Qutub Minar”(dated as old as AD1192) ,some amazing artwork’s from Mughal Era – Jama Masjid ,Humayun’s Tomb ,Red Fort ,India Gate ,Lotus Temple ,Akshardhaam ,they all instil a sense of Indian History. Many ruins of monuments can be seen scattered across .Old Delhi itself seems to be a Must visit area” ,full of hustle bustle ,congested bazaars ,road side vendors selling some amazing gol gappas & Chaat ,along with highly bargained utilities. New Delhi, with parts of South Delhi seems to be in sync with modernization with sprawling hyped markets. “Delhi Haat” is a lovely place to go to ,with numerous art & crafts ,emporium stalls ,many days of the month bear some amazing festivals there which compliment to the wide variety of food from all states of India.
Shopping & Women..Inseparable: Girls you got-a catchy deal!! Well, lot many options, from road side cheap shops of Lajpat, Sarojini ,Karol Bazaar to mediocre “GK M block” market to numerous Malls & brands. From clothing to jewellery …just name anything & you get there, all trendy & yes traditional too.
Cafes & Coffee: Planning in “Dilli ki sardi” Just sip amazing coffees & get that winter out..Planning in summers/Rains ,Cold coffee makes you sizzle:)
Events & fests: Every weekend usually there are events organized in Delhi, from Cultural to Handicrafts to Decors, to Kids fests to yummilicious food fests. There is always something on the plate ready to be served with varied choice.
I guess by now, the bags would’ve gone into “Packing mode” ,just visit Mumbai to Delhi flights right now ,get onto your deal & fly off!
Warm Delhi will welcome you & ensure you have a splendid exploration!