Namaste! A passionate traveller at heart and now a blogger as well. Thanks to my sailing career, travelling has always been an integral part of my professional life. Eternally fascinated by the World of Travelling be it either meeting new people, learning new cultures, experiencing their customs or just trying out some new cuisines. Off late, I’ve been exploring places with my family where my job has not taken me. Mail me at manishsamtani@laidbacktraveller.com

Things to do in Bhutan

Thimpu Bhutan

Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a Travelers Paradise. Nestled in the Himalayas, this country is almost hidden. It’s a country of mountains and valleys. The journey to this beautiful place starts with the incredible views of snow peaked Himalayas as the plane touches Bhutan. This country so full of beauty and tranquility where the people are happy, there is zero pollution, landscape is stunning that, it is so easy to forget the pressures of city life and disconnect yourself from the clutches of modernization and reconnect with your inner self. Here is a list of the things to do in Bhutan that make this place so special.

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Complete Guide to Bhutan Family Holidays

Prayer Rings Bhutan

If you love travelling to exotic and extraordinary places which is not widely visited, then Bhutan is the place for you. Known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan is a Travelers Paradise. Nestled in the Himalayas, this country is almost hidden. It opened up to tourism only in the 1970’s. It may not be touristy, but its pristine beauty, amazing landscape and amiable people make it worth visiting at least once if not more.

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10 Best Family Destinations for Summer Vacation in India

Summer Destination

Summer is just around the corner. Along with the heat it also brings holidays with it. So what is better than creating some family memories together? Taking a holiday together is the best way to do so. This is the time to introduce your family to the wonders of travel. So start your travel planning and to help you zero on a place here is a post on the 10 Best Family Destinations for Summer Vacation.

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Red Fort or The Lal Qila of Delhi

Red Fort

“At the stroke of today’s midnight our, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom….”  This groundbreaking speech by Pandit Nehru was given at this iconic place. Since then its has become the venue for Independence Day celebrations. In 2007 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Top 10 Places to Visit with Kids in Delhi

Top 10 Places to Visit with Kids in Delhi

Delhi being the National Capital sees a steady inflow of tourists. The tourists are of all age groups and this is one city where there is no dearth of activities or places that should be visited with kids. Delhi has a plethora of activities on offer for kids. Be it Recreational, Educational or Historical. The best part is that all these places are within the city and are easily accessible by public transport too. So the next time you plan a family visit to the capital make sure you explore these Top 10 Places to Visit with Kids in Delhi.

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Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Madhya Pradesh as a Tourist Destination

Gwalior Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh situated right at the center of India is bearably the most underrated tourist destination in India. It still remains unexplored in-spite of the numerous palaces, forts, temples and wildlife destinations it offers. The options are never ending in Madhya Pradesh. Be it Adventure, Wildlife, Cultural or Spiritual there is something for everyone here. To know why you shouldn’t overlook Madhya Pradesh as a tourist destination check out the below mentioned places.

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10 Budget Friendly Countries for Family Travel

10 Budget Friendly Countries for Family Travel From India Bhutan

Everyone hopes for a holiday. Visiting new places has its own charm. But the pocket limits the desires. This should not be the case always. Foreign locales also can be very much affordable. All you need is a little bit of planning and research and off you can go for a budget family holiday. And to help you with that we have compiled a list of 10 Budget Friendly Countries for Family Travel From India.

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Jhansi Fort and the Legend of Jhansi ki Rani

Jhansi Fort jhansi ki rani lakhsmi bai

Like most of the kids these days my almost 7-year-old Dotty, is obsessed with stories about damsels in distress being rescued by courageous men. So on our Delhi to Kanha Road trip we stopped over at Jhansi to give her a first hand account of how courageous and brave Jhansi ki Rani was. Jhansi Fort – A Testament of Courage and Honor stands tall even today depicting the saga of how a true queen can stand and fight for the honor of her Kingdom.

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The Khajuraho Temple Guide

Kandaria Mahadeva Temple Western Group of Temples Khajuraho

Situated in Chattarpur District, Khajuraho is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for its Nagara Style Architecture and erotic sculptures. Over a period of many centuries, the present day Khajuraho has been known by many names such as “Khajur Vatika”, “Kajarra” and “The Land of the Gods”. Out of 85 temples that were built over the period, only 25 have survived the test of time.

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