I started out wanting to be a fighter pilot like my dad, but when I was finishing school, the Indian Air Force did not have women pilots. So I studied, finished my hotel management and then went on to work for a short stint in hotels. During my formative years I had a love of reading Mills & Boons (yes, you can continue to read without worrying about this turning out to be a eulogy of a tall dark and handsome man) where I had read a wonderful story about a woman who leads a tour group to Greece. I was hooked and wanted to know if it was possible for me to get into the travel industry – all that travel, the beautiful hotels, the romance of possibly meeting someone, and of course self discovery. Cutting a long story short, for this very reason, I joined a travel company and many years later have travelled through
We are proud to be associated with the Live Journal Community - India Travel, and will be putting up stories of travel in India, about people who are making a great difference, about wonderful destinations that you just must see and of course about some great hotels that you can visit. I am also here to help anyone on the community with information, help and advice on travel in
When I started traveling around my country, I was surprised by one thing, the friendliness that was shown towards me, generally an outgoing person I talk to everyone – the drivers, the helpers at the tea stalls, the guides and the shop keepers. Traveling alone has hardly ever been an issue as people go out of their way to help. Politeness and friendliness is usually met the same way, though I must say in
It has also given me an opportunity to know a small bit about my country – I can fill pages with the fables, legends, stories and facts that I have garnered. So much so that I firmly believe that they have all amalgamated in my mind to form a long epic which I believe is fact. J
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Atithi devo bhava – Guest is God is a dictum we take seriously, we behave with humility towards people who visit our country – but hope what they carry back with them is more than just the icons that the international media have painted for us.
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