Solo traveling: Let The ‘Calling’ Come To You

Solo traveling: Let The ‘Calling’ Come To You

Solo travelling isn’t for everyone even though the idea appears simple. Non-travelers think that all you have to do is pick up your bags, book a bus/plane and explore the concrete/natural forests. I’d have to disagree with that. Without the intense desire to be a vagabond, you’d just be another rich tourist getting run over […]
6 Things That Hint You Might Be A Travel Junkie!

6 Things That Hint You Might Be A Travel Junkie!

Everybody loves to travel, yet, there is a huge difference between an occasional rover and a wanderlust. The latter are a different breed altogether. They can’t pinpoint a single location as ‘home’ and do not care if the weather or circumstances go against their plans. There are several other defining features of a seasoned traveler. […]
Helicopter Taxi Service to commence in Bangalore soon

Helicopter Taxi Service to commence in Bangalore soon

The standard of living in metropolitan cities is attracting a number of people from across the country. The people living in sub-urban and rural areas are quickly moving to the big cities. Bangalore, the IT hub of India is one of those big cities, which are driving urbanization. With the presence of increasing number of […]
Sanya Kapoor, India

Sanya Kapoor, India

Alok was very professional and always available. He gave me great information and was open and honest. He was not tiring to sell me anything but gave me great advice. I have passed Alok Bhartia Travels contact information to a lot of my friends. I can say enough about how professional and friendly this team […]
Rajveer Verma, India

Rajveer Verma, India

Booking was easy! The website was very clear in explaining terms. Contact via email and phone was also a very pleasant experience. I found Friendly Planet to be extremely well organized, friendly, and surprisingly affordable for what they offer. I liked the fact that I could reserve with deposit months in advance, then pay the […]
The event you desi wanderlusts have been waiting for: International Travel Expo

The event you desi wanderlusts have been waiting for: International Travel Expo

International Travel Expo is coming to town, my fellow Bangloreans! You can thank the Karnataka government for this development. The expo will be held between February 28 and March 2 this year. They say it’s the largest business-to-business event that will feature 400 foreign travel delegates from almost 25 countries. The event will be held […]
Bird flu suspected in Bhuvneshwari Nagar, BBMP kills around 50 chickens as a precautionary measure

Bird flu suspected in Bhuvneshwari Nagar, BBMP kills around 50 chickens as a precautionary measure

On 29 Dec, eight chickens died at a retail outlet at Bhuvaneshwari Nagar in Dasarahalli due to a suspected H5N1 flu virus infection. Subsequently, the state health and family welfare department sprang into action and started an awareness campaign on Wednesday to put preventive measures in place, in order to stop the virus from spreading. […]
Finally, no more traffic woes between Kempegowda and Nagavara!

Finally, no more traffic woes between Kempegowda and Nagavara!

Aah, finally the struggle to get out of Bangalore will finally be over. It’s another thing that we’ll have to wait four years more. You can thank namma metro for this development, since the Karnataka government has announced a metro line from Nagavara to Kempegowda International Airport. Although it’s almost 29 kilometers from Nagavara to […]
Alok Bhartia shares top cities where New Years celebrations are awesome

Alok Bhartia shares top cities where New Years celebrations are awesome

“The clock is ticking fast and 2017 is about to end, the New Year’s Eve should be started with a bang”, says Alok Bhartia, the famous Singaporean wanderlust. Some had a bad streak of 365 days while some met their beacon of happiness this year. Well, good or bad, it’s time to rev up your […]
Bangalore lakes don’t have water fit for drinking

Bangalore lakes don’t have water fit for drinking

Pollution has finally caught up with Bangalore’s water too. It seems we’re not far from the Mad Max-esque dystopian future where cancer and tumor-ridden survivors are ready to shed blood for a drop of the life-giving neer. I wonder what will become of Bangalore, probably overgrown jungle that drives the Geiger counter crazy. Anyway, the […]
Hugged by the mist and blanketed by the clouds: Nandi Hills

Hugged by the mist and blanketed by the clouds: Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills is the perfect weekend getaway for Bengalurians. If you’re visiting this southern city from another state, put this hilly retreat in your itinerary because it’s too good to be missed. The hills have a few sightseeing spots, but these 5 have special history attached to them.   The fort of Tipu Sultan   […]
Alok Bhartia : 5 tips that’ll get you started with photography

Alok Bhartia : 5 tips that’ll get you started with photography

Buying a DSLR doesn’t make you a photographer. It takes many years to even master the art of point-and-click. I remember the first time I had access to a digital camera, I used to click pictures of the most mundane things around my room, including my undies, and filter them with grain and B&W. It […]
Mistakes rookie travelers often make

Mistakes rookie travelers often make

If you wish for a stress-free vacation abroad then there’s a 90% chance you’ll return disappointed. Why? Well, you ran into a situation you didn’t plan for, before your outing. For rookie travelers, it’s a common scene as they are bound to make mistakes. To avoid them, here’s a list of goof-ups that first-timers should […]
What you shouldn’t miss while in Bengaluru

What you shouldn’t miss while in Bengaluru

I don’t visit Bengaluru frequently but I reckon it’s the only metropolitan where one can relax as if they’re far from the city’s commotions. I am sure the above sounds like overkill, but the city’s outskirts are really beautiful and peaceful. Plus, Mysore, Horsley Hills, Yelagiri Hills, and Shivanasamudra Falls are not far off. Bengaluru […]
Cracker ban: a bittersweet decision that spared me a ninja mask

Cracker ban: a bittersweet decision that spared me a ninja mask

“Who said we have banned the bursting of crackers. The existing stockpile of crackers is enough,” said Justice Sikri. It sounded confusing at first, but then I realised that Justice Sikri had just won the Diwali argument with a diplomatic answer. Diwali is an important part of a Hindu’s life. It felt wrong to ban […]
Why is Bangalore called the Silicon Valley of India?

Why is Bangalore called the Silicon Valley of India?

As soon as an IT or computer science engineer graduates from college, he is most likely placed in a company situated in Bengaluru. Yes, Namma Bengaluru, the city of gardens, the capital of Karnataka, is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. Bengaluru earned this title from its namesake in the USA, the Silicon […]
‘Singapore Night Festival is a beautiful collage of colors, music and savory food’, comments Alok Bhartia

‘Singapore Night Festival is a beautiful collage of colors, music and savory food’, comments Alok Bhartia

Alok Bhartia recently visited Singapore. Before he had a jovial time in the Ganesh pandals, he saw one of the best night festivals East Asia has to offer. The Singapore Night Festival is a perfect combination of food, music, fun events, and mesmerizing views. Alok Bhartia says, “It’s something you shouldn’t miss if you’re in […]
Avoid Doing These 7 Things In Singapore, Suggests Alok Bhartia

Avoid Doing These 7 Things In Singapore, Suggests Alok Bhartia

Singapore is a beautiful travel destination, believes Alok Bhartia. This city-state is diversely populated with various ethnicities, and it features jaw-dropping views. The exotic and palatable exotic food is yet another plus point for this country. To enjoy the fine things, Singapore has to offer, it’s better to stay here for at least two weeks. […]
Alok Bhartia reviews Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Singapore

Alok Bhartia reviews Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Singapore

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most anticipated Hindu festivals to be celebrated every year. Alok Bhartia has seen the vibrant hues of this festival up-close in Mumbai. The immense energy and zeal of the people in Ganesh visarjan is something you should never miss. The air is filled with drum beats and shouts of […]
Alok Bhartia Presents: 5 Beautiful Places in Singapore That Tourists often Miss out

Alok Bhartia Presents: 5 Beautiful Places in Singapore That Tourists often Miss out

Alok Bhartia calls this city-state by its original name, Singapura, translated as ‘Lion city’ in Sanskrit. It was named by a 13th Century Srivijayan prince called Sang Nila Utama. This city is rich in culture and heritage and has tons of sightseeing spots. However, most of the people end up on Merlion Park, a place […]
Why Alok Bhartia loves Singapore’s Changi Airport

Why Alok Bhartia loves Singapore’s Changi Airport

Alok Bhartia used to think airports present their outer beauty to counter their mismanagement. But when he visited the Changi Airport in Singapore, he changed his perception entirely. This airport of Singapore is nothing less of a futuristic marvel. Customs, boarding and other processes happen speedily, without heckling the flyers. The interiors will glue your […]
A patriot’s guide to the Independence Day celebration at Wagah Border | Alok Bhartia

A patriot’s guide to the Independence Day celebration at Wagah Border | Alok Bhartia

Alok Bhartia | Independence day Journey Alok Bhartia describes the 71st Independence Day celebration at Wagah Border as a spectacular display of power and patriotism. The Indian and Pakistani security forces exchanged sweets and greetings while the people of both countries waited patiently for the lowering of flags ceremony. This daily ceremony features hard marches, […]
Top 5 camping grounds near Delhi NCR that you shouldn’t miss on your weekends!

Top 5 camping grounds near Delhi NCR that you shouldn’t miss on your weekends!

Professionals in Delhi NCR need more breaks after several studies address their rising stress levels due to overworking. Alok Bhartia doesn’t think that watching movies on your Laptop during weekends will solve that problem. He recommends taking a trip out of the hectic city life, often. Too bad, long excursions are difficult because of the […]
Alok Bhartia Explores: Janmashtami Celebrations In Different Places of India

Alok Bhartia Explores: Janmashtami Celebrations In Different Places of India

Alok Bhartia remembers the first time he saw a Krishna Janmashtmi jhanki. The lights, idols and the colors mesmerized him. It was not like the grand fest held at Mathura and Vrindavan, but for a four-year-old, the scene was too electrifying. Mathura and Vrindavan are synonymous with Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Mathura is where Sri Krishna […]
5 Archaeological Wonders that’ll Warp you back to the Past!

5 Archaeological Wonders that’ll Warp you back to the Past!

So you’re a history buff? We’re sure visiting Fatehpur Sikri and Taj Mahal again and again has left you agonizingly bored. Alok Bhartia suggests better alternatives in India for your archaeological excursions. Careful, don’t try to be Indiana Jones and steal artifacts, the locals might not like it! Nalanda. Bihar Back when Alok Bhartia was […]
Top 10 Offbeat Destinations in India you ought to visit now!

Top 10 Offbeat Destinations in India you ought to visit now!

  Alok Bhartia Travels: Top 10 offbeat Indian Destinations you ought to visit now! Sometimes Alok Bhartia wonders about how huge the blue planet is. The visual delicacies that our planet has to offers are immeasurable. India is home to thousands of forests that boast of an extensive variety of flora and fauna. It is […]

Alok Bhartia got mugged in Paris. Here’s what he should’ve done…

Losing your valuables in a foreign country can be really scary. Alok Bhartia reckons a gun on your head pointed by a delinquent in a hoodie is much more terrifying. His recent trip to Paris was soured by a lone walk through Montmartre around 2 in the morning. Although Paris is considered a crime-free city, […]

Alok Bhartia explores street art around the world

Street art is one of the most unique forms of art. Although it holds a bad reputation, it can truly transform any city into a better place when conducted by skilled artists. A splash of street art could be a refreshing change to the setting of an otherwise dark, boring or dilapidated town. Traveler and […]

Alok Bhartia Presents: The 60-Second Geography Quiz

Most of us were terrible in geography during the grade school days. Let’s make things interesting! Alok Bhartia has left you with a silhouette of a country. There are five clues for you to find out which country it is to guess the Alok Bhartia quiz. But wait! There’s a catch. You have to guess […]

For Alok Bhartia, Dubai is the Noor of the Middle East!

You haven’t experienced the Middle East if you haven’t been to Dubai. This jewel of United Arab Emirates is a must-see city where technology meets exquisiteness. With a host of sight-seeing spots in Dubai, it can be difficult to manage the tour. Alok Bhartia, the Indian traveler lists 5 places in Dubai that you must […]

Scared Travelling Solo? Alok Bhartia Tells you 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be!

The first time Alok Bhartia went off on a solo adventure overseas, it was scary as hell. Thailand is a beautiful country with a sizzling nightlife and the admirable Grand Palace. However, as the movie Hangover 2 puts it, it’s easy to get lost there. Travelling alone can be scary but it has its own […]

Limited Budget? Alok Bhartia Guides you to Save Money on Vacations!

It’s tough imagining a few weeks off amidst a tight schedule to walk on the foreign shores. A holiday abroad can drain your bank account. This makes it necessary to plan a budget holiday rather than jump on a plane on an impulse. To make sure you don’t go bankrupt in a foreign land, Alok […]

Alok Bhartia Opens the Jewel Box of Europe!

A French traveler in India once told Alok Bhartia to unlock the European essence. It was confusing at first but the traveler continued and mentioned Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. It’s true, the spirit of Europa lies in Dresden, where gothic architecture trumps over the senses. He visited this fantastic city […]

Alok Bhartia Falls for a Vertigo Attack!

The 24-carat sunshine on the hills of Shillong is a scene straight out of travel magazines. February is the best time to visit the valleys of Meghalaya. The coniferous forests will give you a sense of great height when you begin to climb the hills. It’s right at that moment that you may feel elements […]

Alok Bhartia – The Traveler

About Alok Bhartia Alok Bhartia is a creator of decisions, artistic thoughts and delicious Spaghetti Bolognese. The decisions usually have his brain engage in a tough tug-o-war between an exotic cuisine and an outlandish adventure. You’ll find this gourmet-cum-adventurer mostly in Paris. He loves exploring the cuisine-Français in the city of amour. Alok Bhartia was […]

My conclusion is that these homeowners can no longer bear the

As I drive around Central and Northern New York, it saddens me to see the amount of waterfront property for sale. My conclusion is that these homeowners can no longer bear the burden of high taxation due to the of owning such property. I been told by countless retired waterfront homeowners that they cannot afford […]