A Royal Retreat at Samode Palace, Rajasthan

A Royal Retreat at Samode Palace, Rajasthan

Snuggled among the Aravali Hills in Rajasthan, ensconced on a hill amidst the rugged landscape, lies a 475-year-old Palace steeped in history, its stories and secrets waiting to be uncovered.

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Monthly Instagram Update – June 2015

Monthly Instagram Update – June 2015

June was a bit of a mixed bag for me…
There was a lot going on off the blog this past month: a hectic work schedule over the past so-many months culminated in a promotion that I was very glad for; and all the celebrations that came along with it were very welcome!
There was certain good news to be had on the Blog as well, but more on that in just a little bit!

But while there was ample cause to rejoice last month, June also became the first month in over a year that I did not travel outside of Delhi AT ALL. No work trip, no quick weekend getaway, nothing! So the #Take12Trips in 2015 challenge took a small hit. Luckily, I’ve got a few trips planned in the months to come, so I’m not beating myself up too much over it!

But here’s a quick look back at the past month, flashed back through Instagram.

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Friday Favourites – Best Reads from June 2015

Friday Favourites – Best Reads from June 2015

Welcome back to Life On My Plate’s new monthly series – Friday Favourites!

A collection of some of my favourite reads from around the web; articles that caught my fancy and posts I really enjoyed reading in the month of June!

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Monthly Instagram Update – May 2015

Monthly Instagram Update – May 2015

I’ve been having a particularly rough time dealing with the Delhi summer this year!
The city feels like a furnace, and more than 5 seconds spent outdoors feels like my skin might be set ablaze any moment!

Needless to say, I’ve been hiding indoors and avoiding stepping outside of home / office as much as possible. June is turning out to be quite an uneventful month.

But before that, here’s a quick look back at the past month, flashed back through Instagram.

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3 Girls & a #BlogAlong – My Travel Must-Packs

3 Girls & a #BlogAlong – My Travel Must-Packs

Welcome back to the monthly link-up guys! And yes, it’s a week late, but while yours truly has been roasting in the Delhi heat, 2 out of the 3 Girls hosting the #BlogAlong were off holidaying in far – off lands, and hence we decided to postpone the party by a week.

But let’s not waste another moment and get right to it, shall we?

This month, it’s all about our travel must-packs and must-haves, things we never travel without and things you’ll always find in our suitcases when we’re traipsing around the globe.

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My Favourite Travel Souvenirs

My Favourite Travel Souvenirs

When I first heard that the topic for this month’s travel link-up hosted by the lovely ladies Kelly, Rebecca and Emma, with co-host Jaime was Travel Souvenirs; my first reaction was Oh No!

Not because it isn’t a great topic (it really is a superb one!), but because it had been on my mind as a potential topic for the 3Girls & a #BlogAlong monthly link-up party I recently started hosting myself!

But oh well… I’m sure I’ll come up with something else… :)

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A Trek to Kareri Lake in the Dauladhar Mountains

A Trek to Kareri Lake in the Dauladhar Mountains

It’s a half past five in the evening and I’m roused from my reverie by the gurgling of the river nearby. A gentle breeze tickles my cheek and I open my eyes to the sound of… silence!

We’re somewhere in the middle of the mountains, in a clearing in the woods, where we have chosen to set up camp for the night. Behind me, the guide and porter accompanying us have just finished pitching the tents; these will be our home for the next 2 nights. I gaze upwards at the towering façade of the steep mountains around me, the thicket of tall trees on top are reaching for the skies. Giant boulders litter the ground around me, a constant hurdle on this trek to Kareri Lake and back.

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Monthly Instagram Update – April 2015

Monthly Instagram Update – April 2015

“The bad news is that time flies…
The good news is that you’re the pilot…!”

Just thought I’d start the latest flashback post with a little quote I read recently that resonated with me deeply.

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