Rachita Verma, Author at MakeMyTrip Blog's Posts

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A Cooking Holiday In Thailand: Live The Local Way!

My first tryst with Thai food was mouth-watering Thai Green Curry with Jasmine rice at a restaurant in Delhi. As much as I loved eating it, I was also curious to know more about the flavours and types of ingredients used. After whipping up a few Thai dishes at home, I have decided to take my love for Thai food a little further and go on a cooking holiday in Thailand this year. Who knows, by the en... »

Can You Survive A Day In Dallol, Ethiopia?

Can You Survive A Day In Dallol, Ethiopia?

One of the cruelest places on Earth, Dallol, Ethiopia is a town you would live in only if you have a death wish. Brace yourselves and enter the ‘Gateway to Hell’. An Extreme Travel Adventure  Photo Credit: Achili Family | Journey/flickr Touted as one of Earth’s most volcanic regions, Dallol in Danakil Desert of Africa has long been abandoned. Except a few locals, or ‘Afar’ as they are called, the ... »

Jaisalmer: Camping Under The Stars

Jaisalmer: Camping Under The Stars

Few journeys in life leave you spellbound and make you feel grateful for witnessing natural wonders at close quarters. For me, one such experience was the team offsite to Jaisalmer, especially camping under the stars in Thar desert. Birds of a feather...holiday together | Photo Credit: Pranav Bhasin The team offsite to Jaisalmer happened more by chance, rather than choice, for me. Till the last mi... »

Unique Things To Do On Valentine’s Day

Unique Things To Do On Valentine’s Day

There are three occasions when couples tear their (own) hair apart over what to gift the better half – birthdays, anniversaries and then of course, comes Valentine’s Day. And no one, especially those in a relationship, can escape the hype surrounding this international festival of sorts. Since 14th Feb is around the corner and most of you must be researching Google for ‘best gifts for him/her on V... »

Top 10 Luxury Hotels In India

Top 10 Luxury Hotels In India

Which is the one place where you simply forget your worries and live like royalty? A luxury hotel, of course! Be it luggage, itinerary, or food cravings – let the private butler take care of it all in one of these top 10 luxury hotels in India: 1. Leela Palace, Goa A perfect blend of luxury and comfort, Leela Palace Goa reflects the Portuguese heritage in its stylish rooms and décor. Having a soft... »

The Melodious Journey Of AR Rahman Songs

The Melodious Journey Of AR Rahman Songs

“What cannot be put into words can be expressed through music.” This is not just a simple quote by one of India’s biggest musical maestros of all times. It is a way of life for award winning singer and composer AR Rahman. His music strikes a chord with our hearts, and makes us lose ourselves in the rhythm of his compositions. I could (try to) sing praises all day long but for the benefit of those ... »

Coober Pedy: A Gem Of A Town in South Australia

Coober Pedy: A Gem Of A Town in South Australia

Coober Pedy's grassless lands with hues of red Orange-pink grassless lands, rocky terrain and underground ‘homes’ – this is not a set straight out of a movie but a town nestled in South Australia. En route from Adelaide to Alice Springs lies Coober Pedy, often touted as the ‘opal capital of the world’. Yes, you read right! Coober Pedy’s place on the world map became prominent ever since opal field... »

Indian Travel Troll 4: Free stuff in hotels? Take it all!

Indian Travel Troll 4: Free stuff in hotels? Take it all!

Shampoo bottles, stationery...these are just a few things guests conveniently take from hotel rooms. What are you guilty of? (And don't deny it, cos' we have all done it at least once!) Click here to see our Indian Travel Troll series! This Travel Troll is conceptualized and designed by Rachita Verma and Mohammad Asif. Read more [...] »

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Indian Travel Troll 3: Naughty Kids? Watch Out!

Ever had trouble with naughty kids on vacation? Share your funny incidents with us and get featured in our Indian Travel Troll series! Travel Troll conceptualized and designed by Rachita Verma and Manoj Thakur Read more [...] »

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Indian Travel Troll 2: Home Food? Always!

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