Siddharth Dehl, Author at MakeMyTrip Blog's Posts

Intricately carved Gopuram of a temple in Sivakasi

Sivakasi – The Land of Fire Crackers and Beautiful Temples

The little sleepy town of Sivakasi often conjures up images of children working in the safety match industry and of course, the famous Cock Brand fireworks we all so lovingly light up on Diwali. While I am reminded of it just once a year on the festival of lights, Sivakasi is much more than the stereotypes associated to it. There is a side to this town different from what an average Indian tourist... »

20 Things To Do In Thailand – Part II

20 Things To Do In Thailand – Part II

I am back with the second cut of the two-part series 20 Things to Do in Thailand. And this time around, the list gets more exciting!  So without any further ado, let me begin! 11. Diving to Similan and Surin Islands Both these islands are home to some of the world’s best snorkelling spots. Barracuda, lion fish, whale sharks, leather-back turtles, squids, and octopus – you'll see them all here with... »

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Run Up To Valentine’s Day With These 14 Movies About Love

Run Up To Valentine’s Day With These 14 Movies About Love

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these 14 amazing Hollywood movies; movies that changed the way the world understands love. If you can find time, start on the 1st of Feb and watch one movie every day. Gear up for an amazing fortnight of love, romance, heartaches, excitement and emotions. Don’t miss watching any of the masterpieces on this list! 1ST FEB: 500 DAYS OF SUMMER In this romantic comedy, To... »

10 Unusual Travel Tales From 2013

10 Unusual Travel Tales From 2013

For most travelers, last year has been an exciting year. For some it has been weird, unusual, and downright surprising. Here is my list of 10 unusual travel tales from 2013. Enjoy! 1. Heineken Roulette caught people unaware at airports, dared them to drop all travel plans and go to whatever place that the roulette ringed in. While one let go of a trip home to travel to Cyprus, a mother thought her... »

The Avenue Of Baobabs, Madagascar

The Avenue Of Baobabs, Madagascar

If you ever find yourself driving on a dusty trail in Western Madagascar, you’ve got to ask for the Avenue of Baobabs. No trip to Madagascar is complete without a drive through this avenue. Lining a dusty trail in Menabe between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina leading to the famous Kirindy National Park, the giant 30 metre tall trees haul in visitors by the plane loads from across the world. Des... »

20 Things To Do In Thailand – Part I

20 Things To Do In Thailand – Part I

There’s so much to do in Thailand that even your well-planned and long Thai itinerary will seem too short while you try fitting in every bit of fun and all the attractions this nation has to offer. »

Is It Safe To Travel To Kenya?

Is It Safe To Travel To Kenya?

Kenya may have a chequered reputation when it comes to stability and security, but everything is not that black and white about this beautiful country. And it would be a great loss to miss out on some magnificent experiences here, basing your travel decisions on just a few unreasonable bad reports. So, in this blog we will attempt to bust myths on safety in Kenya step by step. First things first: ... »

The Colossal Wildebeest Migration of Africa

The Colossal Wildebeest Migration of Africa

It’s the circle of life. The one we have often heard and read about, and follow. But it is the wildebeests of Southern Africa who take the philosophy to a whole new level! From Serengeti to Masai Mara - July through October - and back to Serengeti - December and January, these herbivores are in a constant cycle of migrating to green pastures, mating, giving birth, and returning to where they start... »

Jungle Safari – How to Pack And More…

Game drives are fun. But survival needs are very different when you’re out in the jungle, often driving all through the day – and sometimes through the night – to witness that perfect kill, or to spot that elusive cheetah. Here are things that you must include in your backpacks before leaving for a wildlife safari vacation: Clothes Most good lodges and camps offer laundry service, so you can pack ... »

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