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A curious mind often found in places searching for its history, talking to ruins waiting to hear back, and imagining life in places where it does not exist anymore. Relatable? Then you can have a hell of a ride reading stories in this blog. I enjoy the mud in my face as the safari jeep peels through the jungle looking for the unknown, listening to the birds’ chirp. I equally enjoy listening to temple bells and watching the towering architecture. And sometimes, it is just put my leg up, hole up in a place with a view and spend it at leisure. Quit my job, traveled for a couple of years, and experimented with being a digital nomad. Now, I am back to a full-time corporate job, and it takes me to places. A solo traveler who swings between backpacking and luxury travel. Have fun reading a melange of my thoughts. 

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MasalaBox Travel is filled with travelogues on wildlife, heritage, history, food, culture from across the world. I am a storyteller and you are here to read tones of stories. MasalaBox Travel talks about more than the best places to visit or ten things to do. It takes you through lanes you have not been to and introduces you to food that you have not had yet. The blog apart from travelogues also features a column on musings mostly taking you through a laughter riot. The single woman that I am often starting to ponder and reflect on life, world, love, itches to pen down all these cheeky thoughts. And so, Happy Reading.

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Planning a Madurai Trip? Here is a list of Must visit Temples when in Madurai and the stories behind these temples. Easily you can spend three days.

Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple is treasure trove of stories and sculptures for any history lover. The aura, vibe, and serenity of the temple calms your soul while the beauty keeps you hooked on for hours.

Notting hill movie took me to Notting hill and to explore the Portobello street market of London. Read to know about the move trail and all the exploration I did around the market

Soulmates are the most difficult relationship to be in. Does that sound surprising to you and you are looking forward to meeting your soulmate? Between breaking you and helping you to grow, figure out which one you would want.

Mouth watering Onam Sadya and other must have dishes when in Kerala. Especially ones like chakka varatti, upperi, kappa teen curry and many more uniques delicacies

Wondering about the pros and cons of career break? Here is my story of being on a career break of two years. All the good and bad and you can take a lesson or two

Stories that take you back to fonder and nostalgic days. Read for warm stories from the lockdown kitchens..

Tadipatri is known for offbeat temples like Chintala Venkataramana Swamy temple and Bugga Ramalingeshwara temple. The temples made of granite are a sight to see. Read more and marvel.

Porbandar is not only famous for Kirti Mandir, the birthplace of Gandhi. But also filled with palaces, rustic heritage buildings, and markets. Not to forget the beach.

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Tadipatri Temples – Poetry in Black Stone

Tadipatri is known for offbeat temples like Chintala Venkataramana Swamy temple and Bugga Ramalingeshwara temple. The temples made of granite are a sight to see. Read more and marvel.
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Jain Monuments of Gwalior Fort

The Jain rock cut cave temples of Gwalior is a sight to see. Jaina monuments at Gopachal and Siddhanchal caves, towering as tall as 48 feet found along the way…

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