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Edwina Dsouza

wannabemaven

Travel writer/blogger from India 📝: Mint | TOI | Air India | Amex |Vistara Sunder. Susheel. Sister types Next📍Chikmagalur Also here 👉@cinema_chhori

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Your girl was in Pune last Sunday and decided to check out Shaniwar Wada, the seat of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire until 1818. Baji Rao I, the Prime Minister to Chattrapati Shahu, laid the foundation for this structure that was his own residence. ✨ Sanjay Leela Bhansali also 'tried' to make a film on Bajirao, remember? ✨ Anyway, the fort was largely destroyed by an unexplained fire in 1828, and nothing really remains of the place now except this Delhi Gate and some jharokas. The site is used as a picnic spot by schools and families with kids, and also couples wanting some private time. Multiply the crowds into three times on a Sunday😑 ✨ ✨ 📍 Shaniwar wada, Pune City, Maharashtra ✨ ✨ #pune #travel #traveller #india #travelgram #instatravel #maharashtra_igers #travelogue  #fortsofmaharashtra #maharashtratourism #maharashtra_majha #india_gram #traveldiaries #fort #history #india_ig #punekar #puneblogger #indianpictures #travelshot #travelphoto #india_clicks #traveladdict #wanderer #backpacker #mumbai_ig #mumbai #tripotocommunity #pune_ig #travelphotooftheday
Decided to make a quick video capsule on Bhandardara. It's a great time to go here, now with the monsoons setting in. The tiny village in the Western ghats transforms into another world really during the rains ⛈️. And it's barely 170km from Mumbai, that's about a four hour drive 🚗. An easy-peezy weekend trip and great option for camping 🏕️. Will be putting up the video on my YouTube channel, show some love and follow me there ♥️ ✨ ✨ 📍 Bhandardara, Maharashtra ✨ ✨ #travel #rurallove #villagelife #rurallife #traveller #india #india_gram #travelgram #travellingram #instatravel #travelphotography #travelstories #travelogue #traveldiaries #tripotocommunity #wanderer #backpacker #solotraveller #solobackpacker #maharashtratourism #maharashtra #maharashtra_ig #maharashtra_igers #bhandardara #travelvlog #shetravelsindia #monsoonmagic #monsoonseason #rainyday #adventure
Did you know, Yana is among the wettest villages we have in India. Clicked this on the trek towards Yana Caves, surrounded by dense forest in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. . . 📍Yana Caves trek, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka . . 📷 @dnoella . . #travel #india #karnataka #karnatakadiaries #travelgram #instatravel #forest #nature #greenery #traveldiaries #tripotocommunity #travelrealindia #india_gram #wanderer #backpacker #solotraveller #india_clicks #walkinthewoods #hike #adventure #indiatourism #gokarna #adventurer #karnataka_ig #karnatakatourism #yana #trek #trekking #naturegram #sceneryphotography
The best part about road trips is the changing landscape from your windshield. One moment sunny, the other moment rainy. One moment forest, the other moment beach🏖️ . . After Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana and Goa, this yellow sunshine has now ticked Karnataka. . . 📍Karwar Beach, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka . . #travel #india #karnataka #shetravelsindia #karwar #beach #travelrealindia #beachbum #roadtrip #indiantraveller #indianpictures #karnatakadiaries #traveldiaries #travelgram #instatravel #india_ig #indiatravel #wanderer #backpacker #bluesky #skygram #beachside #roadtrips #roaddiaries #girlslovetravel #indiangirlstravel #wanderlust #travelogue #tripotocommunity #travelphotooftheday
Hello from Gokarna in Uttara Kannada. ✨ Spending two days here. First impression - Gokarna has a very interesting landscape. To reach the beaches here, one has to either trek downhill from the city or hop across a mountain to get to another beach. We're staying near the Kudle beach, away from the crowd in Gokarna city. It's monsoons, so the beach is EMPTY, except for cute doggos chilling in the sand 🐕🏖️ ✨ ✨ 📍Kudle beach, Gokarna ✨ ✨ #travel #karnataka #karnatakadiaries #traveldiaries #gokarna #beach #traveller #wanderer #wanderlust #india #incredibleindia #beachlife #beachy #tripotocommunity #india_gram #india_ig #dogsofinstagram #dogs_of_instagram #travellingram #travelshot #travelrealindia #indiatravel #indiantraveller #solotraveller #backpacker #travelblogger #beachside #doggy #doggo #shetravelsindia
OKAY. So a lot of y'all have been asking me about this festival. It's called San Joao. I have known about this festival since childhood. Year on year, I saw San Joao celebrations in my neighbourhood in Mumbai albeit on a smaller scale. Goa, however, is the real deal. ✨ But what is San Joao? ✨ San Joao is the feast of St John the Baptist. He was Jesus' cousin. If stories are to be believed, Mother Mary broke the news to her sister Elizabeth that she is going to have baby Jesus. At that time, Elizabeth was pregnant with St. John the Baptist who jumped with joy in Elizabeth’s womb on hearing this news. To mark the event, local men jump into wells, lakes and ponds shouting ‘Viva San Joao’– wherein the water-body is reminiscent of Elizabeth’s womb. San Joao is also called the Festival of Fertility as young to-be mothers make offerings to God for a child. ✨ Much like the Goa carnival, floats are decorated during this festival and people wear bright colourful costumes. Not to be missed are the lovely coronets locals wear that is carefully stitched together with leaves, flowers and fresh fruits. They are also called the ‘Koupel’ in Konkani. ✨ The San Joao festival is celebrated exactly 6 months before the birth of Jesus on 24 June each year. The grandest celebration happens in Siolim, North Goa, where I was. If you'd like to read more about this festival, head to my bio where I've left the link to a blog post I wrote on San Joao. ✨ ✨ 📍Siolim, North Goa ✨ ✨ 📷 @dnoella ✨ ✨ #travel #goa #goalife #sanjoao #traveller #india #incredibleindia #travelgram #instatravel #festival #indiatravel #wanderer #wanderlust #backpacker #travellingram #traveladdict #india_ig #travelpic #carnival #goadiaries #localguides #villagelife #rurallove #culturevulture #outdoors #indiaunseen #indiadiaries #travelshot #travelphotooftheday #travelrealindia
Viva San Joao . . Back in Goa to celebrate the San Joao festival after four years. Might I say, this San Joao was even better that the last time, simply because I saw Lorna perform live. Dream come true. I also put on the koupel (coronet) this time just like the locals do. These are freshly stitched together with flowers, leaves and fruits. Newly weds come with huge thaals of jackfruits to distribute as this is also the festival of fertility. I gobbled some of these fruits and gained the energy to stand for 5 hours and cheer in the crowd. While the festival was over yesterday, I still have lots more updates and photos to share. Stay tuned not just here but also follow my insta stories to know more about San Joao and it's history. . . 📍Siolim, North Goa . . #travel #traveller #goa #india #goan #goangirl #sanjoao #india_ig #tripotocommunity #travelgram #instatravel #traveldiaries #travelogue #india_ig #indiatravel #coloursofindia #wanderer #wanderlust #backpacker #goatravel #culturevulture #indiantraveller #indiagram #goalife #india_clicks #travelling #goadiaries #siolim  #indialove #incredibleindia #traveladdict
Sao Joao is a unique water festival in June, where locals jump into wells and lakes. Not to be missed are the lovely coronets people wear that is carefully stitched together with leaves, flowers and fresh fruits. These are also called the ‘Koupal’ in Konkani. Here's a throwback pic from 2015, when I was at the festival. . . Next week, I'm going back to see the Sao Joao celebrations. Follow my journey @wannabemaven . . 📍Siolim, North Goa . . . #travel #traveller #goa #india #saojoao #incredibleindia #peopleareawesome #celebration #festival #goadiaries #goatourism #indiatravel #travelgram #instatravel #india_ig #travelogue #traveldiaries #india_clicks #travellingram #india_clicks #peopleofindia #portrait #indianfestival #traveladdict #wanderer #wanderlust #backpacker #solotraveller #india_everyday #indiadiaries #northgoa
I've got sunshine on a cloudy day When it's cold outside I've got the month of May Well I guess you'd say What can make me feel this way? My girl ~ The Temptations . . . 📍Velas, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra . . #travel #velas #maharashtra #india #travelgram #travelpic #maharashtratourism #instatravel #travelshot #indiatravel #india_ig #travelshot #ratnagiri #india_clicks #maharashtra_ig #traveldiaries #travelogue #travellingram #traveladdict #wanderer #goexplore #indialove #travelling #indiadiaries #wanderlust #sunshine #roadtrip #roadtrippers #hippiegirl #happyhigh #yellow
"Main toh sunkar khudi ki Kehti khudi se jaane Jo kuch bhi laage hai mann mein. Mujhko fikre na thaari Baaton ki saari main toh Jeeve hu apni hi ek dhun mein. Phir kaahe rut gaave Samjhavan ki chaahe Aur kehta khudi ki haatase nikli baari Baawri chhori" ~ The Yellow Diary . . 📍Nongriat, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya . . #travel #traveller #india #travelgram #indiatravel #meghalayadiaries #instatravel #traveldiaries #travelogue #girlswhotravel #wanderer #backpacker #wanderlust #livingrootbridge #aliceinwonderland #livingoutdoors #green #naturegram #nature_photo #travelphoto #traveladdict #goexplore #india_ig #india_clicks #travelphotography #travelrealindia #rurallove #girlslovetravel #ruralphotography #forest
An alternative to the iconic double decker living root bridge in Cherrapunji, which is about 3000 steps one way, there's a substantial root bridge near Mawlynnong village. Interestingly, Mawlynnong was once declared the cleanest village in Asia by a travel magazine. . . 📍Mawlynnong, Meghalaya . . #travel #traveller #meghalaya #india  #meghalayadiaries #travelgram #instatravel #traveldiaries #travelogue #wild #forest #travellingram #intothewild #intothewoods #indiatravel #india_ig #travelpic #traveladdict #travelshot #india_clicks #wander #wandering #nomad #wanderlust #indiaunseen #nature #naturegram #stayoutdoors #goexplore #discover_india

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