2018 was a year for travel. There were many places I travelled to in 2018 – some for the first time and some for the second or third time. But the funny part is, apart from some Instagram shares, I didn’t write a single thing on them! Why? Don’t ask. Even I don’t know why I travelled yet I didn’t end up writing a single post! I guess it’s time I do some travel posts which I have been postponing for God-knows-how-long. But first which are the places I travelled to in 2018?

Places I Travelled to in 2018

places i visited in 2018

#1 Bhuvneshwar, Odhisa,  in January 2018

We made a weekend trip to Bhuvneshwar, the capital city of Odhisa to meet our extended family. This city of temples was laid back and beautiful. This is also where we met (now Late) Sheroo and found how fond of dogs my son is!

#2 Thailand, in April 2018

It was summer holidays and why not travel somewhere nearby with the little one and my parents. This was Bluey’s first international travel and we got his passport done quickly. I wasn’t quite sure how he will take to a busy travelling schedule so we kept it relaxed. This was my second time in my favorite shopping destination Bangkok! But, to be honest, my last time around in BKK for shopping was better than this time. We chose to stay in Pratunam area as it is close to all the great shopping destinations in Bangkok, but somehow I wasn’t too excited about what I saw. Last time I checked Hong Kong had better collections!

safari world Bangkok

We also spent a few days at Pattaya living just next to the beach. And again, I wasn’t too happy with how Pattaya has become so congested and beaches are so crowded and unkempt!

#3 Day trip to Diamond Harbour, West Bengal in May 2018

Diamond Harbour is a small township in the south of West Bengal. It is located at a point where the Ganges turns south to meet the Bay of Bengal. This is a popular road trip people take from Kolkata as it is just around a 50 kilometre drive. This is a popular picnic spot around the city in the winters and May isn’t actually a great time for outdoor visits in Kolkata because its hot humid and sultry. We went for a day trip to a resort Punyalakshmi, and it was beautiful.

#4 Goa, in October 2018

Believe it or not, this was the first time I travelled to Goa after many failed plans! This was a full family trip where the ever absent husband decided to join in. More than the pristine beaches we ended up enjoying our crabs and lobsters 0 what else do you expect from a Bengali family!

I’m still missing the lazy life and laying in the cabanas for long hours. I have to visit Goa again – just to laze around and gorge on lobsters.

Baga Beach Goa

#5 Coonoor, in November 2018

Coonoor is a hill station in Tamil Nadu and has some amazing views. This was my second visit and we decided to stay within a tea estate yet again. Waking up to green rolling hills has its own benefits. You can’t miss those moments when you want to ditch the city life!

Coonoor

#6 Ooty, in November 2018

Queen of hills Ooty is the most famous hill station in South India. This was my third visit to Ooty and I still love it and might go back again. Last two times I hated travelling through the roads that have never ending hair pin bends – I feel sick to the core in hilly roads. This time around, our driver mentioned that road is closed we escaped the torture of hair pin bends. Both me and Bluey slept through our drive till we entered Kabini forest area! Yes that was a loooong nap!

Ooty Botanical Garden

Ahh, that’s a lot of travel for the year. And I am not even mentioning the annual winter trip to Kolkata in December. I am still wondering, as I write this post, what happened to all the post ideas I had while travelling! 2018 must have been a lazy year because I did some major MIA. Now that I have figured that out – I’ll do more posts on the places I travelled to in 2018. So keep reading – some interesting posts are lined up.

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15 Comments on 6 Places I travelled to in 2018 and didn’t write about

  1. Vartika Gakhar
    January 14, 2019 at 7:37 pm (2 months ago)

    Wow, seems you had a great 2018 in terms of travel. I have visited all these places except Orissa and Goa is all my all time favorite. May be someday.

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  2. Priyanka Patwari
    January 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm (2 months ago)

    In my travel experience, Ooty is the best travel destination in november. you had enjoyed a lot travel experience on 2018..

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  3. Rinkel Arora
    January 16, 2019 at 1:40 pm (2 months ago)

    I love traveling and wish to travel as much but somehow can’t travel so many places back to back. You seem to have had a wonderful year looking at your destinations

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  4. Gunjan (tuggu.n.mommy)
    January 19, 2019 at 12:04 pm (2 months ago)

    Seems like you had a great year. Wish you an amazing year filled with great travel trips. Coonor looks a great place,its in my travel list this year

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  5. Snehalata Jain
    January 19, 2019 at 2:56 pm (2 months ago)

    Wow! You have visited quite a beautiful places.Goa and Ooty are my favorite.Would love to explore North East.

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  6. Neha Tambe
    January 19, 2019 at 4:33 pm (2 months ago)

    Great destinations and all are my favorites. I haven’t been to Thailand but your description is making me wonder if it is too hyped!

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  7. Kavita Singh
    January 19, 2019 at 6:35 pm (2 months ago)

    Wow, that’s quite a list from your travel diaries. I am a tad bit jealous as I didn’t get to travel much last year but hopefully this year would be different.

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  8. Snigdha Prusti
    January 19, 2019 at 11:44 pm (2 months ago)

    Seems like you have travelled a lot in 2018.. By the way i am from bhubaneswar.. I was also visited Goa last year..

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  9. princy
    January 20, 2019 at 2:32 pm (2 months ago)

    Thailand is one place that is on my wanderlust. i have seen some beautiful pictures of it and would really like to visit some day.

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  10. Pragnya Mishra
    January 20, 2019 at 2:47 pm (2 months ago)

    Reading about home, Bhubaneswar always gives a nostalgic feeling. We are yet to explore Goa from your list.

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  11. Anita
    January 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm (2 months ago)

    What a lovely traveling year. Travel is the source of all inspiration. Enjoyed reading about your travel adventures

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  12. Neha Jain
    January 20, 2019 at 8:26 pm (2 months ago)

    Wow that’s awesome, you have enjoyed and travelled a lot this year…we also love traveling every month

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  13. Nimmy
    January 20, 2019 at 10:11 pm (2 months ago)

    I have not been to these places except to Goa and Ooty. I really feel these places are awesome choices to travel with family.

    Reply

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