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Travel Contest: Win an Incredible Road Trip Across 3 Countries!

I bring you this latest travel contest from my home in a pristine little village on the shores of Lake Peten Itza in Guatemala. I’m staying with a local village family that has adopted me as one of their own, and this morning, I joined them in making hand-rolled tortillas. Every time I land up in a place like this, I’m reminded of how much I enjoy a life of travel. And how much I wish it upon my readers – which is why I’m forever urging you to participate in exciting travel contests.

A while back, I heard from Raj, who having read about the CEAT Tyres contest on my blog earlier this year, won an epic travel expedition to Ladakh. If you don’t believe me, check out his ‘cool-dude’ picture below!

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My reader Raj Kukreja on his expedition in Ladakh!

So here it is, your chance to win yourself an awesome adventure across the mighty Himalayas of three countries – India, Nepal and Bhutan:


Two contestants will win an incredible road trip from Delhi to Nepal and Bhutan with CEAT Tyres! This journey will have you drive across some of the most scenic routes in the high Himalayas, cross two international borders, test your limits on the world-famous Tiger Nest trek, and experience a truly unforgettable adventure.

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Tiger Nest, Bhutan. Photo by Simon Monk.


  • Log on to .
  • In not more than 500 words, describe an interesting adventure or story from a past road trip.
  • Include 1-3 pictures from the road trip you’ve described.
  • Like CEAT Tyres on Facebook or follow @CEAT_TyresIndia on Twitter.

The contest is open to Indian residents above 18 years of age, and the winners must be able to drive a four wheeler.

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The CEAT Tyres expedition to Ladakh. Photo by Raj Kukreja.


The contest ends at 11:59 PM IST on October 21st.

The winners will be announced within the week by CEAT Tyres.

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The Himalayas of Nepal. Photo by Ivan Borisov.


By now, you already know that these contests are real and there’s a fair chance to win if you put your mind to it.

I’ll only stress on one point – Creativity. Don’t trust your creative juices to flow at the last moment; take time to dwell over your entry and make it stand out.

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Vistas in Bhutan. Photo by Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn).


ALL THE BEST! Don’t forget to send me a virtual postcard if you win :)


Note: This post was written as part of the CEAT Adventure campaign.


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Contest: Win the Adventure of a Lifetime with #AirbnbBucketList

A week ago, I marked ONE YEAR of being on the road without a home. On my adventures across the globe, I’ve stayed with some special people and unearthed experiences that few knew existed. At a vineyard in South Australia, my host turned out to be a Polish refugee who had been sheltered during World War II by an Indian Maharaja. In little-known neighborhoods in Spain, Turkey, Philippines and Romania, I’ve sampled the way the locals live. And most recently, at a sprawling estate in the dense forests of Uttarakhand, I was hosted by a descendant of Burma’s royal family! Read more

Travel Contest: Win an Epic Trip Through Kashmir and Ladakh!

I tearfully parted ways with Ladakh over a month ago, but I feel like I’ve never really left. A part of me still wanders around the cold mountain desert, gazing at the stark scenery and merrily greeting jullay to the village folk. I might not be going back anytime soon, but I hope TWO of you, my readers, win a once-in-a-lifetime expedition by Ceat Tyres and Mahindra Adventure, and get to experience the immense beauty of the snow-capped Himalayas of Kashmir and Ladakh! Read more

Travel Contest: Win a Trip for Two to Singapore!

Three years after I moved out of Singapore, there is something about this little island state  that still lingers in my mind. Most of us travel to find solitude in nature or to relive parts of ancient history. But Singapore, with its manmade beaches, solar-powered gardens and city lights glittering almost more magically than stars, is a glimpse of what travel might become in the future. When the world has culturally assimilated and technology surpasses even the wonders of nature, won’t we travel to witness progress? Read more

Travel Contest: Win a Trip to New York!

You read that right. A free trip to New York from India is on the cards! Lufthansa is flying one lucky winner to The Big Apple, and offering 4 nights at iconic hotels in Manhattan.

And you can win it. Read more

Lufthansa Contest: Can You “Park The A380″?

As a little girl, I often dreamt of what I would become when I grew up. Travel blogging wasn’t in my dictionary then! I dreamt of becoming a detective; solving the Bermuda Triangle mystery would be my first priority. I dreamt of being a famous writer; my books would move people to tears (I was sadistic that way). And I dreamt of flying planes. Read more

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas Cheer From Germany!

Guten tag from a cold and festive Germany! I’m on a train from Frankfurt to the quaint Bavarian village of Rothenburg as I pen this. Outside, the landscape is a stark contrast between bare brown forests and colorful countryside homes. It’s symbolic of winter in Europe; introspective and festive at the same time. Read more

My Million Reasons to Visit Turkey.

Dear Turkey,

I remember sitting at your Ataturk International Airport, waiting to board my Turkish Airlines flight back to India. You welcomed me with arms wide open, charmed me with your beauty, and overwhelmed me with the kindness of your people. In my 20 days, I picked up pieces of your language, learned to maneuver your territory, indulged my taste buds in your food, and in a moment I didn’t anticipate, I came to know you as my home in another part of the world. I quickly built my first impressions of you when I got here, and if there is one thing I would change of them, it is that you are more beautiful and your people more hospitable than I could have imagined. Read more

Contest: Win a Flight to Europe With Lufthansa!

Back in 2011, when I took my first trip to Europe, I wasn’t a travel blogger. I was just a girl with a dream to see the world. I was bound to a cubicle, with a 9 to 5 schedule that I couldn’t wait to break out of. And then it happened. I took part in a travel contest on Facebook, and unexpectedly won two return flights to Paris! I decided to make a full-blown Euro Trip out of it, started blogging about travel, and the rest as they say, is history (Read: The Story of How I Quit My Job to Travel). Read more

Contest: Win 2 Nights at Te Aroha, Dhanachuli!

Two weeks ago, I rekindled my love affair with Kumaon. From my attic at Te Aroha (Read: Te Aroha: Under The Yellow Rooftops), in the charming little village of Dhanachuli, I witnessed the majesty of the Himalayas. And so did some of you, through my blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You said you couldn’t wait to stay here yourself, so I managed to score it for you! Here’s your chance to win a stay at Te Aroha, and experience its poetic love in person. Read more


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