Old Phuket Town – The Town of Century Old Metals

The safari gave us a thrilling experience; it was very exciting to see the animals very near which is not possible in an urban life. It was our last day in Bangkok; we packed our backpacks and set out to see the old phuket town. Being a mechanical engineer the Old Phuket town attracted me a lot as it was famous for its metal a century back.

Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport | Image Resource : whatsoninphuket.com

Our plan was to take flight to the Phuket. We booked out flight ticket to Phuket International Airport on Thai airways. Our flight was at 7.45 am and reached the Phuket town at 9.10 am.

Thai Airways

Thai Airways | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

We reached the Phuket International Airport on time after traveling for 2 hours 12 minutes. Thai airways offered a convenient journey to us.   Unlike other Thai capitals this town is very old and dull looking. This is a historic place where we found plenty of temples and shrines. Other than this we came across several tiny shops, quaint cafes, public and private museums and so on.

We walked through the old Phuket city on the Thalang, Dibuk and Krabi roads where we explored the wonderful architecture of the century old buildings. The town was built on the prosperity gained on the metal boom of Phuket in the last century. Once metal was a very costly commodity and barons of metals were taken to all parts of the world.

Old Phuket Town

Old Phuket Town | Image Resource : asianitinerary.com

We could see the century old Phuket’s barons and houses here. Two types of building are seen here shop-house (Sino-Portuguese style) and the big mansion (Sino-Colonial style).The shop houses were the combed place where people live and do business.

Old World Attraction Phuket Town

Old World Attraction Phuket Town | Image Resource : thebeachfrontclub.com

We also visited the Phuket Province Hall which was built in the first part of 20th century. It houses the offices of Provincial Governor.  The Phuket Museum was another must see place in this old city.  This 80-year old museum is located at the Montri Road. Though not well maintained it looked gregarious.

We walked through all places and it gave us unique experience. There was no time to explore this town further hence we left the town. It was time for us to wind up our trip and come back to our daily routine.


My Air Travel from Mumbai to Bangkok by Bangkok Airways – Experiencing the Boutique Service On Board

Hello friends, I am glad to be back with another travel experience and through the blogs I want to give a detail account of the places I visited. A mechanical engineer by profession, I love machines and want to invent one that can be useful to people. Whenever I get time and have enough money to spend I travel to places of historic importance or places with a lot of nature with friends. And I got an opportunity recently to visit Bangkok, which was my dream for some time.

Admittedly, my travel plans are always centered on budget and so is that of my friends. We look for possible options to save money and opt traveling by train or bus if available. The moment we decided to visit Bangkok, everything from flight tickets to hotel accommodation was set within a few minutes. Looking for budget travel, we opted for Bangkok Airways, which has Mumbai Bangkok flights scheduled weekly. We found three flights scheduled to the Suvarnabhumi Airport Mumbai from the Chhatrapati Sivaji International Airport.

Chatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumba

Chatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

We started off on a Saturday, where our flight was scheduled at 1 am from the Terminal 2 of the Mumbai airport. I had the last bus scheduled at 11.30 pm from my place and I reached the airport at 12.05 am. Two of my friends accompanying me reached the airport early and we walked in to check in and complete the customs formalities and collect the boarding pass.

Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways | Image Resource : pattayanumberone.blogspot.in/

Bangkok Airways took off at 1.05 am and we were quite comfortably seated in our Economy Class. I opted for this airline for it offered low fares for certain destinations, especially Bangkok. Moreover, it is promoting itself as the ‘Asia’s Boutique Airline’ by specializing in offering personalized service to guests. It also offers some new destinations, which are quite exotic in nature.

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

Meanwhile, we were offered early breakfast by the flight attendant. The airline offered us to choose the food, where we preferred to have vegetarian food. The flight was comfortable and we could relax better for there was enough room to stretch ourselves. We reached the Suvarnabhumi Airport at 7 am and proceeded straight to complete the formalities.

North Meets South – The Exciting Flight From Mumbai to Madurai!

When I set about as a Mechanical Engineer, I never knew that my thirst for adventure, culture and history would continue, in the world of trendy cultures and modern technology. And yet, here I am on my way from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai, en route Madurai.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai | Image Resource : cathaypacific/

The ‘Athens of the East’, as Madurai is globally called has been in existence for over 2400 years. Abundant in tradition, culture and heritage, Madurai has seduced me to its heart. And so I have embarked on my adventure with my best mate, my SLR, up in the clouds. Words could not describe the beauty of mother Earth as I stare in awe down the window from my seat.

I had plenty of time to ponder all the Mumbai Madurai Routes that I could choose from. I came across a 27-hour journey by Bus, offering me plenty of time to capture the scenic transformations as I reached my destination. I also notice that the train routes from Mumbai to Madurai are also an approximation of 27 hours.

Air India Airlines

Air India Airlines | Image Resource : info.akosha.com

En Route Madurai

Though I am usually one to choose the cheaper mode of travel, I wished to spend more time exploring the city than my travel to the city itself. I chose to fly in the Air India Airlines, which could take me from Mumbai to Madurai Via Chennai in only a matter of 3 hours. I am very grateful to the airways for their quality service and their fantabulous gourmet meal.

Madurai International Airport

Madurai International Airport | Image Resource : upload.wikimedia.org

My flight was uneventful and I was brought to my destination safe and sound by the experienced staff. My fingers itch and my tongue twitches as they sense the inviting scent of the city, yearning to be a part of it and experience its every rubble.

With my feet back on terra firma, I couldn’t wait for my baggage to arrive and drive up to the city where my new adventure awaits me. Don’t be deterred, you will find all of my adventures in the upcoming articles along with the wholesome goodness of the pictures my SLR has shot for you.

Royal Flying from Mumbai to Udaipur with Air India

Hi everyone. We all need some much needed break from our busy working schedules for the good of ourselves. This is what I do very often by taking short weekend breaks and go for holidays to historic places with my best buddy, my SLR cam. This time I decided to go on a vacation to Udaipur to visit the various Royal historical places and experience the Rajputana culture myself.

Air India Flight

Air India Flight | Image Resource : wikipedia.org/

I preferred to go by Air this time as it was more convenient and many good budget airlines are operating between Mumbai to Udaipur travel route. So I booked my ticket from domestic airlines which departs from Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai. It was a direct nonstop flight Air India flight at 9 AM in the morning. I left for the airport as early as 7 from my home to complete my check in formalities. The Air India staffs were quite good and very friendly. The flight was to depart from the Terminal 1A of the Chatrapati Shivaji Airport.

Chatrapati Shivaji Airport Mumbai

Chatrapati Shivaji Airport Mumbai | Image Resource : mumbai-metro.com/

I had an early morning coffee and sandwich at the airport before checking in the flight. The flight departed at the right time. In flight there was good entertainment stuff, I watched a movie to pass the time, Air India also had a light meal package for us along with a refreshment hot drink. This was much needed for me to keep me from falling asleep. I was a bit excited as it was my first trip to Udaipur. Luckily on the in flight magazine of Air India I found some interesting articles about the places I wanted to visit. Within 1 hour and 30 minutes the flight was ready to land at the Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur. The Mumbai to Udaipur travel route was short and the flight landed at the airport at around 10:30 AM.

Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur

Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur | Image Resource : wikimapia.org/

I checked out fast and while going out from the airport I saw a man in his mid thirties holding a placard with my name written on it. The hotel that I booked had sent a taxi to receive me from the airport. He took me to Chunda Palace hotel which I had booked in advance for the trip.