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Welcome to Next Mile Plan. I am Pooja Mandal and I have been to 3 countries and 15 states till now. I know what you might be thinking. That’s not much for someone to have a travel blog. Right? But let me assure you, I definitely want this number to keep on increasing. Now, since the numbers are gonna increase, so will my posts. So here I am, sharing my experiences and insights of the places I have been to with information you can get only by someone who has been to these places. Hope you enjoy and somehow, get encouragement to travel too. See you in my posts! 🙂



  • Shimla – Visiting the Capital City of Himachal Pradesh
    Just to clarify and not cause any confusion, Shimla is the summer capital of Himachal Pradesh. India has 2 states that have 2 capitals, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh. The winter capital of Himachal Pradesh is Dharamshala. About Shimla Shimla is among one of the most stunning hill stations in India. Any visit to Himachal Pradesh is incomplete without visiting this city. Being the capital city, it attracts a hell of a lot of tourists. It is so damn popular. Shimla…

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  • My First Paragliding Experience in Himachal Pradesh
    There are a few sports activities that I have on my bucket list. Paragliding is of course one of them. It is one of those activities that I want to and also don’t want to experience. All because of the fear factor.  What is Paragliding? So, what exactly is paragliding? According to Wikipedia, “Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure”  Umm, say what?? Well, in simpler language…

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  • My Scary Excursion to Kapilash
    Before I dive into my misadventure during my visit to Kapilash, let me give you a quick introduction to this beautiful town in Odisha.  So, Kapilash is a tiny part of the Dhenkanal town in Odisha. You will not find much information about this place itself on the web (because even I searched for some details to mention here and I could not). But there are a few famous tourist attractions to visit here.  As I was posted in Bhubaneswar,…

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  • First Travel Plans for 2021 did NOT go as Planned
    I was so excited for this year. Really excited. Because the main excitement was that I had my first outing in the first week of this year. As I mentioned in my 2021 plans post, I got the opportunity to travel to Kolkata from my hometown due to some work for my sister. But, as expected, nothing went as planned. Plan for the Day We booked a car from our local services and started from our home at around 9:30 in the…

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