What is Your Favorite Travel Deal? The First Ever Contest on Travel Tales from India

by Mridula on February 7, 2013

in blogging,India,Travel

This post is Sticky till 12thFeb. Regular posts follow below this.

So here is the first ever contest that I am holding on this blog and I am quite excited about it. I hope I will manage to pass on some of the excitement to you as well. After all, would it not be fun if you got some money to spend on your next travel or purchase?

The Deal

The contest is simple and fun for travel lovers. Visit the Groupon India site and pick up the best travel deal that you can find. Leave the link to the deal and your brief comments on why you liked it as a comment on this blog. The comment has to be on a travel deal at Groupon India website to be eligible. It can be from any city in India.

What is Up for Grabs?

Two Groupon India Vouchers


1X5000 Rupees

1X3000 Rupees

You can use the vouchers to spend on any deal (and not just travel) on the site. If the cost of the deal exceeds, the difference has to be paid. If the cost of the deal is less the balance will remain in your account to spend later. The coupons are valid only for Groupon India site.

When Can I Start Posting Comments?


When does the Entries Close

Comments made after 12 February 2013 will not be eligible. That means you can post on 12 Feb till 11.59 pm India time.

How do we Decide the Winners?

I am drawing out the winners by lottery. You may ask why and you have every right! It is because we want to have some fun. Remember waiting at a lucky draw or playing tambola? Do it again with Travel Tales from India!

So the aim is to have fun and I am really happy that Groupon supported me in hosting my first blog contest.

When will we Announce the Results?

I believe in giving fast feedback, so the results would be out with the post that I do on Feb 13th (under normal circumstances).

So head on to Groupon India site and tell me which are your favorite deals and why in my comment section.

You can check the results here.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

MANISH MAINI March 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm

??????????????????????? “”"”when the results will be announced waiting eagerly “”"”"”


manish maini February 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

hi waiting for the winners announcement checking daily on you blogs fingers tightly crossed thanks in advance.


Shathyan Raja February 21, 2013 at 1:52 am

Who is the winner ?? Is it Announced ??


Shathyan Raja February 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Hey Hi,

I’m back with one more interesting deal which I found today in Groupon.

Here is the deal link of an awesome place in the outskirts of Delhi.


Surajkund, which is one of he awesome and beautiful place situated in the outskirts of Delhi. It has a very good greenish atmosphere with fresh air. I was looking forward to go for this but I didn’t much time. So as this deal is good with giving 75% off, I guess th best option to choose now.

If not now then when ?? So its better chance to grab the hay when sun shines. So hurry up to get this deal.


Shalini Amarnani February 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I love this deal from Groupon to Pondicherry, the beautiful French inspired city. It has a lovely waterfront and beautiful French architecture.
The hotel on offer particularly lovely, spread over 5 acres and a perfect spot to unwind over the weekend with loads of activities if you want to join in.
In my dreams I am already there! Now let me see how much more would I have to put in if I get this prize coupon?


Arathi Sasikumar February 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Always wanted to explore Pondicherry and never got a chance to visit. This deal clearly makes me excited and I hope my luck helps me here. #Fingers crossed


Ankit Agrawal February 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm


Because we are from Gwalior and very near to Agra..and we never been to see Taj Mahal..Its a best option for student like us to go to Taj Mahal with his friend in these rates plus It is only 10 min on distance from Taj Mahal. Not Too Big Not Too small..perfect package for Agra visitors.


Urvashi Iyengar February 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Amazing deals by Groupon! Perfect timing of Valentine nearing too… pretty excited to know the draw come out soon….


Goa, been my dream beach destination after seeing Diu and Daman several times now…

The offer is quite tempting with 41% discount and I just love the Sea-View Hut located on one of the best beaches in Goa – Agonda!

Awaiting with fingers crossed!!!


Debopam Banerjee February 9, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I must thank you for giving us this wonderful opportunity……..

The travel deal that fascinated me most is http://www.groupon.co.in/deals/travel/The-Park-on-Vembanad-Lake/226263

Five star lake side luxury in God’s Own country at 8999/- for couples (2N/3D) is just too good to believe. It includes welcome drinks, Breakfast, Fruit Basket and Cookies, 1 Head and Shoulder Massage Or Foot Massage per Couple and Lunch/Dinner….. Really awesome……..


Shathyan Raja February 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Wow..First of all I would like to thank you for having sucha great contest in your blog and also all the best for it.

And according to me, I think this would be the best travel deal in Goupon.


This is about a travel tour at Jimbaran, Bali which is one of the awesome and romantic tourist place in Indonesia. As there are very famous for islands, this is one of the best Island which will enthral your feeling to be in heaven.

And the highlight of the deal is there are giving 76% of discount which is something unpredictable. So for me that too a deal for Bali, Indonesia is one of the best ever deal in Groupon

Hope to win the contest and grab this deal as only exactly 5 days more for the deal to over.

Thank You.


SHAMA SEHGAL February 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Massive Massive discount you save Rs.34,408.00 that is 76 percent savings.
Escape to the Beautiful Beaches of Bali! Rs.10999 for a Choice of Stay Options for 2 Persons with Meals, Car Rental and MORE at Heaven Hill Villas Jimbaran


Nevin Thomas February 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

I’ve always been fascinated by the pink city. The big castles, the extreme weather, the culture the colour.. the list is endless. The resort is ideal for someone like me who likes to get the best out of the money spent. The golf course is an added bonus.
PS: I’m never lucky, so good luck everyone.


Tushar February 7, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Best Wishes to Contestants.


Puru February 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm


I had always wanted to go to Neemrana. This looks like a great deal for that purpose :)


Harsh Vardhan February 7, 2013 at 11:53 am


Awesome deal and that too when V-day is coming…Whopping 57% discount which means I am saving 12,001 ..Mysore city has always attracted me since it includes all prehistoric sites, monuments, museums, forts, temples,sprawling gardens,simmering Silks and Sandalwood, Handicrafts ..Well can’t say more about this deal which also includes breakfast,Spa and meal discounts ..It is just Awessssome:)


Suman Saurabh February 7, 2013 at 11:44 am

[Goa: Rs.1599 for a Choice of Stay Options for 2 Persons in a Sea View Hut, Breakfast & MORE at Hangout Agonda, Agonda Beach, South Goa!]
For a working person like me who stays in mumbai and barely gets 4-5 off days in one go, This offer is almost perfect. Since GOA is very near by and off course unwinding on the Agonda beach infront of lovely sea waves , sipping beer and completely relaxing and staying in the Huts , making it an unbeatable offer.. Need to say anything more? :)


Meena Menon February 7, 2013 at 11:29 am


Cause Bangokok is been on our wishlist for sometime n the propsect of international trvel without burning a hole in pocket is enticing to say the least!


leena patel February 7, 2013 at 11:24 am

I like this deal as it is near my city and I can go there anytime.


MANISH MAINI February 7, 2013 at 2:24 am


the deal is special because this V-DAY SPECIAL deal . a couple can enjoy the lovely moments holding hands with each other at Goa beaches . Romance can come alive. happy valentine day to all of you.


hoteldepot February 7, 2013 at 1:48 am

wow! Thats kinda exciting!
I would go for http://www.groupon.co.in/deals/travel/Hangout-Agonda/236232
Agonda sure is surely the best Goan beach, check this out (http://www.hoteldepot.in/blog/travel/agonda-beach-best-beach-in-goa/)


Subhojit Ray February 7, 2013 at 12:51 am


Massive 70% discount with breakfast, discount and more in one of the best hotel in one of my best city in India. I truly love this deal.


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