Must Do Things in Moscow and How to Plan a trip to Moscow

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We spent last two days in Moscow mostly shopping and spending our time inside the Kremlin. We also went for a stroll at the Arbatskaya street. Moscow was a great experience. I think we would have been able to explore more if it were not this cold. Only one of the days we got a glimpse of the sun and honestly, it felt like the best thing ever. πŸ˜›

Must do things :

    • A visit to the Red Square
    • Kremlin
    • Tsum and Gum Malls for some serious luxury shopping.
    • Take a stroll at Arbatskaya Street
    • St. Basil’s Cathedral – looks like a little wonderland. (located on Red Square itself)
    • The State Tretyakov Gallery
    • Tsarytsino Open-Air History and Architectural Museum
    • The Armoury ( inside the Kremlin)
    • Moscow Metro – a real good experience.
    • Bolshoi Theatre – book tickets for it beforehand.
    • Gorky Park
    • Have coffee at Coffee & Company
    • You might pick up some of the most gorgeous coats in Moscow.

How to Plan : There is a direct Aeroflot flight from India to Moscow. You have to get your visa done beforehand. Russia’s currency is Rouble. Rouble is pretty much at par with our Indian rupee but be ready for shockingly high prices for everything in Russia. If you are thinking of bringing USD here, forget it. Most of the restaurants only take Roubles, so do change your currency before coming. If you have already brought Euro or USD along change them at the currency exchange counters in the mall or on the street; don’t change at the airport or at your hotels because you would get a bad exchange rate.

If you are planning a winter travel really pack a bunch of thermals, caps, scarves, coats etc. You could always pack a puffer jacket and travel light. It is a life saver. I somehow can’t bring myself to wear it yet. So I layer on. This time around especially I picked up woollen coats so they have been extremely great.

Food is not a major issue in Moscow even if you are a vegetarian. However, language could be a big issue. So learn some basic russian words if you can. πŸ™‚

We are in St Petersburg right now and would be spending our New Year here. There is a thick snow packed on my balcony. Can’t wait to see how the morning starts here. It’s -11 degrees at night right now. πŸ˜€

Thank you for all the lovely comments on the posts. You guys really make our travels extra special. Mwwwaahhh!!

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Some stunning views of the evening that Sanjeev captured inside the Kremlin.

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the ice slide in the making at red square
the ice slide in the making at red square
portrait maker at the arbatskya street
portrait maker at the arbatskya street
get famous!
get famous!
hey! my tail is prettier than yours! : D
hey! my tail is prettier than yours! : D
spotty friends!
spotty friends!
tourist!
tourist!
something to go with your coffee!
something to go with your coffee!
really crazy toilet. : P
really crazy toilet cafe. : P
dying of cold but cannot stop posing! : P
dying of cold but cannot stop posing! : P
 munch on!
munch on!
take a trip!
take a trip!
the city trail!
the city trail!
the morning rays from our room!
the morning rays from our room!
until next time! : )
until next time! : )

Coat : Bought from Moscow
Shoes : Acne Studios
Scarf, hat : Zara
Sunglasses : Rayban
Bag : YSL

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27 Responses to Must Do Things in Moscow and How to Plan a trip to Moscow

  1. Poulami says:

    you are looking sooo damn pretty… gorgeous….. As usual…JUST PERFECT…:)
    and loved the collection of pics …. & Happy New Year in adv… :* :*

  2. jomol says:

    Thank you for showing the pretty sights from Moscow Rati, enjoy the winters, Happppppppppppppy New Yearrrrrrrrrrr to you and Sanjeevji πŸ™‚

  3. vinnimeow says:

    Moscow looks so good and I just want to hug those spotty friends. Perfect way to fight that cold there. My plans for celebrating New Year eve is in the blanket sharing wine with hubby and a movie marathon night.!! πŸ™‚
    Wishing a very happy and wonderful New Year to you Rati and Sanjeev and everyone here.!!! πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      hahha!! so true!! πŸ˜€ aww!! hope you had an awesome one. sounds truely perfect!! :))

      a very happy new year to you. :-*

  4. Mansi says:

    Aww you look amazing and the place looks equally beautiful <3 Last pic is my favorite.. <3

  5. Amrutaa says:

    U look beautiful… Al d pics are awesome… Have a great time…. N a very happy new year in advance to both of u… ?

  6. sheetal says:

    The place is very dreamy …. and you are just rocking the winter …. Loved every look of yours …. Awesome choice of place and mind blowing Photography, Sanjeev ji …. Keep travelling …. **** Happy new and prosperous year to both of you**** πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. Neetu says:

    wow.. totally in love with the pictures and your outfit!! you luk so glowing and happy even in frezzing cold πŸ˜€ hats off to photography, your innovative ideas with outfits and this place!! this sure will help so many ppl to plan their dream trip to moscow πŸ™‚

  8. Chayanti says:

    Looks like a queen with your red hat. Totally love this outfit. And what a beautiful place,, you are so lucky πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. Devie says:

    Last pic is all sorts of adorbs ??
    Love the oversized hat and scarf!

  10. Garvita says:

    Ratii the pictures are realllyy reallyy beautiful. <3 I love that red hat. πŸ˜€

  11. Mansi says:

    Rati again beautiful pictures by your husband . He is indeed a gifted photographer .

    And yea the church is the view from my balcony everyday. And that cafe le pain quotdien is my savior when I want some eclair and cuppa coffee.

    I am so sad that I missed bumping into you.

    • Rati says:

      i found cafe le pain quotdien in st petersberg. dint see one in moscow that viw.. wow!!

      awww i am sure we’d cross paths sometime. thanks a ton. i am a fan of his pictures myself. πŸ™‚

  12. Sonal says:

    Ur pics are perfect Rati!…n ur bags!..drooling over them..?..someday I wish I make a collection like you…you are my desi inspiration?

  13. Chhavi says:

    Hi Rati I was again going through your posts on Russia as we are planning Russia trip somewhere in August. I wanted to ask you that the ‘must do things, which you have mentioned above, you did all? How was the Bolshoi theatre and from where you bought your coat. Any other suggestion on shopping and planning if you can share it would be of great help. Apart from Gum mall which you mentioned is for luxury shopping any other place from where you shopped.
    Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Sanjeev says:

      Hi Chhavi,

      We didn’t attend the Bolshoi theatre; one day we went it was already booked and the next day it was closed. However, we are not the opera kind of people so it wasn’t very hot on our list. We just wanted to see the theatre from inside, feel how people watched opera in old times (like in the movies) and come back. πŸ™‚

      There was a mall near our hotel where Rati shopped makeup from. It was a normal mall like we have in India and I’m sure there are many of them. Tsum and Gum are malls worth experiencing. Gum is right beside Bolshoi theatre by the way if I remember correct.

  14. Chhavi says:

    Thanks a ton Sanjeev… Ur reply on the Italy post also helped us πŸ™‚

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