Why was White Desert the Best Place in Egypt?

Bidding goodbye to the pyramids, we left Giza early in the morning. The weather was pleasant, unlike the previous days. Hoping for a friendly company like Ibrahim’s, we began chatting with our new guide Mamdouh. The No Man’s roads to the white desert I have always loved driving on the mountainous roads filled with trees,Continue reading “Why was White Desert the Best Place in Egypt?”

Cairo Chronicles with the scary Sandstorm.

What is our mood while travelling? – It is always Laaaalalala. Somehow we both (and I think most people) forget everything and dive deep into the present while travelling. You hardly face any negative vibes from strangers – You may not say hello/hi to those strangers you see every day while jogging in the neighbourhood.Continue reading “Cairo Chronicles with the scary Sandstorm.”

Lessons from a quarter year of publishing the Travel blog

“The Vacaywork blog is Up.” On 21st December at 11.30 PM, this is what Ashrith & I posted on our social media accounts. We didn’t know what to expect and how would people react. After returning from Iran, I began our Travel Blog in 2020 for various reasons. We even thought we would be travellingContinue reading “Lessons from a quarter year of publishing the Travel blog”

Your Complete Mysore Travel guide from Mysoreans

You ask any Kannadiga, “Where was your first trip to?” Very likely, their answer will be Mysuru, aka Mysore. Talk to any non-Kannadiga living in Karnataka; they say they loved it or want to see Mysore. Indeed it is fascinating in most aspects. Heritage, Royalty, nature, wildlife, birdlife, spirituality, art and shopping – So, youContinue reading “Your Complete Mysore Travel guide from Mysoreans”

Awesome Things to do in Mysore

Travelling from Bangalore to Mysore itself is a beautiful thing to do. You must bear the city traffic for a while. Later you will be rewarded with the long stretch of coconut trees and paddy fields as you get closer to Mysore. The usual hoardings in Bangalore sell Apartments. In comparison, the hoardings near MysoreContinue reading “Awesome Things to do in Mysore”

Amazing and offbeat- Bijapur Travel guide

It wasn’t love at first sight when I first visited Bijapur in 2013. A day of seeing only the tourist-centric spots and some faltoo guide explaining fake histories didn’t charm me enough. But the whispering gallery of Golgumbaz and the petal domes in the terrace felt as if they had interesting stories to tell. WhileContinue reading “Amazing and offbeat- Bijapur Travel guide”

The beautifully ancient – Complete Madurai travel blog

Studying the Madurai temple complex was part of my architecture academics. Down the lane, I forgot about it until I saw a documentary on Jigar Thanda, a drink made in Madurai. Slowly, we connected the dots of our interests- Ar Geoffrey Bawa – Sungudi Saree- a Temple town and Jigar Thanda. Over a night busContinue reading “The beautifully ancient – Complete Madurai travel blog”

The unseen carpet masters of Bhadohi

Making process intrigues me more than the final product always. When I meet the maker, I get that sense of satisfaction after they narrate the reason, ritual and techniques behind it. While travelling in Iran, of course, everyone gets allured by the Persian carpets. So I was. But Ashrith was interested in aromatic Iran riceContinue reading “The unseen carpet masters of Bhadohi”

A complete Varanasi travel guide for the first-timer

That one Indian town that every globe traveller has heard of is Varanasi. With the sunrise behind the holy Ganga river at the ghats and Lord Shiva’s spiritualness, the town can allure avid travellers with the great food and shaded alleys. Here is your complete guide to Varanasi – one of the world’s oldest livingContinue reading “A complete Varanasi travel guide for the first-timer”

When I almost died in beautiful Sikkim

I vaguely remember seeing the Himalayas at Kedarnath and Badrinath when I was six. Every time I saw snowfall virtually, I dreamt of touching it in real. On 2017 New Years’ night, it was super spontaneous when I decided to go to Sikkim next month along with Ashrith’s sister Akshatha. Since Ashrith already had beenContinue reading “When I almost died in beautiful Sikkim”