A Complete Sikkim Travel guide for first timers

I have been to Sikkim twice – The first one was not so successful (because of some dumb decisions my friends and I made). The second time, it was splendid, and I crossed the border to explore Bhutan by bike. After learning from my mistakes, Sahana wandered in Sikkim for 16 days. So you canContinue reading “A Complete Sikkim Travel guide for first timers”

The Complete Travel Guide to Mysore, India.

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 this cultural capital of Karnataka is s fascinating in many aspects- Heritage, Royalty, nature, wildlife, birdlife, spirituality, artContinue reading “The Complete Travel Guide to Mysore, India.”

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”

Ultimate Guide to Travelling in Lakshadweep, India.

When the last boy in your friend’s group gets married, it has to be celebrated big. Right?. Honestly, I was tired of the usual Bangkok and Phuket parties. Especially after hearing Sahana’s Thailand chronicles beyond Bangkok and Pattaya. I knew I wanted to go somewhere else with my boys- a unique but affordable place. WeContinue reading “Ultimate Guide to Travelling in Lakshadweep, India.”

Complete Travel Guide to the beautiful Bijapur, India

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 “Complete Travel Guide to the beautiful Bijapur, India”

Travel Guide to the bygone beautiful -Chettinad, India.

As a true Indian non-vegetarian, Chettinad meant “tasty spicy chicken and quail curries” for me. Sahana’s favourite Attanggudi tiles and Chettinad sarees surfaced occasionally. But we never knew a mansion town existed in this region until we read about Tamil Nadu & South East Asian country connections. Indeed Tamilians were India’s first maritime traders. HereContinue reading “Travel Guide to the bygone beautiful -Chettinad, India.”

The beautifully ancient – Stories of Madurai, India.

Madurai was never made to the priority list of my travel plans. Studying the Madurai temple complex was part of my architecture academics. I forgot about it down the lane until I saw a documentary on Jigar Thanda, a drink made in Madurai. Slowly, we connected the dots of our interests- Ar Geoffrey Bawa –Continue reading “The beautifully ancient – Stories of Madurai, India.”

The unseen carpet masters of Bhadohi near Varanasi, India.

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 near Varanasi, India.”

Best things to do in Varanasi

It is fascinating how a not so big town of Varanasi can indulge travellers in a variety of experiences. The bustling Banaras have been travellers’ sought after destinations for ages. Let me show you what 30 exciting things you can do in Varanasi during your next trip. 1. Rejoice in the Ganga Ghats. Ganga dividesContinue reading “Best things to do in Varanasi”

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”

Varanasi-city of love, light and life

“Two days in Varanasi wasn’t enough at all – I want to go again”- Sahana and her mom kept saying this after their 2017 trip. Wondering why they loved it so much, I watched the movie “Masaan.” The burning ghats they showed in the movie shocked me. I watched the movie “Mukthi Bhavan” later. StrangelyContinue reading “Varanasi-city of love, light and life”

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