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View from one of the bastions of Ratnadurga Fort, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

Ratnagiri – Jewel Of Konkan Coast, Maharashtra

Ratnagiri – the name always reminds me of the Alfonso mangoes or Haapus Aam as locals call it. A variety of Mango that I have always associated with their high prices and their demand...
Church facade at Tiracol Fort

Tiracol Fort & Village – Garnishing The Northern Tip Of Goa

Tiracol fort sits right on the northern tip of Goa. It is almost like the cherry that sits on top of a multi-layer cake. Layers here being created by multiple rivers that are running...
Back side of Aga Khan Palace

Aga Khan Palace – Mahatma Gandhi’s Prison in Pune

Aga Khan Palace is a beautiful palace located in a quaint neighbourhood of Yerwada in Pune. History of Aga Khan Palace Aga Khan Palace in Pune was built in 1892 after a famine to generate employment...
Orchid Flowers at Rinchenpong Sikkim

Rinchenpong, Sikkim – Poison Lake, Orchid Flowers & Kanchenjunga Peak

We started driving towards Rinchenpong in Sikkim & all I expected was another hill town. We expected some stunning view of Kanchenjunga. Do we not get them from almost all town. I think most...
Cooch Behar Palace from the backside

Cooch Behar – Places To See In Royal City Of West Bengal

Cooch Behar – I first heard about this place when I was reading a story on Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. She came from Cooch Behar. This was pre-google days, and I assumed it...
a little boy in mud at chikal kalo festival, Goa

Chikal Kalo – Monsoon Time Mud Festival Of Goa

Chikal Kalo is a local Goan festival – one of the many that you see only in Goa. It is celebrated on the 12th day of the month of Ashadh that roughly falls in...
Closer view of Key Monastery, Spiti Valley, Himachal

Kaza, Langza, Rangrik – Villages Of Spiti Valley, Himachal

On my Himachal Odyssey last year, we reached Kaza after the Himalayan villages of Nako, Tabo & Dhankar. We meandered on the tough roads at a slow pace, driving along the rivers. Going over...
Ganpatipule beach - in front of Ganpati temple

Beaches, Temples, & Forts At Ganpatipule – Konkan Coast

Ganpatipule is a small coastal town 20 km north of Ratnagiri. With a name, pregnant with a legend, this is a small town that disconnects you from your mundane life and lets you soak...
Daman Ganga Estuary

Daman – Travel A Bit Of Daman & Diu Union Territory

Daman is a small town on the west coast of India – sandwiched between Maharashtra and Gujarat. But still managing to hold a niche identity for itself. Some of this identity is rooted in...
Mayfair Darjeeling hotel

Mayfair Darjeeling – Charming Royal Heritage Hotel

Review of Mayfair Resort, Darjeeling - a luxury heritage property that was once the summerhouse of Maharaja of Nawabganj. Old world charm is accentuated by the walls full of old photographs and a library dedicated to the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.

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