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Ashtamudi lake from our Hotel

Ashtamudi Lake – A Ride Across Lovely Backwaters Of Kerala

Banks of Ashtamudi lake near Kollam in Kerala were our home for two days, on our way back home from Kanyakumari and Trivandrum. Google maps told me that the lake is fairly large. However,...
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...
Forum Romanum

Forum Romanum – Travels In Rome Part II

Forum Romanum : Travels in Rome is a concluding part of the post: A Roman Holiday – Travels in Rome. Forum Romanum Located to the west of the Colosseum is the birthplace of the Roman civilization....
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...
Rome Skyline

A Roman Holiday : Travels in Rome – Part I

The city of Rome was etched in my heart when Audrey Hepburn enchanted me as a young princess. She escaped the royal life for a day of adventure with Gregory Peck in the Hollywood...
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...

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