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...
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...
Ayutthaya at Night

Ayutthaya – Things To Do In Thailand’s Ancient capital

Ayutthaya is the enigmatic erstwhile capital city of Thailand. Ayutthaya stands on an island created by the three rivers – Chao Phraya, Lopburi & Pa Sak River. The rivers are almost like a natural...
Charming old stone houses at Landour, Mussoorie

Must Do Walks In And Around Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Landour is a perfect walking town. A small army cantonment, with few houses, a couple of churches, a temple, and few shops – that is Landour. Located few km above Mussoorie, it kind of...
Red Panda's at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling – Photo Essay

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park was on our Darjeeling sightseeing list. We started on a taxi from Gangtok to Darjeeling covering about 90 odd kilometers distance in about two & a half hours drive. The drive...
Top view of Savdav Waterfalls

Monsoon Road Trip Across Konkan Coast, Maharashtra

Monsoons road trip is one of the most romantic things to do. If you live on the Konkan coast like I do, then it has to be on your list to do every monsoon....
Viva Bonderam Divar Island Goa

Viva Bonderam – Divar Island, Goa Monsoon Festival

Goans love to celebrate; they have a festival every now and then that allows them to indulge in song and dance. What can be a better time to celebrate when your harvest is swaying...

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