Traveling with an InFocus Turbo5 Plus

Sleek and handy Smartphone for travelers

I have always said that one of the key gadgets that one requires when they travel is a good mobile phone. It is not just about capturing images or staying in touch but also, for the fact that it tends to become a security device for you. Most of us tend to store our information … Read more

Lost in the Lanes of Kathmandu Durbar Square

View from the Basantpur Palace Corridors

Historically, Kathmandu in Nepal has had three major Durbar Squares (Kingdoms) – Patan, Bhaktapur and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. All three of these are now UNESCO World Heritage sites and are major attractions for any traveler visiting Kathmandu. Rightly so, given the rich heritage and culture that is still preserved within the crumbling yet beautiful … Read more

Celebrating Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Lakhey Dance at Indra Jatra

Meeting Kumari – the Living Goddess of Nepal was only possible due to the Indra Jatra – an 8-day annual festival of Nepal; one for which I was invited by the Nepal Tourism Board. I had heard of this festival during my previous visit when I discovered the cultures and traditions of Nepal. It seemed … Read more

Meeting Kumari – the living Goddess of Nepal

Present day Kumari of Kathmandu

As I stood staring at the Kumari Ghar in Kathmandu Durbar Square, I thought to myself – there has to be some connection that brought me back to this country so soon – in fact, within just 3 months of my first and previous visit. If you have followed my earlier trip, you would have known … Read more

A weekend along the beaches & forts of Kannur, Kerala


Some things don’t change. Even though it has been some time that I have left my corporate job, I still track those long weekends and when I get a drift of one, my travel planning mode just switches on. Despite my regular travels, I still need those for some fun time with my family and … Read more

Experiencing Wayanad in Monsoons

Streams and Waterfalls of the Dare Nature Camp

Helmets – Check! Riding gloves – Check! Rain jacket – Check! Waterproof shoes – Check! Bikes fueled and ready, route map studied and approved and nature stay booked! The last weekend was all about experiencing Wayanad in monsoons and that too, on bikes. I was invited by the road trip maestros – ScoutMyTrip to ride … Read more