Hidden in plain sight – Pataleshwar temple in Pune

Pataleshwar temple in Pune - a heritage site on the busy Jangali Maharaj road

Said to have sheltered the Pandavas But history says the Pataleshwar temple was built by the Rashtrakutas Carvings left unfinished on the basalt stone The cave temple was incomplete for reasons unknown. When I first heard of the Pataleshwar cave temple in Pune, I imagined it would be somewhere on the outskirts of the city. … Read more

A guide to Chettinad tourism & the best of Karaikudi tourist places

Chettinad tourism - a sensory delight that puts it on top of places to visit in Tamil Nadu

Jaw dropping gigantic mansions Ornate and rich living temples Lip-smacking traditional Chettinad cuisine Mindblowing antiques and handicrafts! And this is just the gist of what Chettinad tourism has to offer. Get ready for this complete guide to Karaikudi sightseeing. When it comes to visiting the best places in Tamil Nadu, I have to put this … Read more

The Aesthetic Amalgamation of Athangudi Palace in Karaikudi

Belgian glass windows, Burma teak wood pillars and murals in Athangudi Palace

The wealthy zamindar pointed his fingers towards the hero saying – “You, a mere farmer – cannot marry my beautiful daughter. His suitor – Sir James, can provide 10 times more comfort than your simple hut.” . Totally filmy, right?  Well, this was the scene that ran through my head as I stepped into the … Read more