Places to visit near Statue of Unity Kevadia

Valley of Flowers - one of the many places to visit near Statue of Unity

Pose pretty in the Valley of flowers Ride on the river and enjoy the misty showers Chase the winged beauties in the Butterfly park Enjoy the glow garden when the world turns dark. This is not just a rhyme but real experiences that you get when you discover the places to visit near Statue of … Read more

Rukmini Devi Temple – abode of the Queen of Dwarka

The gorgeous Rukmini Devi Temple Dwarka

Parched and tired, she turned and looked at her Lord. Krishna smiled and paused. He dug his toe into the earth and out sprang Ganga. Rukmini gratefully nodded and scooped some of the spring to quench her thirst. She had hardly taken a sip when a loud voice caused her to drop the water. What … Read more

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga – A renowned Shiva Temple in Gujarat

The Shiva Statue that greets you at the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

His eyes bore through my soul… They beckoned me closer. His gaze urged me to look… At things beyond the obvious. The towering idol of Shiva greeted me at the entrance of the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple. His gaze and aura struck me so powerfully that I wondered what the actual linga inside this Shiva Temple in … Read more

Adalaj Ni Vav – a beautiful melancholy in stone

Adalaj ni Vav near Ahmedabad

She traced the flowers with her fingers as she recalled her beloved. With tear-filled eyes, she sought the blessings of the Lord etched on the walls. Murmuring a silent prayer, she completed the circumambulation of the new Adalaj ni Vav And then without hesitation, she plunged in to the very dream she had completed. Adalaj … Read more

A travel guide to Saputara – the only hill station in Gujarat

Girmal waterfalls in Saputara hill station

Endless stretch of rolling greens attempted to hide its colored floral gems Trickling streams showered pearls on the verdant stems The grey clouds flirted with the hills covering a blue screen When suddenly, a curtain of mist dropped and obscured the vibrant scene. A futile attempt – if I may say – The beauty of … Read more

From Mandir to Masjid with Ahmedabad heritage walk

Shanthinath Ni Pol - a very picturesque pol that you can see during your heritage tour in Ahmedabad

The innocuous door opened to reveal a secret passage that led to a square with four homes facing each other. Where one showed a colonial touch, another showcased the local art. The third displayed a touch of Persia and the fourth stood vibrant with its Maratha designs. Distinct cultures intertwined, differences merged. Such was the … Read more

All about the best beach in Dwarka – Shivrajpur Beach

Shivrajpur Beach - the best beach in Dwarka

The blue water turned white as it bubbled over my toes The soft sand had my feet got enclosed. Even from a distance, I clearly saw the friendly fins Waltzing with the gentle waves were the lively dolphins. They seemed far but still within my reach But then, that was how everything was – on … Read more

The Bet Dwarka Story – a mystical mix of fact & fiction

Getting to Bet Dwarka by a ferry from Okha

“It is not just a myth that the Bet Dwarka temple was actually Krishna’s home. There is evidence pointing to it – like the recent discovery of the Bet Dwarka underwater city and the various historical digs on the island itself. The is definitely plenty more to the Bet Dwarka story” I have been digging … Read more

Dwarka Gomti Ghat – A confluence of culture & nature

Gomti Ghats Dwarka - an exhibition of heritage, culture and nature

I followed the lone floating diya to the first ray of the rising sun that had begun to spread its golden tones onto the river. The slow rhythmic chants in the background added to the mystique in the air. A sudden splash broke my reverie and drew my attention to the ceremonies being performed in … Read more