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

Best things to do in Gokarna | Gokarna Travel Guide

Sunset at Kudle beach - one of the best things to do in Gokarna

He tugged his precious atmalinga over and over to separate it from the ground but true to Shiva’s words, it remained stuck to the ground. He looked around to find the celestial cows disappear into the ground. Realizing that he had been tricked, he tried to catch the last of the vanishing cow but all … Read more

Best things to do on Malpe beach in Udupi

Malpe Beach in Udupi

The very place where Lord Krishna landed in Udupi The sandy shore that has been mentioned in Ptolemy’s texts The natural port that has been a bustling trade stop And now – it is a buzzing hot spot of fun things to do. Let’s discover Malpe beach in Udupi If you are in Udupi or … 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

Byndoor – An offbeat beach near Udupi

The confluence of Byndoor River and Arabian Sea as seen from Kshitija Nesara Dhama

Was it the magic of the rising sun that was beginning to add its golden glow to the trees at one end? Or was it the sea spray that continued to create a misty sheer around the beach and the backwaters? To the east was the sunrise while on the west was a pristine beach … Read more

Malaysia Travel Guide & Travel Tips

Versatile Malaysia for every traveler - Malaysia Travel Guide

Selamat Datang! Meaning …Welcome in Malay.  A greeting to welcome you to a country of diverse landscapes, culture, nature and beaches. Malaysia in South East Asia, is one popular tourist destination owing to the varied choices it offers to its travelers. Every now and then, I keep getting queries to this destination and the most … Read more

Whispers of a Ghost Town – Dhanushkodi

The Erstwhile Railway station at Dhanushkodi

Ghost towns, with its mysteries, are always fascinating to visit them for the stories that are left behind. Dhanushkodi ghost town along the East coast of India, had been beckoning for a while. Finally, with the long weekend in August, we managed a long drive to this ghost town. Known popularly as the Ghost town … Read more

A travel guide to the best things to do in Lombok, Indonesia

Travel guide to the best of Lombok

Have you heard of the “New Bali” of Indonesia? No? Well, then, welcome to Lombok Island. Located to the east of actual Bali island, Lombok has is a quieter cousin of this famous tourist destination of Indonesia. With its own unique culture, stunning beaches, clear waters, green forests, pristine waterfalls and traditional arts, Lombok has … Read more

A complete guide to a day trip to Gili Islands, Indonesia

Sandy shores of Gili Trawangan island

With every new trip to Indonesia, I find a new favorite in this country of islands. It started with Bali, then came Komodo and Padar Island and this time around it was all about Lombok and Gili Islands. Gili Islands, Indonesia in specific, stole my heart with its tranquil beauty and fun activities. All it … Read more

A weekend along the beaches & forts of Kannur, Kerala

Kannur

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