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

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

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

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

Things to do in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa - one of the must-visit places in Sri Lanka

Did I ever tell you that the Sri Lanka blog posts that you have read so far are not of my first visit to this country? Yep, the all just detail my 2nd visit. My first one was more than a decade back to the usual tourist circuit of Sri Lanka. It was then that … Read more

Exploring Galle Fort in a day, Sri Lanka

Galle Lighthouse

When it comes to naming the key cities in Sri Lanka, Galle always finds a mention. For some, it is owing to its famed Galle Cricket stadium. Others like me, recognize it for its colonial history. While I build my Mirissa itinerary on the go, the one thing that I was certain was a day … Read more

Tidings from the Turtles – Snorkeling in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Happy to be fed - Splash the turtle encountered during our snorkeling expedition

Meeting Squirt in the Great Barrier Reef was an experience that put turtles high on my list of sea creatures to spot when diving or snorkeling. I wasn’t sure if I would get another memorable experience like that one again. Little did I know that they would be happy to meet me again – not … Read more

Things to do in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa - a beach town in Sri Lanka

When it comes to Sri Lanka holidays, there is no missing out on the beaches. And when it is about beaches, my highest recommendation would be Mirissa, Sri Lanka. A peaceful beach town along the south of Sri Lanka, it offers you plenty to enjoy. From pretty shores to fun day trips and water fun … Read more

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