10 reasons to visit Flores in Indonesia

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My last trip to Indonesia was discovering a world beyond Bali. There is no doubt that Bali is beautiful but wandering beyond it to explore the hidden gems of Flores Island was even more enthralling. Given my own experience, I would definitely recommend that one looks at including Flores, if they are headed to Indonesia. Here are … Read more

5 things that makes Karwar an amazing holiday destination

Kurumgad Island, Karwar

50 kms before Goa, lies this little coastal town – Karwar. At the sangam (Confluence) of River Kali and the Arabian Sea, Karwar is a relatively lesser developed beach destination than its neighbor Goa. But this is not to say that it is any less interesting than Goa. Here are 5 things that I recommend … Read more

Mumbai through the Gateway of India

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Mumbai – a city that I have spent considerable time in. Earlier for a transit as I was staying the Gulf, later as a short vacation spot with cousins and then with as a business hub. Thanks to my marketing career, there was no escaping Mumbai. However, in all these years, it has been all air, road … Read more

Romance at Carmel by the Sea

Romance at Carmel by the Sea

“A cosy little get-away with enough to do and yet, some quality time to spend between the two”   And exactly for this is Carmel by the Sea, a quaint little town, with gorgeous buildings, a feel of Europe, some lovely beaches and just enough to do & yet be together. Voted as one of the … Read more

Life along the Backwaters of Kerala

Our homes in the Backwaters of Kerala

Considered as one of the most exotic things to do in India, the Backwaters of Kerala have never failed to mesmerize its visitors with its beauty. The swaying palms over the placid waters that become even more scintillating during sunset, the lush green paddy fields and the colorful birds that spot all these landscapes in … Read more

Chasing Sunsets at Chidiya Tapu in Andamans

Changing colors of Sunset at Chidiya Tapu

There is something very beautiful about sunsets. I find them extremely soothing and gorgeous. It does not matter where I experience them – over a cityscape, on a beach, along the mountains or even in a desert – they always mesmerize me. Last year I experienced quite a few of these lovely sunsets on beaches … Read more

Havelock Island: A place that locks hearts in Andamans

Vijaynagar Beach at Havelock Island

My nostalgia over my first dive at Havelock Island has been quite disturbing. It set off a craving – one that was inflicted upon me since my visit to Havelock Island in Andamans. Even after I returned from there, for weeks together I felt as if I were missing something. You get this same feeling when … Read more

Apsarakonda – The Secret of the Nymphs

Backwater Pool at Apsarakonda Beach

This year began with a trip to Jog Falls, much requested by my daughter for she had just studied about it. Though I knew that there wouldn’t be much water at this seasonal waterfalls, we went ahead for two reasons – one is the sheer thrill of driving along the scenic roads and the second … Read more

Travel Flashback 2017 – My best travel moments

Travel Flashback 2017 - Kannur with my besties and family

It is that time of the year when most of us introspect and relook at what the year has been like. Pretty much like most of you, I traveled back in time to realize that this year has literally been as they say “from Kashmir to Kanyakumari”. I also, noted that I nursed my itchy … Read more

Undefeated Sea Fort of Murud Janjira

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Forts have always been fascinating to me, especially forts like the Golconda Fort which has some amazing features, hidden passages and trap doors. Accompanied by its folklore and legends, there is always a mystic to these structures. And Murud Janjira fort is further interesting for the fact that it is right in the middle of the Arabian sea, … Read more