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A little like the Windsor Castle - Bangalore Palace Bengaluru

At the first glimpse, it felt as if I were standing in front of the renowned Windsor Castle. The high turrets and the stained glass apertures definitely made it appear so… Except that this wasn’t UK. It was my own city in India and what I was standing before was the Wadiyar Palace Bengaluru – … 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

Varanasi Street Art – celebrating the essence of Banaras

The age-old custom of chillum that prevails in Varanasi

The smoke from his chillum rose high and then merged with the fumes from the aarti. Right next to it, was the Kathak dancer performing a chakkar – all to the tune of tabla. I felt the essence of Banaras through these moments – all captured in the magnificent Varanasi street art. Visiting one of … Read more

A Rainy Adventure: The Best Places to visit in Cherrapunji (Sohra)

Welcome to Cherrapunji (Sohra) - One of the wettest places on earth.

Hiking Shoes –  Check! Waterproof Jackets – Check! Water bottle, extra clothes, Torch – Check! Stuffed into my Wildcraft rucksack. And with that, the rainy adventure begins! It is not possible that you head to the Abode of Clouds – Meghalaya and not visit one of the wettest places on earth – Cherrapunji. With its stunning … Read more

A travel guide to the best things to do in Jaisalmer

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Picture this – a golden-yellow majestic fort that arises amid the yellow sandstone buildings and surrounded by sand dunes. All these further enhanced by the golden rays of the Sun. It is not surprising that Jaisalmer is known as the Golden City of India. One look at the town and you will know why it … Read more

A Heritage Walk through Fontainhas in Panjim, Goa

Sloping roofs and eaves are common among the heritage homes of Fontainhas

Goa has always enthralled us with its gorgeous beaches – so much that not many of us realize or even explore what is beyond these beaches. We forget that it has a fabulous history. Thanks to my numerous visits to this state, I have had numerous opportunities to delve into the by-gone heritage and history … 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

5 things that can make you go WOW at the City Palace Jaipur

Diwan-I Khaas, City Palace Jaipur

The City Palace Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations, especially for first-timers in Jaipur. Me – being a first timer in Jaipur and of course, a sucker for palaces, obviously could not wait to tour it myself. Bang opposite the Jantar Mantar, my heart pushed me to just cross over and explore … Read more

A Travel Guide to Mauritius

Trou Aux Biches, North Mauritius

In one of my earlier posts, I gave you 10 reasons as to why you need to head to Mauritius. Hopefully, you have now all been convinced about it and are already researching this destination. I know so as I have been getting a few messages on practical suggestions and travel tips for this gorgeous … Read more

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