Best Things to do in Tirana Albania

National museum - one of the key Tirana attractions

Tirana, Albania was nothing like I expected. I didn’t expect the city to be surrounded by snow-covered mountains, but it was. I didn’t expect to see churches and mosques sitting comfortably side by side, but they were. I didn’t expect it to be so busy with people walking, driving, or riding bikes at any given … Read more

12 things to do in Verona, Italy

What to do in Verona

Verona is one place not to miss when planning your Italy itinerary. If you love Italy and are looking for a new place to visit, Verona is a fantastic city to visit, if only for a day. The city will enthrall you with the vestiges of its Roman heritage that bring to life the tales of … Read more

Exploring Bangalore Palace | Wadiyar Palace Bangalore

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

Best things to do in Palm Springs California

Consider spending a day in one of the many golf courses of Palm Springs

Have you been to the Date capital? Or wandered into this Golf paradise? Maybe you know it better for its Hiking trails? Or possibly for its museum tales? Discover this little treasure in the desert called Palm Springs that is known for all of the above and much more… Explore the best things to do … Read more

The architectural diversity of West Kowloon Cultural District

The West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong

On one side, the classic Chinese temple of Tin Hau Made one travel back to the heritage fishing village of Kowloon. While exactly on the opposite side, the British Edwardian Police Station Drew one around to the era of colonial platoon. Such contrasting architectures, right next to each other and many more along the walking … Read more

A complete Jaffna Travel Guide | Best places to visit in Jaffna

Jaffna temple sri lanka

If you had blindfolded me and led me here, then I definitely would have thought I was still in Tamil Nadu, India. The colorful Kovils, the lip-smacking Chettinad like flavors and smiling saree-clad women – the Jaffna culture and landscape was different from the rest of Sri Lanka and closer to India. And yet when … Read more

A Heritage Walk through Fontainhas in Panjim, Goa

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

The Blue house with the balcoas The yellows had the rooster The reds came with the shell windows While the greens displayed the Azulejos. Such was the beauty that I caught on an epic heritage walk in Fontainhas Goa Goa has always enthralled us with its gorgeous beaches – so much that not many 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

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