Things to do in Munich

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The capital city of the largest state in Germany, home to the annual beer festival called Oktoberfest, and witness to history that changed the course of the world, Munich has a lot to offer to any traveler. From visiting elaborate … Continued

Brihadeeswarar Temple – The Big Temple with no shadow in Thanjavur (Tanjore)

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Have you heard of the Living Chola Temples? Temples that have no shadows? Or have been built with material that was not native to the place? Or have dozens of underground secret passages? Well, these are just some of the … Continued

Chimi Lhakhang – Tales of the Fertility Temple in Bhutan

posted in: Art & People, Asia, Bhutan, Culture, Heritage | 66

Bhutan can be quite a scandalous place! It is possibly, the only place where Phalluses are worn as charms! I swear! They are! And if you find this first line shocking, well, then a quick alert before you proceed to … Continued

Bhutan Travel Guide: Your Handbook of Travel Tips

posted in: Asia, Bhutan, Cities, Culture, Heritage, Nature, Tips | 57

Kuzo Dzangpo La! Hello from the Land of Happiness – Bhutan. With its gorgeous valleys, calming monasteries, bright colors and truly delightful people – it is not surprising to find Bhutan on almost everyone’s bucket list – even the ones who have … Continued

Saluting the Heroes at Kargil War Memorial at Drass

posted in: Asia, Culture, Heritage, India, Jammu & Kashmir | 38

I have been saving this post since my visit to Kargil last year during the Ladakh trip. For one, this has been a highly emotional visit – not just for me but the entire troop. The Kargil War Memorial in … Continued

Walking on the Street of Harmony in Georgetown, Penang

posted in: Asia, Cities, Culture, Heritage, Malaysia | 70

One of the most interesting things that I found about the Pearl of the Orient – Penang was its confluence of cultures. I suppose this struck me as familiar for quite like India, there were people from different origins who … Continued

Decrypting the Crypt: Bhool Bhulaiya at Bara Imambara in Lucknow

posted in: Asia, Culture, Heritage, India, Uttar Pradesh | 87

“It’s pretty impossible to get out of that maze without help” – That is what my friend told me after threw up a challenge at me. This was a few years ago when she had visited the famous labyrinth of … Continued

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