Fun things to do in Vancouver

Fun things to do in Vancouver

If visiting Vancouver is on your travel bucket list (and it should be!) there are definitely some great things you must do while you’re there.  Vancouver has so much to offer every kind of visitor that it’s difficult to narrow down the list!  No matter what your inclination, these fun things to do in Vancouver … Read more

La Martiniere College – An offbeat attraction of Lucknow

La Martiniere college - an offbeat Lucknow attraction

While the Bara Imambara, the Residency and Chota Imambara is there on almost every visitor’s list of attractions in Lucknow, it is time to add a few offbeat places to this list. Last week I shared my heritage walk of Kaiserbagh which I am sure you have already included to your itinerary. This week, you … Read more

Reconstructing the past with Kaiserbagh Heritage Walk

The Lakhi Gate of Kaiserbagh as seen from Safed Baradari

The one thing that seemed pretty strange to me when I walked around Lucknow is that none of the heritage monuments I saw were palaces. Given the grand structures like the Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and Chota Imambara, I expected to stumble upon the majestic residences of the Nawab. However, as fate be, almost all … Read more

Unusual Ooty Sightseeing with Todas, Kotas & Badaga Tribes

Portrait of a Toda Tribal Woman - Pingalamma

Ooty or Ootacamund is considered as the capital of the Blue Mountains (Nilgiris). This hillstation has been a weekend getaway and a honeymooner’s paradise for centuries. Owing to its popularity, I won’t be surprised if you tell me that you have ticked off all the major Ooty Sightseeing destinations here. In fact, so did I … Read more

The Divine Beauty & Heritage Landmarks of Varanasi Ghats

Chousatti Ghat

If you are in one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world and are short of time, all you have to do is go along its lifeline. This is precisely what I got to do in that one day that I spent in Varanasi. Going along the Varanasi Ghats along the River Ganga … Read more

Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne City

Melbourne -Australia’s second biggest city wears a lot of hats. It is considered the sporting, culture and food capital of Australia. It’s got a hip and happening bar scene and people from around Australia as well as the world often make trips to the city – just to go shopping. There are stacks of things to … Read more

Best of Barcelona Attractions

Barcelona Cathedral

The capital of the Catalonia region in Spain – Barcelona, is rich in history and architecture. With modern landmarks, famous museums, stunning architecture, Roman archaeological sites, and countless fountains and plazas, there is something for everyone in this city. It is quite overwhelming for a first-time visitor to take it all in. Here is a … Read more

Things to do in Paris

Eiffel Tower as seen from Tour Montparnase

Paris has an unparalleled charm and romantic beauty that has cemented it on the list of top places to visit before you die. However, to really appreciate its elusive pull, you must go beyond the crowded Champs-Elysées and Michelin-starred restaurants. It isn’t just defined by the same Paris tourist attractions you see on postcards or … Read more

A Tale of the Last Aryans – Dah Hanu Villages in Ladakh

The plaits are typical of an Aryan woman

Long long ago, the Great King Alexander came to the Indus Valley to conquer it. From Indus to Beas, he spread his kingdom before turning back. He went home but left behind a few of his clansmen who settled in Ladakh. These men made this their home and lived a peaceful life in the Indus … Read more

Things to do in Udaipur

Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, Udaipur

During my last holiday in Rajasthan,  I covered many cities and towns. While each city has something that I liked, the one city that earned the tag of being my favorite is Udaipur. It was much more than the things to do in Udaipur. It was a certain vibe that added to the charm of … Read more

Lost and Found – Alchi Monastery in Ladakh, India

The Chortens at Alchi Gompa

My first visit to Ladakh took me to the Lamayuru monastery – one they say is the oldest monastery in Ladakh. When this fact was shared during this visit, it also, sparked off an intense debate. Was it really the oldest or was Alchi Monastery the oldest? While Google settled Lamayuru as being the oldest, … Read more

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