Saluting the Heroes at Kargil War Memorial at Drass

A Sculpture showcasing the victory of Operation Vijay at Kargil War Memorial

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 Drass gets your emotions into a swirl and leaves you with a huge lump in … 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

Our favorite Indian destinations

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Last week, when I posted an article on my favorite place in Rajasthan, I realized that it really was one of my favorite but not the absolute one. I questioned myself – “if there was an absolute favorite that I would have picked in India – which one would it be?   With so much … Read more

Rendezvous at the Karni Mata Rat Temple in Deshnok

Silver Windows of the Karni Mata Rat Temple, Deshnok

Bikaner was not a planned destination during our trip to Rajasthan but happened as we need to break the long drive from Jaisalmer to Jaipur. Since we had made a halt here, we decided to explore it as well and on checking with the locals, heard about an unusual Karni Mata Rat temple at Deshnok – … Read more

Delights of the Junagarh Fort Bikaner in Rajasthan

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Sometimes when you like something, you want to savour it for a good amount of time before you share it with everyone. My journey through the Junagarh Fort Bikaner is something similar. The fort was so beautiful and classy that each time I began writing about it, I paused to savor it some more. Thus, … Read more

Through the blooms of Lalbagh

Birds of Lalbagh

It had been long since I visited some tourist attractions within Bengaluru – my own city, and with the bi-annual flower show at Lalbagh in Bangalore, it seemed to the right occasion to change this state of affairs. So I slung my camera bag and headed to the famed botanical gardens of Lalbagh – with … Read more

Somnath by the Sea

Somnath temple 

Somnath, a  little temple town is situated along the West Coast, close to the Gir Forests. Though famed for the Somnath temple, the place also, has a few other attractions that have a lot of legends and history associated with the same, with the main Somnath temple having its mention in the age-old Rig Veda.  Let’s have … Read more

Reflections of 2016 – My Travel Round-Up

Thrilling Travel Reflections of 2016

Happy New Year to all of you! I intended writing this article out last week as a befitting end to a great 2016 — What better way to wrap it all up than a travel round-up. However, since the year was quite good, I decided to relish those last few moments of 2016 in the … Read more

Shinde Chhatri: A Maratha’s memorial in Pune

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Pune holds a special place in my memories and this visit of mine was about re-discovering Pune. It had been years since I had last visited the heritage destinations and the cultural hot-spots of Pune. And sure enough, not only had the older attractions become even better but I found some newer and unexplored ones too. Shinde … Read more

Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan & his Armory, Bengaluru

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The Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan in Bengaluru is an unusual palace, with none of those marble carvings or intricate motifs. It is instead, made of wood and has a charm of its own. I rediscovered it through the #MakeHeritageFun trail by GoUnesco a fortnight back. The first part of the trail that involved a … Read more

A UNESCO Heritage Walk along the Bangalore Fort

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This Sunday was unique, thanks to the ‪#‎makeheritagefun‬ initiative by GoUnesco. A Sunday spent in doing one of my favorite things –  Discovering heritage. What made it even more special was that this time it was within my own city, Bangalore along with my daughter, fellow blogger Indrani Ghose and a bunch of history enthusiasts.  The ‪#‎makeheritagefun‬ event is organized by … Read more

Lal Mahal – Shivaji’s Childhood Home in Pune

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Just round the corner of Shaniwar Wada, near the Ganpati gate of this fort, lies a Red colored building. The Lal Mahal or the Red palace, is a reconstructed palace – the original home of the famous Chhatrapati Shivaji. I found this accidentally, on the internet and while I was at Shaniwar Wada, decided to just … Read more