Picturesque & Serene – The Varanga Jain Temple in Karnataka

Boat to Varanga Jain Temple

It was not just the Kere Basadi that exuded calm Even the blue-green water lake around it seemed serene. The twittering birds & temple bells added to the spell And the slow ripples by the boat oars further enhanced the charm The combination of beauty and serenity at the Varanga Jain temple in Karnataka makes … Read more

Miracles of Faith – St. Lawrence Church Attur

The fairy-tale like St. Lawrence Church Attur

They tried over and over again, but he refused to move. And so, they honored his wish to remain by building a new home at that very place. The new abode completed, the priest decided to try once one. Voila! This time, the statue moved and thus began the miracles at the St. Lawrence Church … Read more

Divine Vibes & Melodious Chants at Shree Dwarkadhish Temple

Shree Dwarkadhish temple along the Gomti River Ghats

He arranged the yellow dhoti and then opened the jewelry box. The gold chain with red stones seemed perfect to compliment the Lord’s yellow garbs and so, he chose that for the evening. With that, the Lord was ready to see his devotees. The other man in the room slowly opened the door as his … Read more

Back to the Neolithic Age with Edakkal Caves Wayanad

The entrance to Edakkal Caves in Wayanad

He picked a sharp stone and went to work. He scraped deeper and deeper till he had represented himself. “A mark that I was here” – he thought as he threw his chisel away and made his way out of the caves. Centuries later, the mark was rediscovered along with many others made by the … Read more

A Feathery Trail to meet the birds of Kabini

One of the highlights of my birding in Kabini - the Blue eared Kingfisher

Sometimes in our quest for big things, we miss the tiny treasures that are right in front of us! That is honestly the case when it comes to Kabini. Most of us come with the hope of spotting the big cats but what we tend to miss out are the fluttering beauties of the Kabini … 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 Kabini Stay with Kaav Safari Lodge

Kaav Safari Lodge - a lovely place for your Kabini Stay

It isn’t just the proximity to Bangalore that makes me fond of Kabini. It is just that the place has treated me to some really amazing wildlife sightings (Touch Wood). So naturally, when one of the Kabini resorts – Kaav Safari Lodge extended an invitation to me, I jumped with joy. True to my belief, … Read more

Scaling the boulders of Ramanagara Hills

Trekking in Ramanagara Hills is a great option for a day trip from Bengaluru

Basanti……In Kutton ke saamne mat nachna Arrey Oh Sambha! Kitne Aadme the? Yeh Ramgarh waale apni betiyon ko kaun chakki ka pisa aata khilate hain re. The classic dialogues from the superhit 70s movie – Sholay seemed to echo back at me from every possible direction. And why not? I was climbing the Ramanagara Hills … Read more

Birds, Bugs & Beasts at Galibore Nature Camp

Galibore forest - just 100 km from Bengaluru

The best form of rejuvenation is when you lie down under the blue skies, close your eyes and listen to the melody of nature And that is what Galibore Nature Camp offers you! After months of lockdown, no travel and stay at home, Galibore Jungle resort turned out to be a perfect therapeutic break. The … Read more

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