Lepakshi Temple – Poetry in Stone

Open Air Kalyana Mantappa of Lepakshi

Tucked away in a small village near Anantapur of Andhra Pradesh, is this little village called Lepakshi. The village is known for its amazing 16th-century treasures – especially the Lepakshi Temple. Though in Andhra Pradesh, the village is closer to Bangalore. The distance from Bangalore to Lepakshi is around 140 km. This makes it a … Read more

Chota Imambara: Glittering Palace of Lights in Lucknow

Chota Imambara - one of the places to visit in Lucknow

If the Bara Imambara in Lucknow was about the brilliance of the dark, twisted passages of the crypt – Bhool Bhulaiya, then visiting its younger cousin was all about a glittering jewel of the night. The Chota Imambara did not pale in comparison to its giant predecessor. It, in fact, shone brilliantly in the depths … Read more

Trotting along Heritage Lucknow through Rumi Darwaza

The Western side of the Rumi Darwaza at night with its single facade.

Whether you are a connoisseur of food or arts or heritage – there is no missing the epic city of the Nawabs – Lucknow. If you leave out the food bit, then the other two are what appeal to me. This was the city that popularized my chosen form of dance – Kathak and one … 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

12 Types of Travelers

12 Types of Travelers

Happy New Year ! I hope this year brings in lots of luck, love and success for all of you, and of course, lots of travel too. I thought of starting this year with a bit of humor – creating different types of travelers. I have met all kinds during my travels and they seem … Read more

My 2015 through a lens

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2015 comes to an end and it sure has been a year of some crazy travel with friends and family, some discoveries and some upheavals, abrupt changes and lots of memories. It has been extremely tough picking that one thing from myriad others but nonetheless, here are my 10 memorable moments of travel captured through a … Read more

Celebrating One Year of Blogging

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Yes, it is my BLOG-ANNIVERSARY…if that word exists. One year of Blogging and what better way to reward ThrillingTravel with a makeover. It has been crazy the last few days –  with me moving from Blogspot to my own space  – over 72 posts, reformatting them, reconstructing the site and rebuilding a look – and … Read more

My Liebster Award

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Appreciation from followers and readers in form of comments and emails is what makes my day as a blogger. Every morning that I wake up to a word from my readers on my site makes this journey as a blogger worthwhile and this morning, getting a nomination from Arun from mytravelpedia has put me on … Read more