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

Hampi – Trail one leading to Virupaksha Temple

In my previous posts, I have mentioned Hampi several times and every time, I wonder how I would be able to do justice to this huge treasure trove of heritage. There are just so many places to see in Hampi that one post is not going to do justice to this place. A UNESCO heritage site, this … Read more

The Residency Lucknow: A Reminiscence of British India

The Residency Lucknow made for the British General

With the heritage trot through Old Lucknow, you might have got a glimpse of its history that extends beyond the Nawabs. The Hussainabad Ghanta Ghar to be precise, is what might have given it off. In case you have missed what this is about, take a peek at my last post on the Heritage Lucknow.You … Read more

Deciphering the Royal Leh Palace, Ladakh

View from the balconies of Leh Palace

Forced to flee, they had to abandon  Their highest royal abode in the hills. As time flew by, the Leh palace was forgotten And yet it stood tall – braving all of nature’s drills Most of us associate Ladakh with Buddhist monasteries, gushing streams, stunning landscapes and beautiful mountains. However, it has a fair bit … Read more

My lovely yet incomplete tour of Amer fort Jaipur

Amer Fort Jaipur

You have not seen the pink city properly if you have not visited the Amer Fort Jaipur. In fact, a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the key things to do in Jaipur. Just outside the city, Amer Fort or Amber fort used to the powerhouse of the rulers before Jaipur … Read more

Best areas to pick hotels in Jaipur

The pink city, Jaipur attracts tons of visitors and naturally, given that it is a part of the famed Golden Triangle of the north. It also, is an important mini metro of India and hence, beckons several; business travelers too. Given its connectivity through road, rail and air to the rest of India, Jaipur is … Read more

Lake Pichola – Much more than just a Lake

Lake Pichola in Udaipur – just another lake in a city. What is the big deal? Nope, I am not saying this but someone did say that to me. And that is what prompted me to write this post. Lake Pichola is not just another lake, it is one of the most beautiful ones that … Read more

The Abandoned Mandore Gardens of Jodhpur

The first glance of the ruins of Mandore Gardens

Mandore, the erstwhile capital of the Jodhpur Kings, is an amazing yet abandoned tourist destination in the city of Jodhpur. Though right in the middle of the city, this one is often ignored or skipped for varied reasons. I for one, am glad that we did not miss visiting this ancient capital of Mandore.  Of … 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

Apsarakonda – The Secret of the Nymphs

Backwater Pool at Apsarakonda Beach

This year began with a trip to Jog Falls, much requested by my daughter for she had just studied about it. Though I knew that there wouldn’t be much water at this seasonal waterfalls, we went ahead for two reasons – one is the sheer thrill of driving along the scenic roads and the second … Read more

Strolling along the Saheliyon Ki Bari in Udaipur

Saheliyon ki Bari, Udaipur

I love plants! Even though I stay in an apartment, I have plenty of pots and greens to keep me company. They add so much freshness to the surroundings. There are times when Ash, my hubby says that there are more pots in the house than furniture. 😉 Imagine if I had a garden of … Read more

10 marvels of the Chennakesava Temple at Belur

Belur , the erstwhile capital of the Hoysala kingdom, is a popular, & yet not-so-popular tourist destination in Karnataka. Along with its twin city, Halebid, Belur attracts a lot of visitors from Bengaluru. Currently, it is being proposed as a UNESCO world heritage site for its amazing 10th Century temples.  The beautiful Chennakesava temple in Belur is … Read more

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