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

Wildlife & Nature Parks of Mauritius for kids

Giraffe Feeding at Casela Nature Park

With the rush of the summer holidays, I seem to find a lot of you favoring a trip to Mauritius. One general query that I seem to be getting – Is there anything for kids? Are there any safaris that you can take them to?  There are just tons of things to do in Mauritius … Read more

Celebrating One Year of Blogging

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

Cool Outdoor Gadgets for the Travelers

A weekend in the sunshine with the company of my fellow bloggers and Flipkart! What Fun! Not at the Flipkart office, but at the #FlipkartOutdoors Indiblogger Meet at Mango Mist, Bangalore. My first Indiblogger meet and that too, in a beautiful resort, doing things that totally gets my adrenaline pumping. Flipkart had brought several of … 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

10 Romantic Destinations from my Travels

With Valentine’s Day round the corner, I could not resist the Romance in the air and hence, decided to jump right into the spirit of it. I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day but I admit that I am tad bit romantic. Having traveled around, there are a few places that for me … Read more

The Glitz of the Swarovski Museum

At the Entrance of Swarovski Museum

Frankly, going to the Swarovski Museum was not a part of my agenda for Austria and it happened by chance. I had to go with the flow with a little reluctance for I really wanted to spend some more time at Innsbruck. I had this preconceived notion that the Swarovski museum would just be another … Read more

10 Things to do in Gokarna

Sunset at Kudle beach - one of the best things to do in Gokarna

Along the West Coast of India, in Karnataka, lies this sleepy little town called Gokarna. Gokarna literally, means “Cow’s Ear”. I know it sounds funny and you would wonder why this name. It partly stems from a legend and partly, from its location. But will come to that interesting story a little later in this … Read more

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