Savouring the Flavours of Malnad with The Serai Chikmagalur

Last month, an impromptu trip to Chikmagalur (courtesy Skreem and The Serai) left me at crossroads, unable to decipher if it is the coffee or the cuisine that made me fall in love with this quiant South Indian hill town. Tucked away in the lush green Mullayanagiri Range of hills in Karnataka, Chikmagalur is a coffee-heaven, a … [Read more…]

To Hampi, With Love

The ruins dotting the temple town of Hampi narrate a tale of the past as well as form a parallel storyline that I lived last month. Embracing this ancient Vijayanagara kingdom, I lost my heart, beat by beat to the past, present and to the times that lie ahead. Some places are like love, hard … [Read more…]

In The Lap Of Himalayas

Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh is famous for it’s Himalayan brew, warm weaves, paragliding capital of the nation (the twin towns of Bir and Billing) and much more. The valley offers breathtaking views of snow clad mountains and small towns playing hosts to the offbeat travelers who chose to tread the road less traveled. While most … [Read more…]

The ‘Toy Story’ from Channapatna

Channapatna

Flashback to a long time ago. A bus from Bangalore to Mysore, a Kannada movie playing for the travelers who might or might not be interested. It was my first time in South India and  I was fascinated by the diversity and vastness of the country. I had spent a couple of days at Bangalore, exploring … [Read more…]

Kuldhara – An Untold Tale of Ruins

Kuldhara

Many a times, ancient ruins are referred to as hauntingly beautiful. We don’t really realize this often, but referring to ruins as beautiful really overshadows the pain and sadness that must have enveloped the place after it really turned into a ruin. Sometime back, I visited what remains of the ancient settlement of Kuldhara, near Jaisalmer. … [Read more…]

The Adventure That Was 2016

2016 was beauty. It gave me  experiences of lifetime, memories for keeps and souvenirs to cherish. And I got to meet Mr Khan a couple of times, shake hands with him, and live the crazy fan-girl moment by not letting his hand go, extracting a dimpled smile and a look into my eyes. 2016, you’ve been … [Read more…]

A Heritage Trail Through Hyderabad

Summer has to be my favourite time of the year, even though I live in Delhi. Regardless of the unbearable heat and dust all around, there’s something so calming about it that makes me feel at peace. Now, that the season has almost slipped away and time has come to pack up summer dresses, shorts … [Read more…]

Folk Flavour At MP Travel Mart

There are only a few one can trust when it comes to representing you at World Class events. MP Travel Mart was surely one and I could not have asked for a better representative than my friend Sailaja from Tiny Creek. Today, she takes you on a joyride with her words that paint a beautiful … [Read more…]

Hathipaon with See Green Lodges

Hathipaon

It was a couple of years ago when I first came to know about Hathipaon and ever since I had wanted to visit this Himalayan hamlet. Though I crossed Mussoorie at least three times after that, there was never enough time for a pit stop at Hathipaon. But, as they say, everything happens for good … [Read more…]

Tribal Encounter – Gond Art of Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Last year, a visit to Satpura National Park concluded with a solo trip exploring Bhopal. It didn’t take me long to finalize the agenda. Soon I set out to witness tribal culture at the Tribal Museum which boasts of many a stories from the forests of Madhya Pradesh. Months later, a conversation about that museum got me … [Read more…]