“Travelogue”

Temple of the Tooth Relic – Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy

Kandy is unbeatably one of the most beautiful hill stations of Sri Lanka. Kandy is also the place where Temple of the Tooth Relic is present. For a moment I wondered, is it the presence of the temple of the tooth relic that has made Kandy look so serene or is Kandy so beautiful that…

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Explore Khajuraho with Syna Heritage Hotel

Lakshmana Temple

It was late evening when we entered the arch of Khajuraho. Khajuraho as such is a small town and if not for the group of monuments, there might not be even proper roads. Life revolves around the temples of Khajuraho and there was no less for stay options to chose from. Our pick was the…

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Art from PreHistoric Era – Bhimbetka Cave Paintings

About 45km from Bhopal lies the greatest historical site where may be direct descendants of Adam and Eve lived and decided to draw their lives on the walls of the rocks. And over thousands of years these paintings are still intact leaving us a rich heritage to look up to and learn the lifestyle of…

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Gem of Akbar’s Court – Miyan Tansen

I was standing in front of the tomb of the greatest musician, Tansen. The cool breeze from the trees around brushed against my face. It was just a raised platform and the Tansen memorial was a simple structure made of sand stone. How could the memorial of such a great musician be so simple!? I…

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Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga – By the banks of River Narmada

Where there is a river, there is a temple always by the side of it. River Narmada is a revered river that every local Madhya Pradesh resident calls Her as Narmada Mataji. And by this river is the quaint town of Omkareshwar. On this Maha Shivratri day, I wish to be at Omkareshwar to feel…

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Decoding the sculptures of Khajuraho

“Where are you today?”, exclaimed my mom. I seldom tell her my travel plans. “Am at Khajuraho!”, I said. “Khajuraho, where is Khajuraho? I have heard of it.. Khajurahoo, Oh my God, Khajurahoooo. Is it that Khajuraho? What are you doing there??” Her pitch and tone went from a shrill to fast paced.. And that…

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Rann of Kutch where Land Kisses the Sky

  Rann Utsav is here and every one is heading to the Rann of Kutch. I never knew of this place until Amitabh bhachan said ‘Kutch nahin dekha tho kuch nahin dekha’ (if you have not seen Kutch, you have not seen anything worthy). The white salt that shimmers in the full moon as he…

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Bhutan Travel diaries – Travel by Road

One of the many pleasures of travelling is to watch the landscapes pass by while you are engrossed in deep conversations or listening to your favorite song while sitting by a window seat. Bhutan travel is all about being on the road. As such drive on the hills will take time and so travel by…

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Navratri Kolu – Dussehra of South India

Navratri Kolu – Dussehra of South India

Come Navratri and the festive season kick starts in the whole of India. There are different forms of Navratri celebrations and I was oblivious to most of them until I moved to Bangalore. Till then all I knew was one simple form of Navratri – to keep Kolu at house and end the festival with…

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Trail of Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar to Ahmedabad

The streets of Porbandar were lined with savories and sweet shops that I had to stop multiple times to sample chikkis, doklas, rusks, teplas, pathrode.. But the evening was setting in and I had to rush to Kirti Mandir, the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi at Porbandar. I was at Gujarat and I cannot miss…

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