Category: TRAVEL

Travel excites the mind. It’s a practical life lesson. I believe one just gets wiser with every road less traveled and time spent on the road. In today’s busy times, it is also an opportunity for the family to spend more time together away from the hustle bustle of everyday life.


Hampi: Where to stay, eat, and how to get around

Hampi

We visited Hampi for two days last weekend (the long weekend of Ganesh Chaturthi). Unlike most places, the planning bit to Hampi was challenging since we decided not to drive and take the train instead. I found very little information online on how to travel to…



Srirangam: a shopper’s delight

I was in Trichy two weeks ago; it was the Golden Jubilee celebrations of my alma mater which we’d missed anyway. I usually don’t visit Srirangam on my trips there but this time happened to go there two times in three days. And each time, was in for a complete surprise. The crowded thoroughfare leading upto the temple was full of stuff that has eluded…



Escape From Bangalore to The Serai On A Long Weekend

It’s a long weekend for many here in Bangalore for Pongal/Sankranti. If you are longing to get out of the city for a getaway or some time spent in the wilderness, then The Serai may just be the place from what the pictures tell me.  With three resorts in Kabini, Bandipur and Chikmaglur based on where you tastes lie: in the coffee country, by…



A Picture Tour: Dona Sylvia, Goa

What do you do when you want complete peace, a secluded place and some time off from humanity? Head off on a vacation to a beach that is off-limits. I’m thinking South Goa. This post is a picture story of our recent 4-day trip to Dona Sylvia, Goa as it unfolded – hotel, beach, sight seeing and time to pack up.  So I’m going to…



Cidade de Goa

Six years ago, we stayed at this beautiful property called Cidade de Goa in Goa. You can read all about our experience in this old post from my other blog. Six years later and a nearly six year old in tow, we return to Goa for this long weekend. When it comes to this resort, it’s only fair to let the pictures do the…



Ideas for recycling from Dune Hotel, Pondicherry

The trip to the eco-friendly Dune Hotel in Pondicherry was great despite the scorching sun. Memories of lazing around in the hammock, milking the cows, fighting out the rough sea unsuccessfully, seeing my holding a crab in his little palm, petting Nash, lugging ourselves on a bicycle, shooting balloons, playing bat and ball on the lawn, and seeing my son at the potter’s wheel to…



Colorful Lamps from Turkey

There’s a shop around the corner where my parents live. It’s a plain, white-colored, non-descript building that houses many Indian and Pakistan antique and handicraft shops. But the one on the corner stood out. Every time we passed by that route, I would longingly gaze into the shop for all its colors and variety displayed on the windowsill. Then one day, I went in and…