My beautiful days in Hampi!


Once the capital of Vijaynagara Empire, Hampi is now in a dilapidated state and it is these ruins which draw history enthusiasts from all over the globe. My eyes lit up as I witnessed the swampy paddy fields through the window shields of the bus I had boarded from Hosapete. Semi-crumbled structures appeared here and there […]

The beauty of Satara- Lesser known Maharashtra!


Surrounded by hills of Western Ghats in all directions, Satara is a town popularly known for Kaas Pathar, a UNESCO heritage site. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. It is the geographical setting of the city though, that makes the place unique and interesting. Little strips of hills stretch all around, leaving […]

Life in Varanasi- Ghats & People!


Home to Lord Shiva, Varanasi (also known as Banaras or Kashi) is one of the most ancient cities in the world. To put down into words my experience in this city, will be difficult. You’ve got to be here to feel it. To believe it. The rush and the madness. I had mixed feelings during […]

2 months in Sikkim! What did I do?

Sikkim blog

Sikkim possesses raw beauty. It doesn’t scream for attention. The state is on hilly terrain. In its season, rivers and waterfalls flow through the state. Water which is pristine, gushing directly from the snow-capped mountains, which are in themselves, a sight to behold. I had planned at least 2 months in the state. And 63 […]

Ranikhet – Of greener grass and apples!


During my conversation with the cab driver on my way back from Ranikhet, I asked him curiously, ‘Isn’t the place and the hills around greener than usual?’  ‘Yesterday, an old gentleman travelling with me had the same query,’  he replied, agreeing at the same time.   Now, I’ve been to the mountains in all seasons. Have relished […]

Magic in Pithoragarh !


What do you remember most about a place? Is it the alluring landscapes of a secluded hill or the architectural marvel of a historic city? Unexpected encounters on the road or friends from a town you may never see again? Or do you only recall the much-publicized tourist points of interest and cafes and their […]

Exploring Rishikesh: Beyond river rafting!


Considered to be the yoga capital of the world and one of the holiest places to the Hindus; Rishikesh has been the abode to spiritual gurus and teachers transmitting ancient knowledge of spirituality, meditation, yoga and Indian mythology. Located at the foothills of Himalayas, the town derives it’s significance and lifeline from the mighty Ganges that originates […]

Bir, Billing, Paragliding and more !

Bir Billing- The Raw Traveller

A little adventure for the body and mind blended with some peace for the soul makes a perfect recipe for a great trip. That is why exactly you need to be here. To sense the rush of flying in the skies and to still the mind. BIR Two things particularly stand out in Bir – […]