Loved-up in Venice

Ah, the fascinating maze called Venice! Reading Shakespeare’s much celebrated play – The Merchant of Venice and watching the enthralling movie – The Italian Job; I had always pictured Venezia (Italian for Venice) as a dreamy city with shades of grey. Walking through the maze like secret stone passages and the fading pastel buildings, we…

5 Things to Shop in Udaipur

Udaipur is a land of opulence, a land of excesses! There is beauty everywhere you look, be it the numerous palaces or the many lakes, the old havelis or the busy bazaars, you see brilliance wherever you look. How, then, is it not possible to want to bring this beauty back with us? And boy,…

The Tropical Paradise – Koh Samui

Koh Samui – Life Is A Beach ! Thailand is every beach bum’s quintessential dream destination. Being ardent lovers of the seaside, it was only obvious to plan a trip to Thailand’s gorgeous islands Koh Samui, Krabi and Phuket. We landed in Koh Samui’s teeny tiny (almost resort like) international airport around afternoon. The spectacular…

Rajasthan – the Land of Mysteries and Lure

Myriad emotions course through me whenever I think of our trip to the magical Rajasthan. This trip was our first foray into this beautiful state. We had seen countless advertisements, bought handicrafts from various fairs over the years, heard about its many beauties, but nothing could prepare us for the truly amazing place that is…

Pushkar Travel Diaries

Pushkar – The Musical Abode of Lord Brahma Legend has it that Lord Brahma was looking for a place to perform a Maha-yagna. A swan was assigned the task to look for the right place as it took off carrying a lotus in its beak – it was decided that wherever the lotus fell –…

This Dussehra Travel To Open Your Mind

Dussehra Special – 5 Ways How Travelling Makes Us Better Human Beings Dussehra is around the corner. Dussehra – the magical festival, with the HUGE Ravana effigies exploding with crackers and fire, amidst enormous crowds witnessing this victory of good over evil. The pomp and show of this festival makes it one of the most…

Jaipur – 2 days in the Pink City

K, my infinitely better half, and I had 10 days on our hands early this year before some of our leaves lapsed for good, and so, almost on a whim, we decided to push off for a backpacking trip. After much deliberation, we decided on visiting Rajasthan as we had never done justice to this…

Kerala – A day in and around Ernakulam

Kerala – God’s own country. Kerala – One of the ten heavens of the world. Kerala – Travelers’ Paradise. We had heard all these catch phrases about Kerala and our time had come to experience this southern Indian state first hand. We took the early morning train from Bengaluru, called the Bangalore-Ernakulam Inter-City Express at…

Intoxicating Rome!

Smitten With Rome ! Seemingly random things can inspire dreams! Relishing all the delectable Italian pizzas, raviolis and pastas since childhood, and reading all those Keats and Shelly as a student, had always made me want to visit Italy, and Rome in particular. So, as an ardent lover of literature and food, I bided my…

A country within a city – The Vaticano!

Vatican City -The World’s Smallest Country We were on a much anticipated tour of Italy last year, and carving out a full day to visit this smallest independent sovereign state of the world, we took the Metro from Roma Termini to the holy city of Vatican (the most convenient way to reach the Vatican). From…

Jaisalmer – The Fabled Golden City

Jaisalmer – The Desert Experience Ahhh.. Jaisalmer ! The beautiful, the colourful, the harsh, the soft Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is a breathtakingly beautiful city of Rajasthan, which evokes the mystery and mysticism often associated with the magnificent Thar Desert. The sweeping fort of Jaisalmer looks like a beautiful mirage rising in the sands of the desert…