Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Monsoon Magic in Coorg

Often dubbed as the Scotland of India, Coorg is arguably one of the most scenic places in South India.  Nestled along the Western Ghats, it is located in between Mysore and Mangalore and is a popular getaway from Bangalore.  With mist clad landscapes, coffee estates and enchanting flora and fauna, Coorg aka Kodagu is a… Continue reading Photoessay: Monsoon Magic in Coorg

Switzerland · Travel

Teddy Bear Museum, Baden: for the love of cuddly Teddy Bears

Few toys are more endearing than soft, cuddly teddy bears.  An intrinsic part of most people’s growing years, teddy bears are synonymous with precious childhood memories, warmth and a sense of comfort.  As a toy, teddy bears were manufactured in the early 20th century and the first teddy bears were made just like real life cubs. … Continue reading Teddy Bear Museum, Baden: for the love of cuddly Teddy Bears

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: A paradise called Regensberg, a hill town near Zurich

Often referred to as the paradise on earth, there is no denying the fact that Switzerland is a country of unparalled beauty.  As mentioned in several of my previous posts, the country is dotted with several quaint towns that are replete with picture perfect landscapes and oodles of old world charm.  Most of these towns… Continue reading Photoessay: A paradise called Regensberg, a hill town near Zurich

Kerala · Travel

Onam: the all inclusive cultural celebration of Kerala

Coconut palm fringed coasts, house boats, Kathakali, boat races, Kalaripayattu, elephants and much more…Kerala is a state of many colours.  And one thing that is quintessentially Kerala is Onam. Rituals and customs aplenty A festival that transcends barriers and brings together various religious communities, Onam is a celebration quite like none other.  A symbol of abundance… Continue reading Onam: the all inclusive cultural celebration of Kerala

Switzerland · Travel

Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis: of triumph and tragedy

Triumph, tragedy enigma, myth and of course Toblerone…these are just some of the emotions and thoughts associated with the Matterhorn which is arguably one of the most famous symbols of Switzerland. The near symmetrical pyramidal peak which stands at a towering 4478 meters is one of the highest in Europe. The mountain which is also… Continue reading Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis: of triumph and tragedy

Switzerland · Travel

Five things to do in the Swiss chalet village of Brienz

It is no secret that Switzerland is full of charming, picture perfect villages, utterly beautiful landscapes and awe inspiring lakes.  Brienz located on the shores of the serene Brienz lake is one such village that is dotted with wooden chalets and boasts of tradition and culture galore.  Nestled amidst the turquoise lake and the mighty… Continue reading Five things to do in the Swiss chalet village of Brienz

Switzerland · Travel

Diessenhofen: a quaint river side village near Zurich

Known for its picture perfect landscapes and beautiful towns and villages, Switzerland never ceases to surprise with its breathtaking sights.  Diessenhofen, a pretty river side village about 50 km from Zurich is one such example.  A perfect day trip from the city after the quarantine, Diessenhofen proved to be an engaging outing. Perched on the… Continue reading Diessenhofen: a quaint river side village near Zurich

Switzerland · Travel

Zurich Quarantine Diaries: Postcards from my Hotel Window

There is no denying the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we travel forever.  From vaccine compliance to negative RT PCR tests and quarantine requirements, one needs to be aware and prepare for a lot of things beforehand.  I recently travelled to Zurich and while there was no ban on travel from India,… Continue reading Zurich Quarantine Diaries: Postcards from my Hotel Window

Karnataka · Travel

Photoessay: Mahanavami Dibba aka Dasara Dibba, Hampi

Often referred to as the world’s largest open air museum, Hampi in Karnataka is a heritage site quite like none other.  A favourite with tourists from all over the world, Hampi is a proposed UNESCO world heritage site and offers an experience of a lifetime. Located on the banks of the river Tungabhadra, Hampi was… Continue reading Photoessay: Mahanavami Dibba aka Dasara Dibba, Hampi

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Geneva – Diverse Sights and a Kaleidoscope of Experiences

Surrounded by mountains and located on the south western end of Lake Geneva, the city of Geneva is one that offers a multitude of experiences.  I happened to visit this city on a short day trip from Zurich and it was indeed a memorable experience.  Since the trip was hurried, I would love to visit… Continue reading Photoessay: Geneva – Diverse Sights and a Kaleidoscope of Experiences