Karnataka · Travel

Pattadakal and Badami: Evolution of Chalukyan temple architecture

The exquisite temples of Pattadakal and Badami in the southern state of Karnataka are yet another illustration of the rich and unique heritage of India.  Located less than 500 km from Bangalore, the temples at Pattadakal and Badami demonstrate excellence of the Chalukyan School of Architecture and date between the fifth and eighth century AD.… Continue reading Pattadakal and Badami: Evolution of Chalukyan temple architecture

Miscellaneous · Travel

A trip to the white continent: a journey of a lifetime by The Q experiences

Visiting the utterly beautiful, frigid yet rather mysterious continent of Antarctica is the dream of every traveller.   The good news is that this trip is closer to reality than you think. For, come the 9th of December 2017, you can embark on a truly exotic 11 day trip all the way to the South… Continue reading A trip to the white continent: a journey of a lifetime by The Q experiences

Travel · United States

Five ways to enjoy the Grand Canyon to the fullest

For some, the majesty of the Grand Canyon can be a bit overwhelming for the first-time visitor. Nothing can really prepare you for this fascinating 277-mile long and 18-mile wide natural wonder where the passage of time is not measured in years but centuries. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the entire area… Continue reading Five ways to enjoy the Grand Canyon to the fullest

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Hands that create Gods: Bronze Idol making in Swamimalai

A quiet panchayat town on the banks of River Kaveri, Swamimalai is well known for more reasons than one. Located just about five kilometres from the temple town of Kumbakonam, the town is home to the famous Swaminathaswamy Temple.  The latter is a holy temple that is one of the six most holy shrines of… Continue reading Hands that create Gods: Bronze Idol making in Swamimalai

Miscellaneous · Travel

Five Short Trips From Miami to See Florida Attractions

A major centre of arts, commerce, finance and entertainment, Miami in Florida is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Scores of speciality museums, art galleries and an unmatched nightlife scene make Miami a favourite with a variety of travellers. Yet, Florida is a state worth exploring, and equally exciting are the options if you… Continue reading Five Short Trips From Miami to See Florida Attractions

Miscellaneous · Travel

Short breaks from Delhi: Six multifaceted cities

A truly multifaceted city with an eclectic mix of history, culture and tradition, Delhi is one of the most visited cities in the world. Inhabited since the 6th century, Delhi is one of those cities where its rich past coexists and blends beautifully with its vibrant present. A bustling city that boasts of a population that is larger… Continue reading Short breaks from Delhi: Six multifaceted cities

Karnataka · Travel

Heritage Getaway: Mighty Ruins and Silk Weavers in Ramanagara

Driving between Bengaluru and Mysuru, travellers whiz past a sign pointing to Ramanagara barely even noticing it. It’s a tiny town that few visit, but what looks like a forgotten place actually has a mix of eclectic sights. Called Shamserabad during the era of Tipu Sultan, and Closepet during the British Raj era after Sir… Continue reading Heritage Getaway: Mighty Ruins and Silk Weavers in Ramanagara

Karnataka · Travel

A philosopher’s home: Pajakakshetra, Udupi

Located about seven km from the temple town of Udupi is the quiet, seemingly nondescript town of Pajaka. This town is off the conventional pilgrimage circuit of Udupi.  However, Pajaka is a town that is significant for a variety of reasons. The foremost of these is the fact that this town is the birthplace of… Continue reading A philosopher’s home: Pajakakshetra, Udupi

Karnataka · Travel

Poetry on stone: Sculptural magnificence of the temples of Halebid & Belur

South India’s 4,000-year-old history has witnessed the rise and fall of various powerful dynasties including the Pallavas, Cholas, Cheras and Hoysalas. Many of these rulers built elaborate temples that were not only centers of worship but more often than not , they were the nucleus of all activities around which settlements grew. There were also… Continue reading Poetry on stone: Sculptural magnificence of the temples of Halebid & Belur

Miscellaneous · Travel

Manatee Viewing Centre at Tampa Electric

A city’s power generation unit also doubles up as a sanctuary for a threatened mammal species.  Does this sound unlikely and a far-fetched proposition? Well, not really.  Read on to find out more. Tampa Electric company Established way back in 1899, the Tampa Electric company has been responsible for supplying electricity to the Tampa Bay… Continue reading Manatee Viewing Centre at Tampa Electric