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

Reviews

Novotel, Airport Hyderabad: a winning combination of Luxury, Business and Pleasure

Whether it is a business trip or a trip with family, Novotel located at a stone’s throw away from the International airport of Hyderabad is the perfect choice.  A stay here offers you an ideal combination of luxury, convenience and relaxation. Apart from being the only hotel in India with Airline Kiosk for flight check-in, the… Continue reading Novotel, Airport Hyderabad: a winning combination of Luxury, Business and Pleasure

Food · Reviews

Rasovara’s Mango Festival at UB City, Bangalore

The season of one of the most loved fruits, mango is soon coming to an end. But there is still reason to celebrate, the ongoing Rasovara Mango festival at UB city. Synonymous with serving a thali (generally refers to a traditional Indian meal served in a large plate) that is exquisite and royal, the fare only… Continue reading Rasovara’s Mango Festival at UB City, Bangalore

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

Karnataka · Travel

Srirangapatnam: slice of royalty with the all pervading spirit of Tipu Sultan

Located about 25 km from Mysore is the bustling town of Srirangapatna or Srirangapatnam. Apart from being a popular pilgrimage destination, the town of Srirangapatna boasts of a rich past. Intrinsically associated with the legendary ruler of Mysore, Tipu Sultan, the town is known for its famous battle of Seringapatam, which was fought here in 1799.… Continue reading Srirangapatnam: slice of royalty with the all pervading spirit of Tipu Sultan

Miscellaneous · Travel

Guest Post: What to Do on Your Getaway to Sydney

If you find yourself in Australia for a short period and you’re wondering which places to visit, choose only one place and have that place be Sydney since its amazing sights are destined to leave you coming back for more. Rather than trying to fit much as you can for a very short time, relax… Continue reading Guest Post: What to Do on Your Getaway to Sydney

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Curiosities on the coast: Tharangambadi aka Tranquebar

It has a history that dates back to the 10th century. It’s where you’ll see spirituality in a new light. And it has a lovely stretch of beach in the most serene of settings. So it’s little wonder that Tharangambadi, formerly Tranquebar, means ‘land of the singing waves’. Situated in Nagapattinam district, along the coast… Continue reading Curiosities on the coast: Tharangambadi aka Tranquebar