Miscellaneous · Reviews · Travel

Sterling Park Kalimpong: A Slice of the Old World Charm

If the alluring town of Kalimpong is on your mind and you are wondering where to stay, look no further than Sterling Park Kalimpong. Located just about a kilometer from the main town, this property dates back to over 100 years. An erstwhile regal residence, this heritage house exudes oodles of old world charm and… Continue reading Sterling Park Kalimpong: A Slice of the Old World Charm

Miscellaneous · Travel

Top Six Places to Visit in North India

North India with its diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, offers an array of unforgettable destinations. For starters, explore the serene beauty of Uttarakhand, where Rishikesh’s spiritual ambience and Jim Corbett’s wildlife adventures await. Further, discover Sikkim, a hidden gem known for its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture whether it is Gangtok’s bustling markets or… Continue reading Top Six Places to Visit in North India

Karnataka · Travel

Payana Car Museum: A Journey Across Automotive Heritage

As you drive closer to the temple town of Srirangapatna while cruising along National Highway 275, also known as the Bengaluru Mysuru expressway, a huge building sporting a façade which resembles the silhouette of a car tyre is hard to miss.  This impressively designed building is the newly opened Payana car museum envisioned by Dharmasthala… Continue reading Payana Car Museum: A Journey Across Automotive Heritage

France · Travel

Post cards from Saint-Paul-de-Vence: A perfect day trip from Nice

If the azure blue waters, sandy beaches and the sheer beauty of the French Riviera is your calling, a trip to the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence must be on your list. An easy day trip from Nice and just under 20 km from Antibes, this quaint village boasts of stunning views of the Côte d’Azur… Continue reading Post cards from Saint-Paul-de-Vence: A perfect day trip from Nice

France · Travel

On a Silk Trail in Lyon: Discovering Lyon’s Silk Weaving Heritage

It is often said that when you have no expectations, there is no disappointment and every moment is a pleasant surprise.  This quote accurately mirrored my thoughts after I visited Lyon in France.   A trip that I just booked on a whim to exhaust the final leg of my 15-day Euro rail pass, the city… Continue reading On a Silk Trail in Lyon: Discovering Lyon’s Silk Weaving Heritage

France · Travel

Photoessay: Antibes – a beautiful seaside city along the French Riviera just off Cannes

Come May and all roads lead to Cannes, which is renowned for its annual international film festival.  With celebrities landing here from all over the world, the red carpet of the festival attracts media, fans and tourists from across continents.   Perched on the shimmering waters of the French riviera, Cannes is a synonymous with its… Continue reading Photoessay: Antibes – a beautiful seaside city along the French Riviera just off Cannes

Karnataka · Travel

Six Offbeat Things to do in Udupi, Karnataka

There is little doubt that the temple town of Udupi is one of the most visited places in the southern state of Karnataka. Situated in coastal Karnataka about 425 km from the capital city of Bangalore, Udupi is synonymous with the 13th century Krishna mutt. Considered to be one of the most auspicious places to… Continue reading Six Offbeat Things to do in Udupi, Karnataka

France · Travel

One Day in Nice, France: Five Things to See and Do

Sunny weather, stunning beaches, a vibrant old town, a bustling art and culture scene coupled with plenty of gastronomic adventures. Nice is indeed a city that offers a kaleidoscope of experiences. It is the fifth largest city of France and is located just under 1000 kilometers from the capital city of Paris. Locally called Nissa,… Continue reading One Day in Nice, France: Five Things to See and Do

Miscellaneous · Travel

On a Mozart Trail in Salzburg, Austria

Think Salzburg and you are sure to think of baroque architecture, the movie- Sound of Music and of course W. A. Mozart. Unarguably, the city’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in the city on 27 January 1756. And if you are a fan of music and this musical genius who composed more… Continue reading On a Mozart Trail in Salzburg, Austria

France · Travel

Street Art Captures: Le Panier, Marseille

Come summer 2024 and it is time for one of the most awaited events of the year, the Paris Olympics. Apart from Paris, the coastal city of Marseille is also one of the venues for this sporting extravaganza. An eclectic city with plenty of attractions including famous cathedrals, insightful museums and a bustling port, Marseille… Continue reading Street Art Captures: Le Panier, Marseille