Miscellaneous · Travel

Explore the Enchanting Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Are you seeking a place to escape where you can bask in the sun, sink your toes into soft sands and immerse yourself in peaceful surroundings? Look no further than the Andaman and Nicobar Islands! Situated in the Bay of Bengal, these islands boast breathtaking beaches, verdant forests and a kaleidoscope of marine life. Whether… Continue reading Explore the Enchanting Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Chettinad Mansions: Reflections of a Glorious Past

If Tamil Nadu travel is on your list, one place that must not be missed is the Chettinad region within the state. Also known as Chettinadu, this one is located in the central part of Tamil Nadu and is about 400 km from the capital city of Chennai. Situated mainly in the Sivaganga and part… Continue reading Chettinad Mansions: Reflections of a Glorious Past

Switzerland · Travel

Postcards from Marthalen: A Fairytale Village near Zurich

There is no denying the fact that Switzerland is replete with quaint towns and fairy tale villages that exude oodles of old world charm. Marthalen located in close proximity to Zurich is one such pretty town that known for its well preserved townscape. This region is also known as the green lung of the canton… Continue reading Postcards from Marthalen: A Fairytale Village near Zurich

Germany · Travel

Jewish Museum Munich – of Jewish History, Culture and Art

There is little doubt that museums offer some of the most immersive experiences when you travel. They not only offer rich insights into the history of the place through their displays of artefacts but also help enlighten visitors about local culture, communities and customs. Personally for me, museum visits are very exciting and I make… Continue reading Jewish Museum Munich – of Jewish History, Culture and Art

Switzerland · Travel

Einsiedeln Monastery – a Renowned Pilgrimage Site in Switzerland

Think Switzerland and it is not uncommon for one to conjure images of Alpine mountains with snow covered peaks, lush green meadows, pristine valleys and of course fairy tale villages. But did you know that this land-locked country is also home to a number of sacred pilgrimage sites? Well, there are number of them and… Continue reading Einsiedeln Monastery – a Renowned Pilgrimage Site in Switzerland

Germany · Travel

Christmas Vibes in Germany – of Colour, Cheer and Celebration

It is that time of the year when the magic of lights and the scent of gingerbread cookies is in the air. Well, it is almost Christmas and unarguably the most beautiful time of the year. A time for gifting, indulgence and a whole lot of fun, Christmas is sure a feeling than just a… Continue reading Christmas Vibes in Germany – of Colour, Cheer and Celebration

Karnataka · Travel

Panchalingeshwara temple: Historical temple in Begur

It is the end of the holy month of Karthik and as mentioned in my previous post, it is a period when it is considered highly auspicious to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva. Home to several ancient temples, Bangalore is a city where Karthik masa is celebrated with fervour and gaeity alike. Almost every temple… Continue reading Panchalingeshwara temple: Historical temple in Begur

Miscellaneous · Travel

Streetscapes of Benaras: Heritage Buildings, Vintage Structures, Visual Art and more

It is not an understatement to say that Benaras aka Kashi is one city that gives you an experience that is quintessentially India. Bustling, chaotic and super hurried, Varanasi, as the city is also called, is one quite like none other. Home to the renowned Kashi Vishwanath temple, the soul of the city is the… Continue reading Streetscapes of Benaras: Heritage Buildings, Vintage Structures, Visual Art and more

Karnataka · Travel

Commemorating the Majesty of the Royal Dasara – Exhibition at IIWC, Bangalore

It is that time of the year when the fervour of Dasara is upon us and there is celebration all around. From museum visits and gollu hopping to Navratri feasting and bombe shopping, there is a lot to look forward to during Dasara in Karnataka. However, no celebration of Dasara is complete without the mention… Continue reading Commemorating the Majesty of the Royal Dasara – Exhibition at IIWC, Bangalore

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Iseltwald – an Idyllic Paradise on the edge of Lake Brienz 

With mesmerizing mountains, azure blue lakes, verdant valleys, fairy tale like villages and breathtaking landscapes, Switzerland, at the risk of sounding cliched, is the epitome of enchanting beauty.  Located in the heart of Europe, this landlocked country offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, bucolic charm coupled with contemporary urban luxury.  The recently released U.S. News… Continue reading Photoessay: Iseltwald – an Idyllic Paradise on the edge of Lake Brienz