A walk through the touristy sights of Rome

Rome is the last city on our European travel ticket. We have saved the best for the last, the grandest of all the sights and the most ancient of all the historical places we’ve visited so far. We alight from the notorious Bus no 64 with our pockets intact and start walking. Our trolley bags […]

Exploring Florence in 3 days

Florence hits the top spot in most travel listicles with amazing regularity. Not only is it’s reputation as the Italian cultural center-piece and as the birthplace of the Renaissance reason enough for the faithful hordes, it’s proximity to the unique topography of Tuscany’s rolling hills and the Tyrrhenian sea makes it the perfect spot for a […]

Exploring Gosau and Gosausee in Austria’s Salzkammergut

Gosausee is one among numerous lakes dotting the Salzkammergut landscape in Austria and arguably, one of the prettiest. Fed by melt water from the Dachstein glacier, these are actually 3 lakes, the most famous of which is the Front Gosausee. On a clear sunny day, if the waters of the lake are placid and calm, […]

A day trip to Calvary Mount

What little secret did Idukki hide in it’s hills ? Read on to find out..

Why a visit to Ladakh is incomplete without the Pangong Tso

On the Pangong Tso .. Though the country is so barren, the lake has its beauties in the varied tints of surrounding hills and mountains, and the rich deep blue of its waters, becoming quite of an emerald green colour as they shallow near the shore.* Once in a while during your travels, you come […]

The rocky road to Kolukkumalai, world’s highest organic tea estate

Discover why a jeep ride to Kollukumalai, claimed to be the highest organic tea estate in the world and only a short distance away from Munnar, felt like zorbing, but within the confines of a 4 wheel drive.

Leh, Ladakh – Places to visit and things to do

A glance at some of the tourist attractions in and around Leh town.

“Julley” Ladakh: An introduction to Ladakh

A brief introduction to Ladakh – the land of mighty mountain passes, barren terrain, inhospitable climate, hospitable people and spellbinding beauty.

Trekking to Dudhsagar falls

A short photo essay on the DudhSagar Falls and my experiences. “One does not simply walk into Dudhsagar.“ (Fictitious station master at Sonaulim Railway station, 2014)   How to reach Dudhsagar falls Instead of reading so many blogs and trying to make sense of them, I have distilled the information into a map, as shown […]