A colonial stay in the Nilgiris – Sinnadorai’s bungalow, Mangorange

It is the end of April. Although intermittent rains bring some respite from the summer heat in Bangalore, the heart longs for the solitude and bliss of the hills. Especially the Nilgiris, for I haven’t been there in 4 years.┬áThus, when the chance of spending a weekend in the lower reaches of the Nilgiris presents […]

A road trip following the Kaveri

The Kaveri (or Cauvery) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. For peasants and the gentry, it is a source of life and livelihood, for pilgrims it is as sacred as the Ganges and for politicians, it is a pivot that might decide the fate of the next election. For tourists […]

Back in time: A weekend at Kadamane in Sakleshpur

The Kadamane estate in Sakleshpur is a hidden gem. Tales from the British planters will keep you enchanted if the rains don’t.

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 […]