Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu

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 …

A weekend trip to Valparai

When the idea of making a weekend trip to Valparai struck me, I discovered that the origins of this hill station, and the flourishing state …

RE-BLOG: A Higher Place, A Divine Treat | OPEN Magazine

Cannot help but re-blog a few scintillating pieces of writing that I read recently. The first one begins with an introduction to the quaint British concept of hill stations …

Uncovering the secret Porthimund lake in the Nilgiris

There is a lot more to Ooty and the Nilgiris than the cliched tourist brochures and websites would have you believe. I couldn’t get enough …