Hampi Diaries – Vitthala Temple

I am bored of writing and by this time, you might have been bored reading all my monologues on Hampi. So this post will be less words and more photographs. Vitthala Temple is the most splendid among the temples of Hampi and is famous for its rich and ornate design and...

Refreshingly Sri Lanka 5: Dambulla Caves

Dambulla is a giant rock going to a height of more than 160 feet, with five rock-cut cave temples dedicated to Lord Buddha, dating back to as far as 1st century BC

Miles to go before I sleep IV: Padri at 8900 ft

Next Destination : Padri - Ht. 8900 ft. (10 kms)  Day 5 When I completed writing about Grahan(I forgot to mention - Ht. 7700 ft. (09 kms)), I thought the post on Padri would be small, that nothing extraordinary had happened that day. But I had forgotten the most...

Biking or Hiking Through China

For cycling holidays abroad, the destination of China has to be one of the finest. China is, of course, a huge country that is full of both natural and man-made wonders. While you have likely seen many of them in photographs, experiencing them first hand is one of...

How did we manage a whirlwind trip to Sri Lanka?

A retrospective of our recent trip to Sri Lanka, places we visited and the experiences we had. Some tips for those who are planning to travel to this beautiful island country soon.


Turtuk – The Crown Jewel Of Baltistan

Turtuk – The Crown Jewel Of Baltistan

Turtuk in Ladakh is a part of the tiny enclave from Baltistan which rejoined India in 1971, perhaps the only place where you will be able to experience the beautiful Balti culture as an Indian citizen.

In The Nubra Valley

In The Nubra Valley

The Nubra Valley in Ladakh has seen trade caravans of the Silk route since antiquity and is famous for its sand dunes and double Bactrian humped camels.


Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Most travelers will fall prey to a travel scam no matter how hard they try to blend in with the locals. While not all scams can be prevented, it’s important to take extra measures to avoid them. The first step in avoiding a scam is learning how to identify one.


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