Western ghats Kumily

Offbeat destinations in Western ghats: Nirmala city

This is my first post about Kerala, my native place. Kerala which is well known for its exclusive natural beauty is visited by travellers across the world. I always wanted to write about my place, but not unless I have something unique and new. So as the first post, I want to write about an offbeat […]

badami bhoothnnath temple

Travel guide to Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal and Mahakuta

A better place to understand India’s heritage and experience the rural side of the country; journey to Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal can be summarised like this. These places are less popular on the tourism map, hence very suitable for those preferring an offbeat destination for their travel. You can visit these three places in two […]

pattadakal monuments karnataka

Following the Chalukya dynasty: Aihole and Pattadakal

A few days back, it was again a weekend and I was desperately waiting to go somewhere, very soon someone stuck me with the idea of going to Bagalkot district in North Karnataka. This region is known by the Chalukya dynasty which ruled during 6th to 12th century. Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal were their capital […]

Nagalapuram trek guide

A guide to Nagalapuram falls trek

While planning for the trek to Nagalapuram hills a few months back, I felt a bit difficult to gather some important information about the place. But for me, the trek was a wonderful experience. Keep in mind few things well in advance, you will not face much difficulties on the way. The information I am sharing […]

Kanchipuram ekambareswar temple

“City of thousand temples” – Kanchipuram

It is quite usual for us to ignore the treasures around us and look for the distant contentments. Often our faraway fantasies remain unfulfilled and we may feel so negative about our life. We rarely try to notice the beauty of our surroundings, rarely observe the uniqueness and hidden charm of our neighbourhood. Connecting more deeply with […]


Exploring the ancient city of Hampi

Since there are hundreds of blogs on the internet which provides every piece of information about Hampi, I was little confused regarding what to write here. It took some time for me to finally figure out something and start. From the moment when I came to know about Hampi, I always wanted to go there. It […]


The hippie village – other side of Hampi

It was a 30-minute travel in the bus from Hospet to reach the city of Hampi. The ancient ruins of Hampi started to fascinate me as the bus reached halfway to the main centre. The stone carved structures of Vijayanagara kingdom, dating back hundreds of years stood there with all the elegance. The bus brought […]

Kookal village

Kookal village, the best way to experience Kodaikanal

A friend of mine called on a Friday evening and told he will take me to a beautiful village if I come to Kodaikanal. I never say no to offers like this. Unplanned journeys like this usually turn out to be the most memorable for me. I travel frequently to Kodaikanal but didn’t hear about […]