The Sahyadri Mountains or more affably called the western ghats are a range of mountains traversing across the states of Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They arent as high and lofty as the Himalayas, the highest point at 8,842 ft as against the Himalayas, at 8848m, making them roughly a third of… Read More Traipsing across the Western Ghats!
Comprising over a hundred mountains that peak over 7200m the Himalayas, literally meaning ‘the abode of snow’ are home to the the world’s tallest peaks and the tallest of them all, the Mount Everest. Apart from the year-round snow, the rugged peaks and enormously awe-inspiring landscape, the Himalayas are also deeply steeped in spirituality. For us… Read More To H-e-a-v-e-n and back.
On the occasion of doing 100 posts and 100 comments on my blog am very happy to introduce to you all my super talented friend Tanvi Sanghani who’s sharing some amazing pictures from Italy and Greece. Tanvi is a globe-trotter who travels with her lens and a firm hand. Her pictures are stunning, as you… Read More Guest Diary #1
“Do you know a cure for me?” Why yes,” he said, “I know a cure for everything. Salt water.” Salt water?” I asked him. Yes,” he said, “in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.” ― Karen Blixen, Seven Gothic Tales Finally a trip on a ship. The nautical wonders… Read More Cruisin’ Along
With a detoured landing in Malaga from Barca, the journey to Granada was elongated by a while. But the drive through the Spanish countryside was an added bonus. Huge estates lined with farms and flat plains, yes yes where it mainly rains, well to thank one Ms Hepburn. Granada was the coldest in the season,… Read More Its called G – r – a – n – a – d – a
This post is very special. Not just because it is the 100th but because its about my favouritest (so far!) European city of Lisbon. The capital city of Portugal is simply a perfect blend of all that is Portuguese and is the only European capital city on the Atlantic. In addition it is city that… Read More L – i – s – b – o – n
If Portugal gets an ample hold on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, it bestows all its grandeur on the coastline of Algarve and dotting the southern-most region are the picturesque towns of Sagrez, Loule, Faro, Tavira and Lagos. And the famed Carnival of the country is traditionally celebrated in the month of February at most… Read More A – l – g – a – r – v – e
Barcs as it is lovingly called looks like a dream at an elevation of 10,000 ft. Yes from the aircraft. The city in the early morning shines next to the aqua blue waters as the largest metropolitan on the Mediterranean Sea. My fellow passenger, a soul from a distant Catalan town of Girona couldn’t contain… Read More B – a – r- c – e – l – o – n – a
The historic town of Porto is Portugal at its charming best, it is classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco and quite rightly so. Staying at a chateau in the suburban town of Alfena meant that we were roughly about 30 minutes from the city centre. The chateau came with two bedrooms, a den,… Read More P – o – r – t – o calling.
Surprise visits to new shores are always a welcome respite. Last week I had the opportunity to do a short and sweet trip to Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta. In the 30 hours I had, I managed to cover quite a bit of the city. The old Dutch Port, the bustling CBD, the Indonesia theme park,… Read More A day in JKT town!
A bridge is quite a noble endeavor of all architectural works, it is extremely functional in context and is almost mystifying. From the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco to the Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai they cover a spectrum of types and uses. Closer home more humble in construct is the Sentosa Boardwalk that… Read More Architectural escapades #2: Boardwalk to Sentosa