Whenever I visit a palace or any historical place, I used to feel like walking through history. I had the same expectations when I went to visit the Palace of Mysore which belonged to the Wodeyar dynasty of yesteryear. Sadly, I couldn’t connect to the history, this time. It took me around 2 hours to… Continue reading Mysore – Palace, Chamundi Hills and Zoological Garden ( Photo feature)
A day well spent at Ibrahim Sahib Street, Bangalore (Commercial Street ) "If you are new to Bangalore and want to explore the city, start with the commercial street," my friend suggested. But I was a bit taken aback when I saw the street lined up with branded shops and restaurants - there was nothing… Continue reading A day well spent at Ibrahim Sahib Street, Bangalore (Commercial street )
Every day, as the dusk falls, Shyamala would light a lamp in a small stone structure in front of her house. Once in a month, she would offer meat, toddy (alcohol), cigarettes and boiled eggs to the deity installed in the structure, hoping that it would ward off all evils. The folk deity who goes… Continue reading The Myth of ‘Kappiri Muthappan’,an African Ghost
Sometimes, rather than the destination, it’s the sheer joy of coming across unexpected sights along the way that makes your travel eventful. Before I proceed further, let me tell you that this post will always be close to my heart for Kanyakumari was the first place I thought of travelling to when I began to firmly believe… Continue reading Sometimes it’s the journey than the destination that excites you the most. My travel to KANYAKUMARI
It’s not hard to find a Chinese restaurant in Kochi. But finding a Japanese restaurant is definitely, a strenuous task. Hence, I felt rather elevated when I found that District 7, a restaurant at Vyttila in Kochi serves ‘ Sushi’. Did you hear that? ‘ Sushi’ in Kochi and that too a stone’s throw away… Continue reading My ‘Sushi’ Experience in Kochi
Sometimes, it’s the stories behind certain places that leaves an indelible impression on your mind. I love to hear such stories. And this is one such story… Ponds with water lilies are not a rare phenomenon in Kerala. But I really do not know what made me stop my vehicle and ask about that… Continue reading There’re no frogs in this pond : – ‘ Thavalayilla Kulam ’ at Parassala, Thiruvananthapuram
I was 15 years old when I had my first long journey to Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thuckalay and Kanyakumari. Though it only took nine hours to reach there, it looked like days to me before we arrived at our first destination. Prior to it, I haven’t travelled anywhere. I always wished, if my relatives’ houses were… Continue reading Am I a “Solo Traveller” ? Have I been able to shatter my fears of travelling alone?