Beautiful Ruins: Lesser known temples of Cambodia

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian Proverb The magnificent ancient temples of Cambodia leaves you in wonder and amazement of rich Khmer Empire. Cambodia is more than visiting Angkor Wat or watching the sunrise. The complex contains more than 1000 temples and we managed to cover…

Touring Hacks: Angkor Wat

“God is in the details.”- Mies Van Der Rohe Being an Indian means you have had your fair share of visiting temples. And yet when I entered Angkor Wat,I was stuck by its sheer magnitude and brilliance. Angkor Wat was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II around 1150AD when ancient Cambodia was at its peak and was initially…

Colorful,Vibrant and Chaos:Varanasi

“Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”- Mark Twain Anandavana. Benaras. Kashi. Varanasi. One city.Many names. Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world which attracts people of all kinds. Being the spiritual capital of the…

Didupe & Eramai Falls

Monsoons. The time when rivers get new lease to life and flow to their fullest. The time when forests seem to dance under the thundering storms. The time when treks are about sweet earthy smell,tiny droplets on to leaves, ever-changing hues of the mountain and wind in the air. It is also the time when…

Photo Journal:Rustic Spiti

I guess sometimes the fondest memories are made on unplanned adventures.There are times when you prepare the whole itinerary with all the places to check off your list, cuisines to eat and things to try. And then there are instances where you never plan and just take off. So on that beautiful warm morning, I sat…

Liberosis

Stop. Slow down. Calm down. What’s the hurry? Chasing goals can wait for a while. You’re just twenty-eight, And you still have a lot of life ahead. No need to rush. So climb all the mountains you want to climb, Gaze at the sun and feel the sunshine. Spend the money you want to spend,…

Act my age?

I laugh. I laugh out loud. Sometimes at myself. Sometimes with friends. Many times without any reason. I don’t know what they mean, When they say “act my age”? What the hell is “act your age”? I have never seen anyone die of laughter. But I know many who are dying because they are not…

profite de la vie

When you don’t travel Or sit under an open sky staring at sunsets. When you don’t read Or get lost in places between pages. When you don’t listen to the little birds singing outside your window Or appreciate countless little pleasures of nature. When you don’t laugh with friends Or stop being silly. When you…

Srilanka’s picturesque train ride: Kandy to Ella

I love travelling in trains.I love the rhythm of the wheels. You get to eat the local delicious snacks,meet other travelers and locals.I have stood near the door, sometimes with  friends,sometimes alone,sometimes lost in the landscapes and sometimes gazing at the engulfing darkness.Each time it’s different high. Also,trains are not only affordable in Sri Lanka but also…

Scotland of India: Uddappana Motte trek

2016 kick started with a trek and as the year progressed, it became more of travel and less of mountains. Also after being forced to rest for months, I was elevated when I found myself at Coorg not only back on my feet but ready to trek. It was even more wonderful as I was…

Glory of the past:Badami Caves

Mad.Annoyed.Irritated. Precisely was my mood when I boarded the bus after long painful wait of 5 hrs.It was not any different when I woke up later in the morning and looked outside to see the dusty dry countryside which seemed to reflect my mood. My dim mood changed as the small bustling town of Badami made its…

The Spirited Temples of Mahakuta

This place was not a part of the itinerary until last-minute nor I had any fixed plans of visiting since all I knew about the place was its name. But on reaching Badami I saw road signs of this and decided to visit as it is on the way to Pattadkal. Huge prop roots welcome…