2500 kms of Road Trippin’ through North Karnataka & Goa

Road Trippin’ through Mumbai – Bijapur – Badami – Aihole- Pattadkal – Chitradurga – Jog Falls– Konkan Coast – Goa – Ganpatipule – Mumbai

The idea for this 2500 kms of history, nature & leisure roadtrip originated when my husband and I decided to do something exciting around the already planned  new year get-together at Goa with friends. We embarked upon a road trip through north Karnataka to see some of the major historic UNESCO heritage sites of the Chalukya & Vijaynagar empire at Badami, Aihole, Pattadkal & Hampi and then zipped down to Goa Continue reading “2500 kms of Road Trippin’ through North Karnataka & Goa”

Time travelling through 6000 yr old Harappan towns– Lothal & Dholavira

The Harappan Bull Seal (Source: Harappa.com)

My fascination with ancient civilizations started with the picture of the Harappan bull seal in our class 8 history textbook. When most kids would loathe the idea of going to museums during summer vacations for holiday homework project, I would love to spend hours at the Museum of National History in New Delhi, wanting to know more about history & civilisations. The ancient indian civilisation is called as the Indus valley civilisation or the Harappan civilisation that spread Continue reading “Time travelling through 6000 yr old Harappan towns– Lothal & Dholavira”

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A 3-Day Offbeat Kutch

Experiencing White Rann under a full moon night, getting fooled by mirages in the Little Rann, stalking wild asses, feeling awed by fossils at Chobari and stepping back in history by 6600 yrs at Dholavira.

The pictures of the moonlit white desert or the Rann of Kutch have been tantalizing  and beckoning me since many years. The burning desire to spend a night at the Rann, experiencing it in a unique way Continue reading “A 3-Day Offbeat Kutch”

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Tasting Sunsets around the World.

Have you ever wondered if you could taste sunset, what would it actually taste like? Peaches and cream? Blueberrry smoothie with orange dressing? Orange marmalade? Continue reading “Tasting Sunsets around the World.”

Chasing Beautiful Sunrises around the World

“The morning always has a way of creeping up on me and peeking in my bedroom windows. The sunrise is such a pervert.” ― Jarod Kintz.

There is something to the warm rays of sunrise, illuminating the world at dawn, that makes me look at this cyclical and permanent process in nature with a sense of deep wonderment. At dawn, the darkness that envelopes life at night tussles with the impending sunlight for a brief few minutes, Continue reading “Chasing Beautiful Sunrises around the World”

A Moonlit Night’s Introspection at the Rann of Kutch

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Experiencing nothingness, infinity, silence, insignificance & purposelessness.

The Rann, they say, can’t be captured; it can be only experienced. Nothing else said could have been truer about Rann. Wanting to experience something offbeat, we decided to spend some time on a full moon night at the Great White Salt desert also known as Continue reading “A Moonlit Night’s Introspection at the Rann of Kutch”

Snacktime!

Got these mid-air shots of seabirds aboard a ferry to Elephanta caves, near Mumbai, India. These seabirds fly with the ferry & tourists sometimes throw food at them, which these birds catch mid-air. Sometimes,

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A ‘Crowd-bombed’ Trip to Elephanta Caves

“Crowd-bombed”: When millions of unknown faceless nameless people make their way into your photos & memories.’’  ~ A self invented, face-palming realisation at many a travels.

One of the major irritants of travel photography is being ‘crowd-bombed’. You travel for the love of exploration but so do millions of other people. They find their way into your photos and your photo memories and eventually into your Continue reading “A ‘Crowd-bombed’ Trip to Elephanta Caves”

Get Married to Travel??? Naaaahh. Travel to be married!!

On how & why you could travel to be married.

I read an article recently titled ‘’Get married to travel’’. The article, penned by a woman, spoke about how she could travel more freely as a married person than when she was single as she had lot less explaining to do to people around her who questioned her choices and freedom. While she has a point and I don’t quite agree that travel can be the sole reason for people to get married, but yes getting married has helped me travel more. Continue reading “Get Married to Travel??? Naaaahh. Travel to be married!!”

A Ferrari Speed Thrill in Spain

“Faster faster faster, till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” ~ Hunter Thompson.

The lure of the adventure and exhilaration of speeding cars has always captured the imagination of many a man. When my speedometer barely crosses 50kmph on a good day due to a taco-phobia (fear of speeds), I have always wondered why speed thrills. What is it about speed that makes men want to live on the edge, flying down a track Continue reading “A Ferrari Speed Thrill in Spain”