Thirumalai Nayakar Palace
Tamil Nadu Trails, Travel

Thirumalai Nayakar Palace-A stunning heritage structure in Tamil Nadu,India

Thirumalai Nayakar Palace also known as Madurai Palace is a testimony to the city’s secularism and diversity. If Madurai is world- famous for its Meenakshi Amman Temple, it is equally popular for the Anglo-Indian community, the churches, the Jaina Caves and its multicultural society. On my recent trip to Madurai, I decided to visit the …

Finding Street Art in Hyderabad
Telangana Trails, Travel

A photo guide to finding Street Art in Secunderabad and Hyderabad, Telangana – India

“O wow, when and where did you find this street art in Hyderabad? In all these years, I have never seen this Superwoman”, wondered my friend after I posted the below street art on my Instagram feed. I chuckled a bit and told her it was right in front of the two-wheeler parking slot of the …

Maharashtra, Travel

JayaHe GVK New Museum – A must visit place in Mumbai, Maharashtra – India

JayaHe GVK New Museum inside the Mumbai CSIA(Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport) narrates the story of India to its visitors through art and colours. The museum beautifully essays how Indians live and experience multiple eras at once through this country’s diversity and legacy. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I have …

darasuram
Tamil Nadu Trails, Travel

Airavateswara Temple at Darasuram, India : A Chola repository of micro carvings and sculptures – Part 2

Airavateswara Temple at Darasuram is a Chola repository of micro carvings and sculptures. For first-timers who are visiting this temple, it could be a bit daunting and overwhelming as to where and what to look, which sculpture to ponder over and which to give a miss, as it happened in my case. These two posts, …

Darasuram
Tamil Nadu Trails, Travel

Darasuram Airavateswara Temple,UNESCO Site in India -A Chola repository of micro carvings and sculptures – Part 1

“Darasuram is near our Swamimalai, isn’t it?”, asks my grandma. “Why do you want to go there? The temple there is in ruins”, she continues. This news disappoints me a bit. I ask her when had she visited the temple last, as, she frequents our family temple at Swamimalai often. She answers ’long back’. I …

Kajra
Royal Rajasthan, Travel

Havelis of Kajra , Jhunjhunu – Gateway to Shekawati Region in Rajasthan

A casual conversation at a heritage property in Surajgarh we were staying in, led us to a quick morning trip to Kajra in Jhunjhunu,Rajasthan. Passing countless acres of rugged land filled with succulents and shrubs, trudging uphill bumpy roads that levelled at times and wading through narrow lanes , brought us face to face with …

Mobiistar
Events/Sponsored Posts

My tryst with Selfie-Star called Mobiistar : New Smartphone range in India

Photography is a big part of family travels. The memories that are created in these journeys are precious and priceless. And the last thing one wants is missing oneself in these captured family moments by being on the other side of the lens as the photographer! Thanks to the concept of ‘Selfies’ and amazing innovation …

Sidhbari
Himachal Hymns, Travel

Sidhbari – A Spiritual Retreat in the lap of Dhauladhars near Dharamshala

Cloistered away from the sight of tourist madhouse is a quaint town named Sidhbari, near Dharamshala. Often ignored by commercial tour agencies who savour on listicles, Sidhbari is thankfully a bit far from famous tourist triangle of Mc-Leodganj- Triund- Dharamshala. Many decades ago, a Hindu monk too was enchanted by this town (which then, was …

International, Thailand, Travel

Chantaboon Waterfront Community in Thailand – A melting pot of multiple cultures

With European homes, quirky cafes, vibrant street art and smiling people, the Chantaboon waterfront community can lure any visitor who loves old world charm. A smiling old lady welcomes and offers me a local delicacy wrapped in a conically shaped leaf as I enter the one-kilometre stretch of the Chantaboon waterfront community. I politely refuse …