22 Kund Snanam and Ramanathaswamy Temple Darshan in Rameshwaram

As the clock struck 3 in the afternoon I checked in my hotel S R Residency. My plans of retiring for the day went for the toss after a short conversation with the receptionist...

Sungudi, The Tie and Dye of Madurai City: Current Scenario and Revival

Sungudi, The Tie and Dye of Madurai City I was introduced to the term “sungudi” during my recent trip to Pochampally. Sungudi is essentially the traditional tie and dye, only that it is specific to...

Dhanushkodi: Where Reality Coexists with Tragedy and Hope

I visited Dhanushkodi as part of my Rameshwaram itinerary. After returning from Dhanushkodi and calling it a day, I couldn't sleep. I couldn't get enough of the scenic view of the journey from Rameshwaram...

Pochampally, Where Dreams are Woven into Ikkat

Pochampally A Paradise for Ikat Lovers Pochampally, the word itself brings colourful flashes of various varieties of handlooms, colours and fabrics. My keen interest in sarees and ikkat brought me to this beautiful weaving village called...

The Story of Gautam Buddha Statue Installation in Hussain Sagar Lake

Brushing through the heavy crowd and an insanely long queue I finally made my way inside the Lumbini Park. Nostalgia rushed in from all possible directions. Last I was here it was late 2012,...

The Regal Chowmahalla Palace

A lousy Saturday evening turned into an interesting one the moment I decided to pay a visit to Chowmahalla Palace. Having a little idea about the location of the palace it was a good...

Getting Adventurous in Gandikota

My hapless tryst with long weekends are no mystery and there was nothing new this time as well. But the only good thing about the whole trend is, in the end it aways works...

Things to do in Hampi

I have posted about Hampi and its nearby attractions in length on Instagram and Twitter. Yet every time I refer to Hampi for something there will always be someone asking what all one can...

Glorious Golconda Fort

With the Sun playing charades the sky randomly looked cloudy and sunny. It is probably not the best day to visit Golconda Fort, a thought that crossed my mind many times. But I went...

Things Going Wrong in Hampi

My Hampi Experience At the very outset this is the much awaited rant on my recent Hampi visit. Hampi is one of the most preferred destinations for solo travelers especially for women. Even on internet...