Padmanabhapuram Palace: The Wooden Marvel of Travancore Kingdom

Padmanabhapuram Palace: The Wooden Marvel of Travancore Kingdom Padmanabhapuram Palace is a bundle of surprises wrapped in wooden layers with intricate design carvings. To begin with, the palace is located in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu....

Discoveries and Disappointments in Kanyakumari

Discoveries and Disappointments in Kanyakumari My association with Kanyakumari was very blurred until this trip. I know the place from my geography book as the “Southernmost tip of the country”. Located in the state of...

The Magical Sunrise in Kanyakumari

I woke up to some quintessential South Indian melody. The alarm was yet to go off and me getting up before that doesn’t happen that often. Following the music, I opened the door that...

This Village in Maharashtra is the first Book Village of India

Bhilar in Maharashtra: The first Book Village of India My search for unique stories brought me to a small village Bhilar in Maharashtra. Located between Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar in Satara district, Bhilar is a quiet...

Pamban Bridge: India’s Answer to London’s Tower Bridge

Pamban Bridge: India's Answer to London's Tower Bridge Pamban Bridge connects Rameshwaram, the holiest city in India to the mainland India. The bridge is nothing less than an architectural marvel. Rameshwaram, one of the holiest towns...

Rameshwaram: How to Reach and Things to Do

You must have definitely heard the name Rameshwaram either from your parents or grandparents. Primarily because Rameshwaram is one of the chaar dhaams of Hindu religion along with Dwarka, Puri and Badrinath. I have...

Ponmudi: Hill Station near Trivandrum

My quest for discovering interesting places brought me to Ponmudi. Ponmudi, a small hill station located approximately 65 kilometres away from Trivandrum will leave you wondering how marvellous Mother Nature can be. You think...

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...