Reliving Childhood in Kondapalli : The Toy Village in India

Kondapalli: The Toy Village in India Discovering Kondapally wasn’t a stroke of luck. I was looking forward to my visit to Kondapally, the toy village of India right from the moment I booked my tickets...

Sculpture Park in Shilparamam:  My Impromptu Find in Hyderabad

Shilparamam is the most popular weekend destination in Hyderabad. Located in Madhapur, right in the heart of the city, it is the cynosure and very hard to miss by every passerby. It is an...

Gandikota: How to Reach and Things to do

Oblivious of what to expect I kept stepping ahead in Gandikota, a small village in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. In the blazing sun, my steps paced up as I saw the glimpse of...

Maqtha Art District, Hyderabad’s first and India’s third Art District

With the inauguration of Maqtha Art District, Hyderabad gets its first art district and India gets its third. First one being the Lodhi Art District in Delhi and second being Mahim (E) Art District...

Strolling Around the Colorful Streets of Jew Town in Kochi

Just as I walked out of the Dutch Palace, my eyes wandered looking for signs which would indicate the direction of Jew Town. Jew Town was very high on my list, for it was...

Things to do in Fort Kochi

I am not a huge fan of “Things to do” posts. But there are times when these listicles come very handy. There are places which cannot be tethered under a “Things to do” post....

Fort Kochi: A Visual Coherence of Diversified Histories and Cultures

Narrow lanes lined with the colonial house with colourful gates was the first thing that caught my attention in Fort Kochi. Another striking common characteristic was the presence of colourful flowers outside every house....

My Wellness Holiday at Mekosha Ayurveda Spasuites Retreat

The silently flowing river inside the premises had my jaw hit the ground as soon as I enter gates of Mekosha in Trivandrum, Kerala. Later I was told that it was river Vamanapuram and...

Life along the Backwaters of Kerala

Just the mention of Kerala is reminiscent of palm trees, houseboats and backwaters. Hence when I got a chance to experience backwaters during my recent trip to Kochi, I grabbed it with both hands....

Swami Vivekananda’s Message at the Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram

I believe that things happen when you don't make a big deal out of them. They tend to work out for you on their own. The same happened when I planned my trip to...