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...

My first encounter with the Port City Vizag

My first encounter with the Port City Vizag My trip to Vizag aka Vishakhapatnam was in order before I could blink my eyes. Flights were booked the next minute and I was all set to...

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...

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...