Sandesh, Museum of Communication

Keep quiet and collect stamps, bags at Sandesh museum

With all the digital innovations, it is sad to see how hand written letters are an ancient thing these days. Gone are those days when we used to write letters and send postcards to our loved ones. In a feeble attempt to bring back those good old days of letter writing and communicating, I have … Read more

Bananthi Maari betta trek

Bananthi Maari betta trek

One of the most beautiful one day hikes (treks) around Bangalore is the Bananthi Maari betta. It is a hidden gem around Bangalore which is not very popular. Even over the weekends, there are hardly any people on the trail. Technically, Bananthi Maari betta is a hike as it is just one day hike. But … Read more

5 things to do in Honavar

Sharavati Kandla Mangrove Forest - Honavar Karnataka

A visit to Honavar happened just by chance. My friend and I were visiting Murdeshwara for scuba diving in Netrani Island and we had a day to spare. And we tried to make use of this free time by hiring a car and traveling to Honavar. It was such a shame that I had never … Read more

Weekend trip to Belur and Halebidu temples

Belur temple

Two of the most popular Hoysala temples in Karnataka are the Chennakeshava temple in Belur and Hoysaleswara temple in Halebidu. Both these two temples showcase the history and era of Hoysala dynasty. And they are the most visited temples as well. I have been to Chennakeshava temple several times and only a couple of times … Read more

Meenakshi Amman Temple, treasure of Madurai

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

I had heard so much about the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Everybody raved about the religious significance and the architecture of the temple. I like visiting temples because of the architecture and the history they have. And recently on my way back from Kodaikanal, I visited Madurai just to see the gem Madurai Meenakshi Amman … Read more

Narasimha Parvatha trek

Forest trail at Narasimha Parvatha

The Narasimha Parvatha trek happened by chance. I was on a trek to Bananthi Maari betta trek and that is when my trek lead mentioned about Narasimha Parvatha. He had said that it is best to do it now as the mountain is open for trekkers only for a few months. PIN for later reference … Read more

Gangadikal trek in Kudremukha National Park

Gangadikal peak

During the Bandaje Arabi falls trek, one of the trek leads I had gone with mentioned about the Gangadikal trek and how this was the first time a trekking agency was organising to hike this trail. Instantly, I was drawn to it and I decided to be part of that trail. We all had heard … Read more

Trekking guide to Kodachadri

Kodachadri mountains

One of the most spectacular and difficult treks I have done in the Western Ghats is the trek to Kodachadri peak. It is a well known and famous trek and every trekker in Southern India has this mountain on their trekking bucket list. Kodachadri peak is technically a hike than a trek but in India, … Read more

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, the richest temple

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

The first time I heard about Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple was when I was researching about world’s richest and mysterious temples. It was then that I learned how peculiar this beautiful temple was and how many mysteries surround the temple. Known for its hidden treasures behind the many doors of the temple, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is … Read more

6 things to do in Cubbon Park

6 things to do in Cubbon Park

Are you one of those who love parks? Then Cubbon Park is surely for you. Cubbon Park is one of the most famous parks in Bangalore. All of us have always adored and loved this green patch right in the middle of the city. Known for its variety of tree species spread across many acres, … Read more

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