Photo Feature: Window Shopping in Ubud

Photo Feature: Window Shopping in Ubud

Ubud, the cultural hub of Bali is also a great shopping destination. A haven for arts, crafts, traditional garments and furniture. A walk through some…

Maharashtra for Monsoon-Tourism

Maharashtra for Monsoon-Tourism

(This article was originally published in Mid-Day, June, 11th 2015) Make a big splash for Maharashtra With the rain gods knocking at our doorstep, it’s…

Lombok: Go Beyond Bali, Indonesia

Lombok: Go Beyond Bali, Indonesia

Indonesia for most travellers begins and ends in Bali. Little do they realize that the Indonesian archipelago has several other stunning islands, too, and Bali’s…

Travel Tales with Kommune

Travel Tales with Kommune

A young man enthusiastically makes a day trip to Pisa from Rome, only to be told on reaching Pisa station that the last train back…

Triund Through Snow

Triund Through Snow

Rarely do we repeat a trek, because we prefer to cover new places as much as possible. But when it is a place where seasons…

In the Land of Jungle Book – Kanha National Park

In the Land of Jungle Book – Kanha National Park

(This article was originally published in Mid-Day Travel section) Wildlife safaris are always full of expectations, surprises, and disappointments. The feverish anticipation and wonderful surprises…

A Farm Worth a Visit @Kintamani, Bali

A Farm Worth a Visit @Kintamani, Bali

Agritourism, farm tourism, and the likes have become gimmicks to mislead the unsuspecting tourists to pay money and view someone’s mediocre farm. The loot is…

Hiking Through Kerandangan

Hiking Through Kerandangan

A trek to the Rinjani volcano peak was in the original plan. Soon we were to realise – sadly, that it requires a minimum of…

Why Go to Gili Trawangan?

Why Go to Gili Trawangan?

Gili Trawangan is the largest of the three islands off the north-west coast of Lombok. One can reach Trawangan crossing the blue, alluring sea in…

An Unplanned Hike to Nowhere!

An Unplanned Hike to Nowhere!

The nephew and niece have a painting competition to attend at Pala, Kottayam. Mom wants to visit temples around Pala but could not go due…

The Wild Wayanad

The Wild Wayanad

The north-east of India with its unique mountain ranges, forests, flora, and fauna has always been in the travel lovers’ must-do list. Wayanad is Kerala’s…

Irpu Falls: Crowded but Charming

Irpu Falls: Crowded but Charming

Going to Irpu Falls was one of the spur-of-the-moment decisions that occur far too often in our trips. As with most of them, this too turned out…

Makkimala, a Hidden Gem of a Hill

Makkimala, a Hidden Gem of a Hill

Travelling with no pre-fixed itinerary leaves you with opportunities for impromptu visits to interesting places that are mostly known to locals only. We got a…

The New Face of ‘Migration’

The New Face of ‘Migration’

(This post was originally published at The True Pretender) We met Manoj at the Pugmarks Jungle Lodge in Wayanad during our stay there. As the…

The ‘Hartal’ Hike in Wayanad

The ‘Hartal’ Hike in Wayanad

One week in Kerala. There has to be a ‘hartal’ or ‘bandh.’ During our one-week Wayanad trip, there was a ‘hartal’ in the district, to…

Circumetnea: Around Mount Etna

Circumetnea: Around Mount Etna

The little train chugs along the slopes of Mount Etna, one of the active volcanoes in Sicily, Italy. Passing quaint villages, you are treated to…

stay @Jupuri Ghar

stay @Jupuri Ghar

During our travels, more often than not we have seen that the state tourism resorts/hotels tend to be the best place to stay—they get the…

The ‘Leisure Airport’ at Koh Samui

The ‘Leisure Airport’ at Koh Samui

Like hotels/resorts are classified as ‘leisure,’ ‘spa,’ etc, if there is a classification for airports, then the Samui airport in Koh Samui might well be…

The Road to Khodala

The Road to Khodala

The road to Khodala is not paved with gold. Neither Khodala is a city of gold that awaits you. But for over 4 months in…

Triund: Walk Above the Clouds

Triund: Walk Above the Clouds

It’s time to get ready for monsoon treks. What better time than now to reminisce one of the awesome monsoon treks we did! Triund in…

Indikaleido: A Cultural Kaleidoscope

Indikaleido: A Cultural Kaleidoscope

This year’s Kala Ghoda Arts Festival got over recently. While blogging on that, we realised that we forgot to write about Indikaleido, another cultural festival…

Mummy: The Inside Story

Mummy: The Inside Story

Nesperennub, a priest at the temple of Amun-Ra, had severe dental abscesses, which would have given him terrible pain when he was alive. He had…

The Unassuming Panshet

The Unassuming Panshet

Outlook Travellers’ guide on weekend trips from Mumbai notes Panshet as one of the places around Pune. A place where you can’t do anything. Just…

The Cliffhanger @Takmak Tok

The Cliffhanger @Takmak Tok

Hang at about 1000 ft and have a 360-degree view of the landscape down. Thrilling and spine-chilling! Slowly move down until you reach a ledge…