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…

The Ethereal Kaas

The Ethereal Kaas

Lalu’s ears. Sita’s tears. American softhead. Coat button. Mickey mouse—funny they may sound but these are some of the ethereal beauties of Kaas Plateau, near…

So What if the Water Pipe Leaks

So What if the Water Pipe Leaks

At Keylong Mall Street, a kid enjoying playing with the water jet that leaks out of pipe line. On our way from Sarchu to Rohtang,…

Goa, but not the Beaches

Goa, but not the Beaches

Go to Goa. Spend a week. But not a single beach. Then that could have been the new definition of Original Sin. But that’s a…

Traipsing Around Taormina

Traipsing Around Taormina

A building at the top of a hill by the coast of Ionian sea. Sitting on its balcony or verandah, the likes of D H…

Daman – A Weekend by the Beach

Daman – A Weekend by the Beach

Covering 150 km in just about 2 hours was not something we planned for. We didn’t expect our impromptu driving trip to Daman to be…

Chill Out at Sarchu

Chill Out at Sarchu

A popular camping site, Sarchu lies at the border of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh and belongs to HP. It is also the preferred…

Anandwan – The Forest of Joy

Anandwan – The Forest of Joy

Travelling around, seeing new places and people is certainly joyful. But it has another remarkable aspect as well as impact. At times, we are reminded…

The Dosa Effect

The Dosa Effect

The Dosa Effect is not as profound or complicated as those in the science—the Doppler Effect, Raman Effect, Faraday Effect and the like. The Dosa…

Ragusa – Welcome to Sicily

Ragusa – Welcome to Sicily

An old Italian lady who speaks only Italian, a young Italian settled in Switzerland who could speak English and an Indian couple.  All in a…

Hit That Trail

Hit That Trail

Happy to tell our readers that we were part of a team commissioned recently by India Today & Maharashtra Tourism to publish an Annual Volume…

Fast. Furious. Gokak

Fast. Furious. Gokak

Every trip has interesting unplanned detours. This time, for our 5-day Karnataka trip, we had kept the itinerary completely open. Only return tickets to Belgaum…

Mahakuta, Badami

Mahakuta, Badami

An ancient temple complex at about 15 km from Badami, Mahakuta is part of the travel circuit of Badami–Aihole–Pattadakkal. Surrounded by hills with bushy forests,…