History

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 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…

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…

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…

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,…

The Chalukya Heartland – Badami

The Chalukya Heartland – Badami

Some times the history, the geography, the weather and the people of a place adds to the dynamics of a travel experience, often enriching it….

The Submarine Museum

The Submarine Museum

As kids, like many of us, we were awed by the concept of submarine – something that can travel under the water. And we were…

Jadhav Gadh. Exuding Old World Charm

Jadhav Gadh. Exuding Old World Charm

As we approach the entrance, the doorman ceremoniously lifts the bugle and plays. A little embarrassed, we enter the fort. More welcome ceremonies follow. A…

A Toy Ride. A Joy Ride

A Toy Ride. A Joy Ride

It’s in the long list for UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Whether it will get the heritage tag or not, the Matheran Light Railway is a…

Year-End Trips (2) – Mamallapuram

Year-End Trips (2) – Mamallapuram

Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) is barely 70 kms and is connected by good roads. Not a wise idea to combine both these places on the…