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 from 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,…

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….

River Rafting @ Indus

River Rafting @ Indus

We woke up on day five of our Himalayan safari brimming with excitement. Rafting on the Indus was the highlight of the day. Sadly, our…

Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake

The descent from Chang La reveals a stark landscape that brings awe and fear. Snow-clad mountains again turn dry and arid. The sandy river bed…

Chang La

Chang La

Though we were on the lap of the mighty Himalayas for four days, snow was beyond our reach. We had longingly watched the glaciers from…

Jog Falls / Linganamakki Dam

Jog Falls / Linganamakki Dam

Lashing rains. Howling wind. Western ghats can’t get better (and dangerous) than in the monsoons. We were on the Sirsi–Jog falls leg of our Western-Ghats-on-road…

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…

Dosas. Only 36 Varieties Available

Dosas. Only 36 Varieties Available

What do ‘Volvo’, ‘Bheeman’, ‘Paper egg butter’, ‘Navanandana’, ‘Duck Lasoon’ and ‘Ruby Pai’ have in common ? Seemingly unrelated? Not until you visit the famed…

A Short Trek to Vyagreshwar

An ancient Shiva temple on a hilltop. Reaching there involves a medium trek. A waterfall atop adds to the excitement. The trek, organised by Nature…