Western Ghats

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…

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 ‘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…

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…

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…

Dandeli: Nagzari Trek

In two days , we were done with the touristy stuff (the safari) and the explorer stuff (the extended crocodile trail). Yet there was a…

Dandeli: Syntheri Rocks

There is a warning board which says ’12 dead till now. Please do not add to it’. And there is a lone watchman by its…

Driving Through  Dangs

Driving Through Dangs

Dang is a tribal district in South Gujarat, bordering Maharashtra. It is perhaps the tail of Western Ghats that stretches all the way up from…