“Why did we come to Kalpa? There is nothing to see here.” – A frustrated backpacker I met in Kalpa market. Kalpa is a sleepy little village a few kilometers above Reckong Peo, the administrative center of Kinnaur valley. Peo
Treks in India bring to mind snowy cliffs and deodar flanked paths of the Himalayas or the dense mountain peaks of Western Ghats. Which is why the Gokarna Beach trek (or hike if you are a purist) is a delightful surprise.
Encourage children to draw from their observation. Drawing from observation simply means drawing what you see. And, it is the essence of travel sketching. View this post on Instagram Urban sketching workshop with children for #republicday2019 fair. @urbansketchers @uskbengaluru #urbansketchers
When you start out with watercolors and are new to plein air or outdoor painting, the first question you have is which colors to use. In India, the most common colors are Camlin Artists Watercolors. However, I’d suggest either opting for Camlin
A few years ago in Bhutan, I saw a poster of a mystical monastery, a perfect block of stones and flags right in the middle of nowhere, a Shangri La of sorts. And I said to myself, it would be
There’s a beautiful red building in Mangalore’s bustling city center, Hampankatte. Stone arches and green wooden windows seem to hang on to the grace of a bygone era. Around the heritage structure, the city slowly moves towards its millennial aspirations.
Have you ever come across a small hill station, charming because of its very nondescript nature, where life follows an age-old rhythm unaffected by the modern pace of life? A few decades ago, Yelagiri was one such hill close to
Discover a treasure of architectural heritage in Northern Karnataka, just an overnight journey from Bangalore. Explore a magnificent series of forts and palaces built by the Bahmani and Baridi sultans of Karnataka during the 14th to16th centuries. Today’s INTACH Bangalore talk by a world
Travel Sketching is not only relaxing and rewarding but also an awesome family activity during travels. In this blog post learn about what to put in a travel sketch kit, awesome travel sketching techniques for beginners and tricks to encourage kids to begin their
In our last holiday trip of 2018, we were returning after a wonderful weekend stay at Attihalli, Sakleshpur. Our hearts still yearned for some more time in the hills. My husband happened to notice a rickety signboard, Western Hills, beside