Offbeat Yelagiri

Have you ever come across a small hill station, charming because of its very nondescript nature, where life follows an…

A Short Autumn Trip to Kashmir: Pahalgam and Apple Orchards

Part 1 in a series of posts on Kashmir. The extraordinary, almost unearthly beauty of the Kashmir valley made it…

Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam

“Vietnam. It grabs you and doesn’t let you go. Once you love it, you love it forever.” Anthony Bourdain I…

Waiting at Bikaner House, Delhi

While reading up on this building, which has had a storied past, I was happy to find out that the recent restoration taken up by the Rajasthan government. Much of the damage caused by the neglect and abuse it suffered due to the bus boarding activity has been addressed. The house has been restored to the glory it enjoyed as the residence of the maharajah of Bikaner. Now, a hep cultural center, its Facebook page boasts of the high-society events.

Pink House – Reminiscing a 100 Step Journey

Pink House takes me back to the memories of Himachal Pradesh where we visited in April 2017. I had always wanted to visit Dharamsala/McLeodganj. While looking up stays there, Pink House caught my attention, for its quirky wall art and cool vibe.

On a road in Gokarna

I can’t help but wonder about these traditional houses … who lives in them, what are the aspirations of those people, and their relationship with their homes. 

Legend of Bhangarh Fort

It’s supposed to be the most haunted place in Rajasthan.

There’s a notice by ASI which says that the fort is haunted and no one should remain there after sunset.

Kimansion Inn-Kochi

Kimansion made for a near perfect New Year stay for us, a few years ago. The 100 year old bungalow (a British one) is turned into a bed and breakfast.

Journaling at Kipling Bungalow

Inside the JJ School of Art, is a bungalow that belonged to the famous author and Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling.

Hunting Lodge – Kila Dalijoda

Kila Dalijoda was built by Raja Jyoti Prasad Singh Deo in 1931. It was the hunting lodge for the Panchakote Raj Dynasty. Today, Debjit Singh Deo and his wife Namrata have converted it into a boutique hotel.