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…

St. Anne Church, Olaulim, Goa

St. Anne church is a hidden gem in the quiet Olaulim village. We found it while riding around Pomburpa village,…

Top Things to do in Vietnam

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

Cantonment Railway Station – An Illustrated Travel Story

Urban Sketching At Cantonment Railway Station Last weekend, our Urban Sketchers meet was at the Cantonment Railway Station, Bangalore (BNC)….

Benne Dosa at Gururaj Canteen, the Oldest Dosa Canteen In Davengere

On our way to Sirsi, on a hot summer afternoon in May, we stopped at Davengere, to sample the Benne…

The INTACH Warrior of Orissa: Anil Dhir

‘Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.’ – Ibn Battuta Orissa is often in the news for…

Zoned Out at Pepper House

Pepper House is a hub for arts, with posters of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 still adorning the notice boards. One side of the building faces the canals. I remember seeing the magical view of the waterfront with ships passing through, providing an ideal photo op for lover of this specific setting- maritime, colonial structures, the retro feeling and the leisurely elegance of having a coffee amidst such historical ramparts.

Yearning for a Boat Ride on Chilika Lake

Satpada, nestled on the southern tip of the lake, marks the point where Chilika meets the Bay of Bengal. It is visited by over 150,000 migratory birds during winter. At Satpada, one can watch a host of birds, including the pink Flamingos, Sandpipers, Kingfishers, and Golden Plovers. This lake is also home to the largest number of Irrawaddy dolphins.