Kerala

December 27, 2011 13 min to read

Kerala

Category : Natural Wonder

It was the first full-family holiday for Pradosh’s family – us both, Pradosh’s parents and his brother and his wife Munnar (Day 1) We caught the Spicejet flight to Kochi from Mumbai, which left at 0830. After landing in Kochi around 11am, we headed off towards Munnar in our vehicle for the trip. The first half of th...

Hampi, Pattadakal and Aihole

September 5, 2011 15 min to read

Hampi, Pattadakal and Aihole

Category : Historical

Large and diverse as our country is, it can claim to only 28 odd UNESCO world heritage sites. Hampi and Pattadakal are both on that exclusive list. The capital of the 15th century Vijaynagar empire, Hampi had a small but bright existence in India’s vast history (compared to some of our cities which span several millennia), with its...

Satara

August 22, 2011 9 min to read

Satara

Category : Mumbai Monsoons

After the superfun monsoon-trips to Koynanagar and Vikramgadh this year, the independence day weekend beckoned us to another trip out of Bombay. The incessant rains for the last month meant that the whole state had received a good dose of rainfall, and so we didn’t have to worry about things not being green enough. And when the tur...

Koyna Dam

June 22, 2011 5 min to read

Koyna Dam

Category : Mumbai Monsoons

The miserable months of summer were spent waiting for the first showers of rain to appear, so that we could get out into the greenery again. And since the first raindrops started falling in the first week of June, discussions began about possible weekend destinations. We have just two criteria – natural beauty and the minimum o...

Elephanta Caves

February 13, 2011 4 min to read

Elephanta Caves

Category : Historical

It is probably one of the most touristy destinations in or around Bombay, but as we discovered to our delight, Elephanta caves can be a very nice day outing. An early morning trip to Gateway of India on Saturday morning, followed by a nice ferry ride in the Mumbai Harbour, and finally the caves themselves (which seemed to be in much ...

Karde, Dapoli

October 4, 2010 4 min to read

Karde, Dapoli

Category : Beach

Maharashtra’s Konkan region is dotted with innumerable beautiful beaches – some are too small to be named, and others are more famous (like Alibaug & Kashid). Obviously, the more famous beaches lie closer to Bombay, but they are also the most crowded and commercial – Alibaug being the case in point. The beaches ...

Dabhosa

August 30, 2010 5 min to read

Dabhosa

Category : Mumbai Monsoons

When the monsoons come to Bombay, it brings with it nonstop rain, waterlogged roads and general chaos all around. But it also gives us the reason to look towards our weekends afresh – because it is at this time that the surrounding Sahyadri range gets splashed in a brilliant bright green colour – a shade more vibrant than what yo...

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

July 3, 2010 11 min to read

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Category : Historical

Like everyone else out there, we also have a list of places in the world we wish to see with our own eyes – mix of common and not-so-common locations. And while most of those locations will very likely remain dreams, we were able to fulfil one of our desires – when we went to see Angkor Wat in Cambodia this June For those who can...

Langkawi

July 2, 2010 8 min to read

Langkawi

Category : Beach

After feasting our eyes on the magnificent Angkor Wat ruins, we joined another couple friend in Langkawi, Malaysia to enjoy a few days of azure seas and white sand beaches. Unfortunately, our timing wasn’t the best and our visit coincided with the rainy season there. However, the island itself looked very green and beautiful &#...

Udaipur & Mount Abu

March 11, 2010 4 min to read

Udaipur & Mount Abu

Category : Historical

Rajasthan is probably the most famous tourist destination in India along with Goa and it requires no introduction whatsoever. We spent a pleasant 5 days in Udaipur and Mount Abu in the beginning of March, just before the summer heat set in. Mount Abu is an old-fashioned British-era hill station – one of the great honeymoon destinat...

February 18, 2010 3 min to read

Native Place resort

Category : Resort

Among the many hidden retreats tucked away in the hills surrounding Bombay, the Native Place resort is probably the most serene and relaxing I have visited yet. It is situated on the banks of Vadivali lake in Uksan village, one of the countless dam-lakes in the Sahyadris. It is somewhat similar to Bhandardara, but on a smaller scal...

Tarkarli

December 18, 2009 8 min to read

Tarkarli

Category : Beach

India is blessed with a lot of beaches along its coastline. But Indian beaches are usually not what you’d call breathtakingly beautiful – the sand isnt usually white and the water can range from brown to grey, but never the beautiful blue-green or even plain blue. So when we reached Tarkarli, we were not prepared for the ...

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