Category Archive: Asia

Ganesh Chaturthi: Mandal Hopping in Pune – II

Read the latest version of this blog post here. After a lovely day in the midst of Ganesh Chaturthi festivities in Pune, we awoke to a bright morning in the city. With all… Continue reading

Ganesh Chaturthi: Mandal Hopping in Pune – I

Read the latest version of this blog post here. Wish comes true! Destiny has a way with making wishes come true unexpectedly. For the past several years, I’ve been trying to plan a… Continue reading

Glimpses of Mumbai

And after that trip down memory lane, here’s what Maximum City Mumbai actually had in store for us during a very short visit this year: A breezy taxi ride over the “much talked-about”… Continue reading

Flashback: Yeh Hai Mumbai (Bombay :)) Meri Jaan

A sudden and unexpected short trip to Mumbai (Bombay) was the perfect stimulus for another vacation. As we hurriedly planned our travel, I traveled back in time… Bombay, Mumbai, Bambai – brings back… Continue reading

Ahmedabad Revisited – II: Discovering Sarkhej Roza

Read the latest version of this blog post here. The beautiful temples of Ahmedabad had captured our attention. Next, we set forth to discover Sarkhej Roza, situated outside the city. Day 3: We… Continue reading

Ahmedabad Revisited – I: Beautiful Temples

Read the latest version of this blog post here. Where, in India, would the gentleman driving an auto spontaneously offer suggestions on restaurants to visit and the best items on the menu, and… Continue reading

Malnad Magic – II: The Verdant Expanses of Chikmagalur

Click here to read the latest version of this blog post. After a rejuvenating holiday at Sakleshpur, we spent the next couple of days at another magical GREEN location – The Hidden Valley, Chikmagalur. This… Continue reading

Malnad Magic – I: The Verdant Expanses of Sakleshpur

Read the latest version of this blog post here. An unexpected break in our regular schedules provided instant fuel for a holiday plan. With the summer heat beating down on most regions in… Continue reading

Postcards from Bangkok: A Great Stopover Destination

The best stopover we’ve had till date? No doubts – Bangkok in 2007, on our return journey to Bangalore after an out-of-the-world trip to Beijing and Shanghai. With several hours to spare, we… Continue reading

The Tranquil Karanji Lake (Mysore): Away from the Madding Crowd

A visit to the Karanji Lake eluded us during our first few trips to Mysore. A couple of years ago, we finally discovered the place. And what a wonderful surprise it was! Away from… Continue reading