Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of India, Madurai traces its history back to the Sangam era before Christ. It has been under the Pandya and Chola kingdoms and their influence on the heritage is still evident. I have made several trips to Madurai...

To Ujjain – The abode of the Mahakaal

[divisor invisible] Planning and execution are two different things in a journey. My trip to Ujjain is also similar to this. In 2004, I planned a trip to the temple of Mahakaal in Ujjain, but it took seven year to execute thanks to almighty God that at last I reach...

Journey to Lava Land: Borobudur and Mt.Merapi – 1

We bid adieu to our French friends and started for Borobudur in the afternoon. Here, a nice lady from Canada accompanied us. She was a tour guide in Europe and was volunteering for an NGO in Asia. When she said that after the weekend, she needs to get back to work,...

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is a cultural performing arts center in Sydney, Australia built by Danish Architect Jorn Utzon. It happens to be one of the busiest performing centers in the world and hosts as many as 1500 performance every year. Sydney Opera House has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Backpacking across South East Asia: Angkor Wat

Lit golden by the setting sun, the magnificent Angkor Wat shone majestically in its waters. Its image will linger in my memory forever, the pinnacle of my dream of seeing it with my own eyes someday.


A Trip To Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary

Bhigwan is a sleepy little town off Pune Solapur Highway famous for the huge Bhigwan lake. Hundreds of species of endemic and migratory birds arrive here every year, making it a favourite of photographers, bird watchers and local ornithologists.

The Magical Pangong Tso

As you stand on the shores of Pangong Tso, watch its quiet waves gently rocking the pebbles beneath your feet and look at the changing colours of the water, the mountains beyond and the sky above, you know that you are experiencing something very unusual, something that cannot possibly belong to this world.


Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Most travelers will fall prey to a travel scam no matter how hard they try to blend in with the locals. While not all scams can be prevented, it’s important to take extra measures to avoid them. The first step in avoiding a scam is learning how to identify one.


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