My recent trip to Sri Lanka has left me charmed by its diverse and rich history and warmhearted people so much that I wish to go back there soon! I started my journey from the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa in the North Central to mesmerizing beaches of Mirissa in the South to the streets of Colombo in the West.more “Top 5 Activities You Shouldn’t Miss in Sri Lanka”
During the initial days of planning our trip to Sri Lanka, my husband and I were looking at travel agencies for whole packages. But after my Mauritius trip with Thomas Cook, I decided to plan our routes, book the hotels and activities ourselves to customize according to us.
Once we finalized our route and the places where we would like to stay at night, the next question was how we are going to travel from one city to another within the limited time that we had. Since we were traveling with my parents, we decided to go for a cab service over public transports. After searching extensively, we decided to book a van for 9 passengers with luggage space from Lankan Cabs.more “Lankan Cabs Review, Sri Lanka”
If you are planning to visit Sri Lanka soon then you are definitely in the right place. In this blog post, I will give you a detailed version of my 7 days Sri Lanka itinerary, including my route and all the things we did there.
Getting a visa for Sri Lanka is very easy. Travelers from almost any country in the world can now apply online without having to visit an embassy or consulate and will receive an ETA.more “My 7 Days Sri Lanka Travel Itinerary”
Recently, I was planning a staycation for my first wedding anniversary in Bangalore and looking through a couple of sites, I realized, I need to think a little different when booking a stay in the same city where I live to bring a change without spending hefty amounts.more “How to plan a unique staycation in Bangalore?”
My trip to the forgotten land of Garh Panchkot is engraved in my heart as if it was yesterday. Garh Panchkot is a ruined fort located at the foothills of Panchet Hill in the district of Purulia, West Bengal. The remnants of the Garh (fortress) bear a silent testimony of the Bargi attack during the 18th century. To give recognition to the main five (panch) clans (khunt) of the local, the kingdom established by Damoder Sekhar assumed the name of Panchkot.more “A Weekend Getaway to Garh Panchkot, the Forgotten Land”
Safely tucked away from the eyes of the mainlanders, there is an oval shaped fort of Murud Janjira on an island off the coastal village of Murud in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The Murud Janjira fort is the only one of its kind and rightfully so.
The fort got its name from the Arabic word “Jazeera”, meaning an island. The name of the village Murud is derived from the word “Morod” in Konkani.more “Murud Janjira Fort – The Only Unconquered Fort in Maharashtra”
I am at a loss of words to express my surprise and happiness to be nominated for this award which I secretly wanted to be a part of since I started blogging. It gives me immense pleasure to know my fellow blogger Sinjana Ghosh from Backpack & Explore thought my blog was worth nominating for. This small gesture of hers just boosts my morale and help me to continue on this path.more “Liebster Award Nominee: Going Places with Anwesha”
One of our friends recently purchased a car and took us for a long drive to Lepakshi, a historic village in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh on Karnataka Formation Day (1st November). Approximately 120 km from Bangalore, Lepakshi makes an interesting place to visit in weekends because of its many legends.
Lepakshi has a cultural and archaeological significance as it has shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Veerabhadra which were built during the Vijayanagara kings’ period.more “An excursion to Lepakshi from Bangalore”
While coming back from Kodaikanal, we took a detour towards Valparai, a tiny hill station in the Coimbatore district to Tamil Nadu. It is often dubbed as the ‘Seventh Heaven’ of those who desire to visit hill stations like Ooty, Kodaikanal, andCoorg but are dismayed by the upsurge of the footfall of tourists in those places.
The road from Kodaikanal to Valparai is very scenic with 40 hairpin bends on the way up to Valparai from Aliyar. You can see the forest giving way to plantations as you reach the town.more “A Road Trip to One of the Lesser Known Hill Stations – Valparai”
Last summer I went to Kodaikanal with my college friends just to get away from my mundane life. Back then my parents were looking for a suitable groom for me and I was a little frustrated with the search. Kodaikanal was a welcome break for me.
Located in the hills of Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is often referred to as the “Princess of Hill Stations” and for good reasons. The word “Kodaikanal” loosely means “The Gift of the Forest” which it undoubtedly is. Kodaikanal every year attracts a lot of tourists, who are looking for an escape from their mundane lives.more “A Road Trip to Kodaikanal – The Princess of Hill Stations”