Chitradurga Fort

Have you heard about Onake Obavva? I have. She was a very brave woman who helped Madakari Nayaka in saving his fort from Hyder Ali. He lost it eventually, in one of the many attacks from Hyder Ali and his army. But people still sing praises for Onake (pestle) Obavva, who single-handedly wiped out a portion of…

Pearl Valley: Muthyalamaduvu

I was having another bad week and wanted to escape to some place far – far from people I knew and far from pseudo responsibilities. A  friend suggested we go to Muthyalamaduvu located 5kms from Anekal, Karnataka, which wasn’t very far from Bangalore but far enough – so the drive was going to be comparatively…

Mysuru Palace

Mysuru is the cultural capital of Karnataka. It is commonly known as city of palaces, and the palace of Mysuru is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India. There are about seven palaces in Mysuru but the Mysuru Palace is the most known and was built by Krishnarajendra Wadiyar IV. The palace is the venue…

Jaipur: The Pink Marvel City

Ideally we are here for the Jaipur Literature Festival. But we are allowed to bunk, right? What else do you expect with a wanderlust impacted person (my brother) as a co-traveller 😀 We had driven in from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and bunked the opening of the literature festival to explore Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, which were…

ISKCON, Bengaluru: The Sanctorum Is Worth The Maze

To not plan is the best plan ever I and Nethra had a plan like a week and a half back. Movie at Orion Mall, visit to ISKCON and the best Frankie in Malleshwaram. But the plan was going for a toss outside my window, when I looked at the to-do-list for Wednesday. Forget ISKCON which…

Hampi: A Journey To a Forgotten Empire

The best trips are always the ones that are unplanned. This is one of those trips that totally happened out of the blue. The grihapravesh (house warming) of our new house was around the corner and I was in-charge of the full preparations, so going on a road trip to a place about 1300 kms from home…

Goa: It Is Definitely Not A State

“Goa is not just a state , it is a state of mind” Being a 90’s kid with limited access to internet and no “ten places to visit before you die” kind of articles to read, I grew up watching television and gathering from it. Anyone who can relate to the above lines will also…

Chittorgarh: Asia’s Largest Fort

We head out of Pushkar, after bowing to the creator (as per Hindu mythology) – Bramha, being inquisitive about the white horse statute that adorned the centre of the temple compound and after having a typical Rajasthani lunch of Dal Bafley. As we hit the highway and I was settling down to boring visuals of the…

Big Banyan Tree

The Big Banyan Tree that’s 400yrs old and is spread across 3 acres of land…