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Emerald Lake: An Offbeat Gem near Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Holidays in the hill stations of India usually follow a set template of well known tourist attractions, sights and activities and hence have fallen a little out of the pecking order in terms of best holiday...

The Endangered Nilgiri Tahr in Pictures

As a wildlife lover, one of the best perks of a holiday to Munnar is that you can get close to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, catch a good glimpse of it and may even walk beside it. Sounds surreal right? Well, such an...

Vattavada: The Vegetable and Fruit Basket of Munnar

There are many off beat trails around Munnar. One of them happen to be the quiet village called Vattavada that is located on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. Comprising of shola forests, Eucalyptus trees, 6,000 plus feet...

11 Motorcycling Gear that are the backbone of my rides

Motorcycling gear is all about comfort, reliability, usability, safety and some bit of style and fashion. Back in the days when I started riding, the concept of motorcycling gear was limited to the brands imported into...

Mind blowing Rainforests of Pampadum Shola National Park

The rainforests of our planet are not just life givers, they are also an immense treat to the senses. If I feel like an oxygen rush, I head to the rainforests. If I feel like listening to nature’s music and cacophony, I...

Windermere River House: Where time goes for a stroll

In our fast paced lives, each of us crave for a break. But, unfortunately, this break (where we go to a dream destination) ends up being more stressful than our regular day in the city. The reasons could be many: jet...

Kerala’s Longest Suspension Bridge

One of the key reasons I love slow travel is because it allows me to discover lesser known attractions in addition to building a much stronger local connection. A case in point is the longest suspension bridge of Kerala...

Sahari Mariental Resort: A World of Eucalyptus

Some of the more off beat trails near Munnar can be found near the farm and orchard village of Vattavada and Pampadum Shola National Park, the smallest national park in Kerala. Not only is this place insanely beautiful...

11 Offbeat Experiences to be had near Munnar, Kerala

Usually when someone thinks of a holiday in Munnar, it means driving on winding mountain roads surrounded by tea estates, a visit to Mattupetty dam, boating at Kundala dam, a trip to Top Station for surreal mountain...

The Beauty of the Rare Neelakurinji Flower in Pictures

Year 2018 is the year of the Neelakurinji. When something occurs once in 12 years, it takes special status. Be it the Kumbha Mela or the Neelakurinji, it is bound to be a rare event. I saw this rare flower last month...

On Top of the Neelakurinji Mountain

I saw the rare Neelakurinji for the first time in my 36 years on this planet and it was possibly the very first time that I was completely lost for words. Such was the beauty of the Neelakurinji mass bloom! This...

Upcoming Travels: Chasing the Neelakurinji

One of my most awaited trips of 2018, I can’t tell you how happy I am packing my bags. After all, I am going to see the flower that blooms once every 12 years. Yes, I am talking about the iconic Neelakurinji, the flower...

Gudibande Fort: A Great Sunday Trip from Bangalore

As Bangalore gets more and more crowded, slow and polluted, all of us seem to be craving more for those weekend getaways that take us away from the commotion of the city. While the Mysore and Hassan routes seem to be...

Heavenly Monsoon Ride to Bisle Ghat, Karnataka

One of the hidden gems in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Bisle Ghat is a gorgeous tract of montane rainforest, evergreen tropical forest and a less trodden upon narrow and winding highway that connects the temple town...

Malnad Homestay: Perfect Rural Holiday in Karnataka

While luxury holidays and staying in five star hotels have their own charm, I think I connect more with who I am when I go on rural holidays and become one with the authenticity of local traditions and nature. Last...

Monsoon Holiday to the Green Paradise called Kaginahare

The monsoons happen to be my favorite season of the year. The freshly washed earth, the clean air, the abundance in mother nature, the busy activity in the food chain and last, but not the least, the various shades of...

Karnataka Floods: Humbled by Mother Nature’s Fury

For the last month or so, we all have been hearing about the unprecedented rains, floods, landslides and  sufferings in Kerala and Karnataka. The scale of the deluge and the damage has been massive and I got a...

Upcoming Travels: Monsoon Ride to Bisle Ghat, Karnataka

Finally!! After 3 cancellations due to extremely heavy rains, landslides and road closures, I am finally heading to the paradise called ‘Bisle Ghat’, that is one of the most pristine tropical forests and rainforests in...

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