Menezes Braganza House – Goa

Goa is a beach lovers delight. Warm balmy weather, white sandy beaches and the waves crashing by the shore make it a paradise location in India. Frequented by Indians as well as the global population, it is quite the party place and has a firm footing on the global map as a holiday destination. But,…

Vidyarthi Bhavan, Bangalore

Lately, I have been traveling frequently to Bangalore for work. While it is quite a pretty city (with a lot of greens), work days there are absolute chaos – firstly because of the crazy traffic on the roads and secondly, because my schedules there keep me running from one place to another without even any…

Henley On Thames

Henley-On-Thames is a vibrant little town based on the river Thames in Oxfordshire, located about a couple of hours drive from London. You can catch the train from London to Reading and from there, you can get a train to Henley-On-Thames. The train schedules are, however, quite sparse and hence, it would be much easier…

The Tiger’s Nest, Paro

Tiger’s Nest or “Taktsang” as known in Bhutanese, in Paro is probably the toughest trek I have ever undertaken in my life. I used to think I was physically quite fit. This trek showed me a rather harsh mirror. Bhutan is symbolised on any postcard or image by this Monastery placed high on a mountain,…

My love for Jimbaran

Going to Bali for a holiday a couple of years back, the only thing I had on my mind was spending a few days on the beach…just me spending some alone time with myself. I had begun planning for the trip a couple of months prior and since I had only about a week there,…

Chime Lhakhang – The Temple of the Divine Madman

We made it to Punakha after a three-hour journey from Thimphu. It was about lunch time but before satiating our appetites with the simple yet flavourful cuisine of Bhutan, we were to take a short hike to the temple of Chime Lhakhang, a small distance from the Restaurant where we were to stop for lunch….

Andhra Style Banana-Leaf Meal

I travelled to Bangalore, Karnataka last week for work. Now, there is no one to say that if you are traveling for work, you cannot find a little bit of time for some self-indulgence, right? My self-indulgence? Finding local, speciality food places – need not be fine-dine or proper restaurants but food that brings forth…

The Dordenma Project – Thimphu

  Traveling to Thimphu in Bhutan, you are sure to be advised by your hosts or guides to make a trip to the Golden Buddha or “The Buddha Dordena Project”. It is a project Bhutan holds proudly in its heart. The Dordena project commenced in 2007 and is still on-going. It is expected to be…