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,…

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….

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…

The Local Market in Thimphu

Food is one of the few things that gives me intrinsic happiness. My love lies in cooking, learning and experimenting with newer cuisines and new ingredients – more so if they are something local to a region. My trip to Bhutan would have been incomplete without a visit to the local food market there. I…

Takins of Bhutan

You cannot visit Bhutan and not get acquainted with the Takin. Takin is the national animal of Bhutan and is usually found in and around these regions of Himalayas. It has a rather odd appearance with its body appearing as that of a cow and its head as that of a goat. In fact, there…