10 things you should know before travelling to Bhutan

Yes, Bhutan is a mystical country where Gross National Happiness is more important than GDP; yes – they have a population of just under 7 million happy Bhutanese who live in some of the most beautiful environs of the world and yes – it is a mythical land unlike any other, of monks, llamas, Gods, kings & a…

Lisbon : A guide for the first time visitor

Lisbon or Lisboa as locals call it, is a one of the most romantic cities of Europe in a very rustic way.Spread over seven hills, this charming& enchanting city at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and has the river Tejo bordering it. Best explored on foot, the meandering  colourful streets of the city are dressed in…

Get lost in the old world charm of Fort Kochi! 

If you want to get lost for a few days in the charm of the Colonial period, spend a few days in Fort Kochi. It has seen many rulers from local kings to multiple colonial powers come to trade spices over the centuries. It came under the possession of the Portuguese around 1500 AD when Vasco da Gama…

Gateway to Bombay! The Taj Mahal Hotel

The Taj Mahal Hotel embodies the essence of Bombay since the 1900’s! Built by Indians in 1902 to prove their mettle vis-a-via the British, it has been one of the finest hotels in the country! Unlike common belief, The Gateway of India was built much later in 1924 by the British and the Hotel became…

Festival of Lights – Berlin!

Festival Of Lights is a yearly event in Berlin in October! I didn’t really know about it and happened to get really lucky – I was in Berlin for 3 days and out of them, one day was the last day of the Festival of Lights! I may have been naive, but its a very well known festival and it sees tourists from all parts of the world come to Berlin!

Czech Beyond Prague – The South Bohemian Countryside Roadtrip

The South Bohemian Region in The Czech Republic is described as “A landscape of forests and fishponds with beautiful countryside, fairytale chateaux and rural farms” on the country’s official website .I would just pick up the word “fairytale” as the word that describes the region! Travellers would usually do day trips to some highlight places in…

Mumbai from my Lens

Mumbai is where I live and this is a collection of pictures which showcase life in the city – from the colourful sides to the intriguing ones , from its rich heritage to the current urban decay!

The most beautiful place on earth – Pangong Tso Lake, Leh

Pangong Tso Lake – the highest Salt Water lake in the world in the Ladhak region of the Himalayas. Ladhak is the coldest desert in the world and till date it is isolated from the modern world and thrives on a very distinct & unique lifestyle and culture. Our journey to Pangong Tso was through the high altitude cliffhanging roads with huge bare mountains all around standing like protectors of the place – no trees, no waterfalls, no fauna anywhere to be seen, and yet so beautiful that you cannot take your eyes off the drive. The five hours of the drive from our base left me with one thought – was God trying to make a point – beauty can be created out of even the most drab elements available!

Prague : Un-tourist it!

Prague was the starting point of my Czech adventure which took me to the heart of South Bohemia. This was my first trip to Prague and here’s a quick roundup of the medieval city from my point of view. Prague is what it is supposed to be – beautiful, historic, beer and party capital of…