A Slice Of Pav And Blob Of Maska: Glimpses Of Parsi Eateries At Pune

When Alka Kaushik and Puneetinder of Travel Correspondents & Bloggers Group suggested a curated Parsi food walk at Pune with food critic Jayesh Paranjpe who also runs travel company The Western Routes, I wondered if I could do justice. I am not much big on food though I do experiment with food during my travels. But…

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Handcrafted Saraswati Veena Of Thanjavur

The Geographical Indication tag(formally granted in 2013) handcrafted Saraswati Veena of Thanjavur is revered by the Carnatic music stalwarts for its sonorous quality. A prized possession of the classical musicians, the artists go an extra mile to procure the original from the temple town. I was in Thanjavur exploring the narrow bylanes when my guide…

Big Temple at Thanjavur

Brihadeshwara Temple, Thanjavur

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brihadeshwara Temple or ‘Periya Kovil’ built by Rajraja I in 1010 AD is the largest and tallest temple in the country at Thanjavur, Tamilnadu. It is one of the three 'Great Living Chola Temples', with the other two being Airawateshwar at Darasuram   and temple at Gangaikondacholapuram. The three temples still carry…

Apple Picking In Troy

The best moments of travel are undoubtedly the interaction with locals and the experiences that allow you the glimpse of their life. But I had not planned on it....and that is why the experience was much fulfilling and happy than any planned itinerary. Instead I was on a spree of crossing out the must-do list…

River Colorado Flowing through Grand Canyon

Helicopter Ride Over Grand Canyon And Mighty Colorado

If thrill is what gets you going, try taking a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon and the mighty Colorado river. The shiny metal bird whirring away dangerously close to the cliffs....You will love it! Four years ago, I was on a month long vacation to USA. With a fixed budget, I wanted to tick…

Jackson Inns, Phaltan

Amidst Sun And Sugarcane: Serenity At Jackson Inn, Phaltan

What do you do when you travel to a destination with miles of sugarcane fields flanking the road and the horizon is dotted with gigantic windmills? The first thing I wanted was to drink fresh 'Ganne ka Ras' or cold pressed sugarcane juice, a childhood indulgence. My secret desire was granted at Jackson Inns, Phaltan…