Svatma: A Heritage Resort In Heart Of Thanjavur

The white and powder pink flowers gently nod from the Chinese honeysuckle creeper resting on a bluish pillar....the faint smell lingering in the air...the sound of gurgling water in the heart of town distracts you and a sideways glance satisfies your curiosity and surprise as you spot stone spouts disgorging clear water in a stone…

The Temple Town of Rama’s Ishwar: Rameshwaram

I enjoy road trips; there is always something that catches the eye......people, landscape, birds, ruins, abandoned structures, amusing sign-boards or plain and simple food from a wayside eatery we might stop at. It's usually me who insists for a road-trip but this time the suggestion came from dear husband. He didn't have to ask me twice...…

Matheran Nostalgia

It is that time of year again, when the love-struck couples make a beeline to Matheran, the cozy and tiniest hill station in India. Located in Western Ghats of Raigad district in Maharashtra, Matheran, a quaint little town, the name of which literally means “forest on forehead of the mountain”,  is Asia’s only automobile free…

Kath Kuni Architecture: Heritage Of Himachal Pradesh

Heritage, as defined in the dictionary means "an inherited property such as historic buildings that have been passed down from previous generation and are worthy of preservation". The intangible heritage includes the traditional knowledge and practices relating to the natural surroundings that have been handed down by preceding generation. On a recent trip to Manali and…

The Land Of Royals, Jaisalmer

Steeped in sagas of royalty, bravery, conspiracy and scars from many wars, this city of sun, sand and ship of desert, has abundance of history, art, architecture, and desert adventures on offer for the inquisitive and intrepid travelers besides being a shopper’s delight and I knew from the word go, when we planned a trip…