Camping where the Clouds come to Sleep: At Vagamon during the Iconic Monsoon in Kerala!

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Thakur     A few ice crystals, earth particles, water droplets and fleeting rays of sun romance with each over an expanse of the Indian ocean. The romance is short spanned as […]

Living with the Birds at Old magazine House at Dandeli forest, Karnataka

Birding enthusiast living in the urban jungles of Karnataka? Head to this forest Bungalow of Old Magazine House at Dandeli! The first time I gave up seeking thrill in the Dandeli jungle as the car drove from the quaint little town towards Ganeshgudi. The jungle has plenty of villages inside, a few school and a […]

Postcards from Kerala: Looking back at Pre-blogger life

Of course there are tons to write about Kerala. Apart from the 2 weeks itinerary, amazing food cooked in coconut oil, the dense jungle of Thekkady it was the people of Kerala took won our heart. Here are the postcards from the trip, when I was 2 years younger. Kerala travel blogs and photos helped me […]

What Munnar could not survive, but Thekkady did: Memoir from Kerala

“Sand, sand everywhere, not drop of water.” Joseph, the owner of out tree house at Munnar was recalling the days spent in Middle east. The glass ceilings soar sky high. In the evening, it is all lit up with bright fluorescent colors. He worked there for the larger part of his life, reared three of […]

Weekend Gateway to Ooty, Queen of Hills

With a descending Sun at the Doddabetta peak behind me, I remember that one evening as I frantically try to climb down the hilly road, snaking the mountain and reaching towards a lesser known Toda settlement. Todas, the ethnic group from Nilgiris, have inhabited Udagamandalam, otherwise adored as Ooty, from time immemorial. In a red […]