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 […]

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 […]

Darjeeling, my Himalayan abode!

[A tale of traveling in Darjeeling, a town of West Bengal, India for 2 nights by a group of five friends. Primary intention was to get drunk and make merry. But when in Darjeeling, expect to be enchanted.]   Romantic Bengali will remain punch drunk in love with Darjeeling forever and ever. My mother has […]

Favorite shots from Thai beaches

The opulence of Thai tropical beaches comes from azure blue Andaman sea. A devout here, I say when it comes to beach scenes, I will not look beyond Thailand for the continent of Asia. You can judge me all your heart wants but have a look at the photo gallery before, for I am here […]

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 […]