Udayagiri Caves – Bhubaneswar


The name Udayagiri is very confusing, if you Google it then you will get many different results from Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. The confusion arises due to the name which is a confluence of two words “Udaya” (morning) and “Giri” (peak) which translates to Morning Peak or the hill on which the first … Continue reading Udayagiri Caves – Bhubaneswar

Chausath Yogini Temple Hirapur


There are only five Chausath Yogini (64 Yogini) temples in India which are located in Khajuraho, Hirapur (Bhubaneswar), Ranipur (Jharial), Morena, and Bhedaghat. The very first 64 Yogini or Chausath Yogini temple that I had ever visited was in Khajuraho. That one was unique since that is the only square Chausath Yogini temple also this … Continue reading Chausath Yogini Temple Hirapur

Ghost In A Hotel Room


I have traveled extensively around India and abroad and quite of few of these trips were solo so I am well used to staying alone. Be it tents, a bench on a roadside Dhaba, a budget hotel, or a star hotel I have experienced it all. I am comfortable in all of them coz after … Continue reading Ghost In A Hotel Room

Pahala Odisha Rasagola, Rosogolla and Rasgulla


I have been trying to cut my sugar intake for the last three months and to an extent, I have been successful. I was getting flabbier by the day and had to put a big full stop to this binge sweet consumption. Not going into the good and bad side of excessive sweet consumption in … Continue reading Pahala Odisha Rasagola, Rosogolla and Rasgulla

Sisupalgarh – The Forgotten City


We have to visit Sisupalgarh I told myself as I think I make my 50th trip to the city of Bhubaneswar. Being quite close to Kolkata and which also happens to be one of my workplaces it’s not uncommon for me to keep visiting this city both for work as well as for pleasure. For … Continue reading Sisupalgarh – The Forgotten City

Diamond Triangle of Odisha -Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, Udayagiri


Foreign tourist coming to India are mostly bound to do a common tourist circuit called the Golden Triangle. This Golden Triangle consists of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Apart from this, there is another very important site, which is referred to as the Diamond Triangle and is a very important part of India’s Buddhist heritage. Lalitgiri, … Continue reading Diamond Triangle of Odisha -Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, Udayagiri

Barabati Fort – Lost and Forgotten


27th of October 1996 was supposed to be an exiting day when India and Australia meet head to head for a one day international Ciricket tournamet in Cuttack (Odisha). The Cricket match was supposed to take place at Barabati Stadium but the non stop rain had played a spoil sport and the match was called … Continue reading Barabati Fort – Lost and Forgotten