Sadras Fort


Somehow the word temple often gets associated with Mahabalipuram after all this place has some of the finest shore temples but in reality, this place has another history attached to it. All along the coastline of ancient India various trading posts were present often operated by the English, Portuguese, French and Dutch. India was the … Continue reading Sadras Fort

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Close Encounter with a Maharaja


It was Dasami (Dussera) and we had just reached Chaibasa a day before. 2015 Durga Puja vacation I had no plans but managed to go for a surprise vacation to Ranchi. From Ranchi we had a driven to Chaibasa to meet my grand mother in law. Chaibasa is in the southern tip of the state … Continue reading Close Encounter with a Maharaja

Ranchi to Hirni Falls to Chaibasa Road Trip


When it comes to visiting the In Law’s most husbands are always petrified but over the years I have started looking at the positive side of it. First of all I am lucky enough that my wife is from a state which has a real vast natural resources and equally large tourist attractions. Jharkhand is … Continue reading Ranchi to Hirni Falls to Chaibasa Road Trip

Essential Travel Clothing


After my last blog about my backpacking essentials many bloggers requested me to write something about travel clothing so here is what I take along during my solo adventures. I like to travel light and also to travel smart, this means that I plan according to the climate of my destination and also the climatic … Continue reading Essential Travel Clothing

Night at Betla National Park


Betla National Park - 1986 Since I was quite small and cannot recollect all thus the key information have been provided by my parents. The year 1986, the place Betla, my father in those days used to go around different places across Easter India in a Mahindra Willys Jeep with the canvas covering. All of … Continue reading Night at Betla National Park

Flavours of Senegal – A peek into West African cuisine


There is a famous saying “The way to the man's heart is through his stomach” that statement describes me perfectly. Being an avid traveler I am a food lover too and I make it a point that wherever I go I do try out the local cuisine. When it comes to Senegal the cuisine is … Continue reading Flavours of Senegal – A peek into West African cuisine