On a toy train ride in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu: The...

Wheeeee! I am on a toy train ride. Starting from Ooty or Ootacamund, now officially renamed Udagamandalam going downhill all the way to Mettuppalayam...

Hotel Review: Rain Country Resorts, Wayanad, Kerala – Lose yourself in...

The Rain Country Resort sure lives up to its name: as you go off the highway at Lakkidi on the Wayanad - Calicut highway,...

Hotel Review: Banasura Island Retreat, Wayanad Kerala – What a perfect...

I checked into Banasura Island Retreat in Wayanad in Kerala in the afternoon, least prepared for what awaited. Having driven most day under a...

Hotel Review: The Blackbuck Lodge, Velavadar, Gujarat – Where blackbucks come...

Visualise this: You are sitting in the verandah of your cottage in grasslands extending for miles around. A gentle breeze is caressing your face...

Hotel Review: Swaswara in Gokarna, Karnataka – Perfect to uplift your...

Not too many properties deserve the tag of being destinations in themselves, but Swaswara in Gokarna, Karnataka does. A CGH Earth resort, it sets...

Missing a Tigress with 4 cubs by a whisker in Bandipur,...

This will go down as a very disappointing day in my travelogue: I missed spotting a tigress with four cubs by just a couple...

A Temple Festival, Circus and Fair in Wayanad, Kerala: The Great...

It’s festival time: at the Valliyoorkavu temple on the outskirts of Mananthavady in Wayanad in Kerala. And I have Suresh Babu, a former BSF...

Kuruva Island in Wayanad, Kerala: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day...

The evergreen forested Kuruva island (Called Kuruvadweep locally)  lying in one of the tributaries of Kabini river in Wayanad seems a popular picnic spot....

Banasura Reservoir, Wayanad, Kerala – A sight to behold: The Great...

The Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad is the largest earth dam in India. Without getting into technicalities or its environmental impact (if any), I...

In Wayanad, Kerala – God’s Own Country: The Great Arabian Sea...

I finally leave Karnataka - and drive into Kerala. I am not in Wayanad area for too long to understand why Kerala is referred...