The precious Patola Sarees of Patan, Gujarat; only made by one...

Left Udaipur for Rann of Kutch. Made a hot cuppa coffee in French Press using freshly ground beans - Peaberry Arabica from south of...

At Narayan Sarovar, where boys dive in the lake to find...

Cannot ignore Narayan Sarovar despite it being pipped to the post by neighbour Koteshwar. For Hindus, it ranks as one the important pilgrimage places. The...

Hiking up to Yana near Gokarna in Karnataka: The Great Arabian...

Yana came recommended for its natural rock formations, some of them resembling human faces. My hotel concierge in Gokarna was not sure if it...

Chikmagalur, Karnataka – Coffee first grown here in India but not...

Raindrops are falling on my head…and I am having coffee on the road to Chikmagalur - where coffee was first grown in India. About...

Mirjan Fort near Gokarna: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 20

Left Gokarna finally - could have stayed on much longer. Especially when you are at Swaswara, a CGH Hotels property. First stop was Mirjan Fort...

Murudeshwar – World’s highest Shiva statue and Rajagopuram? The Great Arabian...

Forget your religious affiliations or beliefs, visit the Murudeshwar temple town, with its picturesque setting - it is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on...

The home of Malgudi Days in Agumbe, Karnataka: The Great Arabian...

If you have not read R.K. Narayan’s Malgudi Days, or seen its brilliantly televised version by Shankar Nag, there is something missing in your...

The beautiful temples of Sringeri, Karnataka: The Great Arabian Sea Drive...

Turning out to be quite a long day - reached the beautiful temple town of Sringeri with the drive to Chikamagalur still to be...

Driving from Bhuj to Gir National Park: The Great Arabian Sea...

Another early start - driving from Bhuj to Gir, the home of the Asiatic lions. No one knows for sure the distance, time and...

The Sun Temple at Modhera, Gujarat: The Great Arabian Sea Drive...

It’s early days, rather hours, in Gujarat and I feel one can spend months here. Another hidden gem awaited at Modhera - a Sun...