Dholavira, Gujarat – People lived here 5,000 years ago: The...

And here I was: on the site where people once lived in the 3rd Millennium B.C. Imagine the remains still exist. Don’t let your...

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...

Coffee at Hodka, sunset with foxes at Kala Dungar: The Great...

Had heard a lot about the temple at Kala Dungar - every morning and evening, sweetened rice is served on a platform and foxes...

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: Devra Homestay / Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan – Why would...

They advertise themselves as a hotel on their website but they really are a true homestay. Where your hosts, erstwhile royalty Major Durga Das...

Visiting Lothal, the ancient Harappan Civilization site: The Great Arabian Sea...

After Dholavira a few days ago, I got some readers advising I visit Lothal, another major Harappan town of the ancient Indus River Valley...

Lakhpat, the original trading port: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day...

The Lakhpat fort stands on the North-West corner of the Great Rann, and faces the Pakistan border to the north. It also serves as...

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...

Rani ki Vav, a beautiful carved stepwell in Patan, Gujarat: The...

I have seen many a stepwell, and after a while they all look the same. So it was with some misgivings that I ventured...

Joining elephants in their bathrooms in Dubare, Coorg, Karnataka: The Great...

So what if it is like a pet elephant facility? A visit to the Dubare Elephant Camp in Coorg is a must visit. You can...