There is a Marriott Hotels check-in and then, there is every-other-hotel check-in. Every journey is tiring, and the last thing you want is to ride on a road full of speed-breakers before you hit your[Read More…]
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Down South with Nagesh Kukunoor: Ford India – National Geographic Episode Round-Up from kunzum I personally love exploring places for writing about them – but prefer doing so without too many preconceived ideas and notions.[Read More…]
Wheeeee! I am on a toy train ride. Starting from Ooty or Ootacamund, now officially renamed Udagamandalam going downhill all the way to Mettuppalayam in Tamil Nadu. And it figures in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The Rain Country Resort sure lives up to its name: as you go off the highway at Lakkidi on the Wayanad – Calicut highway, and drive through tea estates and woods, you know you really[Read More…]
I checked into Banasura Island Retreat in Wayanad in Kerala in the afternoon, least prepared for what awaited. Having driven most day under a blazing sun, I settled into my cottage only to have a[Read More…]
Hotel Review: The Blackbuck Lodge, Velavadar, Gujarat – Where blackbucks come calling to your verandah
Visualise this: You are sitting in the verandah of your cottage in grasslands extending for miles around. A gentle breeze is caressing your face while you sip a hot cuppa of your favourite tea, even[Read More…]
Not too many properties deserve the tag of being destinations in themselves, but Swaswara in Gokarna, Karnataka does. A CGH Earth resort, it sets standards in hotel design and service. Of course, being set against[Read More…]
Missing a Tigress with 4 cubs by a whisker in Bandipur, Karnataka: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 29
This will go down as a very disappointing day in my travelogue: I missed spotting a tigress with four cubs by just a couple of minutes. In Bandipur National Park, Karnataka. I was staying in[Read More…]
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 employee, to thank for alerting me to it. I happened to[Read More…]