Cherry Blossom Guide, Washington DC
         I was living near Washington DC in Gaithersburg, Maryland for almost a year in 2000 and had traveled to the city several...
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 4 –...
Shillong perched at a height of 1500 meters above sea level in a plateau is home to 3 native tribes – Khasi, Garo and Jaintia. It...
Descend of the Pallavas
              The bas relief is not perfect but the carvings were intricate. The overlapping themes makes it even more exquisite....
The Legend of Nian
           As I sat with my brother and a friend of mine in the foodcourt of the New World Mall, Chinatown, Flushing, Queens in New...
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 3 –...
            Previously in the Exploring Meghalaya series, I had written about Root bridges of Meghalaya in 1st part and Waterfalls of...
A Travel Guide to Portland Parish, Jamaica
As I was walking down the street, the aroma of Cannabis or more colloquially called as Ganja  permeated the air. It was December but the...
Temples of Bali – Part 4 – Pura Ulun...
          Continuing with my Temples of Bali series, this is the 4th articles of the series covering Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. The...
Celebrating womanhood – Kamakhya Devi of...
                        I walked around the temple and could see many goats, brought by the devotees, waiting to...
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 2 –...
  Travel to Meghalaya                    In the previous article, I had covered the Root Bridges of Meghalaya...
Shangri-la in North Carolina – VisitNC-4
                  I felt like Gulliver in the island of Lilliput as I stood next to the water-tank of the village. It was a bright...
Zurich to Vaduz – Drive through Heaven
      If you are traveling to Switzerland and willing to drive within the country, people would suggest different scenic routes. But I...
Bridges of Madison County
       I am a voracious book reader, having started reading Sidney Sheldon at the age of 10 to kill the boredom of having moved to a...
Chinese Lantern Festival – VisitNC-2
               As I walk through the magical Chinese Gate and into the gallery of the bright red lanterns, my holiday triggered...
Exploring Angkor Wat
  My trip to Brihadeeshwara temple or the Big temple at Tanjore in Tamilnadu, India made me wonder about Angkor Wat, the biggest Hindu...
Exploring Mayan Civilization
While my primary fascination is with the temple architectures of India and SE Asia,  Mayan civilization and its sophistication always...
Exploring Costa Rica & Nicaragua
  For many couples from India, making a trip to offbeat places is an alien concept and that is what made it exciting when we planned...
London in a Day
London evokes mixed feelings within me. On one side, it is endowed with so much of history and architecture. But on another side, even the...
Saigon (aka) Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City, 2008 – Brought back  memories of my childhood from Madras (today called as Chennai), India of 1970s....
Great Living Chola Temples – Big Temple
Part 3 – Big Temple, Tanjore           Continuing with my Travelogue of the Great Living Chola temples, this episode will cover...
Great Living Chola Temples –...
  Part 1 – Gangaikondacholapuram     Having been fascinated with the Chola dynasty ever since I read  Kalki’s epic,...