Nature’s Artistry: Pennsylvania’s Crystal Cave

Perfect weather in Poconos. Trip extended by another day. More time to explore gorgeous Pennsylvania. Checked in for the night after a wonderful day of zip-lining in the valley. The following day, we had to pick one of the two places to visit – Dingmans Falls or the Crystal Cave. Was a tough one, but …

Graffiti Alley: Slice of Toronto’s Vibrant Street Art

A loud burst of colors takes over the entire field of view sweeping one into the realm of imagination. That’s a Graffiti Alley moment. It’s surreal, to see the artistic sketches of underwater life covering a wall of the entire three-floor building, scary monsters popping from behind the cars, a peek into the future through a …

Shimla: Enthralling ‘Queen of the Hills’

It is believed that revisiting childhood memories evokes feelings of happiness. Sure, that always works. I was in Shimla, last week with my family. A short trip down the memory lane to the lovely hill-station, we frequented during the growing up years. Right from the time we decided to the time we drove back home …

Srirangapatna: Tipu Sultan’s Beautiful Summer Palace

Every wall narrates a story – bringing out scenes from the pages of history – sketched with great artistry of that time – the Dariya Daulat Palace is splashed with vivid paintings all around depicting Tipu Sultan’s army on battleground and their victories. On the way to Mysore from Bangalore, lies this beautiful summer palace …

Mysore Palace: Finest Gem of the City of Palaces

Mysore Palace is one of the most beautiful Palaces of India. Completed in 1912, with a few additions in later years, it is exquisitely designed. Part of the day trip itinerary to Mysore, this time I traveled with my parents, sister & my one-year old niece. We reached the Palace around one, bought the tickets …

Bangalore Bliss: Cubbon Park Evenings

Cubbon Park is like an oasis tucked away from the chaotic life in Bangalore. It is located right in the heart of the city – a peaceful & green place to unwind. A beautiful landscape lined with over 100 year old trees with roots extending out through the ground – it is amazing to see …

Food: 10 Must-try Dishes in Bangalore

Bangalore is famous for Silk Sarees, IT companies and wonderful weather but that’s not it – you can get a taste of the best of South Indian cuisine here. From crispy Dosas, Handi Biryanis, Puri Chaats to Gadbad (Ice-cream sundae) – delicious food is a part of life. 10 Must-try Dishes in Bangalore 1. Ghee …

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

A big thank you to Suyash Chopra for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. This award is passed onto the blogs which inspire you in this wonderful world of blogging. The conditions are: Thank the blogger who gives it. Nominate bloggers for the award. Let these bloggers know that you have nominated them. (1) Thank the blogger …

Choki Dhani: An Extravaganza of Indian Food

Ethnic Setting, Rustic Interiors, Traditional performances, Folk Music, Cultural Flavors and an Extravaganza of Food – its like a symphony to the senses. It showcases the essence of Indian (Rajasthani) traditional food and art perfectly. A visit to Choki Dhani is always a pleasure especially with family. On our India trip this winter, we were there …

Travel-filled Year 2014: A Look Back

T’was an year of travel for us. From Chicago to Los Angeles, New York to Death Valley, Las Vegas to Toronto and ending the year in India – we have been able to explore more of this beautiful world this year. And along with travelling, I also started the blog this year – so it …

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