Travel: Top 10 Instagram Pictures of 2015

An end to a fabulous year and I thought of doing a summary of the top pictures from all the places we visited in 2015. Its like a recap of all the fun we had. These 10 of the most loved Pictures from my Instagram Gallery weave a story of our travels this year: 1. Toronto, Canada – Most popular picture from my Instagram gallery is of the … Continue reading Travel: Top 10 Instagram Pictures of 2015

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 – it was unforgettable. It reminded me of those good … Continue reading Shimla: Enthralling ‘Queen of the Hills’

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 of Tipu Sultan. Situated on an island called Srirangapatna, “it … Continue reading Srirangapatna: Tipu Sultan’s 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 and entered the grounds. The first thing, we had to … Continue reading Mysore Palace: Finest Gem of the City of Palaces

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 such massive trees flourishing & still providing shade on hot … Continue reading Bangalore Bliss: Cubbon Park Evenings

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 Dosa – Fermented Crepe (Dosa) shallow fried in Ghee (Clarified … Continue reading Food: 10 Must-try Dishes in Bangalore

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 for a wonderful evening of food and music. Bought our … Continue reading Choki Dhani: An Extravaganza of Indian Food

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 has been even more wonderful. Began the year with celebrations … Continue reading Travel-filled Year 2014: A Look Back

Mysore: Dazzling Lalitha Palace

The Lalitha Palace (Mahal, in Hindi) is situated in Mysore – about 143 kms (89 miles) from Bangalore, Karnataka in India. This dazzling palace is just second in terms of size after the grand Mysore Palace in the entire state. Designed by E.W. Fritchley and constructed in 1931 for the Mysore Dynasty’s guests – its a wonderful two story structure (as documented). However, in 1974, … Continue reading Mysore: Dazzling Lalitha Palace

Shivanasamudra Falls: Creations of River Kaveri

Shivanasamudra – one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state; it is located about 135 kms (84 miles) from Bangalore and just 30 kms (19 miles) from Talakad in Karnataka, India. Creations of Kaveri river, which runs through the rocky hills and along the way, branches out into two sections before cascading into the misty waterfalls – one is called Gaganchukki and the other Bharachukki. An easy drive-by … Continue reading Shivanasamudra Falls: Creations of River Kaveri