Museum hopping may not be your first choice for a Saturday afternoon’s outing. But if old biscuit tins get you to tear up with nostalgia, a visit to this unusual museum in suburban Bangalore is well worth your time. And, yes, your grandma will love it
Travellers hurrying from Bangalore to Pondicherry seldom make a stop at Gingee, just before Tiruvannamalai. The highway cuts right through the fort’s walls. This is all that the passer-by sees of this magnificent fort, and that’s a shame.
Ramanagara to most is where Sholay was filmed, er, immortalised. But that’s the part I like to give a miss. There’s more, and it’s awesome
#TravelIST, the Twitter Travel Chat that Ankita and I founded last year, turns ONE! We celebrate with anniversary surprises for the best tweet and more! Talk to the hashtag!
Tidal waves of tourists washed over Old Goa that Saturday morning and soon I was walking in a trance, the rhubarb-rhubarb of their chatter forming a calming screen of white noise at the back of my head as I explored, wandered entranced and gleaned anecdotes.
In 2014, I spent more nights away from home than in five years past. The good thing: My hotel radar became keener. On the flip side, by force of habit I have taken to dialling room service from my home phone. Here’s my pick of favourite stays.
I’m posting from the road these impressions of a winter weekend spent at Kabini. Winter light, as Bergman imagined it, has that quality of breathing beauty into the frame. Oftentimes, it is convenient to yield to colour, to be seduced…
The finest examples of Pattachitra come from villages near Puri, most notably Raghurajpur. We met this young artist by sheer chance at Dakshina Chitra and he cheerfully demonstrated his craft to us.
Nothing packs pure thrill like a chopper ride over Niagara Falls. It’s only 12 minutes with Niagara Helicopters but totally action-packed. Here’s a video I shot with an iPhone 5!
Every once in a while, the India of contrasts reveals itself. Driving through Vedaranyam on a muggy afternoon in August 2013, we saw this structure. Not sure if the pinkish brick facade was intentional. On this dozey afternoon, it appeared…