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!
First a bump, then a mild churning of the stomach followed by a swimming sensation of buoyancy. The earth fell away and I was sucked into the sky. “No smoking. Absolutely no smoking!” warned the guide, pointing at the propane jets. “If you light up, we will all die.” He squeezed a lever above his head and the nozzles spat yellow-white tongues of flame into the innards of the balloon. Air, heated on the go. Our sustenance and stay on this ride. As we floated up, up, up into the air, without wings, in a hot air balloon, Appenzell spread out beneath us like a patchwork quilt.
Ever doubted the influence of Malayalam in Oman? Read this missing person notice and you’re never confuse Malayalam and Malayalee again.
Thursday, 8:30 PM India time, @Living_Escaping and @bijoyv will host the Twitter travel chat #TravelIST, where IST is Indian Standard Time
New travel chat #TravelIST begins Thursday 8:30 PM India time It’s just another travel chat but there’s lots of room in that department, if you pardon that… View Post
The closest relatives of the Pongal Poo or rhododendron of the Nilgiris grow in the Himalayas. In January, just around the Pongal festive season, the trees burst into bright flower. Hence the name.
Pongal Poo, Tamil for rhododendron Rhododendron niligiricum, the southern species of rhododendron, inhabits the highlands of the… View Post