Valparai – A Less Known Hill Station In Tamil Nadu.

The beauty of Valparai

Ooty and Kodaikanal are the most sought after hill stations for a short weekend getaway in Tamil Nadu, and are quite accessible from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. However, off late, many travellers have found the need to explore the green and cozy side of nature beyond these two celebrated hill stations. Introducing the lesser … Read more

Why Hampi needs to be checked off your travel list ASAP

Gateway to Hampi

I’ll start off this post with a little bit of history before diving into things to do in Hampi. The Indus Valley Civilisation (also known as Harappan and Mohenjo-dharo) is one of the oldest civilisations where arts and crafts flourished. This period is also known for achieving accuracy in measuring length, mass, and time. Zooming down to … Read more

Gandikota (Grand Canyon of India) and Belum Caves in one day (Updated 2020)

Gandikota Grand Canyon of India

Most people claim that Chennai as a city does not offer many one day/weekend trips to plan for. They say that once you are done with almost all the places you can think of in and around Chennai, weekends feel so boring and pointless when there is nothing to look forward to. If you are … Read more

A quick visit to Bekal Fort, Kerala

Forts in Kerala

We went for a friend’s wedding to Payyanur, Kerala in June 2015. Having travelled from Chennai to North Kerala for the first time, my wandering mind was wondering where to go in the short span of time that we had to explore in between the wedding celebrations. Obvious choice: The Bekal Fort. Nearest Railway Stations: … Read more

A day at Trivandrum, Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram aka Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala. Did not have much time to go around the city when I was there early this year but being the traveller that I am, couldn’t afford to miss these two. Place One: Padmanabha Swamy Temple. This has always been a MUST VISIT temple in my list. Three … Read more

Have you visited Chennai’s lighthouse yet?

Ask a Chennaiite to name a few popular landmarks of the city and I’m sure the lighthouse at Marina Beach would be amongst the top 10. But ask them if they have been there themselves, and I doubt if there would be many positive responses. I don’t know how many have paid a visit to … Read more

Places to see in Tirupati / Tirumala Hills in under two hours.

Explore Tirupati

One may never imagine that there are site seeing places in the Tirumala Hills. It was a prescribed itinerary – pay a visit to Lord Venkateswara and then head back to Tirupati. In the recent past few places are gaining traction around these beautiful hills which many people are not aware of. Here are few … Read more

Things to know before heading to Tirupati

Here are few tips that may come in handy when you are in Tirupati / Tirumala Hills and before you start your holy trip. How to reach: Air, Railway, Buses and roads are all well connected to reach here. Darshan Duration: My personal experiences have always been under 5 hours – right from the time … Read more

A Visit to Tirupati/Tirumala Hills

A popular belief one hears when you say you want to visit the Tirupati Temple in Andhra Pradesh, India is – “Only when ‘HE’ calls for you, can you make it” – in the sense, making time to go there, have a good darshan(occasion of seeing a holy deity) and believe that you have been … Read more