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

Three days in Lucerne (Luzern), Switzerland.

If anyone asks me where would you like to settle down in life – my first choice was and still is Vancouver, BC, Canada (lived there for about a year and half) but this city almost made me reconsider- that too in just THREE DAYS. We headed to Lucerne from Paris, took a train from … 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