London was brilliant – both from a place to visit perspective as well as a photography perspective. Here are a few glimpses from my visit there.
Kandy is a delightful little city with an old-world charm. Whether you are wandering around the Dalada Maligawa or pottering about the streets of the town, you can never miss the slower pace and gentler attitudes of the people. Even the busy bustling streets are deserted and quiet after dark, and most exchanges with locals […]
Hampi is the modern town that sits by the ruins of the City of Victory, Vijayanagara, capital of the once mighty Vijayanagar Empire. Local tradition also says that it is the site of the Kingdom of Monkeys, Kishkinda, and birthplace of Hanuman, the monkey god. In fact, every guide will tell you that the landscape […]
Dan Brown can hardly be called the most inspired or the most inspiring of authors. However, his books are my guilty pleasure (Angels and Demons are in my top ten list. Yes. I am not ashamed to admit it.), and Inferno’s Florence parts were so well written, Vidya and I knew we had to go […]
Edinburgh was for us a stop-off point for the Jacobite Express and a Scottish Highlands tour. Read all about the places we went to and our wonderfully amazing guide, James Stewart, But wait – where is the Jacobite Express? You’ll have to wait a few more days for that I’m afraid!
Darasuram – one time part of the capital of the mighty Chola empire – is home to the imposing and living Airavateswara temple, categorized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. After being on our wish list for a decade and a half, it finally got ticked off last January. Here’s an account of the trip, as well as a bunch of pictures. Bonus: a quick visit to a silk weaver’s workshop-home!
Back in 2014, we spent a couple of days among the beautiful Ligurian villages of Cinque Terre. Here’s a short account and a bunch of pictures – there’s not much that can be said about the place that the pictures can beat!