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Travel Stories and Histories – The Stone Chariot, Hampi

Writing about my past travels is kind of making the lack of travelling more bearable but it’s also reminding me about how much I love to travel and then I’m missing it more…Urghhh such useless times! But anyway, C’est la vie – at least right now. So continuing with my travel stories.

Today I take you to my favourite state, Karnataka. I have travelled there five times now and each visit has just made me want to go back. I love the food, I love the people, I love all the dynasties that ruled there and all the resulting histories and heritages. Out of all the treasures, today we visit an iconic monument of Karnataka: The Stone Chariot of Hampi

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Travel Stories and Histories – Kulaba Fort Alibaug

“Still around the corner, they may wait, a new road or a secret gate” – JRR Tolkien

Travelling is the thing I miss the most these days. So I have decided to write about my numerous travels all over India and all over the world. Thanks to my parents’ bohemian soul, we have travelled a lot and visited some offbeat and some not-so offbeat places. Inheriting their love for travel, I have ventured out on my own too and have found myself on many new roads and in front of many secret gates!

I have collected memories and adventures on each trip. So here’s a try at writing a travelogue along with some historical “dnyan” (knowledge). Today’s story is about my first road trip with my school friends.    Continue reading Travel Stories and Histories – Kulaba Fort Alibaug

I Left my heart behind

“Life is short and the world too wide!”

Beginning since 1980, 27th September of every year is celebrated as the World Tourism Day. The goal was to create awareness among the international community about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. Each country has a beautiful and magnificent history and many awe-inspiring places; We all want to tick all of them off our bucket list…and we will.

Let’s celebrate World Tourism Day with an ode to all those  beautiful places that we have to visit yet and all those which have already stolen our hearts… To all those struck with the wanderlust, here’s something that you all will relate too.

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European Escapades: Of Cobbled Streets and Picturesque Landscapes!

For most of the Indians a trip to Europe is something you do when you reach your middle ages. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime event for which you generally use up a handsome part of your savings. So you can imagine how unbelievable it would be for someone like me – who is struggling with the quarter life crisis like every other person in their late 20s – when I was presented with yet another opportunity of going on a trip to Europe, almost within a year of the first trip!

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A Gypsy Soul #writephoto

 

Yo peeps, I’m participating in Sue’s Photo Prompt after a very long time. I have been extremely busy with a host of things. So obviously didn’t get enough time for blogging. But I’m back…and as always I’m starting with Sue‘s beautiful photo prompt. Thanks dear for this intriguing photo!

For those who don’t know about this writing prompt challenge can read more about it here: Sue’s Write Photo Prompt.    Continue reading A Gypsy Soul #writephoto

Sion my love…my pride. Thank you for everything!

Sion. I hated my topic for Surface Exploration Project in Modern Archaeology. I was absolutely certain there won’t be anything unique or interesting about the sleepy town of Sion. And boy…how wrong was I!

My research project on Sion was a huge success and has been the turning point of my life. Quite literally. From getting my research published in Bombay Local History Society’s Journal to conducting a Heritage Walk for UNESCO, Sion has given me a lot of triumphs!

ये एक पोस्ट मेरे सायन के नाम…Here’s a sneak-peek into Sion!
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OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND THROUGH THE WOODS – TREKKING WITH KIDS.

The winter is almost upon us. The wilderness beckons. Pack your bags and fall off the map!

Sharing with you my guest blog on my dear friend Mallika’s blog. Thank you so much, Mallika for hosting me and more importantly letting me write on “Trekking”, a topic very close to my heart. In the blog, I offer a glimpse into the beautiful world of mountains along with a few tips, tricks, and thrills of trekking with kids.

Read the blog here.

So, where are heading to this winter season?

Europe of our Dreams!

“What one learns in a classroom is just a very small part of learning process. The real learning starts when one crosses borders and travels miles to get knowledge” The students of Alpha Arts Academy and Economics Club Mumbai had this wonderful opportunity of crossing the borders and travelling miles!
We embarked on the trip of our lifetime on 1st of May 2018, an Indian delegation of 50 students and 6 professors, to visit some of the topmost universities of the world. As a part of our 10-day educational tour, we visited the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, London, and SciencesPo (Paris) interacting with the Faculty Members, eminent Professors, Research Scholars and Students.
Each day just as exciting and fun as the last!
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Chasing Suns and Shadows in Coorg!

Rolling hills, idyllic cottages, coffee plantations, chirping birds, homemade wines and most importantly absolutely no mobile network connectivity or television and telephones!! Coorg was a perfect getaway that we were looking for.
Just like last year, we packed our bags and headed to Karnataka for a 10 day tour. But this time we went further south and explored the land of the Hoysala Dynasty, of the coffee and spice estates and of the famous hill station, Coorg!
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Frozen Music

via Photo Challenge: Glow

“I call architecture Frozen Music!”

Tucked in the quaint village of Doddagaddavalli, district Hassan of Karnataka lies a yet-undiscovered Hoysala Dynasty jewel, the “Lakshmi Devi temple”.
Built by King Vishnuvardhan of the mighty Hoysala Empire in c. 1114 C.E., this temple has its uniqueness in housing four deities in four separate shrines with a common prayer hall or mantapa. Such temple structures are known as “chatuskuta”, where “chatuh” means four and “kuta” means shrines.
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