When I went to Shanghai…

The cabin lights switched on and the captain announced that we have begun our descent to Shanghai. As I looked out of the tiny airplane window into the night, what met my eyes stunned me. The underlying city of Shanghai was shimming and glittering like an open treasure chest. The runway of the Pudong International…

Road Trip to Hampi: The Lost Empire of Vijaynagar

Dil Chalta Hai to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (For the ignorant, these are blockbuster Bollywood movies) – road trips sound pretty cool! So what if we don’t have Spain in the nearby vicinity of Hyderabad?! 😛 (Again for the ignorant. Spain was the back drop of the movie ZNMD.) We chose Hampi to be our…

The Land of the Golden Temple

Looking for an unusual mix of religion, modern history and patriotism, try out Amritsar! Literally meaning the Nectar Lake, colloquially referred to as Ambarsar and supposedly short for AmritSarovar, Amritsar is situated in the northern state of Punjab in India. Whilst The Golden Temple will touch your devotional chords, the Jallianwala Bagh will invoke moroseness for the unwarranted massacre and…

Kanyakumari: A Dive into Mystical Hinduism

Some experiences just leave an indelible mark. Sometimes a trip can only be the beginning of a longer journey. One such destination was Kanyakumari – literally meaning believe it or not, The Unmarried Austere Girl! Well! It is after all the Incredible India!; located in the state of Tamil Nadu, it is the southernmost tip…

Road Trip to Rayalaseema

Searching for a road trip destination from Hyderabad and having already explored Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, Hampi and Goa, truthfully speaking, we were not really spoilt for choice. Gandikota, our desi version of the Grand Canyon, was the pick. And so we set out early on a Saturday morning through the Hyderabad Bangalore highway – NH44….