The Midlands & Around – Into the Victorian era!


I needed a kick start to my solo travel across the UK or maybe I needed a kick to start! I decided to do it myself.. After wasting plenty of weekends and bank holidays, as they call government holidays here, I was determined to do something on the second bank holiday of May. But yet … Continue reading The Midlands & Around – Into the Victorian era!

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All in an album – Belur & Halebeedu


This travelogue is more a photo blog of my visit to one of the architectural wonders, Chennakeshava Temple, Belur. Often named with its twin town, Halebeedu, Belur forms the core of the Hoysala architecture that emanates extraordinary levels of architectural finesse. They say that it takes couple of months to study these two temples in detail. Here is a taste … Continue reading All in an album – Belur & Halebeedu

Let me go get you the Kohinoor!


The sabbatical has been extended even farther than I expected and while it happened, wooosh, there goes the year 2012 whizzing past like it had left the cake in oven! The year that went past was probably the most eventful year in my life so far. I have had few of the biggest and most … Continue reading Let me go get you the Kohinoor!

Deutsch Connection – IV


Drink, Dine & Dance! The perfect climate means perfect vineyards and more the vineyards, more exquisite the wine! German wine and beer doesn’t need any introduction to the guzzlers! Sold in round Bocksbeutel bottles, mugs and kegs, the German beer is a true celebration. In the land known for its Oktoberfest, beer is no big … Continue reading Deutsch Connection – IV

Deutsch Connection – III


Countless Castles! Two days around the city of Ludwigsburg and Stuttgart makes me feel that this country has more castles per square kilometer than anywhere else I have known. The rustic town of Ludwigsburg itself has close to 5 castles and what’s more, the burg in the name of any city suggests that there is … Continue reading Deutsch Connection – III