I landed at Jaipur airport in wee hours of the day. The many coffees I had had at Cochin Airport and during my layover at Bangalore Airport Lounge seemed to have kicked in and my eyes were wide awake, mind just a little foggy with sleeplessness. I got my luggage, changed into a colorful printed … Continue reading 12 hours exploring alternate Jaipur
Almost two weeks ago, when I landed at Trivandrum Airport, I had no fixed itinerary in mind, except that I wanted to travel up the coast of Kerala. I headed to Kovalam first, just south of Trivandrum. I checked into a cosy homestay, tucked a little away from the popular Light House Beach, yet had … Continue reading 2 weeks in Coastal Kerala – a travelogue
As I walked barefoot by the silver sparkling beach of Harihareshwar, spellbound by the simplicity of this sleepy Konkan town, the silence mixed with the rhythmic sound of waves was putting me in a peaceful trance. I found myself at ease with the way of life of this quaint coastal town - hushed, peaceful, slow, … Continue reading Road trip through Konkani Maharashtra
In March of 2012, when I was in Rishikesh for the Annual International Yoga Festival, I took an opportunity to visit Vashishta Cave, uphill from Rishikesh, with a German friend. He was as much a soul searcher as I was and we meditated our brains out that day. By the end of the afternoon, I … Continue reading 48 hours in Rishikesh
... and takes your breath away, literally!
Think a cliff overlooking the beach, think glistening ocean water, think gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, think European and Israeli cafes, think yoga, think lazy days spent reading, eating and just being - and you have arrived in Varkala. To me, this hippie town seems like the amalgam of the soul of a yogi and the body of a … Continue reading In photos: A laid-back Varkala week
Imagine this. A tranquil and lush Himalayan valley, the gush of a ferocious river floating in the air. Then add to that a bohemian hippie vibe. All of this and more is tantamount to the little village of Kasol, which is on the hippie radar of India and undoubtedly, on the list of travelers who … Continue reading Little things about Kasol