I am sure every person who has ever dreamt of going to North-East India has read about the living root bridges that are common in this part of the world. These bridges, made by joining the roots of rubber trees (Ficus Elastica), are very much a part of living trees and are, in consequence, live too.
Read all about our experience visiting the amazing living root bridge across the river Thyllong, in Nohwet, Meghalaya!
On our recent trip to North-East India, we had a memorable overnight stay at Mawlynnong, Meghalaya, touted as Asia’s cleanest village.
Most visitors, however, plan only for a brief stop-over at the village, not a stay. Mawlynnong deserves to be stayed in, though, felt, experienced, lived in, loved.
Do check out my detailed post about our sojourn at Mawlynnong!
Did you know that the temple city of Madurai is famous for the jasmine flowers produced locally and in the surrounding areas?
Do check out my detailed post about the famed Madurai mallige, just in on my photo blog!
On our recent trip to Kumbakonam, we also visited the Garbharakshambigai Temple, about 20 km away.
Read all about our temple visit, here.
A short drive away from Kumbakonam lies the little village of Thirumanancheri, a place rich with legends. The village houses the famed Kalyana Sundareswarar temple aka ‘the temple of marriages’.
Read all about our visit to this temple, on my photo blog.
Whenever we travel, of late, we seem to be walking into places in the thick of huge celebrations, surrounded by throngs of people wherever we go. For instance, in our recent trip to Kumbakonam, we walked right into the midst of the Masimagam celebrations!
Do check out my detailed post about our visit, just in on the photo blog. Thanks!
I didn’t get a chance to visit the Azhagar Kovil, about 20 km away from Madurai, on our recent trip. I, therefore, didn’t get a chance to partake of the delicious-sounding Azhagar Kovil dosais, the prasadam.
That said, we did visit the Koodal Azhagar temple, the other ‘Azhagar Kovil‘ in Madurai, and sampled the ‘dosai’ here. Check out my detailed post about the Koodal Azhagar dosai!
I recently got the chance to dine at Flechazo, a new-ish Mediterranean-Asian buffet place in town. The place has been on my radar ever since it opened last year, and I am so glad I got a chance to visit now.
Check out a detailed account of my experience at Flechazo, here. Thanks!
I hope you have been reading and enjoying my stories from our recent trips to Madurai and Kumbakonam!
The latest travel story – one that reinforced a parenting belief that I’ve always held – is now up on my photo blog. Do check it out, here.
Have you heard of Panneer Drakshe or the Indian Gulabi variety of grapes? My upbringing in Gujarat ensured that I had never heard of or tasted these grapes – a Tamilnadu specialty – till my mother introduced me to them, on a trip to the south.
Our recent trips to Madurai and Kumbakonam rekindled in me my love for these grapes.
Curious? Check out my detailed post about these gorgeous grapes, here.