Kite Fever In Ahmedabad: A Photo Story On Uttarayan

The best time to visit Ahmedabad (anywhere in Gujarat, actually) is during Uttarayan or Makara Sankranti, in my humble opinion. That is when the citizens go all out to enjoy themselves, when the kite mania is on, when you get to see the city in a whole new avatar. This is apart from the Navratri season, when the city is decked up at its glorious best, of course.

Read my post about Uttarayan and the kite fever in Ahmedabad, just in on my photo blog!


Glimpses From The International Kite Festival 2018, Ahmedabad

Our recent visit to Ahmedabad coincided with the beginning of the International Kite Festival 2018, and we decided to drop in to get a glimpse of the fervour. I got my first-ever taste of the festival that Ahmedabad has been hosting since 1989, and which has made waves in the media especially in the last 4-5 years.

We passed by for a very short while and managed to get only a few glimpses of the festival. Even then, the atmosphere managed to fill our hearts with awe and joy.

Check out my latest post, about our experience at the International Kite Festival 2018.


The Living Root Bridge Of Nohwet Village, Near Mawlynnong

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!


10 Reasons To Plan For At Least A Day’s Stay at Mawlynnong, Asia’s Cleanest Village

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!





Travel Shot: Madurai Malli| The Jasmine Flowers Of Madurai 

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


Garbharakshambigai Temple, Tanjore: Abode Of The Mother Who Protects The Womb

On our recent trip to Kumbakonam, we also visited the Garbharakshambigai Temple, about 20 km away. 

Read all about our temple visit, here


Kalyana Sundareswarar Kovil,  Thirumancheri: The Temple Of Marriages

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


Kumbakonam, In The Midst Of Masimagam

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!


The Other Azhagar Temple In Madurai: Koodal Azhagar Kovil 

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