Gudibande: A quick ride away from Bangalore’s hustle

Gudibande Fort was built by local chief Byre Gowda some 400 odd years ago in the 17th century, and is located in the Gudibanda town in Chikkabalapur, Karnataka. It is located 100 kms from Bangalore and is about 2700 feet high. The fort has multiple levels and most of the walls still stand strong. The summit has a temple and boasts of about 19 ponds built for harvesting rain water. Continue reading Gudibande: A quick ride away from Bangalore’s hustle


HOTT: The Doctor

HOTT: Humans Of The Trip is a series to celebrate the various faces that have kept me company during the trips in the country, especially the ones that I set out alone. Different people, from different walks of life and here’s my little story of them.

Read on about The Doctor, or should we say The Doctor-Writer?

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Kolkata: The city of Joy, palaces and more

Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, served as the capital of British-held India until 1911, and has been a center for the Indian Independence movement and the modern education, culture, politics and arts in India. It serves as a gateway to the far-east of India and is home to the rossogolla, nawabi biriyani, the Victoria Memorial and tons of tradition.

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Bengali Thali in a Victorian home

Kewpie’s Kitchen is a simple, family-run kitchen, located right behind the Netaji House and offers a great Bengali thali (a full meal). Pick from various thali choices, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, and add-on from a variety of fish dishes a-la-carte. Definitely try the desserts on the menu to complete that perfect Bengali meal.

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