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: 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?
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.
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.
When in Kolkata, give your hotel’s free continental breakfast a skip and try some of the local fare. There is a dish to sate every palate: from the overly pungent mango-mustard sauce (aam kushandi) to the sweet treats like mishti doi and chum-chum, from the meat-cravings to the tangy roadside eats.
Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, dedicated to Queen Victoria after her death. Built of the same marble in the Taj, the palatial building and the gardens are all reminiscent of the British era in India.
Indian Coffee House College Street is a regular hangout for the students, ex-students and renowned intellectuals of the institutions on College Street, Kolkata. Sit in this dilapidated restaurant, sip freshly brewed coffee and picture the famous writers and film-makers in tables alongside you, creating genius. Continue reading A Coffee House seething in history
The Hooghly River is a distributary of the mighty Ganges, and flows in West Bengal. It is fondly referred to as ‘Ganga’ by the locals and is a chief mode of travel in Kolkata. Continue reading Hooghly: Bengal’s Ganga
The Dakshineswar Kali temple is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Hooghly river, north of Kolkata. It is a standing embodiment of beautiful Bengali architecture and the main deity is Bavatarini, an incarnation of Kali standing on top of a lying Shiva. Continue reading Dakshineswar kali temple: Beautiful bengali architecture
Traveling alone has brought new experiences that I was unaware of. Here’s my countdown on top reasons why you should travel alone. Continue reading Travel solo, Find yourself