Why I didn’t like Shimla

Well, for me this is a civil way of saying “Shimla sucks”. That’s how much I hated it during my trip to Spiti. I was so glad that we planned to have Shimla as only a stopover. Despite being a fanatic of greenery and hills, I don’t think I would return to Shimla for these […]

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Spiti, first makes you go out of breath and then makes you hold your breath! Two girls head to Spiti SPITI!! Ahh! I am not sure where to begin. This has been a very eventful enriching and enlivening journey. Except for my trip to Manali with mom when I was 8 years old, I have […]


Trip to Almatti dam

Day 5: Almatti dam See Badami – Aihole – Pattadakal for the entire travelogue. Mom very much wanted to visit Almatti dam. Our driver Rasool and others were of the opinion that there was nothing much to do or see there. Since mom wanted to visit, I ignored all that. The drive from Hotel Mayura, […]

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Pattadakal and Bhoothnath temple

Day 4 – Pattadakal and Bhoothnath group of temples at Badami See Badami – Aihole – Pattadakal for the entire travelogue. By now, our very good guide Parashuram (Mobile number: +91 94494 15827) knew that we are not morning persons and did not insist upon us reaching Pattadakal by 7am. We reached Pattadakal at around […]

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Day 3 – Aihole, Jain cave temples, and Buddhist temple See Badami – Aihole – Pattadakal for the entire travelogue. The next day, we visited Aihole. Parashuram was there by the time we reached Durga temple. That day, some architecture students had also visited the Durga complex. It is estimated that the Durga temple complex […]

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Cave temples of Badami

Day 2 – Badami cave temples and museum See Badami – Aihole – Pattadakal for the entire travelogue. Mom was eagerly looking forward to visit the cave temples. We reached by 10:30am. Kalmat, the guide was already waiting for us. There are four cave temples, all carved out of the massive rocks. The cave temples […]

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Badami, beyond the cave temples

Day 1 – Banashankari and Naganatha temples, Mahakuta group of temples, and others See Badami – Aihole – Pattadakal for the entire travelogue. We arrived at Bagalkot by bus at 3am. Rasool picked us up and we reached Hotel Mayura Chalukya. Manager did not intimate the staff regarding our arrival so there was confusion for […]

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Palolem, Goa :)

I love Goa. It feels like second home to me. Every time I think of traveling to a place, I can not help but compare it with Goa. I think of the leisure, peace, beach, sand under my feet while relishing fresh seafood and sipping cool liquor, state of inertia, sound of roaring waves (it […]

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