Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery in Manali

Constructed in 1960 by Tibetan refugees, the Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is a small Buddhist monastery in Manali. Along with Nyingamapa Gompa (the other significant monastery…

The legend of the Hidimba temple

The Hidimba (or Hadimba) temple is an ancient one of a kind temple in Manali. Unlike other Hindu temples which are dedicated to the different…

The ancient rock-cut caves at Karla and Bhaja near Lonavala

 Visiting the Karla and Bhaja caves had been on our bucket list for a long time and we are glad to report that we…

Tips for visiting the mighty fortress of Sigiriya

Northern Sri Lanka is home to some of the most impressive historical sites in the world; one of them being the mighty rock fortress of…

Neelakurinji Photo Diary: Expectations vs Reality

We love seeing and posting photo diaries. This is our Neelakurinji photo diary from a visit to Eravikulam National Park in Munnar, Kerala. When we…

Meeting the mighty Komodo dragon

When we decided to plan our Indonesia trip, we were certain of one thing, we would do more than just Bali. Should we go west…

The mysterious Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years are …

Strobilanthes Kunthianus or the Neelakurinji is a flower that blooms once in 12 years. The shola forests of the western ghats bathe in shades of blue…

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