Talakadu

Talkadu maralagi, Malangi maduvagi, Mysuru arasarige makkalagadirali The first thing that comes to my mind whenever I hear the word Talakadu is the above curse, which translates to May Malangi turn into a whirlpool, Talakadu turn into a barren expanse of sand and the kings of Mysuru not beget an heir. History has it that after Wodeyars of Mysuru conquered …

Bikaner

The last leg of our week-long trip to Rajasthan was Bikaner. It took us 5 hours to reach Bikaner from Jodhpur. En route, we made a quick stop at Karni Mata temple at Deshnok. The temple is dedicated to a female Hindu sage called Karniji. It is also known as the Temple of Rats, as …

Jodhpur

Khamma Ghani sa... Padharo Jodhpur!. After exploring Udaipur in the Mewar region of Rajasthan, we travelled to Jodhpur, also known as Sun City or Blue City, in the Marwar region. Jodhpur is called 'Sun City' as it is bright and sunny throughout the year and 'Blue City' as most houses in the old city are painted blue. First …

Tranquil Leh

'Travelling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.' - Ibn Battuta That's an appropriate quote to start my first-ever blog with Leh has been on my bucket list since Sep-2011 when I was supposed to travel with my friends but never happened as I couldn't get 10 days of leave from …