Cola, a Goan paradise

For me, this trip to Cola is very special for several reasons. First, this is my first solo trip. Second, this place is very beautiful and has been on my list since long. Third, I learnt few important lessons that will make my future solo trips easier and more memorable. Fourth, it is Goa! Cola […]

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Edict that identified Ashoka

Several rock edicts were discovered with the name Devanam piyadasi (meaning, Beloved servant of the God) and these edicts were scattered across the present-day Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. The identity of Devanam piyadasi was a mystery till 1915 when a British gold-mining engineer discovered an edict in Maski. In this edict, the name Ashoka is clearly […]

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Scenic Jaladurga fort, Raichur

I stumbled upon this place when looking for places to explore during our trip to Raichur. Jaladurga is a very small village on the banks of river Krishna. The name literally means fort on water. It is said that this fort was once the stronghold of Adilshahis. The fort has seven doorways, a watch tower […]

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Monsoon trek to Chembra peak, Wayanad

The trip started with a desire to go to a place away from crowd and close to nature. We initially thought to visit Coonoor or Kotagiri and so, booked flights to Bangalore from Hyderabad. It was then we came across this beautiful monsoon trek. Timing was perfect; August ending. The plan got changed immediately and we traveled to Wayanad […]

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Tranquility at Agonda, Goa

My first visit to Goa was during 2007. Since then, Goa has always been very special to me and very close to my heart. Goa has changed a lot for worse in these years; especially north Goa. It is very noisy now. The respect for others’ space is diminishing. I was terribly missing Goa of […]

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