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 […]Read more "Cola, a Goan paradise"
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 […]Read more "Edict that identified Ashoka"
Mom very much wanted to visit Mudgal fort. She read a lot about this fort in her books. But when we reached Mudgal, we got the same shock we got in Raichur. Not many locals are aware of its rich history. Tourists/visitors seem rare here. Some locals looked at us as if we were aliens […]Read more "Dilapidated yet beautiful Mudgal fort, Raichur"
After receiving little or no help from locals in Raichur town about places to explore in Raichur district, me and my mom started searching on internet. Then we came across this place, Piklihal (ಪಿಕಳಿಹಾಳ). Very little information is available on internet. Nothing much is described about this tiny village near Mudgal, except that this is […]Read more "Neolithic period site at Piklihal, 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 […]Read more "Scenic Jaladurga fort, Raichur"
Once we decided to explore Wayanad, we started hunting good budget accommodation. We liked two options; one was Peter’s Hill View Residency, Kalpetta and the other was Tea Route Holiday Homes, Meppadi. The managers promptly responded to our queries. After some research we realized that the homestay in Meppadi was closer to our places of interest […]Read more "Review of Devayanam homestay, Meppadi, Wayanad"
Please note that I have not visited all the mentioned places. This post is for my reference, which could be helpful to you as well. I constantly try and seek out offbeat places. I mark them on my map but when the best season to explore those places has finally arrived, I forget. This blog […]Read more "Offbeat Goa in monsoon!"