Travel India Kanheri Caves


  When we think of caves, we visualize locations in inaccessible places hidden amidst deep forests. Some caves were carved out in inaccessible places because of fear of prosecution by kings and rulers of different faiths, or due to the Read more ›

Travel India Leh III


    Enigmatic land of Sand and Snow  In the first part, I gave an overview of Ladakh and took the reader east of Leh to Changla Pass and Pangong Lake. In the second part, I wrote about some wonderful Read more ›

Travel India Leh – II


   Enigmatic land of Sand and Snow In the first part, I gave an overview of Leh and Ladakh. And I took the readers on a journey east of Leh – past Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Chemrey, over Changla Pass Read more ›

Travel India Haridwar


Gateway to the Gods                                                                                                                                                      Haridwar (also called Hardwar) is a timeless, beautiful, holy city on the banks of the river Ganga or Ganges River. The word Haridwar, meaning Gateway to the Gods, is derived from two words Read more ›

Travel India Rishikesh


                                                      Gateway to the Himalayas                                                      Rishikesh is a picturesque holy city on the banks of the Ganga or Ganges River at the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh and its surroundings are ideal for Vedic learning, yoga, spiritual meditation Read more ›

Travel India Dharmasthala


  and the legendary Veerendra Heggade               I have visited a number of educational and medical institutions in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu of South India. Most of them are beautifully supplementing the work the Government is doing. In 2004, I Read more ›

Travel India Ganpatipule


One of the finest beaches in West India                              If you are looking for a beautiful, clean, pristine sea beach, far away from the mad, mad crowd, you will love Ganpatipule. If you have the time and the inclination, there are Read more ›

Travel India Chidambaram


Unique Temple of the Formless Shiva I have visited Chidambaram several times for three reasons. · To meander through the Mangrove Forests of Pichavaram to the beach beyond. · To visit, attend or give lectures at the Annamalai University. · Read more ›

Travel India Dwarka


The Real Atlantis  The western most of Adi Shankaracharya’s Four Dhams Some time ago, my mother wanted me to take her to Dwarka, the last of the Four Dhams of Adi Shankaracharya (we had already visited the other three). The Read more ›

Travel India Jagannath Puri or Puri


World Famous Ratha Yatra Jagannath Puri, or simply Puri, is one of Adi Shankaracharya’s Char Dhams (or Four Places of Pilgrimage) located in the four corners of India. The other three are: Badrinath in the North (Himalayas); Dwarka in the Read more ›