Bhutan – The last Shangri-la

Shangri-La – an imaginary paradise on earth, a remote and exotic location, a faraway haven or hideaway of idyllic beauty…

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Enchanting Bali … a Hindu kingdom in a Muslim majority country

  Bali was on my wish-list since a long time and I chose to visit this lovely island on the…

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The magical Himalayan world of Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti

The magical Himalayan world of Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti I had visited Himachal twice before – Simla in 1988 and Dalhousie &…

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Egypt – The Land of the Pharaohs

Egypt – The Land of the Pharaohs When I was planning a family vacation to Egypt in early November 2017,…

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On the Inca trail…Machu Pichhu and Cusco City

On the Inca trail..Machu Pichhu and Cusco City Machu Pichhu, the name resonates with mystery, intrigue and of course one…

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Mauritius – Paradise Island

Mauritius – Paradise Island “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was…

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Sri Lanka – The Emerald Island

Sri Lanka – The Emerald Island Sri Lanka. The name conjures up images of a war torn country, poor country,…

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The Golden troika of Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal

The Golden troika of Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal The Golden troika of Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal, were on my must…

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