Shiradi Ghat

Kempu Hole

Shiradi Ghat is a 35kms stretch of ghat section on the NH-75 highway through the Western Ghats connecting Mangalore and Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka. This section of the highway has refreshing scenic views to offer during monsoon. I drove through this stretch just a couple of days ago, on my way towards Bangalore … Read more

Shiradi Waterfall

Shiradi Waterfall

While returning from Bangalore after finishing Macro & Product Photography Workshop and driving down the beautiful Shradi Ghat, I spotted a small roadside stream flowing down as a small yet beautiful waterfall. Capturing the magic of the water gushing out in full force is a favourite subject of most of us. The secret of good … Read more

Stone Quarry at Phantom Rock

Stone Quarry at Phantom Rock

Last year I had gone to Sultan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala, with my family, on holiday. Phantom Rock was one of the tourist destination we wanted to visit. Phantom Rock is about 13 km from Kalpetta adjacent to the Ambalavayal town. The rock has the shape of a skull and hence the name. Locally called ‘Thalappara’. … Read more

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 8

Banteay Srei Panorama

Our next destination after visiting Kulen mountain was temple of Banteay Srei. Considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei is cut from stone of a pinkish hue and includes some of the finest stone carving anywhere on earth. We had our lunch at one of the eatery … Read more

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 7

Kulen Waterfall

On our fifth day at Cambodia we wanted to visit two popular tourist attractions of Cambodia. Phnom Kulen National Park is the first, other being beautiful temple Banteay Srei. I will be covering Phnom Kulen in this part of the blog. Nestling in the southern extension of the Dangrek Mountains in the Svay Leu District, … Read more

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 6

Chong Khneas

Fourth day on Cambodia we wanted explore places in and around Siem Reap. We planned to visit Tonle Sap Lake for the floating villages, Angkor National Museum and spend the rest of the evening shopping around Siem Reap’s markets. We started our day with sumptuous complimentary breakfast by our hotel Tanei Boutique. We had a … Read more