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

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 5

Smile of Angkor, Avalokitheshwara faces

After visiting Angkor Wat, we went to explore another symbolic temple of Cambodia, the Bayon temple which was built nearly 100 years after Angkor Wat. The Bayon is located in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom (Big Angkor) is a 3km x 3km walled and moated royal city and was the … Read more

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 4

Angkor Wat

On the third day in Cambodia we started our journey with AngKor wat which is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed by humankind. Its name means “temple city.” This time we had tour guide Samart with us. Taking a guide immensely helps to enrich the knowledge and our guide made the whole trip … Read more