Kavaledurga

Gate with Guard Room

Kavaledurga Fort is a slice of forgotten history amidst the Western Ghats. The Fort is a marvellous piece of engineering that includes complex defences and arrangements for rainwater harvesting. I had been to this fort several times. One of the most memorable trips was when my good friend Ashokavardhana and I purchased a new Honda … 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 1

Sunset at Marine Drive, Kochi

Whenever I told my friends in India I am planning to travel to Cambodia, I used to get raised eye brow and question back to me. “Where is it? Africa?” Such is the ignorance among us about this ancient Hindu kingdom, which has the world’s largest religious monument. Kingdom of Cambodia is a country in … Read more

Glimpses of Singapore Part 6

Statue of Singapore founder Stamford Raffles

As it was our last day in Singapore, we wanted to explore one of the last item on our, must see list, Asian Civilisations Museum. Museum was located just across the Singapore river where we were staying. Seeing the sun raising behind the Asian Civilisations Museum each morning from the gallery, where we have our … Read more

Glimpses of Singapore Part 4

Jurong Bird Park

Fourth day in Singapore we wanted to explore Jurong Bird park. Waking up early we headed to the terrace for the morning kopi. Our morning breakfast at 5footway.inn was always a gastronomic as well as visual treat. The sun peeking behind the cloudy sky gave me a wonderful capture of the Singapore river front which … Read more

Glimpses of Singapore Part 3

From Cable car - West Coast Highway

We had reserved third day in Singapore exclusively for shopping. Singapore is a great destination for shopping. Like all other days we had breakfast at our hostel 5footway.inn. The terrace which holds the breakfast is also a photo gallery. Gallery 76 is an unconventional photography gallery space dedicated to the art of visual storytelling. On … Read more

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