• Destinations
  • A road-trip in Provence, France

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    Provence – the French Romance The south-eastern region of France – known as Provence is a perfect summer holiday destination. For its picture postcard landscape, rippling lavendar blossoms, tasteful vineyards and some fascinating history. No wonder, this place has inspired everyone from Nostradamus to Van Gogh. And it is best experienced on road by car. Last summer, we […]

  • Asia
  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary – Offbeat Bangalore Weekend Getaway

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    Weekend Getaway for Bangalore Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary or Pakshi Kashi is perfect weekend getaway for us Bangaloreans. Especially, it is a delight for those seeking offbeat destinations around the city. Just like Kashi or Banaras, it is a great Teerth (sacred place) for bird watchers and nature lovers. Located in Mandya district of Karnataka, it […]

  • Asia
  • Roadtrip to Belur Halebidu – Hoysaleswara Temple

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    Our roadtrip from Bangalore started at Belur and ended at the Hoysaleswara temple of Halebidu. It is about 16 kms from Belur and 210 kms from Bangalore. We highly recommend visiting Halebidu temple to include in your “one day trip near Bangalore” list for its architectural magnificence. “Belur Ola Nodu, Halebidu Hora Nodu” This Kannada saying […]

  • Asia
  • Roadtrip to Belur Halebid – Chennakeshava Temple

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    Temples of South India epitomise its rich cultural heritage. South Indian rulers patronized art and architecture leaving behind legacy of magnificent structures, especially temples. Today, the temples are the best story-tellers of the bygone era through their sculptural exuberance. Belur and Halebid temples of Karnataka are fine examples of South Indian grandeur.  About 220 kilometers away from […]

  • Asia
  • Wonders of Lepakshi – A Day Trip from Bangalore

    Lepakshi Temple – Of Hanging Pillar, Mural Paintings, Giant Nandi and day full of fun!! Our trip to Lepakshi was an impromptu one on a fine Saturday morning. My parents were visiting Bangalore and they were interested in exploring a religious site. I had heard about Lepakshi as an offbeat place where travellers can spend a relaxing weekend. About 120 […]

  • Americas
  • Oregon – A Road Trip

    “Alis volat propriis” features on the flag of Oregon State. It translates as ‘She flies with her own wings..’  Although the motto has historical significance, in today’s time it reflects the independent spirit of the State which we experienced on our road-trip this Memorial Day. The long weekend saw us in the Pacific Northwest! Our Pacific Coast highway road trip started […]