French Flavours of Pondicherry

One can’t escape falling in love with the distinct French flavor of Pondicherry (or Puducherry) amidst its French quarters – amongst the many tree-lined streets which still retain French names, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques, villas in French architectural styles, and the buildings which are typically colonial with long compounds and stately walls. You […]

Great Rann of Kutch

It’s simply ethereal! Several hundred kilometers covered with the heavy deposits of salt crystals and shining pure white, like snow under the moonlight! And, when the sun shines brightest in the afternoons, its shimmering mirages are a sight to behold! Divided into two parts – the Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch, […]

Mystical Manali

Mumbaikars! Imagine lounging on a deck chair on the side of a river, feet dipped in cool mountain spring water, day time temperatures hovering around the 18 degree Celsius mark, a cool refreshing drink in hand and the sound of busy birds ringing in your ears. Then, the ding-dong of the doorbell violently pierces through […]

Stunning Leh

She was beautiful. We took her out for a ride. She sounded purrrfect! The ‘THUMP’ was just right on this one year old. This was going to be my ride for the next 10 days! I’m talking about the 350cc Royal Enfield Motorcycle, on which we rode 475 kms from Manali to Leh – what […]