Karnataka · Travel

Someshwara Beach: serenity in the coastal city of Mangalore.

The coastal city of Mangalore is home to a number of beautiful beaches apart from other tourist attractions.  Having visited the city earlier and seen the Panambur and nearby Surathkal beaches, we were on the lookout for something new when the helpful receptionist of our hotel suggested Someshawar beach.  Located just about 9 km from… Continue reading Someshwara Beach: serenity in the coastal city of Mangalore.

Decor

Of the color orange, metal chairs and balcony space makeover

While orange may not be everyone’s choice as a primary color that dominates the decor of the house, it is certainly one of my favorites.  This tropical color of the sun for me is a sign of fun, festivity, joy, warmth and brightness.  I use a lot of orange in the house as it has… Continue reading Of the color orange, metal chairs and balcony space makeover

Food · Reviews

Caprese: Classic Mediterranean at Shangri-La Bengaluru

A beautiful view of the Bengaluru palace and an uninterrupted view of the city’s skyline is visible as you enter the stylish interiors of Caprese, Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru’s Mediterranean Speciality Restaurant.  Located on the 18th level, the restaurant’s decor is chic, classy and dotted with some exclusive pieces of pottery.  The 94 seater restaurant along with… Continue reading Caprese: Classic Mediterranean at Shangri-La Bengaluru

Karnataka · Travel

Bengaluru’s annual groundnut fair: Kadalekai Parishe

A ‘ground nut’ fair? Sounds strange for many but I am sure not for those of you who are from or familiar with Bengaluru.  For the uninitiated, the groundnut fair is an annual event that happens on the last Monday of the Karthika month of the Hindu calendar in the vicinity of the Bull temple… Continue reading Bengaluru’s annual groundnut fair: Kadalekai Parishe

Food · Reviews

Tea Nest, Coonoor: All about tea

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy tea, and that’s kind of the same thing” goes a popular quote which seems so true when you visit Tea nest, a quaint resort in the idyllic hill station of Coonoor. Set amidst sprawling tea gardens, the resort is a result of restoration of a majestic mansion… Continue reading Tea Nest, Coonoor: All about tea

Karnataka · Travel

Avian Wonder: River terns in Bhadra

It was the end of April and a totally impromptu decision by us to head to the River Tern lodge as we did not want to miss the river terns that religiously visit  Bhadra each year for about three months. Nestled in the midst of the Western Ghats, the River tern lodge is named after these… Continue reading Avian Wonder: River terns in Bhadra

Kerala · Travel

Kerala tourism’s trump card – Alleppey Houseboat cruise

Gliding through the palm fringed backwaters in a “Kettuvallam” (Houseboat) with the gentle winds blowing across your face amidst nature all around, can be one of the most mesmerizing experiences during your Kerala sojourn.  The backwaters of Kerala is a vast network of  canals, rivers, lakes and inlets formed by about 900 km of waterways. One… Continue reading Kerala tourism’s trump card – Alleppey Houseboat cruise