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Shettihalli Rosary Church, Hassan

There is something surreal about the skeletal and fragmented remains of the Shettihalli Rosary church. This 19th-century Gothic style church which is said to have been constructed in 1860 to be precise, was abandoned a 100 years later along with … Continue reading

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Strelitzia Villas – Luxury Homestay

To describe it a piece of Paradise would sound clich├ęd but I cannot think of a more fitting line for the aptly named luxury homestay, Strelitzia Villas at Paradise Plantation. These are a set of luxury villas tucked away in … Continue reading

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Jajpur, Odisha – Things to do

My recent discovery of a place called Jajpur in Odisha, caused a lot of excitement mainly due to the revelations of the vast potential of its past. As mentioned in my previous post on Jajpur, Odisha, the district administration of … Continue reading

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Jajpur, Odisha – Where the Future lies in the Past

Jajpur – Where the Future lies in the Past. These words line up to form a sentence in my mind, as I stand amidst vast tracts of Buddhist archaeological ruins and listen intently to the guide who is narrating tales … Continue reading

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Guleria Kothi, Varanasi

It is night and the mighty river Ganga has finally fallen silent. The ghats are hushed without the characteristic intense hustle and bustle of the daytime. The sounds may have quietened but the lights stay on and the illuminated ancient … Continue reading

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Waghoba Eco Lodge – Experiences

So why does one go on a Safari in tiger land? Umm well … to see various birds, to spot hordes and herds of spotted deer, to gaze at bewildered looking Sambhar deer, to watch the antics of langurs and … Continue reading

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Waghoba Eco Lodge – Cuisine

Wearing Warli while wholeheartedly wolfing a wonderful Waradhi thali at the Waghoba Eco Lodge. I am sure you will excuse this wild effort at alliteration (and also the use of W instead of V for Varadhi 😉), after you see … Continue reading

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Waghoba Eco Lodge – Overview

The car turns off the highway and gets onto the village road. In a while I can see a stretch of low lying, domed structures in the distance. The seemingly sedate construction in light colored brick, is set in a … Continue reading

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Pench Tree Lodge by Pugdundee Safaris-Part 2

Deja Mow … that familiar feeling of having posed with the same Mowgli before 😊 Little did I know three years ago in February 2020, that the world was going to abruptly be halted by a deadly virus which would … Continue reading

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Amal Tamara – Experiences

Imagine waking up to a view of the sun playing peek-a-boo in between the coconut tree trunks as it rises across the shimmering waters of the Vembanad Lake. Well at the Amal Tamara, you will definitely not be lolling around … Continue reading

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