2014 through my travel looking glass

This year has been unpredictable, frightening and very emotional for me. There were times when I didn’t want to open my eyes to a new day and there were nights when I didn’t want the morning lights to interfere. In all honesty, when I look back in time, I did not preempt any of this….

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Staying at Coffee Trails Coorg, Karnataka

Virajpet, the quiet cousin of Madikeri, only 45 minutes away, introduced me to the beautiful Coffee Trails Coorg. Perched up mid-way on a hill in Kodagu district, this homestay sprawls across a big property. There are two ‘bungalows’ or sections in this property. It is owned by Ragini and Capt. Suraj who stay in the…

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Train journey- Madgaon to Kolkata

The Indian railways can throw some of the toughest options at its passengers. I recall my train journeys as horrid and uncomfortable–as a child, I was crushed up against a suitcase on the upper berth; as a teenager an asocial reader amongst inquisitive co-passengers and as a solo student traveller who was always on the…

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Witnessing Sustainability in Rainforest Retreat, Coorg

The concept of sustainability is based on clairvoyance. It is about maintaining rich environs for the future through balanced ecology, which can support itself through a number of ways while enduring the contemporary options. Probable ways include farming techniques, composting, recycling and giving back to Nature in the smallest way that can make a change….

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Bangalore love

Bangalore has changed much. It has become dusty and noisy from the last time I was here. That was 8 years back. My love affair with this beautiful garden city began when I was only 13 years old. After my repeated annual visits, I always left like there was more to see. And after our…

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Bus journeys from Goa to Gokarna

Earlier this week, I took the bus to Gokarna as an impromptu trip. As opposed to my initial plan of travelling by the train, I nonchalantly walked to the Canacona bus stand and hopped on to the next bus to Karwar. Little did I know that I would have to change three buses to reach…

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