Top things to do in Bangkok

Ask anybody which is the first southeast Asian country they visited and usually the answer is Thailand. For most backpackers, southeast Asian travel kicks off in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital and the second most populous city in Southeast Asia. Bangkok is a cosmopolitan budget-friendly city, famous for its magnificent temples and palaces, great food, and exciting night-life.… Read More Top things to do in Bangkok

Wildlife safari in Kabini Forest Reserve

… or a romantic get-away from the bustling city-life of Bangalore/Mysore. Fancy seeing tuskers in the wild? Elephants not in chains, doing what they like to do. You can watch them in their natural habitat—sand bathing, foraging, or even see them get protective around their babies (if you are lucky that is!). If this is how you prefer watching wildlife, then… Read More Wildlife safari in Kabini Forest Reserve

Layover Srinagar – Quick visit to Dal lake

On our way back to Bangalore, Karnataka (south India) from Leh, Jammu&Kashmir (north India), we had a layover of around six hours in Srinagar, Jammu&Kashmir. And this is what we chose to do—a quick trip to Dal lake and enjoy a shikara (a small paddled taxi boat) ride. But there was a problem: a curfew… Read More Layover Srinagar – Quick visit to Dal lake

Day trip to Belum caves

My first acquaintance with stalactites and stalagmites—Belum caves, second largest cave system in the Indian subcontinent. Thanks to my friend P who found out about this place; all of us got our first taste of going into a cave system. Where Situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh, at around 300 kms from the city of Bangalore,… Read More Day trip to Belum caves

Angkor Wat The Temple City

Angkor Wat was never in my must-see places; in fact little did I know about this country packed between Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. Being an avid fan of National Geographic and similar channels I once stumbled upon a documentary on how Angkor Wat was built in the 12th century. A temple built for Hindu worship and later used by Buddhists. Interesting! Did… Read More Angkor Wat The Temple City