The Mahakaleshwar Temple and the Grand Corridor, Ujjain

There are a few moments in life that you treasure. You recall those times as the happiest of your life. My father used to tell me stories about the 'Samudra manthan' (the churning of the ocean by devas and asuras that brought out the primary elements of life on Earth), how Shiva consumed the poison

Indore – the cleanest city in India and much more

Why is Indore famous? The largest city of Madhya Pradesh, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, 5 times the cleanest city in India, extremely out-going and foodie city, Indore has many feathers in its cap. Did I miss anything? I had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Indore and found a special

Kaas Plateau – the valley of flowers in Maharastra

Did you know there are two valley of flower in India? Yes, there are. I was surprised for the first time as well. Then I did the usual, opened google images, and hit the search. And I could not believe my eyes. Just 20 kilometers from Satara city, the Sahyadri range of Western ghats has

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga – a must-visit when in Madhya Pradesh

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is the finest example of India's proud history, architecture, heritage, and beliefs. It is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India that possess immense power. Plus, Shankaracharya, one of India's finest philosophers and Vedic scholars and many other Indian scholars used to study and meditate here. Therefore the city possesses an immense religious

Google maps timeline 2021, a moment of satisfaction for me

I have signed up for Google maps local guide. So, when I visit any place, I share some images, put a rating and a brief review. If my GPS is on, Google tracks my locations and asks for general information like parking facilities, toilet facilities, opening and closing times, wheelchair availability, etc. For every piece

Indians and their obsession with high beams

I drive a lot. A couple of months back I drove from Delhi to Tripura, crossing 7 states. From tier-one cities to the remotest villages, I drove every type of road in India. And one common practice I found across India is the use of high beams on the roads. It can cause shock, temporary

Udupi, the taste of Karnataka

The name “Udupi” is believed to have come from the Sanskrit words “Udu & Pa” which means “stars” and “Lord“. But for me, Udupi is the taste of Karnataka. Form authentic idli, dosa, veg-polao, bisi bele bath, to the beaches, western ghat jungles, the temple of great significance, seafood, good coconut oil, you name it

Traveling to Mysuru

Among the palaces and forts in India, Mysore palace has this flamboyant status. It's a must-visit when you are in Karnataka. Mysore Palace History The Mysuru Palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, is a historical palace and the royal residence (house) at Mysuru. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom

Why do you plan to drive through India?

Reason 1 Whenever I am thinking of it, I am smiling. Since childhood, I wanted to see the entire country. While it is almost impossible to visit this huge country, in my mind only great people have achieved that. And I ain't no common man. Reason 2 If you know me personally, I am a