Kanchipuram a city of temples, Tamilnadu, India

Kanchipuram popularly called as just Kanchi is well known for two things in India.  One as a temple city having beautiful architecture rich old temples from the Pallava, Chola and Vijayanagar dynasties around the 6th to 9th century timeframe. Secondly its equally famous for its weaving industry producing silk sarees known as Kanchipuram sarees. A…

Two weeks exploring Madhya Pradesh, India

Why Madhya Pradesh (MP) ???  the first question asked by quite a lot of people whenever I mentioned this as my destination. We had no particular reason, my friend and myself when we decided on this state which is in the central part of India, for our 2-week trip in December 2016. MP always symbolized…

4000 steps to beautiful Jain temples at Palitana, Gujarat

  Jain temples have a distinct architecture to them especially the temples of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Most of them are made of marble , highly ornamented carvings and huge complexes. I can still remember my awe and immense pleasure visiting the Adinath temple at  Rankapur, Dilwara temple of Mt Abu years ago. Palitana was a…

Part-2 of less visited Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

  While planning for things to do on my second day at Bhavnagar , I was told that for the Velvadar Blackbuck National park the safari is to be conducted in ones own private vehicle. So I hired a car for the day and we started off around 7am to the park which is around…

Part-1 The less visited Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

  I added Bhavnagar to my itinerary intending to have it as the base to explore Palitana Jain temples, Alang and Shihor. This was part of my solo travel destination. However ended up staying in Bhavnagar for 2 days jut taking things at a slow pace and staying in Palitana for 2 nights just to…

Beaches and some history at Diu, Gujarat, India

Other day I came across the list of smart cities that the Indian government has launched and I saw Diu in the list. The first thought that flashed through my mind was the town is going to loose its  “old world charm”  look soon. Diu having been under Portuguese possession from 1535 to 1961 the…

Two places of interset in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Akshardham Swaminarayana temple in Gandhinagar around 30kms from Ahmedabad and Adalaj Ni Vav  (Adalaj Stepwell) which is around 15kms from Akshardham towards Sarkhej were the two places we visited in the Gandhinagar area. This is going to be a post of pictures of Adalaj Ni Vav . Photography is not allowed at  Akshardham.  The temple…

Ahmedabad old capital of Gujarat, India

Ahmedabad, or Amdavad as pronounced in Gujarati, was our first city of visit in Gujarat. This was the old capital and is still the largest city in Gujarat and nowadays an important economic and industrial hub of India. So yes this is the best place to fly into and a starting point for your visit…

What does Gujarat offer a Traveller

I spent around three and a half weeks exploring Gujarat, a state in the western part of India, in the month of 2015 Dec- Jan. This trip was an experimental trip for me in many ways , budget travelling , a little bit of backpacking, couchsurfing for the first time and solo travel the later one…