Beaches of Sri Lanka, Southern Province and the Eastern Province

The most crowd of tourists I saw in my travel through Sri Lanka were at the beaches. And since my travel was in February the southern stretch from Negombo all the way to Tangalle is thronged by tourists. And unlike India at almost all beaches there were hardly any locals visiting. The Eastern beaches the…

Colombo,Wilpattu and Kalpitiya in Western Province of Sri Lanka

Starting from Colombo I travelled to the North of the Western Province and covered these places. Colombo: The international airport is in Negombo which is about 30kms away from the capital Colombo. Before exiting the airport it’s easier to pick up a local SIM as most of the telecom firms have a booth (the international…

A day in Colombo, Sri Lanka

I was in Colombo for a days visit before heading off to explore other places in Sri Lanka. Actually ended up having just half a day to enjoy the city and so did the city tour “Glimpses of Colombo” and got a bird’s eye view of the city. Details of this towards the end of…

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…