Ko Lanta and Ao Nang, Krabi Province of Thailand

After the spectacular views of the limestone krasts at Phi Phi and the Phan Nang Bay travelling towards the Krabi mainland, Ko Lanta island was the last island where we spent a couple of days. A small ferry ride from Ko Lanta and we crossed over to the mainland of Krabi and spent a night at…

Famous Southern Thailand Islands, Phuket and Phi Phi

When one talks about islands in Thailand the first names for most people would be Phuket and Phi Phi Island. So how could we miss not exploring these islands although there is so much written about the crowds thronging them. Yes most of the places we visited as island hopping tours were crowded, it being…

Ko Tao and Ko Samui, islands in Gulf of Thailand

Thailand well known for its islands, these three island in the Gulf of Thailand, Ko Samui Ko Tao and Ko Pha Nagan is well visited by tourists for diving and snorkeling activities or just to enjoy the beaches and the natural beauty. Ko Tao:  This is a small island well known for its diving points…

Hua Hin, Petchaburi and Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Hua Hin is a resort city about 200kms south of Bangkok, very famous as a weekend getaway for the locals at Bangkok. The town as such has really no tourist attractions apart from a few amusement type small parks and a long stretch of beach. The beach is about 6kms long, a beautiful stretch of…

Pattaya and Koh Chang, Eastern Thailand

Travelling towards the eastern side of Thailand our destination was Koh Chang and the nearby island Koh Kood. Enroute we halted for a night at Pattaya exploring this city before heading out. Pattaya : Pattaya is around 150kms, about 2hrs from Bangkok. We took a bus from Ekamai Bus terminal, a ticket can be purchased…

Bangkok, Thailand things to do

Bangkok is considered to to be the most cosmopolitan city in Asia along with being  one of the top tourist destination in Asia, may it be for the Westerners or for the Asians. The palaces and temples of Bangkok along with the various museums gives you a glimpse of its rich historical era. While the…

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…

Places to visit in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka does offer a traveler a small flavor of almost everything history, wildlife, beaches, small town/village experience and also a flavor of city. People are very friendly, getting around is not very difficult, distance between one place to the other is not huge, food is great, stay options are large and you can opt…

National Parks in Uva Province of Sri Lanka

This is a small post covering Uduwalawe National Park and Yala National Park which fall under the Uva Province of Sri Lanka. Among the national parks in Sri Lanka the most visited is the Yala National Park mainly for leopards followed by Uduwalawe for the elephants. Apart from these two the other visited national parks…

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…