Island Hopping at Thialand

Thailand is well known for its beautiful islands and pristine beaches. One of the things most travelers would look for while planning a trip to Thailand is which islands to cover and how to do “Island Hopping” ie move from one island to the other. And this is precisely what we were also searching for…

Temples of Madurai, Tamilnadu India

Madurai is a very old city of Tamilnadu and has been in prominence as early as the 3rd century BC. Located in the banks of river Vaigai, which is now almost dry, was ruled by Pandyans, Chlolas , Viayanagar kingdoms, the Nayakas and also was conquered several times and ruled by the Moghuls. The present…

North of Thialand Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

Chaing Mai along with Chaing Rai which is in the North of Thailand has quite a different feel to the rest of Thailand. Surrounded by mountains and lush countryside it is delightful driving around this area. This was almost our last leg of the travel through Thailand and July in these places it does rain…

Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand things to do

Kanchanaburi which is in the West of Thailand played a significant part in the World War II when it was under Japanese control.  Most of the tourist attraction in Kanchanaburi is associated with the Death Railway to Burma which was started here during this period. The northwest of Kanchanaburi dominated by the River Kwai valleys…

Ruins of Thai Kingdom at Lopburi, Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, Thailand

The three places of prominence of the Thai kingdom where one can visit the ruins are Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Lopburi. Among this Ayutthaya is the most visited as it is only 70kms from Bangkok and hence most people do it as a day trip. Sukhothai is also largely visited as the ruins here are magnificent,…

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…

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…