Our one-day trip to Kochi was shorter than we would've liked. But we still managed to squeeze in some interesting experiences.
Tag: South India
A not-so-perfect road trip to Machilipatnam from Hyderabad
It took a road trip to Machilipatnam to answer a question we'd been asking for a while: why was one of the the closest beaches to Hyderabad not on the tourist map?
Tips for a Hyderabad to Gokarna road trip via Chorla and Hampi
If you’re thinking of doing a Hyderabad to Gokarna road trip, here are some tips from our trip during which we stopped in Chorla on the way there, and at Hampi on the way back to Hyderabad.
A 3-day trip to Pondicherry before the pandemic
In February 2020, we happened to be in Chennai, so we thought we'd take a quick 3-day trip to Pondicherry. We were lucky we did, because a month later, everything went south.
35 unique hotels in India and beyond that we’ve discovered while travelling
We've been travelling for over 15 years, and here's a list of unique hotels in India and beyond that we've discovered so far.
A Hyderabad to Bidar road trip over the weekend
A Hyderabad to Bidar road trip on our motorbike was the perfect way to indulge our love for travel and history while keeping our carbon footprint down.
Six reasons why Valparai should be your winter holiday destination this year
Crisp air, vast tea plantations, rolling hills, lots of wildlife, colonial-style tea estate guesthouses, and hardly any visitors make this tiny hill station a great winter holiday destination.
Photo diary: A day trip to Lepakshi from Bangalore
During a recent visit to Karnataka's capital, we took a quick day trip to Lepakshi from Bangalore to see its famous temple. The 500 year-old temple, and the massive Nandi statue next door, were well worth the drive.
In the shadow of elephants in Valparai
Humans live alongside elephants, bison, leopards and macaques in South India's Anamalai hills, as tea and coffee plantations slowly replace the area’s ancient rainforests.
A visit to two of the most famous temples in Tamil Nadu
The jaw-dropping size and intricacy of these ancient temples in South India will leave you speechless, even if you only see them from the outside.
9 things your Coorg travel guide might not tell you
We learned the hard way that having a good time in Coorg is not as easy as you might think. Here are nine things that we found out that you should know too, if you’re planning a visit.
A perfect long weekend among the hills and tea plantations of Coonoor
Surrounded by the Nilgiri mountains, the hill stations of Coonoor and Wellington make for the perfect long weekend, with spectacular views, rolling tea plantations and misty winding roads.
Photo diary: Magical sights of Hampi
While the majestic Virupaksha temple, and the Vitthala temple with its massive stone chariot and musical pillars, are probably on ever visitor’s itinerary, Hampi has a lot more to offer—regardless of the weather. From riverside walkways with stairs cut into the living rock, and hidden shrines emerging from their lush sugarcane fields, to gigantic boulders in fantastic shapes, and emerald rice fields reflecting the sunrise in their motionless waters, here are some of the sights that have enchanted us over the years.
A getaway in the clouds: O’Land Plantation, Coonoor
Most visitors to the Nilgiris take in the sights and sounds of Ooty and its populated environs without realizing that the seemingly-infinite tea plantations on the hills offer a completely different experience, far from the madding crowd and closer to the wild