The Lodge

Call it Kipling’s world, call it one of the finest wildlife areas in the world, call it a hub for magnamous sightings; but singularly and in precedence, it shall always be an ideal home for wide ranges of wild creatures; a thriving eco system that harbours the mighty tiger to the most populated Barasingha and…

The Tiger

Right then, under fed conditions, we were on a predetermined glide path through the jungle to the exit gate. Our pace, gentle; the wander through the thicket, therapeutic. Zenlike was our ride out, when the guide (born and bred to be a spotter) shatters the humdrum with top drama, he shrieks Tiger on the road!!!…

The Jungle

Our guide had just heard a warning call from a barking deer and gestured that the tiger could be around, we were amped. While we were fervently looking out, we saw a troop of langurs sitting ever so calmly by a tree. Ah, the winter sun! It seemed like they were observing our movements. Makes…

Viva La Goa

After being tied to one end of a string for the better part of the year passed, we finally saw ourselves hail a cab to the airport. But of course, it had to be to our most loved Goa. What followed when we got there was a catharsis of sweet emotions. It had just been…

Across Jordan – The Dead Sea (Days 3-5)

  A 90 minute drive to the south of Amman, past the revered baptismal site of Christ “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” gets you to a land-locked lake called the dead sea. At 417m below the sea level, it is the lowest point on earth. Albeit the lowest point elevation wise; of tremendous magnitude, is the…

Across Jordan – Amman (Days 1-3)

I was standing outside of Jabal Al-Qalaa – the highest vantage point to the rolling hilled city of Amman. Open your eyes here and right in the heart of the city below, you’d see the large buff-colored stones of the roman theatre; gaze to your right and you’d see the formidable pillars of the temple […]

The Petra Marriott

Travel is in the dreaming, anticipating and in the manifesting of a journey. It is in the allure, the premonition and the mysticism that defines the experience much before it actually takes shape. If you are are a fan of the mystique then its greatest incarnation is the city of Petra. The crown jewel of…

The Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Analogous to its name, the Taj Lands end sits at the edge of one of the most pulsating suburbs of Mumbai. Almost at a vertex to the island of Bandra, it enjoys uninterrupted views of the Indian ocean on one hand and an incredible view of the skyline of a hyper metropolis on the other.…

Maldives III – The Ocean’s Call

South Ari Atoll is located at the core of Maldives’ largest marine protected areas and is a residential ground for the gentle and graceful Whale Shark. The Whale Shark is the largest fish on the planet and can weigh up to 60 tons. While they can grow upto the size of a school bus, unlike…

Maldives II – At the Beach

So, off we were on our bikes. As soon as we got off the stilted on-water wooden platform on to the island, amidst the trees, stood a red phone booth. It looked like it had stepped of Dicken’s London and was now by a beach. The phone home as they call it, looked stunning by…

Maldives I – To the Beach

When a landing strip mysteriously appears form a turquoise blue coloured abyss, when you land at an international airport with beach sand all around, when you step out in the sun and hear a call from the beach even though you don’t see it; you would know that you have landed at a serious island…