When it comes to savoring seafood, Goa is definitely a heaven. My experience with Goan food was more than wonderful. And I had all these delicious dishes in the hole-in-the-wall restaurants, thanks to the guidance of local people. Almost all the dishes satisfied my taste buds. Neither spicy nor salty. Just perfect.
Undoubtedly, travelling with your close pals can make your trip more memorable and hassle-free. Me and my friend Anjana Singh recently visited Malaysia and covered three cities – Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang. Not much of a planning was done beforehand, and off the eight-day trip, we actually had just six days on our hands as we had some office work to finish.
Nonetheless, the trip turned out to be fantabulous. We indulged in a lot of adventure activities, including Go-Karting, and relished Malayisa’s famous mouthwatering street foods.
I also managed to make some interesting pictures, thanks to the beautiful streets, colorful walls, vibrant backgrounds, the amazing street-arts of Penang and my buddy-cum-model – Anjana.
As I go through some of Anjana’s photos that I made, I feel that she is a natural model. I find her pictures simple, yet very graceful. Tell me, how do you enjoy your trips with your close pals? Do you have some unique memories ? Do share with me. I would love to hear from you.
It is said that Nepal’s history and culture lie in its temples. So when I was in Nepal, a visit to Pausnpatinath temple was on top of my list.
Dating back to the 5th century, Pausnpatinath temple is the oldest Hindu temple in the country and is an UNESCO heritage site. Nepal’s national deity – Lord Pashupatinath or Lord Shiva – is worshiped here. Located on the banks of Bagmati river in the eastern part of Kathmandu city, this temple is considered to be a masterpiece of Hindu architecture.
I hired a taxi from Thamel and it took me not more than 10 minutes to reach this iconic temple. The entire temple is beautifully carved with wooden rafters and its roofs are made up of gold and copper plating. I would have loved to scan each and every detail minutely but there was some festival going on. The temple was full of colorful devotees and a lot of rituals were being performed. It was perhaps not the best day to see the majestic grandeur of this temple, but it still was a wonderful experience!
I set out on my journey for Ladakh with photography as my primary target. My five days trip took me to a couple of well-known places of Ladakh. I approached a number of travel agencies with a request to accommodate me with other travelers as I didn’t know how to ride a bike and for Ladakh you need one. I found that almost all the travelers had their own bikes and cars. Finally, one travel agency found a travelers group for me who were willing to take me in their group. Ladakh’s beauty lies in its dramatic mountains. With different shapes and colors, the mountains continue to fascinate visitors. I clicked hundreds of beautiful snaps with the help of my DSLR. But my heart still longs for the place and perhaps another trip is required to soak in the serenity of this enchanting place.
Words will not be enough to describe the unparalleled beauty of Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple situated in Karnataka. Just 60km away from state capital Bengaluru, this temple is a must visit if you have a deep interest in India’s ancient heritage. My passion to explore such places drew me to the temple. Thanks to Google map, me and my friend managed to reach the place within 1 ½ hours from Bengaluru. Between our journey, we also sought help from local people. Though language was a bit of problem, we managed to overcome it. Located in Nandi Hills Area, this temple attracts a large number of devotees everyday.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the construction of the temple dates back to the ninth century. Just walk around and admire the beauty of the Dravidian style of architecture.
You can read more about the temple’s history and architecture here.
Next time when you are in Bengaluru, try to explore this majestic temple.
Have you ever seen such a grand temple in your life ?