Karla Caves, Lonavla – Architecture and Blind Faith Sightings

I have visited Lonavla a couple of times before, and hence, had already seen popular tourist spots like Bhushi Dam and Tigers Point. In the quest to explore something new, this trip covered the Karla Caves. Karla Caves Background: The Karla caves in Lonavla are rock-cut monuments from the Buddhist era dating two thousand years…

Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara – Of Royals and Royalty

The last time I visited a royal palace was the Buckingham palace in the summer of 2010. Cut to present, in my road trip to Gujarat, I saw the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara, which (might I say) is as much royal as the Buckingham Palace in London. Background: The Laxmi Vilas Palace is…

Bird Watching at Sewri Jetty – Flamingos in Mumbai

Nature lovers and those complaining about Mumbai’s congestion have something to rejoice! Sewri – a neighbourhood towards South Mumbai, has a jetty cum dock which is home to thousands of Flamingo’s from November to March. These pink feathered beauties are migratory birds that come from Siberia to the mud flats in Sewri via the Rann of…