A short cruise we took in the backwaters of Kochi in Kerala turned out to be more than a relaxation trip. We learned many facts about the feathered residents of the vast backwater network while also realizing how rapid urbanization is taking a toll on the aquatic life in the backwaters.
The kapu beach located along the western coast of Karnataka in India is one of the best-kept secrets of Karnataka. What is more compelling about Kapu beach is the 27 mt high Lighthouse which is still functional. Built in the year 1901 on a huge boulder on the Arabian coast, the lighthouse at Kapu beach has for many years stood unperturbed guiding thousands of sailors and warning the presence of dangerous rocks.
Not very far from Karnataka’s Cultural Capital, Mysore is a small village named Somanathapura on the banks of River Cauvery. The village is known for its Keshava temple, one of the most magnificent temples built in the style of Hoysala Architecture.
Payyanur, an unacknowledged destination located in the North Malabar region of Kerala in India is a treasure trove to experience the rustic beauty of nature along with traditions and culture of Kerala. The nondescript town of Payyanur harbors many hidden charms where one can experience the best of Gods own country- Kerala with pristine sun-kissed beaches, tranquil backwaters and unique cultural celebrations. Here are 8 activities you should try to experience the magic of the paradise called Payyanur.
Monsoons in Rajasthan offer a pleasant experience as the temperatures tend to drop across the state and the occasional showers transform the arid landscape of Rajasthan giving a new lease of life. No wonder, monsoon palaces have been built by the kings to witness the dance of the clouds and songs have been written praising the beauty of rain.
The Hall of Fame Museum built and maintained by the Indian army in Leh is not just a war memorial but also a face to the rich culture and heritage of the region of Ladakh. Along with many war photographs, armaments and a special section dedicated to the Siachen glacier camp, the museum also has many galleries depicting the food, traditions, customs, and history of Ladakh. No surprise, it has topped the list of 5 Indian museums that featured among the 25 best museums in Asia.