Utah’s rocky deserts – I

One morning in Utah’s rocky desert-land. The dry land watching the sun on its way up. And catching some early morning light. And my lens was busy catching the landscape catching the light. These pictures are from a moving train. Utah’s dry side, its canyons and rock forms and all, … Read>>

Oh my! Jog?

This rock face up here is a showcase of one of the showiest of waterfalls in Karnataka. What you see is obviously not its best show. It is such a pity that its not in its full glory all year through. This is Jog Falls or Gerosoppa Falls. The Jog … Read>>

VistaPoint Chamundi | See Mysore and Beyond

Chamundi Hills in Mysore lists high on the places to see in the cultural capital of Karnataka. The over-3000 ft tall hill can be seen from various parts of the city. Go up the hill and you can see all of the city of Mysore and more. Here are some Chamundi … Read>>

Zooming In: Chamundi Hill

Mysore’s Chamundi Hills is one of the bigger attractions in this royal city. And the attractions on top of this hill include a statute of the demi-god Mahishasura, Chamundeshwari temple, a Nandi statue and sweeping views of Mysore from the top of the hill. When you get to Chamundi Hill, … Read>>

A two-tiered beauty called Multnomah Falls

They say this place attracts one million visitors every year and in 2013 we were part of the statistics. And I am not surprised that this many people visit Multonomah Falls along the Columbia River Gorge; it really is a sight to behold. The Oregon side of the gorge is … Read>>

Cherai in the Monsoon

Cherai is a coastal area north of Kochi in Ernakulam, Kerala*. It sits on a barrier island called Vypin Island. We found ourselves in this seaside town in August and spent a day enjoying its environs drenched in the Monsoon rains. Monsoon in Kerala is not quite the tourist season. … Read>>

A Tulip Fest or a visual feast?

“Ten thousands saw I at a glance Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.” * Only they weren’t Daffodils, but Tulips. The Daffodils were almost out of season and the Tulips had taken center stage. The place was Wooden Shoe Tulip Farms and the occasion was the annual Tulip Fest that … Read>>

OurWorld: Room with a view

While we were in Hawaii, we stayed at a very nicely-done up property on the west coast of Big Island. Here is a postcard-perfect sight from Hilton Waikaloa Village: a Pacific Ocean view, coconut palms and a Golf Course. Could one ask for more when on an anniversary-holiday?  There’s nothing quite … Read>>

The heavenly ‘Heavenly Gondola’ ride

People lining up to board the Heavenly Mountain Gondola @ Heavenly Village in Tahoe. If it is winter and you are in California, a trip to Lake Tahoe is something you cannot think of not doing. And if you drive up to this absolutely magnificent alpine lake, chances are you … Read>>

Through Zephyr’s picture window

If Amtrak swears that a trip on the California Zephyr is a journey through one of the most picturesque train routes in North America, they really seam to mean it. The pictures in this photo-feature will prove just that — that this is indeed a ‘scenic route’. In the 32 … Read>>