Our World

  • Our World | Stockton Waterfront

    One day we when we were totally at loose ends, we decided to pay Stockton a visit. We’d never been to Stockton, CA; only heard of it.┬áStockton is the headquarters of San Joaquin County, which is one of the 58 counties of California. This city that is built on...
  • Pier 39 | When the lights come on

    Pier 39 is a touristy and full-of-life area in San Francisco, California. This is a great place to go for an evening stroll, buy San Francisco-souvenirs and chocolates, go window shopping, eat some shrimp, Fish n’ Chips or Clam Chowder and watch the seals or the boats come in...
  • A signature of the Hoysala dynasty

    Karnataka tells the tales of its rich past between the 12th and 15th centuries through some highly ornate temples that have ‘Hoysala’ writ all over them. When the Hoysala rulers went about building temples all over what is Karnataka today, they invested in structures that inspire awe with their...
  • Another beach, an island and a beach on the island

    Up next, was Malpe Beach. Malpe is around 50 kilometres south of Maravanthe. But as we drove down Edapally-Panvel Highway, this time, it felt like our destination was farther away than we thought it was. It was only when I looked up the map on my phone that I...
  • Glimpses: Honnavar and the Sharavathi

    Honnavar lies in Uttara Kannada in the state of Karnataka (in S. India). It is here that the Sharavathi River meets the Arabian Sea. If you remember the post on Jog Falls, you might remember that it is the drop of the Sharavathi River that forms that waterfall that...
  • Amusing trees of the Bhadra wilderness

    Our safari into the Bhadra Tiger Reserve in Chikmagalur was a look into the rich fauna of this wildlife sanctuary (although we didn’t get to spot the tiger). Equally rich, is the flora of this green patch in Karnataka. Did you know that this sanctuary is home to some...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Roadside India | Sabarimala pilgrims

    When you look at the picture above, you probably see two seemingly overloaded lorries/trucks. Look closer and you will see that on the left, are a group of people and what seems like smoke. Pilgrims wearing black ‘mundus.’ Smoke it is. And the people in the picture are preparing...
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