Munroe Island: A homestay in Kerala’s backwaters

Munroe Island: A homestay in Kerala’s backwaters

This post is about Munroe Island and my wonderful homestay experience with Vijeesh and his family. Munroe Island in Kerala was a place I accidentally found out about. Travelling always gives you welcoming surprises, sometimes in the most unexpected remote places in this world.  While 

Things to do in Varkala: Kerala’s beach paradise

Things to do in Varkala: Kerala’s beach paradise

This post is about the best things to do in Varkala. A small beach town in Kerala with a laidback atmosphere that has lots to offer for travellers. Varkala is perched high on a red sandstone cliff with sweeping views over the ocean. I thought 

Backpacking Kerala: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Kerala: the ultimate travel guide

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Kerala in India. Kerala’s tourism board promotes this small state in the South of India as God’s own country.  I don’t often agree with such promotion slogans, but backpacking Kerala was indeed coming pretty close to my 

The Madurai Meenakshi temple: a travel guide

The Madurai Meenakshi temple: a travel guide

The Madurai Meenakshi temple in Tamil Nadu in the south of India is one of those temples that you can not describe in words. It’s a place that you need to experience with all your senses. The sounds of the temple bells, the smell of 

Places to visit in Gokarna: India’s beach paradise

Places to visit in Gokarna: India’s beach paradise

This post is a travel guide about the best places to visit in Gokarna. Gokarna is one of India’s most upcoming destinations that is getting more popular every year. It is not hard to understand why with its laid back atmosphere, palm fringed sandy beaches 

Places to visit in Hampi in 3 days: a Hampi itinerary

Places to visit in Hampi in 3 days: a Hampi itinerary

This post is a travel guide about the best places to visit in Hampi and includes a 3 day Hampi itinerary. Hampi is located in the state of Karnataka in South India. It was the capital of the Vijayanagara empire and is still home to 

Karnataka itinerary: 3 weeks in Karnataka

Karnataka itinerary: 3 weeks in Karnataka

This post is a 3 week Karnataka itinerary. Karnataka’s tourist slogan is: “One state, many worlds”. It is indeed one of India’s most varied states. Palm-fringed beaches, jungles teeming with wildlife, ancient temple ruins and some of India’s most progressive cities. Karnataka has it all.  

Bangalore itinerary: one day in Bangalore

Bangalore itinerary: one day in Bangalore

This post is a Bangalore itinerary about how to spend one day in Bangalore. Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka and one of the largest cities in South India. It is also a very modern and progressive city famous for its information technology and known 

How to visit the Belur and Halebid temples in India

How to visit the Belur and Halebid temples in India

This post is a travel guide about the Belur and Halebid temples in Karnataka, India. After visiting the Somnathpur temple near Mysore I wanted to see more Hoysala architecture. That’s when I read about the Belur and Halebid temples.  The Belur and Halebid temples The 

BR Hills: a travel guide to Biligiri Rangana Betta

BR Hills: a travel guide to Biligiri Rangana Betta

The BR hills, or Biligiri Rangana Betta, in Karnataka are a world of nature, greenery and wildlife. Rolling hills that are often covered in a mysterious mist. Forests that are home to elephants, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild boars and deer.  The BR Hills are 

Bylakuppe Karnataka: a travel guide to little Tibet

Bylakuppe Karnataka: a travel guide to little Tibet

This post is a travel guide about Bylakuppe in Karnataka India. Bylakuppe is often referred to as little Tibet in India, but is very little known among travellers. While it is Dharamsala that gets all the attention when people want to experience Tibetan culture in 

Mysore to Srirangapatna: a day trip guide

Mysore to Srirangapatna: a day trip guide

This post is a travel guide about a day trip from Mysore to Srirangapatna in Karnataka, India. Srirangapatna only lies 15 kilometers from Mysore. Being in the shadow of the bigger city, it is often overlooked by visitors.  There were times though, that it was