One day in Bangkok, what you can do?

Bangkok has always been one of the hottest travel destinations in the world. But now it’s not just vacationers visiting this place, it’s attracting a lot of business community too. Most of the corporates’ yearly meetings and get-togethers do happen very commonly here. So it’s very common to find visitor here with just one day…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns

We have patterns everywhere, it doesn’t matter if the pattern is natural or artificial. The pattern always attracts our eyes probably because they soothe our mind. Patterns need not be exact repeated items. It could contain irregular shapes too, as long as your eyes see some repetitions, you have a pattern. When you include them…

Bridge over River Kwai: Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

It was the time of World War 2, Japan was invading country after country in Asia. Now they are in Thailand and Burma. They desperately needed a way to penetrate into British ruled India and China. The railway line project was planned by the British much before the breakout of the war and was estimated…

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

In ancient times Thailanders depended on waterways for the most part of their travel. If you go to Bangkok, still the waterways are the most economical and widespread transport network in existence. So naturally, the olden day’s markets existed in water. It’s very easy to bring the sellable goods on water and transport it back…

Ayutthaya a forgotten treasure.

Ayutthaya is an important Siamese kingdom which existed from 1351 to 1767 in modern day Thailand.  In the 16th century, Ayutthaya was known as “Paris of Asia.” Ayutthaya flourished as a seaport, spiritual and trade centre, and established greater ties with the French king Louis XIV. It was one of the largest cities in the world…

Travel – Gatikallu – Chikmagalur

When you crave for a quick gataway and you just have two days in hand, what can you do? Well, if you have a car and you live by Mangalore, there is a place called Gatikallu. It’s just about 20 km from one end of Charmadi Ghats by the place called Kottigehara. It is simply…

Travel – Belur – Karnataka.

Belur is an early Hoysala Empire capital who ruled Karnataka region from 1000AD to 1346AD. The place was called Beluhur, Velur or Velapura based on the architectural references found in this area. Belur is an early capital of Hoysala kingdom, later in 1116 AD capital was moved to place called Dwarasamudra which is about 10 km from here….

Travel – Halebid – Dwarasamudra.

Hale-beed (Halebid) means old layout or an old camp. It also means ruined place! Once buzzing thriving cultural place today in complete silence. But then why visit? First, lets read some history. The place is called “Dwarasamudra” capital of Hoysala dynasty who ruled the Karnataka area of south India between 10 and 14th centuries. The year…

Travel – Kundadri Hills – Karnataka

Kundadri Hill is a hill located in Shivamogga District of Karnataka State. It’s almost on Agumbe to Theerthahalli Highway. Since its embedded amongst the dense western ghats and at a height of about 2700 feet above sea level an extraordinary view is always guaranteed. On the top of the hill, you will find a Jain Basthi which…