Top 10 things to do in Hyderabad, the city of the Charminar and the Golconda

Top 10 things to do in Hyderabad, the city of the Charminar and the Golconda

Dubbed the ‘City of Pearls’ by some and ‘City of Nizams’ by others, home to the Charminar and Golconda on one hand, and the trendy Cyberabad IT-hub with its street-food joints on the other, the historical and cultural city of

Belum Caves – Travel Guide to the largest natural cave system of South India

Belum Caves – Travel Guide to the largest natural cave system of South India

INTRODUCTION: From sheltering men to their Gods, caves in India have been special right from ancient times. Indian cave systems usually bring to mind the north-eastern state of Meghalaya with its extensive network of caves; surprisingly the southern state of

Gandikota Fort – A trip to the canyon fort of India

Gandikota Fort – A trip to the canyon fort of India

INTRODUCTION: Perched atop a 300-foot high canyon overlooking the Pennar river, the mighty Gandikota Fort, once the capital stronghold of the Pemmasani Nayaks, stands testament to the rigidity of the structure amidst the untamed wilderness of the Western Ghats. The fort

Top 10 things to do at Singapore’s Changi Airport during your layover

Top 10 things to do at Singapore’s Changi Airport during your layover

Are you dreading the long layover that you have to experience before you head off on your next flight? Well, you must. But not if you are in Singapore’s Changi airport. With so many things to do for all types

Top 15 things to do at Lucknow

Top 15 things to do at Lucknow

Lucknow, the city of Nawabs and Kebabs, has a charm to it that is hard to resist. The distinctive feature of Lucknow’s culture is ‘Tehzeeb’ or the etiquette that the people here have imbibed in them. Do not be surprised

Lumbini Nepal Tour | Best travel guide & map to Buddha’s birthplace Part 2

Lumbini Nepal Tour | Best travel guide & map to Buddha’s birthplace Part 2

INTRODUCTION: This post is is in continuation to the first part of our travelogue on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lumbini in Nepal which attained fame as the birthplace of the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Do check out our very

Lumbini Nepal Tour | Best travel guide & map to Buddha’s birthplace

Lumbini Nepal Tour | Best travel guide & map to Buddha’s birthplace

INTRODUCTION: The gardens of Lumbini Sanskritik in Nepal have found a place in the annals of History as one of the sacred places of the Buddhist religion. Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini in the ancient

Top 10 things to do at Lumbini

Top 10 things to do at Lumbini

The gardens of Lumbini in Nepal have found a place in the annals of History as one of the sacred places of Buddhism as Gautam Buddha was born here. While pilgrims visiting this place have their own itineraries mapped out,

Khasi hills – the gem unexplored

Khasi hills – the gem unexplored

INTRODUCTION: The Indian state of Meghalaya has three mountain ranges – Garo in the west, Jaintia in the east and Khasi in the centre. While each range has its own unique landscape and indigenous tribes, the most famous of them are the

Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta

One of our friends called it Yogya, the hotel staff called it Jogya, the locals there called it Jogja and Jogjakarta, there could be another permutative name for this wonderful city on the foothills of an active volcano on the island of  Java in Indonesia. When we first heard about this hidden gem, we researched online and found mixed reviews and a few good photographs; but we assure you that photographs simply do no justice to this city. This city of students has an air of excitement and liveliness that it is hard to resist enjoying yourself here. The houses here have been constructed in a very distinct style and the walls are decorated with beautiful graffiti based on a plethora of topics from politics to abstract art. If you want to experience Javanese culture and traditional arts, if you want to stay away from the hordes of tourists and want to experience old-world charm, the city of Yogyakarta, in the special region of the same name, is the place to be.

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