Jan 162017
 

Kerala brings to mind images of lakes, boats, beaches, tea plantations, wildlife, coconut trees, mountains, forests, rivers, delicious food, cities and villages. There cannot be just one reason to visit Kerala. There is something to attract  everyone.

Historical Places

Bekal Fort; Kasargod; Kerala; India; beach; fort; sea; sand; rocks; sky; clouds; uasatish; http://uasatish.com;

Beach Below Bekal Fort

Kerala has many forts, palaces and Continue reading »

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Jan 012017
 

You may have had a wonderful new-year eve day with lots of good food and cheerful experiences. We now have a brand new year ahead of us and this looks like the right time to choose the top ten posts of 2016.

From the beginning of 2016, I put the focus of my posts on travel as well as photography. Since then, the site has gained in popularity and page views have steadily climbed up. It was not an easy job for me to select the top 10 posts from last year. I had to some extent depend on the website traffic and social media engagements to bring you your favourite posts of 2016.

St. Peter's Basilica; Vatican City; church; fountain; outdoor; architecture; sky; travel; uasatish; Rome; Roma; Italy; Italia;

St. Peter’s Basilica

General Reflections on Italy is the post based on Continue reading »

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Sinhagad Fort

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Dec 262016
 
Sinhagad Fort; Thoptewadi; Maharashtra; India; outdoor; fort; uasatish;

Sinhagad Fort

Sinhagad Fort is 30 km southwest of Pune.  It is at an altitude of 1312 metres. It was one of the top military outposts during the reign of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.  Cars can go right up to top of the fort. Trekking is another alternative and Continue reading »

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Gholvad – A Perfect Getaway

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Dec 192016
 
Gholvad; Maharashtra; India; Bordi beach; outdoor; sea; sky; uasatish; nature;

Low Tide at Bordi Beach

Gholvad is a village in Maharashtra, close to the state border with Gujarat. It is 144 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Gholvad is one of the unexplored sea beach destination close to Mumbai. When in Gholvad, one can find a Continue reading »

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Kolkata – The City of Joy

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Dec 122016
 
Howrah Bridge; Kolkata; River Hooghly; outdoor; water; bridge; uasatish;

Howrah Bridge

Kolkata is nicknamed City of Joy after Dominique Lapierre‘s 1985 novel of the same name. The city is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River.

Across the Hooghly is Howrah Bridge. It was built during Continue reading »

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Two Days in Lucerne, Switzerland

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Dec 052016
 
Chapel Bridge; Lucerne; Switzerland; outdoor; bridge; River Reuss; uasatish; travel;

Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

Lucerne is a beautiful town on the shores of Lake Lucerne in the centre of Switzerland. The nearest airports are Zurich (68 km) and Basel (104 km). Lucerne is connected by trains to Continue reading »

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Impressions of Thalassery

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Nov 272016
 
British Machinery; Thalassery Fort; Thalassery; Tellicherry; Kerala; India; outdoor; uasatish;

Ancient British Machinery in Thalassery Fort

Thalassery is often referred to as the city of cricket, cakes and circus.

Cricket was played in Thalassery much before it was introduced in Calcutta in 1860.  Colonel Arthur Wellesley is reputed to have Continue reading »

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Vatican Museums

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Nov 212016
 
Vatican Museums; Vatican City; Rome; Italy; uasatish; museums;

Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums contain an enormous collection of priceless art.The immense collection was built up by the popes, starting from Pope Julius II in early sixteenth century. The popes were among Continue reading »

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