May 222017
Ponte Vecchio; Florence; Italy; bridge; Arno River; outdoor; sky; clouds; travel; uasatish;

Ponte Vecchio in Florence

Train travel in Europe offers the benefits of punctuality, convenience and time savings. Train stations are mostly in city centres and close to the business districts, hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. Travel to and fro from remote airports become Continue reading »

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May 152017
Nandi Hills; Bangalore; Nandi Temple; #ancient Dravidian rock temple; #India; #architecture; uasatish;

Ancient Nandi Temple

Nandi Hills is one of the popular one-day getaways from Bangalore. It is 40 km ( 1 hour) from Bangalore Airport. Follow the airport road and continue on to NH 44. Turn left at Nandi Cross and take SH 104 to Nandi Hills Main Road. The hills are nestled near Continue reading »

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May 082017
Hanuman Mandir; Dadar; Mumbai; India; uasatish; Dadar railway station;

Sree Hanuman Mandir

Mumbai-Pune is one of the busiest train routes in India. Several high speed trains run on the route. Construction of Mumbai-Pune line was completed in 1856.

I travelled recently to Pune by Continue reading »

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My Visit to Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple

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May 012017
Guruvayur Temple; Guruvayur; Kerala; India; uasatish; temple; Sri Krishna;

Guruvayur Kshetram

Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is one of the best-loved temples in Kerala. The presiding deity is Sri Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. The main idol is a four-armed Krishna in a standing position. He carries Continue reading »

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Art Masterpieces of Musée d’Orsay in Paris

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Apr 242017
Musée d'Orsay; Paris; France; museum; indoor; uasatish; painting; Chrysanthemums; Claude Monet;

Chrysanthemums (Monet)

Museum d’Orsay is on the left bank of River Seine, 2.1 km from Notre Dame Cathedral. The nearest metro station is Solférino – Musée d’Orsay. Louvre Museum is across River Seine, a walk of 1.1 kmWe had booked Continue reading »

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Treasures of Arakkal Museum in Kannur

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Apr 172017
Arakkal Palace; Arakkal Museum; Kannur; Kerala; India; uasatish;

Room in Arakkal Palace

Arakkal kingdom was the only Muslim-ruled state in Kerala prior to the British era. They ruled Kannur (formerly known as Cannanore) and Lakshadweep Islands. It is believed that the Arakkal clan

descended from Continue reading »

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My Visit to Louvre Museum in Paris

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Apr 102017
Portrait; Raphael; Louvre Museum; Paris; France; Baldassare Catiglione; uasatish; oil painting;

Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione

Our TGV high-speed duplex train from Strasbourg reached Paris on a Monday. It was 1:30 pm when the train reached Gare de l’est station in Paris. Louvre Museum remains closed on Tuesdays. So we quickly checked into our hotel and proceeded forthwith to Louvre Museum by Continue reading »

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Beaches – A Photo Essay

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Apr 032017
Utorda Beach; Goa; India; beach; sea; sand; sky; uasatish;

Utorda Beach

I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within – in front of the sea.” These are the words of  Rafael Nadal, popular tennis star. Many people have a fascination for beaches. Now that summer is upon us, it is perhaps the right time to present some photos of beaches that I have been to.

Goa is famous for its beaches. Utorda Beach is in Continue reading »

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Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

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Mar 272017
Mannarasala Temple; Haripad; Kerala; India; temple; building; outdoor; uasatish;

Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple

Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is an ancient temple that draws devotees from all over Kerala and elsewhere. It is a pilgrim centre which is devoted to the serpent gods and is Continue reading »

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In Pictures: Houseboat Cruise in Alappuzha 2017

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Mar 202017
Houseboat; Alapuzha; Kerala; India; canal; outdoor; water; sky; uasatish;

Passing Through a Canal

There are more than 2,000 houseboats in Kerala backwaters. These boats, formerly called Kettuvalloms, were once used to transport rice harvested from the fields. They have been converted to suit the needs of luxury tourism. The boats are made of wood with a thatched roof.   They have Continue reading »

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