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
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
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
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
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 km. We had booked
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
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
“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
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
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