The Cairns Esplanade

The Cairns Esplanade in Queensland, Australia, is popular with both locals and tourists. Entry is free to this stunning recreational area with its many shaded paths and parklands. The Promenade boardwalk is suspended over the mudflats to provide a pedestrian accessway and a viewpoint for birdwatching. The 2.5 km long Promenade is fully wheel chairContinue reading “The Cairns Esplanade”

Corbett Wild River Access Resort

Video Review We visited Jim Corbett National Park in October this year after 9 years. Corbett National Park is a thickly forested region in the Kumaon region in the foothills of Himalayas. The national park is India’s prominent tiger reserve and named after Jim Corbett, the famous tiger hunter-turned-conservationist. This time, we stayed at CorbettContinue reading “Corbett Wild River Access Resort”

Leela Raviz @ Samudra Beach, Kovalam

Video Review Prev After a night’s stay at Hotel Marine Palace in Hawa Beach, we moved on to the more secluded Samudra Beach in Kovalam. This beach has just two or three resorts and is on a cliff so you get an entirely different experience from Hawa Beach. We stayed at the Beach View VillasContinue reading “Leela Raviz @ Samudra Beach, Kovalam”

Hotel Marine Palace Kovalam

Video Review Last month, we stayed at Hotel Marine Palace in Kovalam for a night. This hotel is located on Beach Road and has a good view of the Hawa Beach. Though the exterior is pretty unassuming, the room itself was spacious and well furnished. We had a glorious view of the sunset on HawaContinue reading “Hotel Marine Palace Kovalam”

A Night in Vrindavan

November 2021 My mom had been to Vrindavan only once, and that was a long time ago. That had been a day trip of Mathura & Vrindavan, arranged by my dad’s office. I was a kid at the time and only remember that it was the sort of trip where you rush from one spotContinue reading “A Night in Vrindavan”

Year 2021 Trips

So another year comes to a close and it’s time to log this year’s trips! January – Rishikesh We try to go to Rishikesh at least once a year as it is our family’s favorite destination. This year we went to Rishikesh on the Republic Day long weekend. We stayed at Aloha on the Ganges,Continue reading “Year 2021 Trips”

A Cruise to Green Island

One of the most popular activities when visiting Far North Queensland is a Reef Cruise. Green Island is a coral cay, about 27 km offshore from Cairns in Queensland, Australia. The island is surrounded by coral reef and protected as the Green Island National Park. Although Green Island has a luxury resort, most visitors comeContinue reading “A Cruise to Green Island”

A Song and Dance About Garbage

The hills are alive With the sound of music,With songs they have sung For a thousand years… …sang Maria in the opening scenes of the evergreen Sound of Music. But the song reverberating through the Bhimtal hills these days has just been around for the last five years or so and goes something like this:Continue reading “A Song and Dance About Garbage”