Literally translated to tip of the bow, Dhanushkodi is a place of religious significance to Hindus in India. This previously busy fishing town is a ghost town today. A major cyclone ravaged the fishing hamlet in 1964, what remains today is just ruins. People don’t live there anymore like they used to and if you … Continue reading “Dhanushkodi – The South Eastern Tip of India”
Yes, every Hindu makes it a point to visit Rameshwaram and Kashi at least once in his/her lifetime. These two places have great significance in our lives. While I haven’t been to Kashi, Rameshwaram is one place that will be memorable for me. I have been here as a toddler, but have no memory of … Continue reading “Rameshwaram”
Is it in-born, is it a quality peculiar to Indians alone? I am looking for answers to these questions but am not sure of the answers… I am still looking for an answer..
Madurai is among the major cities in Tamil Nadu after capital city Chennai. Sometimes referred to as the Temple City, this city is said to “never sleep”. I have been here as a child and also during my college years. It is said that you can get food any time of the day in Madurai.
Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram which is located about 50km from Chennai, Tamil Nadu in the South of India, was one place we visited during our recent trip to India, Chennai to be precise (April 2017)! We have visited the place as children, probably in the 90s but thoroughly enjoyed re visiting the place and were able … Continue reading “Day Trip To Mahabalipuram”
So, this week is celebrated as Madras Week, in continuance with the Madras Day celebrations, I thought it would be good to create a listicle of sorts for people who will be visiting India. Most tourists/backpackers only visit the northern part of India – Agra, Delhi, Himachal etc. Why not visit the southern part of … Continue reading “19 Things To Do In Madras aka Chennai!”
It is the 377th birthday of the city of Madras, presently Chennai. In the year 1639, the Madras Presidency was born and the city exists to this day, 377 years later. The city has evolved from its conservative nature to a more cosmopolitan one today.