Challenges and Rewards of the Harishchandragad Trek

Challenges and Rewards of the Harishchandragad Trek

This guest post was written for the IndiaPalette by Pavan Kulkarni, the man behind the TREK FREAK website. He is an engineer during the day and blogger in the night. An explorer by passion, he believes that many places in Maharashtra are untapped and are waiting to be revealed. He aims to capture those destinations ...read more »

The Royal Cenotaphs (Chhatris) of Bhuj

The Royal Cenotaphs (Chhatris) of Bhuj

The city of Bhuj was peaceful, tranquil and slow paced, and when I think of it now, it created a rather interesting contrast with overwhelming and mega touristic Jaipur I headed for the next day. One of the most secluded and architecturally rewarding places  I've visited in Bhuj was a complex of highly ornate royal memorials. ...read more »

25 photos to inspire you to visit Pune

25 photos to inspire you to visit Pune

The top of Mahathma Phule Mandai fruit and vegetable market is Pune was seen from afar. "It must be a beautiful monument, something like out Crawford market in Mumbai" I thought, picking up the pace. But the closer I came, the more obvious I was not going to savour any architectural delights. The stalls, boxes ...read more »

Exploring Kolkata: where to eat during your first visit

Exploring Kolkata: where to eat during your first visit

Kolkata is a city on the rise. With more tourists than ever choosing the West Bengal capital for a break, you may have it on your own bucket list. And with food being such a major draw in Kolkata, here are some of the best places to dine during your very first visit.  Russel Street   Street food ...read more »

The Mandore Gardens near Jodhpur – a charming collection of royal memorials

The Mandore Gardens near Jodhpur – a charming collection of royal memorials

Located around 9 km from Jodhpur, the Mandore Gardens is a beautiful park where the architectural intricacies of the ancient cenotaphs create a mind-blowing visual feast. Pair it with the bright tropical flowers, and you’ll get the idea of why it’s been one of my favourite places to visit since I started exploring Rajasthan. If ...read more »

Places to visit in Kolhapur – the city in pictures

Places to visit in Kolhapur – the city in pictures

Located merely 400 km from Mumbai, Kolhapur is a comfortable weekend destination from the financial capital of India. Being strgap for time, I often select the locations which are only a night's train journey away from my home. Frankly speaking, this was the primary reason why I decided to explore this city. It's only when ...read more »

The amazing woodwork of Vishrambaug Wada, Pune

The amazing woodwork of Vishrambaug Wada, Pune

Speaking quite frankly, I didn't expect much from Pune. Shortly after I moved to India, one of my new acquaintances told me that he went to Pune for a brief visit and "nothing was there". Years later his words still echoed in my ears every time someone mentioned this city. That's why I kept postponing ...read more »

22 photos that may tempt you to visit Jodhpur

22 photos that may tempt you to visit Jodhpur

So I've been to Jodhpur last months. Yes, May is the worst time of the year to visit Rajasthan, and yes, it was extremely hot. But as a super busy mom of three kids with a limited travel budget, I'm not in any position to turn opportunities down. I had a chance to visit Jodhpur and ...read more »