If you want to see the best Diego Rivera murals in Mexico City, head to the National Palace and 5 other great mural places mentioned in this epic Rivera Mural Guide.
Planning a trip to coastal Karnataka? Consider including the stunning Attur Church of St. Lawrence near Karkala for its castle-like appearance, miraculous healing, and stunning architecture. Located only an hour away from Udupi, the Karkala church makes for an amazing cultural getaway from the coast.
Are you curious about the traditional dance of Yakshagana in Karnataka? Want to know more about what it includes and how is it different from other South Indian dances? Or planning to watch one on your next trip to Karnataka? Read my ultimate, easy-to-understand guide on Yakshagana and get all your questions answered.
Are you planning a trip to Coastal Karnataka? Wish to see some of the most beautiful beaches and cities of this lesser-known part of India? Here’s my ultimate guide to the 13 best places that you need to visit in Coastal Karnataka. Packed with culture, food, sun, and sand, this place will blow your mind away.
I have often been asked about the most unmissable sites in Sri Lanka. Every time, my answer has included the gorgeous cave temples of Dambulla.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, the rock-cut cave temples of Dambulla are adorned with beautiful frescoes and impressive Buddha statues. To top it all, this place has been used as a place of worship since ages, going back as long as 2000 years.
Read my complete guide on how to visit Dambulla caves, where to stay, what to eat, and what to wear. If you still need more information, just drop me a comment and I will get back to you asap.
I have been so obsessed with the fairytale castles and palaces of Sintra that I cannot stop writing about them.
So, here’s my next one. An exclusive guide on how and why you need to see Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal. Everything from history, interesting facts, tickets, tours, and accommodation – get all your questions answered here!
When traveling in Portugal, you must definitely pay a visit to the northern city of Braga, a true hidden gem. Also known as the religious center of Portugal, this place has tonnes of history, art, and architecture to soothe your soul. If you don’t believe me, check out the sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte and its beautiful sacred staircase. You will end up agreeing with me forever! Try it. 🙂
Nestled between the Arabian sea in the west and the majestic Western Ghats in the east, the vast land of Tulu Nadu is filled with lush green paddy fields, gushing springs from the highlands, and bountiful coconut and arecanut trees. And it is full of unique customs and rituals, an eclectic group of people, delicious cuisines, and some great history. Here’s an extensive culture guide for the land of Tulu Nadu in India. I am sure you will love reading through it.
Hampi, the ancient capital of a powerful South Indian empire, is one of the most exceptional places to visit in India. And that is because of the plethora of interesting things that you can do here, one of which is touring an eclectic mix of ancient Hindu temples.
Temples in Hampi number in hundreds. And each of them is unique and created for a specific purpose which is why you can never have enough of Hampi’s temples. And that can be confusing many times!
So, here’s my guide on which temples you need to absolutely see on your trip to Hampi and tips on when to get there for the best photographs. Also, find helpful tips on what to miss or reserve for your next trip. So, happy templing in Hampi!
India is studded with magnificent palaces that have stunning architecture, sprawling gardens, charming aesthetics, and amazing photography locations. Many of these palaces have been converted into intriguing museums or plush heritage resorts that sometimes double up as wonderful wedding destinations. Remember the recent wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas? Yes, the location was a palace in India. And we have that on the list too!
So, here goes my ultimate bucket list of all the royal palaces in India that need to be on your Indian itinerary. Be amazed by the grandeur and floored by the beauty that awaits you.
I love Southeast Asia. It is cheap and really really affordable. I have visited here so many times ticking countries and cities off my list.
But you know what really attracts me to Southeast Asian nations? The friendliness of people. Their warm and hospitable culture. Delectable food. Thousands of years of history. And a unique concoction of rituals, traditions, and customs.
I know, right? There is just so much culture in Southeast Asia. So, here’s the latest article in my World Culture Series – The 15 Best Culture Cities in Southeast Asia.
I love how spirited and lively these cities are. Some of them even chaotic. And that is what makes all the difference! Do not forget to read it. And of course, let me know what you think.
You know what? I hate theme parks. But when we lived in the USA, we had to plan a trip to Orlando, Florida. Because, well! My kiddo loves Legos and those exhilarating (read mind-numbingly scary) rides!
Well, what did I do on this trip? I floated on some lazy rivers and kept myself motivated for that one day when we explored a historic little garden in northeastern Orlando. Harry P. Leu Gardens it was called.
Extraordinarily beautiful, the Leu Gardens floored me with natural beauty, manicured gardens, a resplendent home, and some really engaging history. You definitely don’t want to miss out this hidden gem on your next trip to this sunny city.
Whether you are traveling to India or within India, you should definitely experience the myriad colors this country has to offer. From colorful festivals to flamboyant architecture to exuberant markets, India has some of the most amazing experiences lined up for you. Have a look at the 18 most colorful experiences that you need to have on your next trip to India.
I got so carried away when I was writing about Sri Lankan culture and traditions that I went ahead and finished my second culture guide today. For yet another island but not a country. Bali!
But Bali is a beach destination, you would say. What’s cultural there??
I would say, “Go ahead and have a look at my Balinese Culture Guide”. And then let me know if you start having doubts about Bali being a beach destination or a cultural one!