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.
Did you know that apart from being a wonderful historical destination, Lisbon is also a great place for foodies. Whether you are a seafood lover, a wine connoisseur, or a dessert expert, you will always find something in Lisbon to suit your taste buds.
Today, we have guest author, Amber Charmei, telling us exactly what to eat in Lisbon and where to find these delicacies. Be it the uber-famous Pasteis de Nata, a traditional Bifana, or the quintessentially souvenir-like canned seafood, this guide will help you find everything you need to satisfy your hunger pangs in Lisbon. So what are you waiting for? Let’s dig in!
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!
A flavor-packed post is up on my blog now. A detailed guide to traditional Vietnamese cuisine by local expert and food guide, Tino Nyugen.
Every time I have visited Vietnam, I have found new and interesting dishes to try. The Pho is still an all time favorite but I have developed a taste for many more listed in this post. And so many, I am still waiting to try. Go ahead and have a look and let me know which one is your favorite Vietnamese food.
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.
Polonnaruwa, an ancient capital city of Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese Empire, was once the epitome of art and culture. It was home to the sacred tooth relic of Buddha apart from being the site of one of the largest Buddhist universities of the medieval era. And it was home to 4 iconic Buddha statues that form the pilgrimage site of Gal Vihara today.
Apart from all this wonderful history, there was one special thing that drew me to Polonnaruwa. One special connection that took me back to my roots in Odisha. Click to find out what it was and read my travel story for Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka.
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.
Fancy doing something different for your next vacation in India? Something supernaturally cool?
Visit the cradle of Indian black magic – a small obscure village in the remote hinterlands of Assam, Mayong. A scary name in the olden times, Mayong was the seat of occult in the Indian subcontinent. And a name people would not dare to utter.
Is Mayong still a hub of black magic? Does it still conjure up scary images? Click through to find out.
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!
Sri Lanka is a tiny island nation in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Yet, it has one of the richest cultural landscapes in the entire world. Mindboggling diversity and a century-old history are to blame. Needless to say, Sri Lanka is a treasure trove for any culture seeker.
However, there is just so much to see and do in Sri Lanka that it can be a nightmare where to begin your culture tour. It was for me!
That is why I put together this ultimate guide to experiencing Sri Lankan culture in 9 easy steps.
So, here are the 9 most amazing cultural experiences that you need to have in Sri Lanka. Culture vultures, go dig in!
Do you ever wonder how to create a successful profitable venture from your passion? If yes, you should go ahead and give this a read.
I have always loved history and culture. And I have been really passionate about traveling. So much so that I decided to start my own travel blog with a deep focus on culture.
And I am loving how it has turned out so far. And starting to pay back. Read my tips and tricks on how to convert your passion for culture into something profitable and sustainable.
If you have been following my posts about Bodoland, then you must know how much I love the Bodo people and their culture.
An autonomous land with unparalleled natural beauty, Bodoland is also home to some tenacious people. The Bodo women are among then.
I appreciated and learned so much about Bodo women and their lives on my trip and even after that. Here are some of my interesting findings and lots and lots of amazing portraits of the Bodo beauty.
Colombo, the often-overlooked capital of Sri Lanka, is actually a wonderful cultural destination. It is home to a massive national museum, the bustling Pettah market, and some amazing colonial architecture in the Fort district. Not to mention all the amazing people you meet and all that amazing food you can try when here.
I am glad we made a spent a couple of days here and did not use Colombo as a mere pit stop. And you should not either! There are 13 inspiring reasons to keep you back. You should totally check them out.
Are you a foodie? Do you love food more than anything else? Do you dream of pastries, puddings, and cakes when you are asleep? Well, then you will love this roundup of the 20 most amazing European desserts that you need to try on your next Europe trip. Or make them at home! We can always travel vicariously through food, can’t we?
Mothers are beautiful. They are generous, caring, and always so forgiving. Sometimes, I feel that there should not be one but 365 mothers days every year. But then I think. If it happens every day, it would not be special right?
It is for a reason that we celebrate Mother’s Day on one special day. To remember that special person in our lives and honor her. However, it is also interesting to note that not everyone in the world celebrates Mother’s Day similarly. There are so many unique traditions across countries and cultures. As we approach Mother’s Day this year, come let’s explore the myriad Mother’s Day traditions from around the world.
I live in Mumbai and am craving to explore my own city more than ever now. Has it ever happened to you? Things that are so close by seem so far off suddenly? Well, I am kind of experiencing the same now.
In order to feel the pulse of Mumbai again, a vibrant active city that has gone silent for some time, I creating this whopping Virtual Guide. Yeah, right. I have been doing virtual tours of Mumbai ever since I wrote this. And I bet you would like to do one too. So, go ahead. Click to find out how you can explore Mumbai even from your armchair.
When I am home, I am constantly looking for travel inspiration. Or revisiting places I have loved. Virtually. Do you do that too?
If yes, you will love this amazing guide on how to travel to Portugal without leaving your home. Yes, in your PJs! Isn’t that exciting? Check out how you can take yourself on a complete virtual tour of the most beautiful sights, attractions, art, and culture of Portugal.