Dambulla Cave Temple Sri Lanka: The Ultimate Travel Guide

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.

10 Best Things To Do In Bologna Italy

One of the most beautiful cities in northern Italy, Bologna is home to some to incredible architecture with red roofs, the oldest university, extensive museums, and delicious food. In fact, Bologna is often referred to as La Dotta – The Learned, La Rossa – The Red and La Grassa – The Fat.

So, here we have guest author Paul Rought taking us through a tour of the wonderful city of Bologna guiding us on what to do, where to stay, and how and when to get here. Keep reading.

Pena Palace Sintra: The Ultimate Travel Guide

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!

One Day Itinerary For Braga Portugal

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. 🙂

14 Incredible Temples In Hampi India That You Need To Visit

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!

17 Most Spectacular Royal Palaces Of India

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.

Exploring The Ancient City Of Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

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.

Top 15 Cities In Southeast Asia For Culture Lovers

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.

18 Most Unique Things To Do In Sicily And The Best Places To Visit

I cannot believe that the first time I ever went to Sicily, I only knew about Mt. Etna. The culture of Sicily, exotic and unique as it is, eluded me until I set foot on this pretty island. After that, it unfolded itself itself in all its glory. I have been besotted ever since.

So, here is my ultimate guide to experience the best of Sicilian culture. An island that has been on the crossroads of multiple civilizations, has seen numerous wars and conquests, and has remained secluded for a good part of its history, has tonnes of things to quench our wanderlust. Go ahead and take a look. And let me know what you love.

24 Stunning Photographs Of Obidos Portugal To Fuel Your Wanderlust

In the face of these unprecedented times, how are you coping with your ever-increasing wanderlust? I am going back to my hard drives, sifting through my old photographs, and finding gems. Apart from doing hundreds of virtual tours. of course!

One of the most beautiful gems that I rediscovered in the past couple of days is the Medieval City of Obidos in Portugal. We spent a day here and yet, I could not get enough of this tiny walled town. There was just so much to see, do, and photograph. Here are some of my favorite captures from my day in Obidos last summer. Have a look and get transported to the charming medieval town!

Word of Caution: These stunning pictures of Obidos may give you serious wanderlust!

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