Udupi, Karnataka is a temple town, a place of pilgrimage and prayer, with rather amazing temple chariots. Rooly trooly chariots of the Gods. It is a charming place but we have a terrible, terrible confession to make. We know that in your eyes we are like a cross between Scott of the Antarctic, Edmund Hillary, […]Read More Udupi Idyll: Let’s Dance !
We were doing our morning discovery tour of our latest destination – Udupi – South of Mangalore in beautiful Karnataka when we stumbled upon the most fascinating of stone fences – all different types of sculpture and art leading us to a gateway adorned with animals and idols. We peered in with unfeigned interest to […]Read More Art House in Udupi
This Parsi restaurant dating back to 1923 is a bastion for royalists. Still headed by the sprightly 96 year old patriarch and passionate Anglophile, Mr Boman Kohinoor (like the diamond, the legendary Mountain of Light, the centrepiece of the British Royal Crown.)whose Zoroastrian family immigrated to Bombay from Yazd in Iran in 1905. Mr Kohinoor […]Read More Rule Britannia & Co. Long Live Liz!
When Brahma dropped a lotus from the sky it fell on Pushkar and created a sacred lake hemmed in by desert and mountains, a lake ringed by wonderfully scenic ghats now sadly over populated by predatory priests, persistently pugnacious and pointedly pertinaceous pundits who attempt with all their might to further confuse the already thin […]Read More Pushkar 1
Mandawa – SO Many Havelis, so much to see. We’ll not bore you with too many words.Read More Délices d’Architecture – Mandawa and the Shekhawati district
Trigger Warning: Gentle readers and those many of you who believe, like us, that whenever a fairy sneezes a new baby is born, and that the stars are but God’s daisy chain…be warned….adult content follows. Specifically, the family snaps of a wandering guru who proudly displayed the photographic (and believe us this chap puts the […]Read More The Stick Balancing Yogi of Jaipur Junction
Delhi, Capital of Empires, a marble shout out to Mughal splendour and early 20th Century design. We became quite nostalgic for Canberra as we tuk-tukked through and around the many roundabouts and speared down the bicycle spoke streets fanning out from them. Speaking of planned cities we visited the earthly remains of one of […]Read More Delhi – Imperia