Online Travel Guide

Auroville – The City Of Dawn In Pondicherry


A 100 small settlements, 2300 people, 43 nationalities, one community – that’s the ‘City of Dawn’ Auroville. Auroville lies 12km northwest of the town of Pondicherry and has its origins in the French language – ‘Aurore’ (‘dawn’) and Ville (‘city’). It is also said to have been named after Sri Aurobindo.   History Auroville is an […]


The Mystic Town Of Tiruvannamalai


Tiruvannamalai is a mystic town named after Annamalaiyar (main deity of Annamalai Temple).  History Tiruvannamalai is around 185 km away from Tamil Nadu capital Chennai and 210 Km away from Bangalore. A historical town, Tiruvannamalai has been under the rule of Cholas and Pallavas. The Hoysala Kings used the town as their capital in 1328. […]


Alleppey – A Destination For Dreamers

Allepey landscapes

Alleppey or Alappuzha is the land for dreamers, romantics, and wanderers.  History  Alappuzha derives its name from its physical features and geographical position – it literally means the land between the sea and network of rivers flowing into it. The quaint, old-world town is all about quiet by-lanes, paddy fields, toddy shops, and tens of […]


Calicut, City Of Spices And Seashores


Calicut, also known as Kozhikode, was once a trading town, seat of a formidable dynasty and a former Portuguese colony as well and also home to many premier educational institutions, most notably the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), the National Institute of Technology (NIT) and Calicut Medical College.  History Locally known as Kozhikode lies on […]


Lakshadweep – India’s Only Coral Atoll

Lakshadweep, a peaceful haven and a perfect destination for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of cities. India’s smallest Union Territory of Lakshadweep – literally meaning 100,000 islands – is actually a group of 36 pristine atolls and islands in the Laccadive Sea, around 200-440km off India’s southwestern coast. History Formerly […]


Mahabalipuram – An Architectural Grandeur Of History

Mahabalipuram - An Architectural Grandeur in South India

Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram is an ancient historic seaport of Pallava Kings.  History An archaeological wonder and a UNESCO designated heritage site, Mammalapuram was a very important seaport during 7th century AD. Situated about 60 Km from the city of Chennai, Mammalapuram was once a bustling seaport where traders who traveled across to the […]


Sakleshpur – A Road Trip to Remember

Sakleshpur Online Travel Guide

Sakleshpur’s enchanting mountains, scenic roads, and lush coffee estates are perfect ingredients to make a good weekend holiday. History  A historical town, Sakleshpur has been ruled by Chalukyas and Hoysalas for many years. According to popular legends, during the reign of the Hoysalas, a broken Shivalinga was discovered here and the name ‘Sakleshpur’ came about. […]