Monday, July 27, 2015

Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, Karnataka (India) ~ A childhood travel dream accomplished!


During my school years, I was fascinated by the exotic destinations and grand monuments I read in my History textbooks. I vividly remember that in my 5th grade, I was completely mesmerized by the grandeur & story behind Gol Gumbaz (in Bijapur, Karnataka in India) as described in the history textbook. The memory remained with me for many years and this monument was one of the must visit places on my travel list.
Life has a funny way of making our childhood wishes come true and I got to visit this monument this month on my work trip! Never in my dreams would I have thought that I will get to visit Gol Gumbaz in such a way, but I am glad that it happened the way it did!!.....as I got to experience it in the best way possible as a traveler.
Sharing my experience of an early morning visit to the world famous Gul Gumbaz in Bijapur, Karnataka (India)



Monday, July 20, 2015

Wat Pho Temple in Bangkok, Thailand ~ Bangkok work travel diaries #6

One of the highlights of my Bangkok work trip was visit to the Wat Pho Temple. It is one of the most revered temples in thailand and also the most popular among tourists/travelers. The key of its popularity is the Reclining Buddha Statue and being the birth place of the Thai traditional Massage Technique.

Sharing my experiences from the visit here.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cubbon Park in Bangalore, Karnataka (India) ~ Heritage park in the heart of Garden City

Cubbon Park is the 'green lung' of Bangalore (or as it is now officially called Bengaluru) city, Karnataka (India). Located in the bang middle of the city, it is aboth a heritage and natural landmark. For me as a traveler to the city, looking from my hotel window,  this park held  extra special curiosity value as I totally love Lodhi Garden (back in my city Delhi) and this park totally reminded me of Lodhi Garden. So over the weekend, I took full advantage of my official travel in the city and walked around Cubbon Park.
 
Sharing some images and experiences from my walks in Cubbon Park.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand | Experience of a Business Traveler ~ Bangkok Work Travel Diaries #5

One of the most profound (or impactful) impressions of any destination, especially a different country , that a traveler forms comes from the hotel he or she stays in. For me, one of the best ways I experienced the hospitality of Bangkok, Thailand was in the form of staying at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. My company paid for the stay this time but if I had to choose any hotel on my own, I woud definitely choose this.
 
Sharing my experiences from the stay at Anantara siam Bangkok Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Snapshots of everyday life in Bangkok, Thailand ~ Bangkok Work Travel diaries #4

Being on a work trip to another country always means that there is only limited time to enjoy & soak up the experiences, as most of the time is spent in office. However, in Bangkok, I was lucky to get considerable time to explore the city and made the most of it (read here, here and here from the previous posts in this series).
 
Sharing with you some snapshots of everyday life in Bangkok as I captured them.....
 
 
The famous tuk tuks (as seen in many advertisements for Thailand tourism) are everywhere in Bangkok city.....however I rode them only one time and found it very tricky and unsafe, especially as the tuk tuk drivers usually drive at break neck speed and one is almost thrown off the vehicle at turns!!


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