If you are among those who think of Kerala as just a land of backwaters and houseboats, pristine forests and wildlife, awesome cuisine and Ayurveda, then you are in for a huge surprise. Let us show you a side of Kerala that you perhaps do not know exists. Kerala is also a hub for thrill seekers, and enthusiasts come here for a dose of adventure. Biking, climbing, trekking, camping, water sports, and paragliding are among the few interesting things to do, here.
A quiet abode of Lord Shiva along the banks of Narmada river; the ruling seat of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar of the Maratha Malwa Kingdom. My experience visiting this simple yet beautiful town was rewarding and memorable.
This trip to Hampi had been planned and postponed a zillion times and finally it had come to reality. Hampi stands witness to the history of rise and fall of Vijaynagara Empire, which was one of the largest and most important kingdoms in Indian history. It also has strong mythological roots attached to it. Hampi is also believed to be the Kishkindha Vanara kingdom and birth place of Lord Hanuman in Hindu mythology. Once a flourishing kingdom, the place is now a UNESCO world heritage site lined with temples and boulders all around. The site of boulders and ruins of Vijaynagara empire was a sight to behold.
"It's been really long since I have been to a new place!", I said this to my friend who too happens to be a travel blogger. Nobody's going to follow your blog if you don't get regular with your posts, he chided! He is right! I thought to myself and started googling places closer to Mumbai for a weekend trip. While searching for places, I accidentally landed on the page of MTDC Velaneshwar resort and Yes! I had found the destination for my next solo adventure!
So I had these non refundable flight tickets to Bangalore for an event which got cancelled at the last moment. What do I do, I thought to myself. I was left with two options, either to cancel the tickets or to go solo. And yes, you've guessed it right! I chose the latter. Read more to find out about my solo trip to Mysore!