I am a travel blogger and I used to get requests for virtual interviews on my experience about blogging and how it changed my life. One question that certainly pops in every interview is how many countries I visited so far? Well honestly my answer always is 1, that’s not I didn’t want to explore but I am too much busy exploring my own diverse country which spread from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Dwarka to Nagaland.
Presently I am based out in Silicon Valley of India i.e Bangalore. Over the last 2 and half years, I explored prominent tourist places, monuments, UNESCO heritage, tea estates and obviously the off beaten places of South India.
Recently, I explored the ruins of Hampi, erstwhile kingdom of Vijaynagara from 13th century which as of present lies in north Karnataka. Mere an exploration of Hampi will give you the idea of how rich, diverse, vast and beautiful our country used to be in around 10th century. Every stone of Hampi narrates its own story of glorious India from the past. The ruins of Hampi is in the list of UNESCO world heritage. I would highly recommend the history lover to plan for a visit to Hampi.
India is not only of monuments and temples, come down to south Karnataka and head towards the coffee capital of India. Yes, the Scotland of India or Coorg we know is a hill station with its own glorious history. If you want to get the green therapy and enjoy the warm hospitality of Coorg people, I highly recommend you to live in one of the home stays in Coorg. Situated at an altitude of 3000 ft above sea level, Coorg serves as the closest hill stations for Bangalore folks.
2 years back, I took an epic road trip from Bangalore to all the way to Kanyakumari, where the lands’ end. My epic trip also took me to Rameswaram, the place where every corner of town is attached to Ramayana story. A drive through Pamban bridge that connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India would relax your senses. Do hear the story of Ram and his banara sena while in Rameswaram.
As you go further south of India, you reach the point where everything ends. I am talking about Kanyakumari. This is unique place in India where you can witness the sun rise and sun set both in the mighty Ocean. After reaching the Vivekananda rock memorial through ferry, you would realize the vast diversity of our country, culture and unity among our people.