Sacred Hampi

It seems like the people of Vijayanagar empire had deep faith in religion and gods, and constructing magnificent and architecturally advanced temples were their way to express this faith and creativity. The result is a large number of temples with varied size and styles spread across Hampi. Let me first put the map of sacred center of Hampi, taken from Vitthala Temple: In the hub of temples … Continue reading Sacred Hampi

Attention Chocoholics! Double Chocolate and Cashews Brownie for you

A sinful, healthy, super-rich, filled-with-dark chocolate treat every chocoholic ever dreamed of is here. This gorgeous brownie is simple to make and will fill you with sheer joy every time you dig yourself in it. So, here is the recipe: Dry Ingredients: 1+1/4 cup : Oats (coarsely ground for smoothness in the cake) 1/4 cup: All-purpose flour (maida) 3/4 cup: Sugar (make powder if it … Continue reading Attention Chocoholics! Double Chocolate and Cashews Brownie for you

Poovar, Kerala – Day 4

The last hop of our fabulous Kerala vacation was Poovar which is just 12 km south of Kovalam. My husband just could not get enough of backwaters in Alappuzha, so he decided to once again soak himself into the beauty of backwaters by extending our itinerary to Poovar. Visiting Poovar was undoubtedly an exotic experience and different from that of other places we had visited. Poovar … Continue reading Poovar, Kerala – Day 4

Alappuzha, Kerala – Day 2

We spent first day of our memorable Kerala trip in Fort Kochi and visited Athirapally Falls. The second day was reserved for the special experience that is unique to Kerala and that was the primary reason behind selecting destination Kerala for our vacation. This special experience was our stay in the Houseboat moving leisurely on the renowned backwaters of Alappuzha. Anticipating good times ahead, both of us woke early … Continue reading Alappuzha, Kerala – Day 2