Kerala is a small state in South India but immensely rich in natural splendour, architecture, culture and crafts. NS Rajan writes about Padmanabhapuram, the small territory belonging to Kerala, which lies intriguingly ‘inside’ the state of Tamil Nadu. Rajan explores its riveting history — a king and his 400-year-old palace, built entirely of wood, its intricate and bewitching woodwork, antiques and the sylvan grandeur — all of which make an absorbing story.
Go West Odyssey: How I Saw America in 19 Days, published by Blue Pencil in November 2022, is the maiden book of NS Rajan. In a conversation with LnC Editor-in-Chief, Antara Nanda Mondal, Rajan talks about how he came about writing his first book at 87, his experiences, memories, and plans. The pictures used in this article are from the book.
"Karavali" in Kannada, means 'Sea Coast'. True to its name this stretch of land along the southwestern coast of India is dotted with golden beaches, ancient temples and picturesque landscapes. Rajan NS takes a tour of this sun-kissed coastline.
Haimonti Dutta pens a memorable trip to the picturesque Thousand Islands archipelago. More than eighteen hundred in number, these islands on the St. Lawrence river straddle the border between the United States and Canada.
Rajan NS loved visiting San Francisco and when he parted from it, he wistfully sang to himself: “I left my heart in San Francisco”. Take a trip through one of the world's most beautiful cities and its charming sights with Rajan.
The historic city of Athens with its towering ancient monuments has an old world charm. Ramendra Kumar and his wife Madhavi give us a glimpse of the lively, awe-inspiring experience they had there.
A tribute to God’s own country, Kerala in short verses, inspired by the memories of our honeymoon almost 14 years back. This series of short poetic vignettes are part of the author's book 'Woman And Her Muse' (Authorspress, 2016)
Driving down from Ontario, through Montreal to Quebec and back the same way gives you an experience of stepping into a quaint world of rich history, great food and artistic creativity on display. Enjoy the journey.
This is 9-year-old Shubhankar's first travelogue with sketches on his trip to Uttarakhand where he visited Jim Corbett National Park and Nauchikiatal.
Kid's Travelogue: 7 year old Maitreyee Pujari takes you on a beautiful journey through Switzerland and Paris recounting her delightful and fun experiences.
We take you through top 5 historic buildings of India that will leave you speechless.
Mussoorie is an ideal holiday destination with scenic cliffs and foamy falls. We list 7 of the most amazing places in Mussoorie that are mesmerizing.
We took the map from the hotel and set off. What a wonderful weather, what bursts of rain, what greenery and what Goan music! I fell in love with the music.
Haimonti Dutta explores the mesmerizing beauty of Mulakunnathukavu Temple in Thrissur District, one of the lesser known temples of Kerala tucked away amidst paddy fields, banana and jackfruit plantations and coconut trees.
Raj Swaroop meets The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor), the foot-tall residents of Philip Island, which houses their largest conservatory. And pens a travelogue with a difference that makes your heart go out to these timid, nervous creatures who have their own struggles to face and overcome.
In this column, Avijit Das Patnaik focuses on family travel with 10 tips keeping in mind touring inexpensive countries (Asia, Middle East, East Europe).
This place is truly paradise on Earth. The water is so clear that I can see the lake bed. This lake is situated at a very high altitude of 14,000 feet. Eleven-year-old traveller Rounak Das takes you on a journey with him through Leh and Ladakh.
Dark Tourism is a challenge to understand what life truly is and what it was. Human civilization is never complete without death or bloodshed.
To witness a timeless rite of spring. we took a short trip west of Lincoln to see the famous spring migration of the Sandhill Cranes of Nebraska.
Friendly and helpful, the locals are wonderful people with a smile always on their lips. The Kiwis make New Zealand even more beautiful!
Ladakh, India, is dotted with beautiful monasteries and blessed with serene lakes, captivating valleys and lots more, that make it one of the most stunningly beautiful places in the world.
Jaipur, the city of the royal Rajputs, enchants you as Archisha takes you on a tour through its majestic forts and palaces.
L&C presents a tour of Helsinki, Finland: Land of the Midnight Sun. Historic landmarks, nature and islands, Helsinki has much to offer its visitors.
There can be no better time to pack your travel bags and head to a family holiday vacation that begins with Christmas and ends at welcoming the New Year at your favorite location.
Bracelona in Spain is home to many UNESCO world heritage sites and several rich architectural marvels of renowned Catalan architects.
I had 80 hours to kill in Bangkok and I was hoping to make the most of it. By habit, I rushed to board the bus only to realize it had plenty of empty seats!
The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura, hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City. Singapore is the world's only sovereign city-state that is also an Island Country. It lies in Southeast Asia off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Pulau Ujong, is its native name. Tourism in Singapore is a major industry in Singapore. It has one of the world's lowest crime rates. Transport in Singapore exhaustive including the well-known Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. Popular tourist attractions include the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park, Sentosa Island and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Singapore is a premium shopping destination as well with its various shopping belts Marina Bay, Bugis Street, Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Kampong Gelam & Arab Street, Little India, North Bridge Road, Orchard Road.
L&C brings you a virtual tour of Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece with a glorious history spanning 3,400 years!
We queried our travel enthusiasts who are perpetually affected by wanderlust, and here’s their list of the best places to go in christmas holiday
An aurora is a natural, colourful light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. The most reliable chances to see the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are from Fairbanks(ALASKA), and above the Arctic Circle. The Aurora Belt in Alaska's great Interior and Arctic Regions are among the most active in the world. The Aurora is typically at their most frequent in late winter or early spring but can be seen throughout the winter months on nights with clear skies. In November, December or January one can experience short day light hours which provides a unique experience of viewing Aurora Borealis.
The historical part of Zagreb boasts of magnificent palaces, churches, museums and more.
A visit to Italy is incomplete without exploring Cinque Terre that lies in the Liguria region of the country.
The major attractions at Munnar are Sienna village, Mattupetty Dam, Kolukkumalai, and Nilgiri Hills among others.
Surrounded by hills, banana plantations, paddy fields, and vast greenery; lies the picturesque Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu.
Here are some of the popular travel destinations that you can explore during Diwali season.
Our sightseeing began with Darjeeling Ropeway that connects the "North Point" in the town to Singla, which is on the banks of the Ramman River.
The Advaita Ashram in Mayavati is more than 100 years old. It has a big garden and green hills and valleys all around. Read the travelogue...
Developed by the Britishers as a training center for Garhwal Rifles, Lansdowne despite being connected with civilization through different modes of transport is still untouched by the heat of commercialization.