A must-visit when I 'touch down' Kerala- the much acclaimed Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple. I have been visiting as a kid with grandmom and to visit with her was a moment of pride, with the special attention she used to get at the temple.
Following the traditions, I visit at twilight to light the lamp, offer loads of flowers and attend the puja. It is one of the few temples I visit for the mere love and fascination for art and architecture and to follow the enriching age-old traditions.
To my surprise, today I got these flowers, offered to the idol at The lotus feet and a warm welcome by the priests- even without any 'special darshan token' to go near the deity and take sanklpa. They explained about the idol, which my grandmom had explained ages ago- a curious coincidence. Well, it was inexplicably blissful and humbling experience.
Is this even real? Looks like a fairytale to us 👀 The beautiful Scaliger Castle from lake view - one of the many pretty sights we saw travelling the lake by boat! 💦 We also saw it from birds eye view up on the mountain ⛰️🦅🏰
2 weeks ago
The views you've seen so far have been from up above in the mountains, but the views from down below in each little town are just as beautiful 😍
We took this photo just as we were about to board our ferry to go back to our little town on the lake - which beats taking a taxi or bus, any day! The ferry stopped at each port so we could have a nosey at all the other towns on route! 🚢🌊
2 weeks ago
The tiny little buildings you see in the distance is the town of Riva del Garda (often referred to as Riva) and is the northernmost point on Lake Garda 🤸⛰️
4 weeks ago
Beautiful views over Man O' War Beach 🌞
We could hardly believe our luck with the weather - we definitely chose the best day to visit during our road trip to Dorset! We dined at the Man O' War Restaurant which exceeded our expectations (it was the only restaurant within close proximity and located on a campsite!) with lovely food, a great atmosphere and even better staff! 🥰🍴🥂