Travel Review


After seeing Chettinad Palace and Kanadukathan on Monday, on Tuesday we went around Tanjore. I have written earlier detailed posts on my visit in 2012 to Thanjavur Palace and Big Temple, so I will keep this post brief. First stop was தஞ்சை பெரிய கோயில் (Tanjore Big Temple): Tanjore Art museum aka Palace: In the evening we went to Salangai Natham, an exhibition of dance from around India. The next day we went to Trichy and…

I was in Udaipur, Rajasthan for last 3 days on invitation by a friend and he took me around. In my trip to Udaipur in 2008 I had seen the popular places there including City Palace of Udaipur, Jag Mandir, Vintage & Classic Cars Museum, Kumbhalgarh Fort & Ranakpur Jain temple. What was left in this trip to see was City Palace in the Night and Haldighati.

Before I write on Udaipur sight seeing let me share this happy moment during the trip. On day 2 of my trip during dinner in The Sunset Terrace restaurant in City Palace, we spotted the Prince of Mewar who kindly agreed to pose for a photograph for us. The Prince holds post graduate degrees in hospitality and is involved in developing sports activities amongst students of the region – an activity I believe more celebrities should be promoting with their status. Encouraging sports amongst youngsters is the best way to keep away from violent acts & drugs.

On landing in Udaipur Airport, you are hit how small and hence charming it looks compares to the monstrous airports in Indian metros. The Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur is about 30 km away from the city.

One of the villages in Cuddalore District near Thiruvahindrapuram by name Mettupalayam is the native place of my paternal Grandfather – Sri Satari Sevaka Sri Krishnaswamy Sarma, the founder…