Where to Stay Near Incredible Jog Falls | Gundimane

What a fabulous day it was! Jog Falls is this 300 meter waterfall in Karnataka that I’ve been wanting to see for a while. Makes Dudsagar Falls look silly! Here's a little peak at the famous waterfall and where to stay near Jog Falls. Sadly, it was low on water during a visit, although still

Tropical Spice Plantation Goa (Ponda)

If you've been to Goa, you've most likely heard of this place. It's on signs everywhere to "bathe" elephants and ride them. Although, the elephants aren't exactly what you might hope (and there are better places that are sanctuaries where it's humane to bathe them in the river instead), the spice plantation attached is actually

Ask Me Anything: Meeting Journeyers in India

I sometimes share e-mails under the tag "ask me anything". I get a lot of very similar e-mails which means there are a lot of people out there thinking the same questions. Why not address them to everyone? You can search more like these by clicking that link above. Meeting Journeyers in India "Did you find it

8 Adventures in Dandeli, Your Jungle Weekend Getaway

If you’re looking for adventure in Karnataka, Dandeli seems to be the place to go. With so many options, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend away in India. 8 Adventures in Dandeli 1. Visit Syntheri Rock. It’s a big hike down and even harder to walk back up, but quite worth it. It’s a nice

Bear Watching at the Sloth Bear Resort Near Hampi!

I deviated from my goMowgli tour a little bit and took some extra time to check out the popular Sloth Bear Resort in the Daraji Sloth Bear Sanctuary as it's one of the best things to do in Hampi. The Jungle Lodges are Government run and are dotted all over Karnataka. I’ve also done a

Aihole and Pattadakal |100’s of barely visited temples

Before the Chalukya ruled Badami and made all those cave rock carvings, Aihole was the location of the Empire with the capital in Pattadakal. I visited Aihole and Pattadakal these places with goMowgli on a three-day tour from Hampi. Update: As of 2018, GoMowgli is no longer in operation. If you want a tour to Aihole

Why You’ve Got to See the Badami Cave Temples

There was once an empire called the Chalukya’s. Yes, I also didn’t know that. But I was about to find out a hell of a lot about them! Just a 3 hour drive from Hampi, it’s another awesome spot for temples and hiking, yet none of the tourists come here. Oh wait, I did see

Weekend of Bliss at the Alila Diwa Goa

When it comes to the 5 star hotel “experience” Alila Diwa Goa knocks it out of the park. This is my favorite luxury hotel in South Goa. My biggest question over the last weekend I spent there was "where should I have my next drink?" Don't forget to pick up my Insider Guide to Goa and my