As I mentioned, living in India as an expat is much breezier than backpacking through India for a variety of reasons like budget and familiarity. Before I started my kickass goMowgli tour of Karnataka I had to get myself to Mysore from Goa. I’ve been on a bit of a I-hardly-have-an-income budget, so instead of
This small town has a few good reasons for visiting and you could spend a full day here. It's just a 90 minute drive from Mysore. The drive itself was very pretty and I was happy to be going by car with goMowgli rather than bus so I could stop to take photos or to
Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if
Welcome back to the series "International Boho-Chic Designers". I meet so many fashion designers and artists on my travels and as a shopoholic, love having unique items form abroad. I want to share them with you! The designers featured here are those I really shop from and adore. The new shop TIA in Morjim / Ashwem is
Just a day trip from Mysore, you can be up in the gorgeous B R Hills where there are 2,500 species of plants and tress along with tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and guar over 200 species of birds. BR Hills is named from Lord Biligiri Ranga. Bili means white and giri means hills
Interacting with the Soliga Tribals of BR Hills is one of the most interesting things I’ve done since I’ve lived in India. While touring Karnataka with goMowgli, we went up to the famous BR hills to glamp at Gorukana, an NGO which helps the tribals keep a sustainable lifestyle. (I'll tell more about that next week).
I think I found the prettiest hotel in the entire world. Well, prettiest one I’ve seen anyways: Cantaloupe Levels, Unawatuna Beach Resort When we showed up here and saw the view from the room I was pinching myself to see if it was real. I’ve never had such an amazing room or view. The only
In Mysore you have shopping options GALORE. Mysore might be royal and known for yoga, but many people come here just to shop. Famous Mysore silk is found here with sari prices starting at 12,000 rupees up to over a Lakh!. Khadi cotton is sold almost everywhere and I myself stocked up on about 9