The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road

Torquay  The Great Ocean Road is counted as one of the best coastal drives in Australia. It starts at Torquay and travels 244 kilometres to finish at Allansford near Warrnambool. Squeezing the whole length of the drive for a one-day trip, means to skip the relaxing stroll at the little towns on the way. I […]

Walhalla

Walhalla

A town that is frozen in time for the last hundred years with a current population of under 20 but visited by around 150,000 people every year – where that could be? Let the suspense linger on, but I will be more specific. Between 1863 to 1914, it was one of the richest townships in […]

Bendigo

Bendigo

On the grand final eve of 29th September 2017, a public holiday in Melbourne, the Melbourne CBD was buzzling with activities –a large crowd gathering in the city to watch the Grand final parade. I was heading on the opposite side of the city on an aimless journey. By the time the car reached the […]

A Warburton Nostalgia

A Warburton Nostalgia

  It is nearly third week of August and I could hear the Spring knocking my doors. But the chilli winter is not over yet and I really didn’t want to go on blaming the funny Melbourne weather again for sitting closed up at home. Where should I head for a short weekend trip at […]

Melbourne is Marvelous in winter too

Melbourne is Marvelous in winter too

Winter officially begins on 1ST of June in Melbourne. It is a well-known fact that Melbournians are fortunate or unfortunate enough to experience all four seasons in one day. During summer, spring and autumn, when they go out, most carry a sunglass, an umbrella, and a winter jacket while wearing a T-shirt . The weather […]

A trip to the Buchan Caves in Victoria

A trip to the Buchan Caves in Victoria

Buchan caves, located around 360km from the Melbourne CBD, will take nearly four hours to reach by car. Starting early morning is important, if you are not planning to stay overnight. Egg seller on the way The caves, famous for spectacular limestone formations are the handiwork of mother nature which took millions of years.  The […]

Bright, Victoria’s Autumn Capital

Bright, Victoria’s Autumn Capital

The beauty of golden leaves spinning through the air with the touch of an invisible breeze, dancing elegantly along the way, murmuring the arrival of autumn, is one of nature’s most beautiful moments. Soon winter will set in and the trees will look naked, bereft of their gaiety but until then they will adorn the […]

Hanging Rock of Melbourne

Hanging Rock of Melbourne

There is a natural wonder of gigantic proportions at Melbourne’s backyard largely ignored by tourists but swarmed by little daredevil adventure seekers accompanied by parents. Hanging Rock, (aka Mount Diogenes) is a rare volcanic formation near the townships of Woodend and Mount Macedon in the Macedon ranges. We took the Calder Freeway on a fine […]

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Before the large scale Indian migration to Australia began, Melbourne Cricket Ground was better known in India than the city it situates. For Indians, cricket is not just a game, but a life giving force and everything else comes only after that. In the last three decades around the TV sets and before that around […]

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo

An African themed open range zoo in our doorsteps is a school vacation blessing for many Melbourne parents. The Werribee Open range zoo offers free entry for children on weekends, public holidays and school holiday seasons. That makes it an ideal place to spent three to four hours or more in a friendly entertaining environment […]