Month: April 2015

Baneshwar Temple

Baneshwar Temple, dedicated to Shiva, is located 40 km south of Pune near the village of Nasarapur, Maharastra. The setting is wonderful, located amidst thick jungle, the temple has an extremely calm feeling about it. The name Baneshwar is derived from “Ban” meaning “forest”, and “ishwar” which means […]

Twyfelfontein – Namibia

After the slightly mixed experience of the Kamanjab Himba Village, I was really looking forward to the next destination, Twyfelfontein in a region known as Damaraland in Namibia. Damaraland is a wild and rugged landscape and is one of Namibia’s least populated areas. It’s extremely arid, on average […]

Okonjima – Namibia

Half way between Windhoek and Etosha in Namibia lies the Okonjima Nature Reserve. Completed in 2010, and with a 96 kilometre fence surrounding the 22,000 hectares, Okonjima Nature Reserve is also home to The AfriCat Foundation. Namibia is home to the world’s largest wild/free-ranging cheetah population; the majority […]

Tikona Fort

A trek up to Tikona Fort is an easy day excursion from Pune, located just 50m west of the city overlooking Pawna Lake. I visited in September towards the end of the monsoon season which is perhaps the best time to visit. I can still clearly remember how […]