Rambles Into Sacred Realms: Journeys in Pen & Paint – A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

Today on the review table, I have:

Title: Rambles into Sacred Realms: Journeys in Pen & Paint
Author: Krish V. Krishnan
Format: Paperback
Pages: 238
Published: April 7th 2015
Publisher: Shanti Arts Publishing
ISBN: 1941830927 (ISBN13: 9781941830925)
Edition Language: English
Genre: Travel Chronicle


Book Blurb: Rambles into Sacred Realms is the beautiful and inspiring chronicle of author and artist Krish V. Krishnan’s travels around the globe as he explores and portrays places of awe-inspiring divinity through writing and artwork. Krish recounts his experiences at places like the stunning rocky red desert of Petra, Jordan, replete with the ruins of shrines, palaces, and tombs; the ancient and holy city of Varanasi, India, where sacred chants waft in the breeze as funeral pyres consume the dead; and the ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand, teeming with temples, monuments, shrines, and watchful statues of Buddha as far as the eye can see. Krish’s writings offer adventure, drama, and bits of humor, and his extensive collection of artwork, in watercolor, scratchboard, acrylics, pencil, and pastel, is superbly executed and captivatingly impassioned. Rambles into Sacred Realms offers a compelling invitation to the reader to vicariously enjoy and experience, through both words and images, the stunning power of some of the world’s most incredible and sacred places.

Stri’s Take On It: Travel stories always interest me a lot. I have recently started reading many travel based books, and this one will be one of my favorites. This book is neat, with clear narration. It has 12 chapters each dedicated to a country. Unlike local travel chronicles, which will be like a monologue of what to see in those countries, this chronicle actually takes us to those places literally through our imagination. His extensive use of illustrations, his quirky wit, and his captivating narration are great add-ons to this book.


  1. Clear narration and flow: The best thing about any book is how smoothly the reader reaches the last page. If that is done, then yeah, it’s a huge success.
  2. Well-researched content: Most travel chronicles will be simply out of experience. This one has the personal touch yet the content seems well researched.


  1. The print edition is a bit expensive. Although, I got the Kindle copy for this book for review purposes. I personally feel these sketches and illustrations gives a different feel when read on paper.

Rating: 4/5
Do I recommend? YES!

Buy the book here: Amazon

This book is a part of book review program by WritersMelon.


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