Category: India

Mansions of Karaikudi in Chettinad

My voice echoed across the deserted corridor. The only noise is of the sweeping footsteps of the caretaker of this Chettinad mansion in Karaikudi. Numerous colourful pillars flank the enormous courtyard…
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The Magic: Travel inspiration

It were the clouds, I swear. The fluffy white clouds soaked in the sunset at Fagu floating over the mountains like magic. Spread over as far as I could see.…
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Doors Of Southern India: A journey with Tata Pravesh

We travel to learn and sometimes, unlearn. We travel to open the doors to the unknown and cherish the known. There are explorations that we undertake to know a region…
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Why visiting the Cellular jail is a must for every Indian?

I am dreading this visit to the Cellular jail in Andamans. I had been dreading it since weeks before visiting it. Why? The thought of visiting a place where thousands…
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Kinner camps and the beauty of Sangla

I woke up to the whiff of a freshly baked cake.But I was at the Kinner camps in Sangla, Himachal Pradesh and this was definitely a hallucination ( err what…
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30 Photographs explain why Kerala is God’s own country

Kerala is nature's own poetry. While the fragrance of tea and the flavours of varied spices envelope you, the endless, velvety green tea gardens sprawl across like a blanket. The…
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Gurudongmar lake: Heaven on Earth

I was inching towards it. It glistened in the sun, its frozen waters reflecting the blue sky. There was no-one in sight. Pin drop silence. Just the wind blowing and…
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Finding Shiva in the caves of Pachmarhi

It was my second day in Pachmarhi. At 9.30 in the morning, I was all set to visit the famous Jatta Shankar caves. As Saeeb, our guide led the way,…
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For the love of Andamans

At the slightest mention of Andamans these days I break into a smile. The scorching weather of Mumbai melts momentarily in the sublime memories of the island where forests enchant…
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