Category: India

The Paradise Called Yumthang Valley

The Apple blossom tree was drenched. Mist curled over the mountains in Lachung and I woke up to the sound of rain splashing on the window of my homestay room. In…
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An offbeat trek in Kamarajar valley Tamil Nadu

“What do you plan to do tomorrow? The jacuzzi walk or the waterfall trek?” Mr. Ge, the Dutch owner of Double Dutch resort looks at me inquisitively, as if knowing…
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Heroes of the Road: An Ode to the Drivers of India

The downpour was incessant. At Kinner Camps Sangla, Pawan Soni was visibly perturbed. He was on tour with Doreen D’sa, and while the terrain of Kinnaur was challenging anyway, today…
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Rendevous with the Ganges on The Glasshouse on the Ganges at Rishikesh

I was walking over pebbles: an endless stretch of them with a rhythmic sound of flowing water in the distance.In the wee hours of the morning, this was such a…
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Bikaner Travel Guide for First Timers

I tread with utmost caution. My eyes not leaving the ground. Petrified, wary of any sudden movement. With each step I take, I reassure myself all will be well and…
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The Architectural wonders of Lepakshi

In the grand road trip to Southern India, there were many deviations. Most of these were unplanned and led to some stunning destinations. Among these was the journey to the Veerbhadra…
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What you can do in CSIA Mumbai Aiport: Visit the Jaya He GVK Museum

It was another rushed day at the Chatrapatri Shivaji International Airport (CSIA)  in Mumbai.  I was running late, as usual. Sprinting past those plush eateries and the super tempting shopping…
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Offbeat Kodaikanal experiences

I look out of the window, battling the forest chill as we ascend gradually towards Kodaikanal. My hand now freezing as I try to capture the mesmerising winding curves in…
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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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