Everything Mussoorie – “Queen of the Hills” – Situated in the state of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie was initially a haven for the British during the scorching India summer months. While the British are long gone, the popularity of this hill-station getaway has continued to the extent that this picturesque town has had untimely and unorganized construction to the point that it has lost some of its old world charm.
Nandgaon Holi: A Colorful Experience – For a few days every year people from across the world head over to two small villages in Uttar Pradesh, India to witness and experience a spectacle that never ceases to amaze.
Qutub Minar: A Photo Essay (with Tips) – The entire Qutub Minar complex is a well maintained property with lush gardens, nooks and corners to explore, the forgotten past to re-discover, and it is the perfect place in the city to immerse oneself into the charm of glorious architecture.
The Taj Mahal: A Photo Essay (with Tips) – What makes Taj Mahal a “wonder” is that it isn’t simply architecturally magnificent – and one of a kind – but as a monument it holds a lot of emotions; that of tragedy, death, and most importantly love – the real reason for its existence. It is this bond that forms between religion, architecture, and human nature that makes the Taj Mahal remarkable and in a league of its own.
Ancient Delhi – A Walk through Mehrauli Archaeological Park – History surrounds us. It’s here, there, inside thick jungles, among modern structures, often in plain sight, to be admired, understood, studied, accessible to those with a keen eye and interest.
The Top Free Tourist Attraction in India – Imagine, you are on your way to see the Qutub Minar in Delhi and before you even get near it, you feel the car slow down, and then see the driver turn the steering wheel a little to the right. Your mind begins to wander, your heartbeat goes up a notch, and the curiosity finally makes you look out. Bang! There you have it. The lovely sight of a flock of sheep walking merrily in the middle of the road, out on a leisurely walk, unaware and unconcerned about what happens around them. Heck! I want a life like that.
Photography | Corbett National Park – No tigers, but the beauty of the jungle in all it’s glory; remember, there’s always a lot more to see in nature than just any one animal.
An Indian Adventure – Guest post by Dell Jones – I asked my friend to share his memories and experiences of traveling in India as he holds a very special bond with the country.
Photo Essay | The Goddess and Mortals of Durga Puja – Before the start Durga Puja, I pay a visit to see artisans prepare the idols that will be worshiped during this major festival celebrated across India.
Discovering the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhawan – For a month every year the Presidential Palace in New Delhi opens its doors to the common public for a magnificent view of their gardens. A free attraction and a must for horticulturalists.
Ancient Luxury at Neemrana Fort Palace – Converting heritage sites into palatial hotels has been a trend that in a way has helped glorify the architecture and importance of our history. Neemrana Fort Palace is one such “resort”.
The Joy of Storytelling – A visit to Mandi Gaon to hold a story telling session for the local kids.
A Rustic Day at Laksh Farms – Family Day Trips are the new craze and Laksh Farms helps you unwind by taking you to a simpler lifestyle.
Old World Charm of Fontainhas – Guest Post by Sudha G. – A look at the colourful houses of Goa.
The Rishikesh Road Trip Part I – Getting There – Documenting the journey from Gurgaon to Rishikesh with emphasis on food, but obviously.
The Rishikesh Road Trip Part II – The Stay – I talk about The Glasshouse on the Ganges in this post and the food available.
The Rishikesh Road Trip Part III – Bouncing on Water and Getting Back – Experiencing river-rafting and then the uneventful trip back home.
Inside Corbett National Park: A stay at Jim’s Jungle Retreat – A review of the property and everything it has to offer.
Myth of the Tiger: Sightings and Beliefs – Tiger sightings at National Parks and why your trip should be about more than just that.