Top 5 Foodie Day Trips from Delhi – Mixing a sense of adventure with food, these day trips guarantee some finger licking delicious food, and are ideal for the weekends.
A Misty Morning at the Yamuna Ghats – At the start of every winter, Delhi welcomes hundreds of seagulls who stop by at the ghats of river Yamuna during their annual migration. A chance for city dwellers to experience nature in its flying glory, visiting the ghats at sunrise should be on every photographer’s must-do list.
Lodi Art District – Exploring Delhi’s Urban Art Scene – On a hot and humid day of July, a band of amateur and professional photographers set off to discover a colourful part of their city.
Humayun’s Tomb (in Pictures) – An architectural marvel in the heart of Delhi – The magnificence of Mughal Architecture is witnessed in all its glory across New Delhi. A unique style the encapsulates the aura of India’s rich past, the tombs, mosques, and forts make for not only an exciting history lesson filled with stories of love, tragedy, and betrayal but also shines a spotlight on the art and culture from the time.
Safdarjung’s Tomb, New Delhi in Pictures – Situated close to central Delhi, the Tomb of Safdarjung is a historical monument of grand proportions. The sprawling gardens around the structure, a passage lined with fountains, and brilliant in depicting the Mughal style of architecture, the tomb is often overlooked even though it makes for an interesting quick stop or a destination for photography enthusiasts.
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.
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.
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 worshipped 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.
DELHI NCR (Most places are in/around Gurgaon, Haryana)
The Street Art of Mangar Village – Exploring the dynamic street-art scene of a quaint village in the Aravallis.
A Weekend Nature Walk – Rozka Gujjar & Sehjawas – A short drive away from the hustle and bustle of Gurgaon, a serene, picturesque environment exists, waiting to be explored.
Chapter 101: A Quaint Bookshop in a Torrid City – Chapter 101 is homely. It’s like walking into a den or a study, very English in nature with the wooden racks along the walls, the tiled floor graced with a couple of rugs to give that extra bit of cosiness, and a faux brick wall opposite to a green coloured one in-between it all.
The Heritage Transport Museum – A place for vintage enthusiasts. An excursion for retro seekers. It’s a dream turned into reality for car enthusiasts. For adults, it is a nostalgic trip back to a time when things seemed simpler. For children though, it’s a bit of a mix where education and entertainment combine with an appreciation for automobiles and the understanding of the history of transport in the country.
The Joy of Storytelling – A visit to Mandi Gaon to hold a storytelling 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.
Top 5 Tips for your Goa Trip – What makes Goa so special is the variety of activities it presents to those willing to experience it; there’s something for all age groups and all tastes. A visit to Goa, especially your first, can be a little unnerving with so many options at hand but if you take it slow, plan a little in advance, there’s a good chance that you’ll leave with memories that will stay with you for a long time.
Old World Charm of Fontainhas – Guest Post by Sudha G. – A look at the colourful houses of Goa.
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.
An Indian Adventure – Guest post by Dell Jones – I asked my friend to share his memories and experiences of travelling in India as he holds an extraordinary bond with the country.
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 Mysterious Stepwell of Neemrana – A beautiful stepwell enveloped in mystery, the Neemrana Bawri makes for the perfect day-trip from Delhi.
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.
The Taj Mahal: A Photo Essay (with Tips) – What makes Taj Mahal a “wonder” is that it isn’t merely 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.
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 unorganised construction to the point that it has lost some of its old world charm.
The Rishikesh Road Trip Part I – Getting There – Documenting the journey from Gurgaon to Rishikesh with emphasis on food, but naturally.
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.
Photography | Corbett National Park – No tigers, but the beauty of the jungle in all its glory; remember, there’s always a lot more to see in nature than just any one animal.
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.