Good Morning Bangalore or Subhodaya Bengaluru. • Did you know that of the 6500 construction workers, who worked on building the Vidhan soudha, 5000 were convicts? They were set free after the Vidhan Soudha was built. • We crib about the Bangalore traffic day in and day out, but did[…]Read More »
A land of lotus eaters, landlocked nation in South East Asia, Laos is traversed by the Mekong River and known for mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries. Laos traces its historic and cultural identity to the kingdom of Lan Xang Hom Khao (Kingdom of a Million Elephants Under the White Parasol), which existed for four centuries as one of the largest kingdoms in Southeast Asia.Read More »
Cambodia is unfairly characterized by its recent disturbing past of genocide and civil war. That’s over and it’s the future, which is bright, and one finds that in terms of hope amongst its population. It’s the glorious past one should be looking at more than a thousand years ago, when the Khmer kingdom was one of the most prosperous nations in the world. They have left behind an amazingly rich legacy in terms of temples and culture that is so endearing and part of the present lives. It’s more than Angkor Wat. It’s in the culture, food, architecture, everywhere. You will experience it.Read More »
As Rudyard Kipling rightly puts it, this land is quite unlike any other. The name might change (Burma to Myanmar), but the ethos, people, temples, rivers, mountains, forest, beaches and the land are distinctly unique. As the nation slowly emerges from the military rule to a fledgling democracy, there are so many stories to be experienced and told. From Burma to Myanmar travel experience is our attempt to discover and explore these stories about this unique land.Read More »
Journey through Rajasthan, the Land of Princes, is steeped in legends and mystery of bygone heroes and timeless culture. Set amidst the Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan is enveloped by the natural wonders of the Thar Desert, and dotted with surreal lakes, majestic forts and palaces, multihued cities, pristine villages and wildlife.
Revel in vivid shades of Jodhpur’s blue-walled cityscape or take a holy dip at waterside ghats in Pushkar. Explore the bustling old markets in modern pink city of Jaipur or admire the illuminated palaces of Udaipur as the sun sets at the banks of Lake Pichola. Get inspired by the grandeur of the sand castle of Jaisalmer or sight a peacock dancing in Ranthambore National Park. Rajasthan almost overwhelms the senses with a truly incredible travel experience.
So many experiences. So many stories to tell. That’s what Ladakh is. The land of high passes is blessed with natural beauty any other place in the world would envy. In ancient times it was an important outpost in the important silk route trade. Much of that richness esp. in culture and heritage is still very much reflective in the present day Ladakh.
Not much else needs to be said about Ladakh. A surreal landscape vastly different from anything imaginable. Though so much has been talked and written about it that most people have an idea of the place, yet nothing can prepare you for what to expect the moment the door of the aircraft opens and this land opens its arms to you.
Russia the world’s largest country is a true riddle waiting to be solved by the true traveler. It is part of two continents and borders two oceans – Arctic and Pacific. The landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It has it all from historic cities, beautiful countryside socialist and czarist legacy to art, literature, great train rides and vodka fueled nights. Get ready to be beguiled by the beauty of its arts and the quixotic nature of its people.Read More »
The state of Nagaland in the North East of India is home to several tribes each of which are distinct in their language, culture and customs. The festivals are important to the tribes as these revolve around agriculture, which is a major profession in the state. The Nagas consider their festivals sacred and so participation in these festivals is essential.
To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. The festival is named after the Indian hornbill, the large and colourful forest bird, which is displayed in folklore in most of the state’s tribes.
If you are headed to the Hornbill festivel, it’s a great opportunity to combine this trip with a stay and safari at the popular Rhino destination – Kaziranga National Park.
To make the North East experience complete a short trip to Meghalaya and its beautiful capital Shillong would just do that.
Goa with its bustling beaches along with its pristine ones is where everyone heads to when they need the beach therapy. But there’s more to Goa than the beaches. The confluence of cultures over the centuries with the arrival of the Portuguese and before that given birth to unique art & culture. The ever laid back and peaceful environment so infectious as it is reflected in the delicious local cuisine and the afternoon siestas. Goa is evergreen and has the amazing forest cover and wildlife, which is still off the usual tourist and therefore less crowded. So if you are headed to Goa, go beyond the beaches, explore the unexplored and soak in the local experience.Read More »