The name Bihar comes from the ancient languages of Sanskrit and Pali word Vihara (or monastery) that means abode. In ancient India this region that encompasses the present state of Bihar had many Buddhist Viharas, the abodes of Buddhist monks. Lord Buddha found enlightenment here sitting below the Bodhi tree. At the time this region was a centre of power, learning and culture. And in the modern day the ancient and cultural legacy from the golden age has become a major tourist attraction. There is much more to discover and explore than the Buddhist legacy and culture, as the richness of the state is in its confluence of different cultures that lived here.Read More »
The name Jharkhand literally means ‘bush land’ or ‘land of the forests’. And it is so appropriate with the state filled with lush green and dense forests. A state in the Eastern part of India perched on the mineral rich Chhotanagpur plateau was carved out of Bihar many years ago. Diverse with the rich tribal culture the state has an amazing mix of hiils, rivers, forests and stunning waterfalls. There is much more to discover and explore more than that as mass tourism is yet to take off so it’s the ideal offbeat destination to visit.Read More »
West Bengal is a state in the Eastern part of India, strategically located between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal. With oodles of culture, diverse geography, amazing cuisine and street food and plethora of colourful festivals West Bengal has the potential to be one of the top travel destinations of India.Read More »
Odisha is a state in the Eastern part of India, mainly known for its tribal culture and its ancient heritage and temples. Blessed with lush green forests, wildlife, lakes and a long coastline, with many world class tourist destinations not many know about, Odisha is indeed India’s best kept secret.Read More »
Chhattisgarh, a relatively young state, heavily forested in the Central part of India was carved keeping in mind the abundant natural resources and the people living there symbiotically. It’s a great place to travel to and be one with the nature.Read More »
Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) conjures images of grandeur of ancient Kalinga and the war that transformed Emperor Ashoka towards the path of peace. An underrated travel destination, the state has an amazing mix of history, religion, the beaches, natural beauty with lush forests and lakes, and rich tribal culture. An amazing place for an offbeat traveler to explore the unexplored.Read More »
The Garden of Eden in India is indeed the Andaman Islands, with the garden under water. Andaman Islands, an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal comprises of 300 islands known for palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. It is a hot spot of marine life supported by the beautiful coral reefs. It is an ideal place to discover and learn scuba diving and commune with the rich marine life under water.Read More »
Sikkim is a microcosm of history, heritage, culture and natural beauty.
The rich heritage seeped in Buddhism, the majestic Kanchendzonga and the green forest cover in this Himalayan state, the delicious food, cheerful and friendly people and much more that Sikkim has in store for an outsider to explore and discover. What could be a better way than to explore the outdoors in the best possible way on a motorcycle feeling the air and in commune with the nature?
For a clear view of the four of the five highest peaks (Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu), what wouldn’t any trekker do? It is pretty easy, all one has to do is trek to Sandakphu or Phalut.
In recent years, this trek has gained much popularity and not because of the view to the four eight thousander peaks but for the beautiful trail that this trek entails across the forests of rhodendrons and magnolias and more.