Aurangabad is known for its proximity to the world famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves. These are sculpted out of rocks …. Rock cut temples, probably the toughest way to create a monument since it has to be built from top to bottom and not the other way. The UNESCO world heritage sites, an amalgamation of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples, attract a large number of tourists and is perhaps one of the most visited places in India. Ajanta is around 105 kms from Aurangabad while Ellora is around 32 kms from there.Read More »
Thiruvananthapuram (The city of the Lord Anantha) is also known as Trivandrum. The city maintains the old world charm of Kerala and is its Capital. Referred as the “Evergreen City of India” by Mahatma Gandhi, is surrounded by low coastal hills. The city is situated near the southern tip of mainland India. The city with its long winding roads, dotted with old styled houses and small shops will give you the feel of a small town though it’s the capital of Kerala.Read More »
Seated amidst the lovely tranquil hills of the Western Ghats is the district of Coorg (called Kodagu locally), one of the top tourist destinations of Karnataka. The lush green plantations, deep valleys and the beautiful water falls is a sight to behold and is one of the most serene sights. See the amazing waterfalls at Iruppu, Chelavara and Abbey and pray at Bhagamandala, one of the two Brahma temples in India. Enroute visit the Tibetan monastery at Bylakuppe, the elephant camp at Dubare the delta Nisargadhama. At Madikeri see the unique Mercara fort, Rajas seat park, the waterfalls, the Bhagamandala temple and then go to Talacauvery, where the river Cauvery has its source.Read More »
The Cauvery Delta, having miles and miles of lush green paddy fields, is also a repository of arguably, the finest temples of South India.
Join us in visiting Kumbakonam, Thanjavur and Madurai (The Golden Heritage Circuit) where the size of the temples will make you wonder if these were built by humans. The temple towns will astound you with the old lanes and bye lanes, the aromatic street food, and the whiff of camphor, flowers and incense in the air will take you to another world.
A visit to Madurai, Rameshwaram, Dhanushkodi, & Chettinad takes you across some of the finest temples of South India. It allows you to stand at the southern-most tip of India. You get to cross the Pamban bridge and if you are lucky enough you get to see the bridge open up to give way to a passing cargo ship.Read More »
The cornerstone of our philosophy of Sustainable Experiential Travel is our engagement with the local communities. We believe that travel is a powerful tool for an individual to embrace the culture, art and truly understand the people in relation to their place. By living with the locals, learning their language and indulging in their daily activities, a person is able to transform to respect and love another human in their own authentic way of living.
Through this travel fellowship, we wish to draw together people seeking to learn about diverse cultures, passionate about rural tourism and fascinated by indigenous communities.
If you are visiting India and have not visted the New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur then you have missed the soul of India. These three cities are a beautiful amalgamation of history, culture, heritage, food and colours. This trip is also popularly know the the Golden Triangle and indeed it is as they represent a golden era of Indian ethos.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 »
SUMMER CAMPS: OUTDOOR BASED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAMS We have grown up with a fair share of experiencing the nature up close. Be it going for picnics with school friends or with family, short hikes or treks, swimming in ponds and lakes, nature walks and camps, safaris, rock climbing or even climbing[…]Read More »
Kerala is a treasure trove of experiential splendor and natural wonders. The western coastline along the Arabian Sea is high on beauty, beaches and culture with a historic past of spice trade on the Malabar Coast. The Western Ghat Mountains in the east, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, are alive with rich flora and fauna, and dotted with lush plantations and quaint hill towns. Surrounded by pristine stretches of backwaters with thriving local culture, it’s hard not to see why Kerala is God’s Own Country.
Thanks to such diversity, experiential travel is the way to go here. Watch the sun set through fishing nets, traverse the evergreen Ghats, or kayak along the backwaters. Spot elephants while bamboo rafting, mingle with locals at homestay, or discover exotic food. Immerse in an Ayurvedic massage, or just laze on quiet beaches. Kerala truly is a refreshing escape, revealing the most authentic, eco-friendly and sustainable side of India.