The name Lakshadweep, that means in Malayalam and Sanskrit a hundred thousand islands is an archipelago of 36 islands off the Indian West Coast in the Arabian Sea. Known for its exotic and sun-kissed beaches it is a sought after yet unexplored holiday destination. India’s smallest Union Territory Lakshadweep is an archipelago consisting of 36 islands with an area of 32 sq km. It is a uni-district Union Territory and comprises of 12 atolls, three reefs, five submerged banks and ten inhabited islands.Read More »
Pondicherry was French colony till 1954, and now is a Union Territory in the South East part of India bounded by Tamil Nadu. It comprises four coastal regions namely Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. Puducherry and Karaikal are situated on the East Coast of Tamil Nadu, Yanam in Andhra Pradesh and Mahe on the West Coast in Kerala. The French influence is still visible in its French Quarter with tree-lined streets, mustard coloured villas, cafes and boutiques. Its a popular destination for both domestic and international travelers who visit it for various reasons from relaxing at the beach to immerse in spirituality, or just spend a nice time walking at the beach promenade. The Portuguese have been here, so have the Dutch, the Danes and the English.Read More »
Bali, the Island province of Indonesia is also known as the island of the Gods. It is indeed a heavenly destination with its hilly and mountainous landscape, long coastlines and gorgeous beaches, green rice plantations and stark volcanic regions all put together providing a perfect setting to its colourful, religious and unique culture. It is indeed a paradise, if not the heaven itself.Read More »
Looking up at and down from the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur, trekking through the thick tropical rain forests of Borneo, relaxing at the gorgeous sandy beaches of Langkawi or scuba diving in Sipadan, there is never a dull moment around when in Malaysia.Read More »
Thailand is more than often a traveler’s first international destination. And why shouldn’t it be? Its well connected, people are warm and welcoming, the place is totally tourist friendly and the country offers amazing beaches thanks to its long coastline along the stunning Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. But there’s more to beaches with the ever-busy Bangkok and the beautiful hills of North Thailand.Read More »
Thailand has many options for snorkeling and scuba diving. One could go to the crystal clear waters of the Andaman sea in Phuket or one could go to the beautiful Islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao and dive in the Gulf of Thailand. Throughout the year there are multiple options available for various water sports and specifically snorkelling and diving.Read More »
Maldives is a group of islands in the Indian ocean South of India. Characterized by white sand beaches, clear blue water, beautiful marine life and coral reef underneath, the place is just paradise. It is a great place for water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving. And after all that work just the perfect place to chill.Read More »
Netrani is a small island in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Karnataka. Also known as the pigeon island, it is located approximately 10 nautical miles from the temple town of Murudeshwar. With clear blue waters, coral reef and rich marine life Netrani is an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling.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 »
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.