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 »
Peru is more than just the Incan Empire and Machu Picchu. For travelers, it’s a travel destination that has a rich culture, distinct history and diverse geography comprising of mountains (the Andes), ocean (the Pacific) and rain-forest (the Amazon). Further, you have the beautiful metropolitan city of Lima, the intriguing Nazca lines and the Incan Sacred Valley. A small country holds so much diversity and therefore is a delight for the travelers.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 »
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.
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 »
Far into the corner of the North-East India and surrounded on three sides by Bangladesh is the princely state of Tripura. It is the home to a diverse mix of tribal cultures and religious groups. While it is far from the North-East’s tourist circuits, the state is a delight for the offbeat travelers. If you have ventured this far, do not forget to visit Tripura.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.