The Far Horizon Magazine

August2015

Five Tips to Stay Fit on a Trip

Going on a trip should not translate to mean that your fitness plans go completely out of shape. Travelling is the time when we can lose all that we’ve gained , in terms of fitness, and actually gain all that (weight) we’ve lost. In fact with little planning, travellers can easily incorporate[…]

5 Places to Celebrate Dusshera in India

Dussehra Dussehra is an India wide Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of the good over the bad, in remembrance of Rama’s victory over Ravana, from the Hindu text The Ramayana. The Ramayana, which originated in the second century BC, tells the story of Rama (incarnation of the god Vishnu) who defeats the[…]

Top 6 Cultural Destinations in India

India is a country rich in history and culture, from centuries of diverse and fascinating intermingling. Well known festivals which are celebrated all over India include Holi – the spring festival, where coloured powder is thrown with abandon to celebrate the end of winter and new crops – and Diwali, the festival of lights[…]

Getting to know Majuli – India’s Largest River Island

MAJULI ISLAND, ASSAM Located on the river Brahmaputra, Majuli is the largest fresh water island in India. 200 km from Guwahati it is accessible by ferries from Jorhat city which is about 20 km away. With a population of approximately 1.6 lacs Majuli is rich in ethnic culture and traditions.[…]

Festival

Stepping Back in Time, at the Pushkar festival

Rajasthan, the romantic desert state of India, hosts many colourful festivals throughout the year. Many of these festivals draw on the heritage of nomads, traders and magnificent Rajput warriors, to deliver a truly unique desert experience. Surely the most famous is the Pushkar Camel Fair held on the full moon[…]