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Birding in India – Where to Go, When to Go & What to Carry

India is home to more than 1250 species of birds. This is estimated to be 13 percent of the total number of species in the world. There are over 925 breeding species (920 residents). The Indian birds belong to 25 groups called ‘Orders’, which are further divided into ‘Families’, ‘Sub-families’[…]

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The Toymakers of Benaras – A Legacy We May Be Losing

Toy Makers of Varanasi        Benaras, now known as Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world. From a time long forgotten, people from different cultures, communities, religions, and traditions came and thrived by the banks of river Ganga.With time, they developed exclusive art, craft and[…]

Uttarakhand – The Land Of Temples

 Uttarakhand, a state that lies to the north of India, is one of the major attractions because of its extensive cultural diversity, stunning landscapes and not to mention, its temples. Apart from the plethora of healing methods and yoga services that Uttarakhand has to offer, it is also a wildlife[…]

3 Incredible Walking Tours in India

Walking is one of the best ways to get a real sense of any town, city or village that one is travelling to. The easy pace allows you to slow down whenever you want to and lose yourself (quite literally) in the sights, sounds and smells of your surroundings. Here[…]

Wayanad Wild – A Magical Forest Getaway

Wayanad Wild is the newest entrant into the CGH Earth collection of properties. This is a company known for taking the path less trodden and Wayanad Wild exemplifies everything it stands for. LUSH SURROUNDS OF LAKKIDI:   Located in the rainforests of Lakkidi, the property offers a lush green glimpse into[…]

Pongal – Celebrating the Bounty of Harvest

Pongal is an ancient harvest festival of South India, especially Tamil Nadu, celebrated in various manifestations all across India with abundant joy and enthusiasm over the course of four days. The essence of the festival is to get rid of all the elements that create negative energy, thus making room[…]

Svatma – A Vision Suspended in Time

Svatma, in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, is a heritage site refurbished by Krithika Subramaniam who used her architectural education and love for art and culture into the creation of this mystical space. She aims to take her guests on the voyage of rich culture and culinary heritage discovery[…]

The Glory of Meenakshi Temple

Located on the southern bank of Vaigai river is one of the oldest and most important temples in India, the Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is the most visited tourist attraction in the holy city, Madurai.  Every year thousands of worshippers visit the temple from all parts of the world to[…]

A Home Away from Home – Chanoud Garh Heritage Homestay

The grand entrance at the Chanoud Garh Heritage hotel awaits your arrival to welcome you to the world of royals. 77 km away from Jodhpur in Rajasthan, is a small town called Pali. A place, where everywhere you look, you see the wooded Aravalli mountains and colourfully dressed people. The[…]

Rajasthani Heritage Properties – An Immersion in Luxury

The history of the Rajput rulers and their ferocious loyalty to their land has been immortalized by the colossal forts and palaces that can be seen from large distances and are dotted across the state of Rajasthan. Keeping in mind the historical significance of these buildings and the impeccable restoration[…]

Nagaur Festival Puppets

The Nagaur Festival of Rajasthan

Nagaur is a small town on the edge of the vast Thar desert and as far as the eye can see, the landscape undulates with varying shades of yellow, whether you’re gazing at the multitude of temples and forts or taking in the desert.  For being a small, indiscernible dot[…]

Betwa River Rafting

Rafting on the River Betwa: The Perfect Adventure

White water rafting is an adventure sport that should be on every traveller’s list. Saved from the ravages of time and modern civilization is a small town called Orchha, which still carries remnants of its glorious past. And on the Betwa River, old-world charm comes into a seamless confluence with[…]

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Orchha – A Treasured History of India

Orchha, is an ancient city with a magical soul and a colourful past. Centuries ago, the Orchha region was ruled by the Bundela kings. Just 30 minutes away from Jhansi, Orchha is a popular weekend destination for locals and a tourist attraction for people from around the globe. People flock[…]

The Chambal Safari Lodge

If you’ve ever wondered what the luxurious life of a zamindar who lived over a century ago could have been like, you’ll get your chance to experience it at the Chambal Safari Lodge. The Chambal Safari Lodge, just 65 km southeast of Agra, is an eco friendly lodge near the[…]