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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. A religious and artistic landmark in the face of India. From a time long forgotten, people from different cultures, communities, religions, and traditions came and thrived by the banks[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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Theyyam – An Ancient Sacred Ritual

Colourful costumes, a call to appease and honour divinity, and a ritual form of expression that blends together dance, theatrical performance, and storytelling of the ages. All of these describe one of the oldest dance forms to emerge from the South-Indian cradle; and if you’re visiting Kerala in December, you[…]

3 National Parks in India You Must Visit

Hunting, Poaching and then Preservation. These National Parks have seen it all. They are the most coveted sanctuaries for indigenous plants and animals across the Asia-Pacific region. Here is a glimpse of the wonders of these Parks. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary/ Keoladeo National Park Once a hunting ground for the Maharaja[…]

Kalmatia Sangam – A Soulful Vacation

  Imagine a holiday where you heal, where you really rejuvenate and feel like the best version of yourself – sounds blissful, doesn’t it? Offering the same pristine tryst with Nature and Mountains, Kalmatia is a complete healing experience and is a place definitely worth visiting. Discovered nearly a hundred[…]

3 Festivals In Assam You Cannot Miss

  The Majuli Festival Positioned in the heart of the mighty Brahmaputra, the Majuli Island is home to the largest river island festival in the world, the Majuli festival. Over time, it has transformed into an extravaganza that is now an integral part of Assam’s identity.     The festival[…]

Tea Trail in India – Exploring India via its Estates

You don’t have to be a tea lover to opt for a tea trail and visit the tea gardens of India. With lots to offer to tourists tea-tourism is fast gaining popularity all over the world, and what better country than India to experience life in a tea estate. Come[…]

When the Hills Turn Purple – The Neelakurinji Effect

Every 12 years from the month of July to December the Nilgiri hills turn blue as the Neelakurunji flowers that the hills derive their name from coming into full bloom. This absolutely spectacular phenomenon turns the entire Nilgiri hills into magnificent shades of bluish purple and makes the entire expanse[…]