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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 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[…]

The Demoiselle Cranes of Khichan and the Man Who Brought Them There

Do you know the wonderful story behind what brings the Demoiselle Cranes to Khichan village? Once upon a time, Ratan Lal Maloo, a native of Khichan who had been working in Odisha, returned to the village. Since he did not have a lot of work, his uncle gave him the[…]

Where to Celebrate Holi in India

The Party Holi – New Delhi Delhi loves its party holis and every year you’re spoiled for choice with a tonne of “farm house” parties being organised. If you’re after a fun day out in a safe environment, these are usually a good bet. While Holi out on the streets[…]

5 Offbeat Rajasthani Festivals

Welcome to Rajasthan – a timeless land where the sombre colors of the desert perfectly complement its vividly coloured festivals. Attending Rajasthani fairs and festivals is an immersive experience like none other. Here we highlight five offbeat events that are well worth planning your next Indian odyssey around. KOLAYAT FAIR[…]

Dera Village Retreat, Kalakho

The soul of our country lies in its interiors. Taking off from that, the Dera Village Retreat near the charming village of Kalakho is a property that provides an immersive and unique experience in the heart of Rajasthan. Perfect for a weekend getaway, the retreat gives you the opportunity to unwind[…]

A Walk Through Time in Benaras

There is no better way to explore Benaras than by walking through the lanes and by-lanes of this ancient city and experiencing for yourself all that it has to offer. The magnificent city rises from the western banks of the Ganga and is known as the spiritual capital of India. Benaras[…]

5 Offbeat Festivals in India You Must Experience

When it comes to festivals, no other country can quite equal India in terms of diversity in culture, customs and tradition. The country sees a number of festivals throughout the year celebrating a variety of religions, sects, beliefs, and values Any discussion on the several festivals of India goes beyond the[…]

Experiencing the Aranmula Boat Race, Kerala

Every year during monsoons the state of Kerala, in the south of India, is witness to its many popular snake boat races. A snake boat or the Chundan Vallam is actually a long canoe style boat used in these boat races, which is now part and parcel of the rich[…]

Hemis Festival – An Experience Like None Other

If you happen to visit Ladakh in the summer try your best to align your holiday with the Hemis Festival. The festival commemorates the birth of the revered Guru Padamasambhava who is said to have brought the tantric form of Buddhism to the Himalayan kingdom. Every 12th year, known as[…]