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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[…]

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[…]

Kalpathi Rath Festival, Kalpathi Rath Yatra, Kalpathi Ratholsavam

Kalpathi Ratholsavam – A Mix of Fervor, Frenzy and Festivities

“God’s own country”, Kerala is known for being home to several festivals. These are the times when grandeur and opulence completely take over the otherwise simple lifestyle of its people. One of the popular temple festivals celebrated here is the Kalpathi Rath Festival. An annual festival, it is held in[…]

Offbeat India – Muziris, An Ancient Port City

The Muziris Heritage Site, hidden away in the by lanes of the town of Kodungallur 18 miles north of Cochin, Kerala is perhaps India’s biggest archaeological discovery. Dating back to the 1st century BC the Muziris seaport and urban centre is reputed to have been the greatest Trading Centre of[…]

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[…]