The Far Horizon Magazine

Destinations

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[…]

A Weekend in Dera Dune Retreat

Firmly perched atop a 100ft sand dune the Dera Dune Retreat is one of the few luxury resorts of its kind.  This a place where the vast expanse of the desert completely envelopes your senses and you can’t help but give into its charms. Located between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, well[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Heritage Property

Sardargarh Heritage Hotel

A relaxed few days spent in one of the most spectacular forts of Rajasthan makes a perfect getaway for those passionate about history and wishing to take a step back in time, to the days of Indian royalty. Located in Rajasmand, 93 km from Udaipur airport is the Sardargarh Fort[…]

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.[…]