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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[…]

Splendour of South India

There are 5 states and 3 union territories in the southern part of the Deccan plateau and this forms the region known as South India. The charm of this region lies in the variety of cultural, historical and natural tourist destinations it offers. If you’re visiting India for the first[…]

Hampi – A Town of Temples

Hampi is the capital city of Vijaynagar located in Karnataka. It is a well renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic travel destinations in the state.   This city is famous for its beautiful temples, majestic ruins, glorious history and fascinating mythological tales. The special highlights[…]

Delhi’s Street Food- A Taste of History and Culture

Delhi is known for its dynamic variety of food which can satisfy even the die-hard foodies around the world and invite them back for more. The essence of the city, that lies in its street food, grows even better with its changing styles, aromas and time. Here are some famous[…]

The Fall & Rise of Delhi – Mehrauli Archaeological Park – A Heritage Walk

Mehrauli, one of the oldest cities in Delhi, is the perfect example of the amalgamation of the past and the present. Mehrauli Archaeological Park, a magnificent structure of medieval India is home to many historically rich structures spread across 200 acres. From structures belonging to the 13th century to the[…]

Rajasthani Heritage Properties – An Immersion in Luxury

Rajasthan literally translates to Land of the Kings and royalty lies in the very essence of this majestic state. A journey through royalty of Rajasthan is incomplete without experiencing the regality that the delightful heritage properties located here offer. These properties are a symbol of aristocracy as they once served[…]

Marwar School of Painting

Marwar, a southwestern region of Rajasthan has added immense glory to India’s artistic landscape. The region gained prominence in this domain under the rule of the Gurjara-Pratiharas. The paintings developed in the royal families of Bikaner, Kishangarh, Pali, Nagaur, Ghanerao and Jodhpur are collectively called Marwar school and it greatly[…]

Vishu in Kerala

Vishu, Kerala’s spring festival – which occurs during the spring equinox – is a harbinger of a colourful and glorious season. The only major festival occuring after Onam, Vishu marks a celebration of riotous colours, delicious fruits, and the time for farmers to prepare their lands for cultivation. The festival[…]

Six Festivals of South India that Cannot Be Missed

Every festival in South India has a unique origin, rich history, secular nature and deep meaning connected to it that enhances its values and makes it of tremendous importance. Overall, these are six major festivals in South India that are celebrated with unparalleled pomp and enthusiasm. Pongal Pongal marks the[…]

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[…]