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Wildlife

Uttarakhand – A Natural Paradise

The state of Uttarakhand wears the iconic twin peaks of Nanda Devi like a crown. And indeed this famous image is a fitting highlight for a province that is filled with abundant nature, flora, and fauna. Two of the five traditional divisions of the Himalayan range are found in Uttarakhand[…]

A 7-Day Sojourn in Kerala

Understanding Kerala’s Waterways: Kerala has an extensive network of waterways that lace the interior coastline for a stretch of almost 600 km. This gorgeous labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons formed by the inimitable craftsmanship of nature is known as the Backwaters. These intricate water systems give life[…]

Betwa River Rafting

Rafting on the River Betwa: The Perfect Adventure

White water rafting is an adventure sport that should be on every traveller’s list. Saved from the ravages of time and modern civilization is a small town called Orchha, which still carries remnants of its glorious past. And on the Betwa River, old-world charm comes into a seamless confluence with[…]

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’[…]

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[…]

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 his village. Since he did not have a lot of work to do, his uncle gave[…]

Kaziranga National Park – India’s Hidden Gem

Assam, one of the north eastern Seven Sister states of India, is a fascinating land of tribal people and customs, unspoiled natural charms, and immaculate tea gardens. The huge Brahmaputra Valley is the lifeblood of the state, supply water, food and inspiration for the people of Assam. The fertile valley[…]