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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[…]

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[…]

The Glory of Meenakshi Temple

Located on the southern bank of Vaigai river is one of the oldest and most important temples in India, the Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is the most visited tourist attraction in the holy city, Madurai.  Every year thousands of worshippers visit the temple from all parts of the world to[…]

A Home Away from Home – Chanoud Garh Heritage Homestay

The grand entrance at the Chanoud Garh Heritage hotel awaits your arrival to welcome you to the world of royals. 77 km away from Jodhpur in Rajasthan, is a small town called Pali. A place, where everywhere you look, you see the wooded Aravalli mountains and colourfully dressed people. The[…]

Nagaur Festival Puppets

The Nagaur Festival of Rajasthan

Nagaur is a small town on the edge of the vast Thar desert and as far as the eye can see, the landscape undulates with varying shades of yellow, whether you’re gazing at the multitude of temples and forts or taking in the desert.  For being a small, indiscernible dot[…]

Orchha

Orchha – A Treasured History of India

Orchha, is an ancient city with a magical soul and a colourful past. Centuries ago, the Orchha region was ruled by the Bundela kings. Just 30 minutes away from Jhansi, Orchha is a popular weekend destination for locals and a tourist attraction for people from around the globe. People flock[…]

The Chambal Safari Lodge

If you’ve ever wondered what the luxurious life of a zamindar who lived over a century ago could have been like, you’ll get your chance to experience it at the Chambal Safari Lodge. The Chambal Safari Lodge, just 65 km southeast of Agra, is an eco friendly lodge near the[…]