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Tribes of Odisha

The Varied and Colourful Tribes of Odisha The state of Odisha is home to some of the most beautiful and historic temples in the country, with an abundance of picturesque nationals parks and wildlife, a strong legacy of classical music and dances, distinctive and intricate handicrafts and at the heart[…]

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The Magnificence of Hampi

It is often said that true magnificence of anything can be truly measured by how much of it is left even after it is ruined.  Once a flourished city of global prominence, Hampi was established in the mid-14th century by the Vijayanagara Empire. Loaded with ancient myths, beautiful rocky landscapes,[…]

A Kerala Sojourn Meets India’s Most Luxurious Train Journey

To get to really know Kerala, one must first understand her waterways – the lifeline of the entire region. There’s no better way to enrich oneself than to truly comprehend the life of the people of the land. And what better way to visit them at close quarters than in[…]

Luxury On Wheels and Water – Experience Cultural India in Style

Want to explore India in true luxury while simultaneously experiencing her myriad of living cultures? If so, it doesn’t get any better than the Luxury on Wheels and Water Journey. This is an experience that’s a unique combination of two of India’s most luxurious modes of transport, the Maharaja Express[…]

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[…]

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[…]