Posts tagged "culture"
tour to ladakh - reader story*

tour to ladakh – reader story* reader, Sadaf Asif  sent us her Ladkh trippin log. Here is a pretty detailed account of her tour: This September we flew in to Leh from Delhi.  Just before the landing, we had a marvelous view of the snow clad Himalayas.  We felt like a bird flying on top of the snow capped mountains....
yuksom, west sikkim : homestay & around

yuksom, west sikkim : homestay & around

Yuksom, a beautiful little hamlet in west Sikkim, is where I concluded my 14-day Sikkim experience; when in fact as per my rough plans, we (my cousin and I) had two more destinations on the list before it was time to go back.
olaulim goa - with my little pony!

olaulim goa – with my little pony!

A bend in the river. More like a creek. A solitary boat inspiring endless thought. Quiet waters holding conversations with blissful hornbills. A flourishing frangipani on the sprawling lawns. Rustic cottages inspiring a break from the humdrum. The allure to laze in the azure pool.
bhimbetka caves - 500k year old civilization

bhimbetka caves – 500k year old civilization

Shaded in a thicket of teak and sal, amidst rock-strewn cliffs, the Bhimbetka caves in Madhya Pradesh find enlistment as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are enchanting rock paintings here that date back to the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods adorning these caves
3 Heritage Homestays in Goa worth checking out

3 Heritage Homestays in Goa worth checking out

One usually tends to stay close to the beach in Goa, may it be the various 5 star hotels or the hundreds of beach shacks and bamboo huts that have propped up in the recent past.  Of course there are a lot of so called “Portuguese era homes” where you can rent a room or...
india by rickshaw - the adventure for charity

india by rickshaw – the adventure for charity

Imagine the fastest, safest, earth-munching all-terrain vehicle in the world. Then imagine the opposite. Three wheels, half a horse power and more fun than any other vehicle on planet earth the humble Rickshaw is undoubtedly the ultimate long distance, off road machine, despite being designed for short distances on road. Now imagine trying to get...
udwada - a slice of parsi history

udwada – a slice of parsi history

Not much has changed in sleepy town Udwada since the last 150 years. Large houses, once built around the holy fire temple, lie vacant and dilapidated. The typical Parsi homes with high ceilings, sloped roofs with ornamental skirting, and wide porches are over a century old, and are worth preserving or being declared as heritage...
mcleod ganj - himalayan glimpses

mcleod ganj – himalayan glimpses

You either are on the “mountains” holiday like most travellers would call it or you probably have taken a stroll here after visitng the Dalai Lama at Dharamsala down the hill. Either ways, Mcleod ganj is a good stop for the india tripper. Brief History Named after David McLeod, McLeodganj and Dharamshala became renowned places...
the maharaja express - pamper your queen!

the maharaja express – pamper your queen!

Maharajas’ Express, a pan India super luxury train has begun its journey as it left Mumbai for New Delhi `Princely India Tour’ on March 6. The train is being operated by Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd. (RIRTL), a joint venture between Cox and Kings (India) Ltd and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The...

holi – whats your favourite colour?

Celebrated all over india, although more festive in the north, Holi signifies colour. If you are visitng around the festival, you have to experience it to know it. March 1st 2010, Monday this year is the main day Holi, also known as Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing colored powder and colored...

hampi – the lost kingdom – now found

A historic and magical place, Hampi is one of the most beautiful towns in Karnataka. Huge boulders are scattered across the land where ruins of the old Vijayanagar capital stand, poignant reminders of the passage of history. The archeological ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hampi has 2 sides to it.. One side of...

kumbh mela – the great indian rastafarin congregation

The Kumbh Festival or Kumbh Mela is being held from 14 January to 28 April 2010. Said to be the world’s largest religious gathering, the festival is likely to cause disruption to transport, accommodation and public services where events are being held particularly in and around Haridwar. During 2004 Kumbh at Haridwar, more than 10...