Visiting The Land Of Satyajit Ray’s Epic, The Golden Fortress

— Team Alpaviram

It was 5am, a cold foggy February morning. I got down from the train, got into the pre-booked cab and started for the hotel, shivering to the bones!

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Would You Join Hands To Save The Himalayas Through 5 Simple Steps?

Profile Pic.jpg— Text and photographs by Ishani Palandurkar

Being a traveller and trekker myself, I have become sensitive to the environment and surroundings. This sense of responsibility magnified when my feet touched the Himalayas. Being a part of the urban populace, we may not observe pollution and litter because it is pretty much everywhere, but the seriousness of the issue dawns on you when you enter a zone which is supposed to be clean and serene and we find traces of our irresponsibility in such areas.

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On International Women’s Day, We Salute 5 women Making India A Better Travel Destination!

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we’d like to share the stories of five women who have been striving to make tourism more responsible in India. They are the angels who have been inspiring us with their dedication and perseverance for creating and maintaining a world that is wonderful to all. Continue reading On International Women’s Day, We Salute 5 women Making India A Better Travel Destination!

Bhutan – My First Experience As A Solo Female Traveller

ankita-profile  Text and Photos by Ankita Ghosh

It was strange to find how many people expressed shock, surprise, dismay and discouragement at the idea of a female solo traveller, when I shared the idea of visiting Bhutan by myself. Despite the discouragement all around, I was not ready to lose the opportunity to experience the thrill of travelling by myself for the first time. I had made up my mind, packed my bags, and looked forward to boarding that jet plane. So, on January 29, I headed to Kolkata from Ho Chi Minh City, hopped onto a Druk Air flight to the lovely town of Paro.  Continue reading Bhutan – My First Experience As A Solo Female Traveller

Here’s Why I Want To Keep Going Back To Kerala

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Last year I had the opportunity to visit the state of Kerala for the first time. I did not know then but it turned out to be highlight of the year for me. Despite a tight schedule of meetings, I was able to take a sneak-peak into the life of the Indian state that possibly has been able to embrace the concept of sustainable development more than others. Continue reading Here’s Why I Want To Keep Going Back To Kerala

I Was Shocked By What I Found At The Everest Base Camp, Says Nishchal Dua

nishchal-dua Dreaming about your next holiday while sitting at your workstation is quite the cliche. Nishchal Dua, founder of The Remote Life, has found a practical solution to this situation. He has been helping people around the world find jobs that require them to travel! Sounds like an angel, doesn’t he? And he is. A responsible traveller himself, Dua propogates the need of ethics while on the move from his travel experiences around the world. Continue reading I Was Shocked By What I Found At The Everest Base Camp, Says Nishchal Dua