A Retreat In Dharamshala To Take You Back To Simpler, Happier Times

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Jayati Talapatra
is a human resource manager by profession who lives and breathes nature. A green crusader, she has been promoting exploring Delhi responsibly through her Facebook page, Dilli Meri Jaan. She can be reached at dillimeriijaan@gmail.com.

Priti and her husband Sundeep, bought Hill Stream cottage with a view – to provide guests with a home to relax in, soak in a bit of ‘Himachal’, but mostly to develop this tiny hamlet in Khaniari, Dharamshala. The development started with Sundeep getting the road to the village built, using the Government’s ‘meri sadak’ (check out their android app) scheme. Next, a couple living in the village were hired to take care of the cottage. Hopefully more will be hired soon, and the dangerous urban migration trend will be stopped, at least in this small village.

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Amban Heritage Homestay, the celebration of a legacy

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— Text and photos by Anindita Paul

Homestays are my preferred option when travelling with kids. In most cases, homestays make for great options to stay close to nature and is among the best ways to understand the local people or soak in local flavours. While looking for homestay options in Kannur, we came across the Amban Heritage.  Continue reading Amban Heritage Homestay, the celebration of a legacy

Our First Responsible Camping Experience Turned Out To Be A Classic Holiday!

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There’s a checklist that most families adhere to when setting out for a vacation. In India, the basic criteria of a middle-class getaway revolve around:

  1. Safety
  2. Affordable
  3. Picturesque
  4. Comfortable
  5. Value addition in terms of religious knowledge or historic elements

For us, it was already too late to book the conventional holiday as the options available were either too expensive or sold out. So we did what no family usually thinks of doing, go camping! Continue reading Our First Responsible Camping Experience Turned Out To Be A Classic Holiday!

A Touch Of Class And It’s Magic All The Way…

Text by Priya Tripathy

Located on the Jaipur-Jaisalmer higway, the Samsara Dechu property is the perfect rendition of an oasis in the desert. The shrub-laden sides of the highway hold the promise of the desert all the way without offering more than just a peek at it.  Continue reading A Touch Of Class And It’s Magic All The Way…

7 Farmstays In India That Will Make You Want To Skip The “Same Old” Resort Holiday This Season

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Do you remember the smell of the soil before the first rain of the season? That favourite sweet-smelling flower that meant it was time to get the woollens out? The change in the slant of the sunrays and how you shifted your place with it? The pickles that had to carried up to the terrace in the morning and then down at dusk? Do you remember dusk or dawn?

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