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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7 Things To Experience In Ahmedabad, India’s First World Heritage City

— Contributed by Staff Writer

The largest city of the western state of India, Gujarat, is Ahmedabad. The city has flourished for centuries under various rulers and its ability to absorb the best of every culture, without losing a sense of originality, makes it truly worth a visit.

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The Case Of Accidental Responsibility And Carbon Footprint Count

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— The author is Parima Sharma, an ardent travel blogger who always carries a sense of responsibility at heart.

 

 

It was a beautiful morning when I set off by car to experience the port city of Vishakhapattnam, Andhra Pradesh. Set all along the sea, the drive along the lovely and clean road itself was a serene and joyful one. It was a dawn to remember and little did I know that I would recall it for totally different reasons. Continue reading The Case Of Accidental Responsibility And Carbon Footprint Count

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

Bhutan – My First Experience As A Solo Female Traveller

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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