Bateshwar Temples, A Revived Piece Of Indian Heritage

Author Pic1    — Text and photos by Shankh Chatterjee

These temples, situated just sixty seven kilometres from the Taj Mahal, were built about three hundred years before the Khajuraho temples. Well, that sums up how old these temples, dedicated to the Hindu Gods Shiva and Vishnu, are; and yet many are oblivious of their existence. Continue reading Bateshwar Temples, A Revived Piece Of Indian Heritage

A Celebration Of Colour In The Land Of Krishna

Text by Susmita Mukherjee

“It was such an exhilarating experience,” she said sipping some tea. For Radhika Chalasani, a New York-based photographer, it was just another visit to capture the colours of India in 2006. She was in Barsana (Uttar Pradesh) to find out more about the famous lathmar Holi. “The normally mute and shy Indian women of the village, with a lath (stick) in their hands, charged at the men without a care,” she laughed recalling the event. “Several men got hurt but the women stopped only to laugh and then hammered away with renewed vigour. Frankly, I thought it was ghastly.” So it seems to anyone who has spent time at the quiet village of Barsana at any other time of the year. Continue reading A Celebration Of Colour In The Land Of Krishna

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