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.
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.
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”
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”
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”
“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”