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

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

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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 An App That Will Help You Save Money On Hotels, And Be Responsible!

— Text and images by Priya Tripathy

Wouldn’t it be great if you could use a hotel for just a couple of hours and pay only for these hours alone? From business meetings to job interviews to a restful start to an adventurous holiday, such a concept is exactly what the modern day travellers needs. Frotels.com does just that. Continue reading Here’s An App That Will Help You Save Money On Hotels, And Be Responsible!

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