How would you like the chance to soak in the silence of the Himalayas, watch the clouds roll by, listen to the birds singing and all while living next door to India’s best-loved author, Ruskin Bond?
A journey into the Himalayan country of Nepal and the one town, Gorkha, where the country can trace its origin back to. The cradle of courage hidden away in the folds of the mighty mountains, a visit to Gorkha is like taking a journey back to a magical time.
The Indian government’s decision to limit the total number of domestic tourists to 40,000 a day inside the Taj Mahal has led to conflicted emotions across the world. Do we need a special privilege to visit our own cultural heritage? The question that needs to be highlighted is a much bigger one. Continue reading “India’s First Step Towards Regulating Tourist Traffic Is Under The Scanner, But Why?”
As a development professional, I often get to visit places that an urban traveller wouldn’t generally consider for a holiday. One such instance was when I was required to visit the capital city of Chhattisgarh (a young state situated in the centre-east of India), Raipur, for some last-minute meetings at the Ministry. The one-and-a-half day visit was surely not enough to explore the growing city in its entirety but I did get a glimpse into the surprising blend of traditional and modern life. Continue reading “Raipur, Chhattisgarh: Land Of Gonds, Bhils And Surprises”
It was 5.00 am, 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!
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.