Articles by: Ajay Jain

Planning holidays, with user generated travel content

The following post is a column I wrote for the Hindustan Times, a leading daily in India. You can access its web version by clicking here. It has a strong Indian context to it though.[Read More…]

by April 30, 2008 Travel Tech

Hotel Review: Kunga Guest House in Mcleodganj

If you are looking to stay in a warm, friendly family run place, the Kunga Guest House located in the Himalayan town of Mcleodganj (where the Dalai Lama runs the Tibetan Government in exile) may[Read More…]

Hotel Review: BirdHouse in Dehradun

The Easter weekend (March 21-24) of 2008 saw me staying at a small family owned property in Dehradun, the capital of the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand. The city itself located in a valley, it turned[Read More…]

Flower Market in Delhi at dawn

If you are up even before dawn in Delhi, you may want to go for a run along the city’s many green belts. Or you could pay a visit to India’s biggest wholesale flower market[Read More…]

by March 27, 2008 Delhi

Packing light and smart for travel: Why & How

Just because you travel business class does not mean you have to use the generous baggage allowance it comes with. More so since airports are the great levellers; all but a few treat passengers and[Read More…]

by February 26, 2008 Travel Tips

Lakshmi, the leopard cub, in good hands

I had written about a rescued female leopard cub, Lakshmi, in the forests of Ranthambhore in Rajasthan in India here as well as posted a YouTube video here. But apparently I was slightly misinformed, giving[Read More…]

by February 25, 2008 Rajasthan, Wildlife & Nature

Hotel: Banjara Retreat at Sojha, Kulu Valley

When you have organizations like Banjara Camps and Retreats to give you a choice of options to stay at, you can forget everything else and just think of the comforts and fun awaiting you. Click[Read More…]

by February 21, 2008 Destinations: India, Himachal Pradesh, Hotels

Leopard cub in Ranthambhore: A Video

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by February 21, 2008 Videos

Lakshmi, the rescued leopard cub in Ranthambhore

This is the story, so far, of a female leopard cub rescued by the forest department in Ranthambhore in Rajasthan in India. For starters, why did the cub, now called Lakshmi, need to be rescued[Read More…]

by February 20, 2008 Rajasthan, Wildlife & Nature

Qutab Minar, Islam’s first outpost in the region

Islam established its first formal foothold in India when a mosque was constructed in what is known as the the Qutab Minar complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the Mehrauli area of New[Read More…]

by February 20, 2008 Delhi