Thanedar: The Birthplace of Apples in India | Himachal Pradesh, India

The next time you bite into a juicy apple from Himachal Pradesh, thank American Samuel Evan Stokes for it. He came to India on...

Srinagar: A City fit for Royals | Kashmir, India

There is something royal about Srinagar. You can feel it in the air. Ad why not? If the Mughal emperors could make the long...

Shoja: Go, Lose Yourself in the Himalayas | Himachal Pradesh, India

Can you have the best of all the worlds? Possibly, if you go to Shoja, a lesser known gem of the Himalayas in Himachal...

Nilgiri Mountain Railway: A Toy Train You Must Ride | Tamil...

Wheeeee! I am on a toy train ride. Starting from Ooty or Ootacamund, now officially renamed Udagamandalam going downhill all the way to Mettuppalayam...

Matheran Light Railway: Go for a Joyride in This Toy Train...

Once you get hooked to the idea of journeys on India’s mountain railways, you want to do them all. And the people are packed...

Sangla: The Gods May Have Lived Here Once | Himachal Pradesh,...

Pluck a red, crispy apple from the orchards. Walk down and ruminate while you eat it by the Baspa river. Listen to the musical...

Pahalgam: Leaving You Breathless | Kashmir, India

If you have ever been to Pahalgam, the vivid imagery of driving the winding roads along the Lidder river with towering peaks in the...

Travelling in 2018: 12 Months, 12 Destinations to Fly to in...

The new year is here and time to come up with a wish list. As usual, travel is tops of everyone’s minds (Ok, most...

A Night of Fear in Hayuliang, Arunachal Pradesh | #IndiaisCalling

Fear comes in many forms. Eviction from the only room in town at midnight, after a harrowing two day drive dodging falling stones and...

Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: Dodging Falling Rocks and Landslides | #IndiaisCalling

Mountain drives are exhilarating. But they can get a little too adventurous, and tricky, at times. Imagine it is raining and clouds at road level...