Driving from Delhi to Leh, Ladakh

This post has been updated and you may read the new one by clicking here. There are many ways to reach Leh from Delhi, but...

Review: Wayfarer Mountain Resort, Munsiyari, Uttrakhand

As far as first impressions go, the Wayfarer Resort in Munsiyari in the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand (Uttranchal) flatters – but it does end...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 51: The hidden temples of Kiramchi near...

If I ‘discovered’ the ancient temples at Kiramchi, it was only because I was told they exist. Not that anyone – including the Archaeological...

International Yoga Day Getaway on Private Beaches of Kovalam, Kerala

International Yoga Day is coming up on June 21 - what better way to mark it than to practice yoga at an exotic location?...

Kunzum Route 504: Rajbari Bawali in Kolkata – Check In To...

Built 300 years ago, the Rajbari Bawali flourished for 170 years as a symbol of the power and wealth of the zamindars (landlords) of...

Tiger Safari in Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan: How to go...

Off to Ranthambhore National Park for some tiger spotting? Get ready for the world’s strangest system to book a safari. On the face of it,...

Itinerary: 10 days in Ladakh by road

Are you headed to Ladakh this summer? And have about ten days with you? Here is a suggested itinerary for you assuming you are...

Paliwal Brahmins of Kuldhara near Jaisalmer vanished into the night

This is one of the most bizarre stories of human migration one can hear. Drive 18 km west of Jaisalmer and you will come upon...

Hotel Review: Banjara Camps and Retreat, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

I stayed at Banjara Camps’ Sangla property two years ago and visited the same recently. Did anything change during this period? Yes, they have...

Pushkar Camel Fair: When acrobats could get sterilised

Events like the Pushkar Camel Fair are also a time to display special skills – with some bravado thrown in. Take the acrobats and...