Nepal | December 08, 2019

Shimla — but different

Kevin Rushby goes in search of a hill station true to its name It was soon after arriving in Shimla that the terrible thought struck me. I was standing outside Domino’s Pizza watching the crowds stroll past: youth in Marilyn Manson T-shirts, girls in blue jeans. Then I suddenly had an awful feeling that nothing was right for me. I can’t think how it happened: the road up had been...

FLAVOURS OF RAJASTHAN

Barren land, yellow sand, the sound of the wind and a drive in the desert. Shikha Bahety describes the start to a perfect journey Life is so much spicier when we keep exploring and traveling. It’s all about experiences and getting to know various cultures and traditions. The trip to the golden city started with the drive from Bikaner which was about 225 kms. The line of camels and the...

Kerala’s Famous Festivals

Thiruvathira The festival of womenfolk of Kerala, it is celebrated to commemorate the death of Kamadevan, the cupid of Hindu mythology and then was granted an eternal spiritual life to him by Lord Siva. The maidens of the Nair families perform rituals since early morning and enjoy swings accompanied by songs and music. Special delicacies are prepared and a dance known as Thiruvathirakali or Kaikottikkali is performed by a group...

Discover God’s Own Country

With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500m to 2700m in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. This coastal state is rich in distinctive traditions and culture, and lush unspoiled tropical beauty. Most of all, Kerala is known for its elephants, elaborate temple festivals, and the...

Land of the Kings

Rajasthan is India at its most exotic form — from the labyrinthine old walled town of Jodhpur, to the magical desert city of Jaisalmer and the waterside palaces of Udaipur — it’s not hard to see why. Evoke an old fashioned romance with a camel ride, spend the evening relaxing in a luxury tented camp or choose to immerse into culture or wildlife safaris — Rajasthan is a world of...