A Weekend with the setting sun – Diamond Harbor

Immensely popular as a weekend getaway and picnic spots near Kolkata, Diamond Harbor harbors a beautiful view of the Hooghly River and Bay of Bengal. [Read more…]

The most popular hangouts in Kolkata

India’s second largest city, conjures up images of the most vibrant of cultures, flair for Bengali cuisine and passion for sweets. A blend of noble and sordid, cultured and desperate; life in the historical city of Kolkata is a festival of human existence. The vibrancy, colors and festivities are all played out before your eyes on the stage set in the streets of Kolkata (formerly called as Calcutta). [Read more…]

Verinag: The origin of Jhelum

Jhelum River is rightfully termed as the lifeline of the province of Jammu and Kashmir and Verinag is mainly known for the source of river Jhelum. It is a perfect weekend getaway from Srinagar with available accommodation options. Verinag lies in the Kothar district, 78 Km south east of Srinagar (via Anantnag) and is home to one of the largest springs, Verinag. [Read more…]

An undiscovered paradise – Sunderbans

Take a river boat journey through the mysterious marsh lands of Sunderbans to spot royalty on four legs! [Read more…]

The Grandest Ruins in Kashmir: Martand Sun Temple

Towering against the bright blue sky, the ruins of Martand sun temple are mesmerizing in their effect. Among the hill temples of India, Martand sun temple in Anantnag is also more important because of its picturesque location. Set against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, the sun temple presents a different view in different seasons; come spring and the ruins welcome you with lush greenery and well-manicured flower beds all around while winter finds the magnificent ruins sprawling against a background of white. No matter which season takes you to the remnants of the historically and architecturally important Martand sun temple; the effect of being awestruck by its beauty remains the same. [Read more…]

A trip to Daksum and Sinthan Pass

Daksum in the evergreen forests at Anantnag-Semthan-Kishtwar road is a natural scenic spot. The best thing about this place? It still remains free from the hustle bustle and noise of boisterous tourists. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, revel in the beauty of the green conifers and listen to the only sounds of a gurgling mountain brook flowing somewhere and Himalayan birds chirping away to glory! Take back the best of nature from here. [Read more…]

The Science behind Kalpwas

The banks of Ganga in the city of Allahabad are flocked by millions of devotees in their quest of truth, God, absolution from all sins, and attaining the highest form of spirituality. Many people stay at the Kumbh Mela for an entire month and perform spiritual practices such as yoga, spiritual healing practices, reading of scriptures and spiritual texts, holy bathing, Satsang etc. This is known as KALPWAS. [Read more…]

Four Popular Temple Destinations in India

India is a diverse country with a number of religions, cultures and faiths. India is an experience which cannot be missed. The faith of people in the deities, the belief in their god, the endless devotion with which people pursue their supreme lord can all be witnessed by the huge gatherings of people at places of worships, the unbending religious rituals, the flocking of pilgrimages on auspicious days and the reverence of prayer-welcome to India. [Read more…]

A Tryst with Colors – Tie and Dye

Indian art is not bound by complex techniques or elaborate paraphernalia. A cave, village wall, a piece of wood, rocks, floor, a palm leaf and even the palm of a hand serves as the canvas for creating beautiful pieces of art. ‘Bandhej’ or tie and dye is one such art form where captivating patterns in brilliants hues and shades are created on fabric. [Read more…]

Confluence of saffron and blue: The Ghats of Varanasi

A photographer’s delight, the Ghats of Varanasi depict the traditional India at its best. The Ghats lining the Ganges in Varanasi can very easily qualify as the most colorful, lively, spirited and picturesque places in India. [Read more…]