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…]

A New Year with a Twist at Nahan

Nahan is a small hamlet at an easily drivable distance from Delhi. Nestled in the Shivalik foothills, Nahan is ideal for those who want to get away from the noise of the city and spend a few days in nature’s lap. It is most well known for its spectacular views of both the mountains and the valleys and is ideal for newly wed couples seeking privacy and quiet. [Read more…]

A Passage to India

The most multidimensional of all the countries on the globe, India is famous for its exuberance, radiance and vibrancy of life. The diversity of India’s cultural framework, the plethora of exquisite handicrafts, and the colorful ebullience of Indian couture attracts the world to its core. Be prepared for a mix of travel of encounters which can be exciting, thrilling, frustrating, confounding and inspiring all at once. [Read more…]

The Colorful Chaos of the Kumbh Mela

If you have not been to a festival named ‘overflowing pitcher of nectar bestowing immortality,’ or the famous Kumbh Mela, where millions of spiritual pilgrims travel to bathe in four sacred places each twelve-year cycle, then you haven’t really seen India. Kumbh means pot or pitcher in Sanskrit and mela means to meet or gather. The Kumbh Mela translates very literally to mean the gathering of spiritual bathers. You could call the Kumbh Mela a fair of sorts, but it is of such grandiose proportions, it cannot be understood fully unless attended in person. Like the experience of meditation, it can only be known through a hand’s on familiarity, but hopefully the following explanation will at least whet your appetite for this colorful and bustling carnival of sights, smells, and sounds. [Read more…]

Forest villages of India and their role in ecology

Boasting to be a vigorous environmentalist, the world has created an image of human being as a prime factor responsible for the exploitation of nature. Every day a new regulatory approach is added for its implementation as a new policy to save the destruction of nature. Therefore considering all these facts India obviously has its prime position in the agenda because of its rich biodiversity. The most important part to be revealed about India is its diverse climatic zones that precisely shrink the whole world in it. If it’s centre enjoys the coastal climatic zone of a peninsula then in the north It has the vast and fertile plains shadowed and blessed by the river of The almighty Himalayas. If we move west then we have the Thar desert with its burning temperature and in contrary to this we also have the cold desert as Leh and Ladakh. We are also blessed with one of the most extinct vegetation called the mangroves as Sunderban. Altogether, India can be considered as the most suitable model for measuring the success of every new concept for saving the environment. [Read more…]

The Modern Legacy of Hatha Yoga

Close your eyes and let your mind travel back in time to a land of jungle, sacred mountains, holy rivers and living Gods. Picture the white peaks of the Himalayas, in total silence undisturbed but by the singing of birds and the waters of the nearby Ganga, mother of all rivers in India. You see a yogi standing on his head, while with his eyes closed, he meditates in a Reality beyond his senses. Pure consciousness amidst the stillness. [Read more…]

Glimpses of British Architecture in Shimla

Shimla, the queen of hills, enthralls you with the beauty of the high Himalayas, the energy of an urban city and the sleepy charms of a hill station. Located at a height of 6,890 ft., you are welcomed by lovely Deodar forests and enchanting mountain views. [Read more…]