10 things to do in Shillong, Meghalaya

posted in: Asia, Cities, India, Meghalaya, Tips | 58

Earlier this year, I made my first venture to the unexplored paradise of India with Meghalaya as the focus. The stunning waterfalls, the mysterious caves and the thrilling wonders of nature like the Living Root Bridges made this trip an … Continued

Detour to the Gulab Bari in Faizabad

posted in: Asia, Heritage, India, Uttar Pradesh | 43

With that call to rush out of The ResidencyThe Residency in Lucknow, I reluctantly bundled up into the car to head to our next destination on the Epic Indo Nepal trip – Gorakhpur. With my GPS route set to the … Continued

The Residency Lucknow: A Reminiscence of British India

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With the heritage trot through Old Lucknow, you might have got a glimpse of its history that extends beyond the Nawabs. The Hussainabad Ghanta Ghar to be precise, is what might have given it off. In case you have missed … Continued

Trotting along Heritage Lucknow through Rumi Darwaza

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Whether you are a connoisseur of food or arts or heritage – there is no missing the epic city of the Nawabs – Lucknow. If you leave out the food bit, then the other two are what appeal to me. … Continued

Chota Imambara: Glittering Palace of Lights in Lucknow

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If the Bara Imambara in Lucknow was about the brilliance of the dark, twisted passages of the crypt – Bhool Bhulaiya, then visiting its younger cousin was all about a glittering jewel of the night. The Chota Imambara did not … Continued

Decrypting the Crypt: Bhool Bhulaiya at Bara Imambara in Lucknow

posted in: Asia, Culture, Heritage, India, Uttar Pradesh | 85

“It’s pretty impossible to get out of that maze without help” – That is what my friend told me after threw up a challenge at me. This was a few years ago when she had visited the famous labyrinth of … Continued

Humayun’s Tomb – The Garden of Tombs in Delhi

posted in: Asia, Cities, Delhi, Heritage, India | 59

Recently, I came across this article on India Then and Now which had a comparison between what some famous landmarks looked like in the past to what they now appear in the present. Among the many that I saw, I … Continued

A weekend along the beaches & forts of Kannur, Kerala

posted in: Asia, Beaches, Heritage, India, Kerala | 52

Some things don’t change. Even though it has been some time that I have left my corporate job, I still track those long weekends and when I get a drift of one, my travel planning mode just switches on. Despite … Continued

Experiencing Wayanad in Monsoons

posted in: Asia, India, Karnataka, Kerala, Nature, Stays | 38

Helmets – Check! Riding gloves – Check! Rain jacket – Check! Waterproof shoes – Check! Bikes fueled and ready, route map studied and approved and nature stay booked! The last weekend was all about experiencing Wayanad in monsoons and that … Continued

Surreal Beauty & Calming Reflections of Nubra Valley, Ladakh

posted in: Asia, India, Jammu & Kashmir, Nature | 59

If you are in Leh, the one thing that most people recommend that you do is take an overnight trip to Nubra valley. Before I hit Ladakh, that is exactly what a lot of people told me to do. Given … Continued

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