• Photographer: Ilbert Manor

  • Heritage Stays in Mussoorie

    Perched on a ridge 2km high, the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ vies with Nainital as Uttarakhand’s favourite holiday destination. When the mist clears, views of the green Doon Valley and the distant white-capped Himalayan peaks are superb, and in the hot months the cooler temperatures and…

  • Photographer: Pallavi Pasricha

  • Treks and village stays in Kumaon, Uttarakhand

    Trekking through mountains, crossing streams and villages, enjoying a picnic, staying at village homes, not having the mobile signal for hours – these are definitely the highlights of my trip to Uttarakhand. On this trip I ignore the hill stations…

  • Photographer: Department of Tourism Tamil Nadu

  • Temples Through Music

    Music in South India rose from its temples over 2000 years ago. Its evolution is linked to the hymns and compositions of many saints. Temples served as physical spaces from where the aesthetic quality of this music emanated. Temple Music…

  • Photographer: Lonely Planet Images

  • Eat like the Japanese

    It’s not just raw fish and sticky rice that Japan has to offer. From hearty broths to buckwheat noodles, the Japanese kitchen is bustling with flavours. Here’s a quick guide to help you decode the menu. Butterfingers cannot be friendly…

  • Photographer: Pallavi Pasricha

  • Festival of the month: Baisakhi 2014

    At night Amritsar’s sky is sprinkled with incessant fireworks, as the tranquil waters of the Golden Temple reflect the magnificent celebrations in the sky above. This is what a traveller can expect on the night of Baisakhi, in the Sikh…

  • Photographer: Vaibhav Mehta

  • Rajasthan

    That lovin’ feeling There is still the unexpected lurking about in Rajasthan’s southern reaches, with great food, atmospheric forts,  intriguing guides and car-crazy royals – all best seen right  after the monsoon leaves the land lush and verdant What on…

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  • ITALY: David Rocco’s Rice Cake

    Celebrity Italian chef David Rocco, known for producing and hosting the television series David Rocco’s Dolce Vita among others, was in the country recently to explore Indian cuisines. He teamed up with Executive Chef Rajdeep Kapoor of ITC Maratha to…

  • Jambolana Safari Camp, Dudhwa, Uttar Pradesh

    INTO THE WILD GREAT FROM New Delhi, Lucknow GREAT FOR Rhino-spotting GO NOW for spectacular bird life. They said it would be rustic, they said it would be beautiful, they said it had an untamed location like no other. But…

  • Top 5 experiences in Jammu & Kashmir

    With three distinct regions – Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh – each with its own identity, topography and culture, J&K is one of the most diverse states in India. Jammu abounds in temples and shrines; Kashmir puts picture postcards to shame…

  • Chitrakoot Dham: A short visual tour

    Situated on the banks of the River Mandakini, in the Satna district of Uttar Pradesh, Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi) is an ancient land where it is believed that Lord Rama, his wife Sita and brother Lakshman spent almost eleven and a…

  • Trekking to Goecha La, West Sikkim

    In early November in 2012, I along with three other travel enthusiasts – Abhishek Das, Ankur Roy and Pradipta Roy – set out to conquer Goecha La, a 16,000 feet high mountain pass in West Sikkim, to enjoy the experience of a lifetime. The pass…

  • Top 5 experiences in Pondicherry

    1. Check into a renovated Tamil-Franco villa homestay. Pondicherry’s Tamil and French quarters are separated by the Grand Canal, running north to south. Most of the houses in the Tamil quarter still retain their heritage essence, with an external façade built around…