Trekking

David Scott Trail – a historical trail in Meghalaya

So we decided to walk down the horse cart trail that was laid down to connect Assam and Bangladesh during the nineteenth century. The David Scott Trail, named after the British administrator David Scott is one of the oldest trekking routes in Meghalaya. Last year was...

An walk to remember – Chadar Frozen River Trek

The Chadar Frozen River Trek is perhaps one of the most beautiful treks in India. I will not call it glamorous as many tend to call it. Because, when Chadar is associated with the word 'glamorous', it becomes one of the treks that needs to be ticked off the long...

Kudremukh Trek – Western Ghats

Kudremukh is so beautiful! It was the first thought that came to my mind when I got a first glimpse of the peak. In the Kannada dialect "Kudre" means horse and "mukha" means face. And it happens so that the Kudremukh or Kudremukha peak appears like the face of a...

Baamikonda and Kalchukki Peak Trek – our Sahyadri Sojourn

Trekking and hiking have been our passion since long. After our overwhelming experience in the Himalayan treks, we wanted to go for hiking at the Western Ghats. The Baamikonda and Kalchukki Peak Trek is one of the unexplored trails in the Kudremukh range of the...

Things to carry for Himalayan Treks

We are often asked about what to carry for  7-10 days of Himalayan treks? Right packing is very essential for any trek. When the packing is done well, it becomes easier to carry the backpack. For this we carry only the essentials that are required for the trek. Here...

Rupin Pass – an epiphanous journey

There is something inexplicably romantic about trekking the mountains of the Uttarakhand Himalayas – Rupin Pass Trek is no exception. Trails through alpine forests, walking through the meadows with the snow clad peaks playing hide and seek with us, and crossing a pass...

Festivals

A Guide to Dwijing Festival in Bodoland, Assam

It is really a land untouched! Bodoland is a place that has a simplicity and raw beauty in it and exploring such a place had never been so exciting. Northeast India has been one of our favourite destinations and we were quite fortunate to explore the paradise in 2018....

Pang Lhabsol and the tale of the Blood Brotherhood

“It is the celebration of togetherness and a time for reverence. We invoke our guardian deities and thank them for protecting us throughout the year”, said the monk who all the time had a serene smile on his face while I asked him lots of questions about Pang Lhabsol,...

Responsible Tourism

Overtrekking in Himalayas – Facts that you should know

Overtrekking in Himalayas - it has been told umpteenth time. Of late, rules and regulations are also in place. But are they really effective? Can they really help in preserving the already fragile ecosystem of the Himalayas from the impact of over-trekking? We love to...

Heritage & Culture

Bonedi Bari Durga Puja in Kolkata

It is said that this is the greatest festival of the Bengalis. We Bengalis have a different way of celebrating the Durga Puja. It is not just a festival to worship the Goddess; Durga Puja is a carnival. It is the time for family, friends and reunions. And the best...

Revisiting Shantiniketan – a complete 2 days itinerary

What is so special about Shantiniketan? Is it the love for the Bard that lures people into the land of rangamati (red soil) and Palash ful (flame of the forest flower)? Or is it the serenity and simple beauty of the place that attracts travellers like us to go back...

Inside Bhopal Tribal Museum : Preserving the Cultural Heritage

The city of Lakes also has a number of museums.  When we heard of the Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum at Bhopal, we were not all enthusiastic to visit the place. Museums are not actually our thing, though we are fond of history and heritage. We would rather visit the...

Architecture

Temples of Bagan that should not be missed

Once upon a time, there were as many as 10000 temples and pagodas in Bagan, an impressive testimony of the religious devotion of the people and rulers of Bagan. All 10000 do not exist today. Many were destroyed by natural disasters like an earthquake while a few bore...

Amer Fort – A must visit place in Jaipur

I was speechless at the sheer opulence of the place! The huge courtyard, the majestic gates and the Sheesh Mahal, all made me moon-eyed about the place. But you may say, that I have always loved these ancient structures made of stones, marbles and sandstones! Yes, I...

Terracotta Temples of Baranagar, Murshidabad

I stood stunned as I looked at the complex yet magnificent terracotta designs in front of me. I did not know Murshidabad has such beautiful terracotta temples. I had not seen such beautiful terracotta works of the last battle between Rama and Ravana. The temple...

Rural Getaways

Martam, West Sikkim – serenity meets simplicity

Mountains and monsoon make a lethal combination. With the clouds rolling on the mountain tops and a dreamy atmosphere all around, monsoons create a magical canvas in the mountains. Don’t you think so? To experience this magic, we travelled to West Sikkim on an...

Mawlyngot – where tea changed the lifestyle!

Tea has brought a lot of changes in our life. – Riba from Mawlyngot said thoughtfully. We were a little surprised. We love our cups of Darjeeling Tea, but tea plantation in Meghalaya was new to us. (We know so less, there is so much to be seen and known!) And then...

Deul Eco-Park – a Weekend Getaway from Kolkata

Reunions are always special. Especially when we reunite with our childhood buddies at some beautiful destination. Deul Eco Park is situated beside the beautiful location of Ajay River. Deul is away from the city with the thick Garh forest of Durgapur at the backdrop...

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A Guide to Dwijing Festival in Bodoland, Assam

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The trip to Myanmar was special, as we got our passports stamped for the first time during this trip! Well, we have been to Bhutan before, but Indians do not need their passports for travelling to Bhutan. Along with travel preparations, we sometimes give less...

India to Myanmar by Road – the great road trip

The change is palpable as we arrived at the other side of the border. People look almost the same, but there are subtle changes in their demeanour. The first thing that we noticed at Tamu was that the place was cleaner and the numerous hoardings of Myanmar Beer. Since...

Know When You Need an eTA and When You Don’t

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Destinations

Bhutan

Sikkim

Ladakh

Delhi

Karnataka

West Bengal

Myanmar

Meghalaya

Kashmir

Rajasthan

Tamil Nadu

Odisha

Kolkata

Assam

Himachal Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Andaman & Nicobar

Darjeeling

Arunachal Pradesh

Uttarakhand

Pondicherry

Jharkhand

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