Jammu Mahotsav 2019

Jammu Mahotsav – A paean to the rich culture, heritage and art of Jammu region

An invite to attend the Jammu Mahotsav 2019 popped in my inbox and I wondered what witnessing the event would be like. Well, I had never heard about this Mahotsav (festival) before nor had I seen any wide-spread social media campaign for the same. Disclaimer: I was invited by the Jammu Tourism Directorate on a …

Alwar

5 must-visit places in and around Alwar on a weekend getaway from Delhi

Flooded with fields of gently swaying yellow mustard and blooming sunflowers, flanked by the lush rolling mountains of the Aravallis, Alwar is a rich repository of Rajput architecture and flamboyance and a place that is the genesis of ‘Alwar ka Mawa’ or Milk Cake. Come with me as I explore the must-visit places in and …

Trigarth Kangra Valley Festival

Trigart Kangra Valley Festival- An ode to the richness of Himachal Pradesh

‘Trigart Kangra Valley Festival’ read the invite, and I was a bit puzzled. I pondered over the connection between Kangra valley where the event was happening and the word Trigarth(Trigart) until a simple google search threw me off-guard. The search result made me realize how little I as an Indian knew about this ancient land of …

Thirumalai Nayakar Palace

Thirumalai Nayakar Palace-A stunning heritage structure in Tamil Nadu,India

Thirumalai Nayakar Palace also known as Madurai Palace is a testimony to the city’s secularism and diversity. If Madurai is world- famous for its Meenakshi Amman Temple, it is equally popular for the Anglo-Indian community, the churches, the Jaina Caves and its multicultural society. On my recent trip to Madurai, I decided to visit the …

JayaHe GVK New Museum – A must visit place in Mumbai, Maharashtra – India

JayaHe GVK New Museum inside the Mumbai CSIA(Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport) narrates the story of India to its visitors through art and colours. The museum beautifully essays how Indians live and experience multiple eras at once through this country’s diversity and legacy. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I have …

Bhangarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort – Family Trip to the Most Haunted Fort in India

‘Haunted’, claimed all…‘we could hear weird voices and noises’, said some, while a handful vouched there is really nothing spooky about the place! These were some of the reactions from friends who got to know of our family trip to the most haunted fort in India!!! I vividly remember the day of our visit to …

Dalhousie

Dalhousie – Bakrota Hill that connects Bengal and Himachal

Living in the mountains amidst the thick growth of pines, deodars, rhododendrons, spruce and other flora and fauna interspersed with wooded trails is in itself a meditative and a medicative process. More so for urban dwellers who find themselves surrounded by greenery all of a sudden. The great poet and Nobel Laureate Shri Rabindranath Tagore and …

FRI : Central Courtyard

Forest Research Institute’s Architecture – A Photo Tour

The one monumental and prestigious institute that has been synonymous with Dehradun for over a century now, has to be the massive colonial Forest Research Institute.  I personally believe this is the only place that hasn’t seen much of a change over the year. My very first visit to the Doon valley a couple of …