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Culinary Adventures in the East

Culinary Adventures in the East

Nothing identifies the ethos of a nation as readily as its food. Universally, food is used to commemorate important events in our lives. It unites families, celebrates romantic encounters and comforts the soul in times grief. It chronicles the lives …

Rajasthan: Land of Kings

Rajasthan: Land of Kings

In Rajasthan, it’s the colors that strike you first.

A resident of Bishnoi-Village. Photo by Geringer Global Travel.

It’s the vibrant, striking colors worn by the residents of this ancient – and very proud – region, called “Land of Kings” …

Three Beautiful Beaches in South Goa, India

Three Beautiful Beaches in South Goa, India

Patnem Beach
Patnem Beach

I travel frequently, and always prepare for my various jaunts doing fact-finding, participating in forums, asking friends, and even reading literature from my destination country. I’m prepared, but not too prepared, ever open to the spur-of-the-moment experiences traveling …

The Caves of Maharashtra

The Caves of Maharashtra

Maharasthra is a diverse state in western India that includes coastal plains, vineyards, the Deccan Plateau and the Western Ghats. The region also has the largest number of caves in the country, some dating back to the 1st century …

Death and Rebirth in the Sacred Streets of Varanasi

Death and Rebirth in the Sacred Streets of Varanasi

Varanasi, also called Benares and Kashi, is a pilgrimage destination in India. According to ancient texts, the city was founded by the Hindu deity Shiva, making it one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the country.   Varanasi is also considered …

Homestays in India

Homestays in India

The thought of a home stay in India can ignite romantic images of cultural exchange. A comfortable room in a private residence, adorned with traditional fabrics and décor, can offer a warm contrast to a stark hotel room. Instead of …

India, Darjeeling – where to stay

India, Darjeeling – where to stay

WINDAMERE HOTEL

The elegant Windamere Hotel, surrounded by tea and cardamom estates, is a gracious Colonial gem with grand views of the Himalayas. 

Here old rituals of politeness and respect hold sway, where turbaned staff serve afternoon tea in cosy …

India: Beyond the Taj Mahal

India: Beyond the Taj Mahal

Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

The thought of India evokes many images to travelers, but none more iconic than the majestic Taj Mahal. Although this wonder of the world is a relevant and magnificent site on the tourism circuit, consider adding a dash of …

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