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Lambasingi: A Walk in the Clouds

Often referred to as the ‘Kashmir of South India’, Lambasingi first came under the spotlight when it made headlines for being one of those rare places that receives snowfall even here, down South, in the sultry reaches of the country. Though winters are when you will usually find people making their way through the mist…

8 Beautiful Waterfalls near Hyderabad

Finding destinations closer home has today become more of a necessity than just a matter of choice. For all those with itchy feet, craving to travel, longing to just get outdoors here is a list of waterfalls near Hyderabad that one can get to easily. These beautiful waterfalls are just a road trip away! 1.…

Human by Nature: Kumarakom on Vembanad Lake

Kerala, a land of magical fables and lyrical stories. A land that I first discovered through its stories. Growing up as I did, reading stories told by the many gifted writers of my country. Stories that were so intensely humane that I couldn’t help but be drawn into that world, a world of overwhelmingly beautiful…

A view of the manicured tea estates of Munnar, the mud paths winding aways between them and the trees that dot the landscape.

17 Places to Visit in Kerala for the perfect holiday

From the most romantic of honeymoon destinations to the best of beaches, here is a lowdown on the best places to visit in Kerala. RELATED Road Trip Itinerary for 2 Weeks in Kerala 28 Interesting Books to Read before Travelling to India #1 Alappuzha (Allepey) The very heart of the backwaters and often referred to…

6 Stunning Places to Visit in Thailand

Thailand, famous and infamous in equal parts as a holiday destination – is so many things to so many people. With its glorious islands and beaches, its stunning temples and ancient cities steeped in history and culture jostling alongside its fun and vibrant modern cities, Thailand does have much to offer. And, if it is…

6 Fun Places to Visit near Mumbai

1. Matheran Distance from Mumbai | 80 Kilometers Best Time to Visit | October – May This Asia’s only automobile-free hill station is also India’s smallest. Matheran is a popular weekend getaway with Mumbaikars for whenever they feel the need to disconnect. An eco sensitive area, the whole of Matheran is a luxuriant green, covered…

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Heart in The Himalayas

The Story of Pashmina

Once an heirloom piece to be passed on from one generation to the next, the Pashmina Shawl today, has donned a new avatar.  As Indian designers are rediscovering this artisanal craft from the Himalayas and giving it a modern twist in terms of blending it with silks and giving them structure and silhouette by turning…

5 Reasons You Should Travel to Ladakh Off-Season

Winter is coming. A hackneyed phrase for a hackneyed destination? So why not explore this Himalayan land off-season, before things change. Here are five reasons. Reason #1 – Drive through constantly changing landscapes. The first thing one notices in Ladakh in winter is that here the landscape changes every day, every hour and just driving…

In Photos: The Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers. A breathtakingly beautiful (literally!) high altitude meadow of alpine flowers in the Western Himalayas. Accessible only through a trek route through the mountains, this valley is located in a transition zone that lies between the Zanskar Region of the Himalayas to the north and the Greater Himalayas to the south. Together…

Astro Photography in Spiti Valley

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Spiti Valley this Summer

[no_toc] Here are 20 Photos to Inspire you to visit Spiti Valley this Summer. Ladakh’s lesser known cousin. Separated from the popular Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh by the Rohtang Pass, this middle land between India and Tibet is home to some of the most stunning lakes and monasteries in the world. Of which, the mythical…

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In the Nomadic Settlement of Puga

Snow crunched under my heavy boots as I stepped out of the heated SUV, into the freezing winter of Ladakh. It was -16 degrees and we had just arrived in Puga, a little nomadic village in the Changthang valley. Located in the Eastern Ladakh Region of Jammu and Kashmir, Puga is a geothermal field and…

Off Beat Travel Blogs India

The Goat Village: Take me away!

Have you ever longed to escape to a place that would take you far far away from the madding crowd? the hustle and bustle of your city life?? Then, The Goat Village in Tehri, Uttarakhand ought to be on your travel bucket list! The Nag Tibba Trek is today one of the most popular treks…

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Ladakh Festival: Celebrating Life & Beyond.

The Ladakh Festival is an annual week-long gala organised by the Tourism Department of the Jammu & Kashmir Government every September in Leh and its surrounding villages. Local communities along with the district administrations of Leh come together to showcase the culture and traditions of this land of stunning landscape to the visiting tourists, for after all…

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Artisan Villages of India

Artisan Villages of Andhra Pradesh: Sri Kalahasti

Legends surround Sri Kalahasti, the temple town near South India’s most popular pilgrimage centre, Tirupati. Home to the ancient Shiva temple, the Sri Kalahasteeswara Temple, this town has been the centre of many legends, stories and folk lore. But it isn’t as widely known that this town in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district also boasts of something that is…

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Artisan Villages of Andhra Pradesh: Uppada

Every second house in the village of Uppada, in coastal Andhra Pradesh is a handloom store. Just like Mangalagiri. It goes with the territory. For it too is a handloom village that has brought forth a commercially successful style of saree. Known for its soft texture and lightness, what defines this saree is its thread…

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Artisan Villages of Telangana: Nirmal

Second in the series, ‘Artisan Villages of Telangana’, comes the village of Nirmal in Adilabad district. A two hour drive from Hyderabad brings you to this town where all the village artists have got together to create a co-operative society, recognise themselves and setup a store to sustain this dying art form. Practised by the Naqash…

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Travel Stories by
Neeharika Satyavada

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