Understanding the Evolution of Indra Jatra in Depth

This is in continuation to my last blog where I took you through all the action packed fun of Indra Jatra and Kumari Jatra, which I attended recently in Nepal. This blog essentially is focused upon understanding the evolution of Indra Jatra over the period, from the time it was introduced in Kathmandu Kathmandu was…

Celebrating Indra Jatra & Kumari Jatra of Nepal

The drum beating gets louder and the crowd surges a little. I hear a deafening noise and run to catch a sight. A stream of young men comes running into the square followed by an elaborately decorated team dressed as a white elephant called Pullu Kisi. The elephant is looking for his master Indra and…

Charming Lansdowne

It was during the hot summers of May when my heart urged for a quick escape to mountains for fresh breeze. The idea was to relax and enjoy amidst soothing beauty of nature but I didn’t want the crowd besides me as well. I was searching for the nearest hill stations from Delhi and that’s…

Meeting The Kumari- The Living Goddess of Nepal

She is a young, beautiful and a naive soul. She represents the culture, history and beliefs of Nepal, keeping an age old custom alive of Newar community. People worship and stand in crews to get a glimpse of her because she brings good luck or atleast many have claimed so. Goddesses do exist in spiritual…

Drayang- The Dark Secret of Bhutan

“Where is Drayang” One of my friends kept asking the locals, hoping someone would guide us in the right direction, after we painstakingly searched for it for over an hour. I read about Drayang on one of my fellow friend Abhinav Singh’s Travel Blog (photos by him) and the story somehow amazed me to an extent…

A Comprehensive Guide to Explore Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu impressed me beyond my imagination and the first thing which amazed me was its perfect fusion of the new and old world charm, which very much remains a part of this city magnetism. While walking through the streets of Thimphu, I couldn’t ignore to notice the new commercial enthusiasm which has hit the city…

A Comprehensive Guide to Explore Paro, Bhutan

The picturesque Paro valley is counted amongst the greenest valley of Bhutan and the international airport of the country is located here due to its wide area. This heart of Bhutan is surrounded by the fertile rice fields and serene Paro River (Pa Chu) which flows down the valley. It’s also one of the best…