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…

A Paradise called Kashmir !

“Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast” Mughal emperor Jahangir has said it rightly that that “if there is ever heaven on earth it is here, it is here, it is here”. The splendour and magnificence of Kashmir is beyond words. Mesmerizing valleys, romantic lakes, multi-laced flowers, enchanting landscapes with the…

Fragrances that Trigger Travel Memories

A random thought stuck me today – I was thinking about how fragrances and smells has been an important part of my travels throughout. I have encountered them on my most enduring travel experiences and yet we tend to disregard them, often. We go out, visit a place and come back home with bunch of…

Bishnois Tribe of India

We all read stories of animal adoption or that of wildlife safari in our daily lives. But seldom have we got to hear stories about people or tribes who actually feel responsible towards protecting the wildlife and environment and act as their guardians.  This is the story of pure love and compassion of a Tribe…

Kondapalli –The Toy Village of Andhra Pradesh

India is a land of elusive art where each state distinct from another and has something unique to offer. There is no doubt that the state of Andhra Pradesh is culturally rich, defined by its exceptional artistic domains. The invincible layers in handicrafts, dance forms, cuisines, heritage, literature and religion are all visions of some…