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…

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…