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Sandakphu – A Himalayan Odyssey

If you are a mountain lover, look no further than Sandakphu, a delightful destination tucked amidst the Himalayas. Where can you see Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu in one perspective? Well, Sandakphu in West Bengal bordering Nepal is the place where you will not just see the majestic Himalayas in all their pristine beauty… Read More Sandakphu – A Himalayan Odyssey

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Bikaner Travel Guide

The desert city of Bikaner has layers of history weaved in its fold that makes for interesting destination that never fails to surprise. “Did you know Bikaner has over 1000 havelis (old decorated homes)?” This was a question that I was posed on a recent trip to Bikaner and that was a question that stumped… Read More Bikaner Travel Guide

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Best Places to Experience Monsoons in India

The romance of rains is like no other. And India with its tropical climate has several destinations that can help you make the most of your tryst with the monsoon. As the sun makes way for clouds it is that time of the year once again when the monsoon comes calling. And India is slowly… Read More Best Places to Experience Monsoons in India

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Vegetarian Cuisine

October 1st is celebrated as World Vegetarian Day and it is time to get your fill of what is happening in this space. Being a vegetarian by birth and choice, I am often questioned about my food preferences. However I have always maintained that the best food is vegetarian and I never miss out on… Read More Vegetarian Cuisine

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In the footsteps of the Mahatma

This Gandhi Jayanthi, pay your homage to the Father of the Nation by taking a trip to some of the places that were part of his eventful life. Come October 2nd and there is a Gandhian wave of sorts. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi born in 1869 at Porbandar needs no introduction. The face… Read More In the footsteps of the Mahatma

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In the Footsteps of the Buddha in India

April and May are important months for Buddhists as this is when Buddha Poornima and Vesak or Buddha day are celebrated. This year Vesak falls on May 21/22 and here is a look at some of the most important Buddhist sites in India where Buddha lived 2500 plus years ago as well as those that… Read More In the Footsteps of the Buddha in India

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Superfoods: Packing a Punch

Indian superfoods are making a strong comeback to the kitchen and your plate. And going back to your roots has never been more exciting or tasty. Rediscovering lost grains and reaffirming your faith in traditional food is slowly but surely changing the culinary face of the country. Past Perfect The concept of superfoods is not… Read More Superfoods: Packing a Punch

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Cooking with Flowers

    I am looking at my lovely plate bursting with colours but what catches my fancy is a bright purple flower – a pansy. So what do I do with that I ask Chef Nimish Bhatia who is sitting opposite me explaining his love for cooking with flowers. Well, eat it he said and… Read More Cooking with Flowers

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Lucknow Diaries

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh is a potpourri of old and new where traditions and modernity mingle in a way that you have a unique experience of the past in these modern times. As I drew open the curtains of the window in my hotel room, I was amazed at the sight that… Read More Lucknow Diaries

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Stories in Discover India Magazine

India’s oldest travel magazine is also India’s most comprehensive resource of what you need to know in travel and hospitality. Here are some of my stories: Udaipur’s Royalty Karnataka’s Jain Trail Akluj Shreyas Yoga Retreat Hotel Review Neeleshwar Hermitage Pride Hotel Thannerhulla Copper Point Restaurant review Akluj