Jammu Mahotsav 2019

Jammu Mahotsav – A paean to the rich culture, heritage and art of Jammu region

An invite to attend the Jammu Mahotsav 2019 popped in my inbox and I wondered what witnessing the event would be like. Well, I had never heard about this Mahotsav (festival) before nor had I seen any wide-spread social media campaign for the same. Disclaimer: I was invited by the Jammu Tourism Directorate on a …

Alwar

5 must-visit places in and around Alwar on a weekend getaway from Delhi

Flooded with fields of gently swaying yellow mustard and blooming sunflowers, flanked by the lush rolling mountains of the Aravallis, Alwar is a rich repository of Rajput architecture and flamboyance and a place that is the genesis of ‘Alwar ka Mawa’ or Milk Cake. Come with me as I explore the must-visit places in and …

Trigarth Kangra Valley Festival

Trigart Kangra Valley Festival- An ode to the richness of Himachal Pradesh

‘Trigart Kangra Valley Festival’ read the invite, and I was a bit puzzled. I pondered over the connection between Kangra valley where the event was happening and the word Trigarth(Trigart) until a simple google search threw me off-guard. The search result made me realize how little I as an Indian knew about this ancient land of …

JayaHe GVK New Museum – A must visit place in Mumbai, Maharashtra – India

JayaHe GVK New Museum inside the Mumbai CSIA(Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport) narrates the story of India to its visitors through art and colours. The museum beautifully essays how Indians live and experience multiple eras at once through this country’s diversity and legacy. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I have …

Bhangarh Fort

A tour of Bhangarh fort in India and its temples built in Nagara style architecture

I was more interested in exploring the temples of Bhangarh, built in the nagara style of architecture, while others were worried about its spookiness. ‘Haunted’, claimed all…‘we could hear weird voices and noises’, said some, while a handful vouched there is really nothing eerie about the place. These were some of the reactions from friends …

Dalhousie

Dalhousie – Bakrota Hill that connects Bengal and Himachal

Life in the mountains amidst thriving pines, deodars, rhododendrons, spruce and other flora and fauna interspersed with wooded trails is in itself a meditative and medicative process. More so for urban dwellers who find themselves surrounded by frondescence all of a sudden. At first glimpse, this lushness and the azure skies with breathable pure oxygen …