Visiting the Sino-Indian border at Nathula

Nathula located at 14000 feet is one of the three trading border posts between India and China; the other two being Lipulekh in Uttarakhand and Shipkila in Himachal Pradesh. It is on the famous silk route which has been used for trade between India and China, extending to Arabia, southern Europe and Persia, for over 1500 years. Civilian movement is usually restricted about 20 km before the actual border but Nathula is a place where you can reach up to the barbed fences of the Indian border. The experience of reaching the very end of Indian frontier and to see another country beyond it, is what attracts visitors to Nathula. Read more

Local sightseeing of Gangtok on Day 2

Banjhakri Falls Gangtok

Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is small hill station located in the lap of the mighty Himalayas. Its favourable weather and pristine natural beauty make it a top tourist destination in the country. There are some features of Gangtok like its stepped buildings, excellent footpath network, marketplace, delicious Nepali and Tibetan food and the enchanting views of Mt. Kanchenjunga which are exclusive to this city. Read more

Photostory : The City Palace of Udaipur

City Palace Udaipur

Udaipur apart from connoting royalty is also acclaimed as one of the most romantic and photogenic places in India. Currently, the city palace of Udaipur is perhaps the most regal palace of India. A quaint yet imposing royal palace standing against the shimmering glare of a large artificial lake. This photostory dedicated to the City Palace of Udaipur: Read more

Taj Mahal : An elegy in white marble

Taj Mahal

A broken heart is an inexplicable dingus. An oojah that has propelled people to conquer what seemed unfathomable. From the broken heart of an emperor emanated a desire – a desire to built a final resting place for his love. A desire to construct a monument of unparalleled beauty in annals the history. Taj Mahal is the outcome of that desire; a tomb of profound love, a testimony to the mere existence of love. Read more

Jaipur # 1 : Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort

Rajasthan was a long awaited trip. There are two things to see in Rajasthan – its desert and its magnificent forts. I was on a 5 day trip to Rajasthan which included Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ajmer; so basically I was covering the royal part of Rajasthan. We were four people; let’s start by introducing all through this picture: Read more

The Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur

Jodhpur, known as the “Blue City” was the second destination after the “Pink City”, Jaipur in our Rajasthan trip. Jodhpur was the capital of the Marwar kingdom and has beautiful forts and palaces which attracts visitors to this small yet beautiful city. Read more

Chokhi Dhani: The cultural extravaganza of Rajasthan in a nutshell

Chokhi Dhani Jaipur

Men with vibrant turbans, women wearing Rajasthani print ghagras, fancy jewellery, folk dance, scrumptious Rajasthani dishes, camel rides and infinite sand dunes. When you think of Rajasthan you envisage these images. Except for sand dunes, at Chokhi Dhani you get to see all these and much more. Away from the hustle of Jaipur city, Chokhi Dhani is a resort mimicking the rural life of Rajasthan. Cultural programs, art and craft stores, animal rides, classical music and basically everything else that depicts Rajasthan can be found in a nutshell within its premises. Read more

Bullet Baba temple: Legend of Om Banna and the bike deity

Bullet Baba temple

India is a land of plurality – diverse views, opinions and beliefs. However, sometimes these beliefs transcend the precinct of rationality and infiltrate into space where it becomes superstition. For those who believe, he is God and the place a temple; for the rest, everything is a fantasy. Read more

Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer

Dargah Sharif

Dargah Sharif situated in Ajmer, Rajasthan is the mausoleum of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti (RA); perhaps the most prominent Sufi saint who resided here in the 12th century. Moinuddin Chisti is more popularly known as Garib Nawaz and people from all religions flock to this shrine throughout the year to pay homage and seek his blessings. Read more

Ramoji Film City: World’s largest film studio complex

When you visit Hyderabad, one thing which you can ill afford to miss is the superb experience of visiting the Ramoji Film City. Spread over 1666 acres of land, Ramoji film city is the largest of its kind. It features in the Guinness book of world records as the largest film studio complex. It was built under the vision of Ramoji Rao in 1996 and has since served as the shooting set of many movies and TV serials. Read more