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It would be foolish to proclaim I’ve seen and experienced Varanasi in the mear 24 hours that I was there but I can’t deny that even in such a short time this holy city intrigued me. As it is on most press junkets the days are short and there is much...
The Kumbh Mela holds deep significance to those who are religious or spiritual. Pilgrims from all across India make the trek to take a dip in the holy Ganga River and be cleansed of their sins. The festival holds great significance to many but if you’re not particularly religious then the...
It’s 8am, I’m bundled up in four layers to brace the cold, I’m standing in a sea of people waiting to cross a man made bridge to get to the other side of the Yamuna river. I find myself excited but nervous not knowing what to expect...
For a Mumbaikar a weekend getaway often means Lonavala, Pune or someplace close by. Pushkar is seldom features but the truth is, it really should. This small Rajasthani town with it's crazy holi celebrations, backpacking tourists and pretty lanes and temples is a wonderful place to visit. What makes...
India is a diverse country and the cuisine is possibly it's biggest tresure. Hyderabad is a haven for foodies with a voracious appetite. There's Andhra cuisine, Telangana cuisine and then there's Hyderabad's famous Mughlai cuisine. During the holy month of Ramzan, the old city comes alive at night and...
When you think of a tiger safari in India, jungles like Kanha, Pench, Bandhavgadh or Ranthambore. The big jungles that have a loyal fan following and eager safari enthusiasts voraciously recommending them. What most people don't realise is that India has nearly 50 tiger reserves and is possibly the...
Without a shadow of doubt, this has got to be one of Gurgaon's most popular eateries. I walked into Prankster on a Monday night to a semi packed restaurant and a dance floor bursting with patrons busting a move. Unbelieveable I thought because it's Monday for crying out lound,...
On any given day, my inbox has at least one restaurant invitation to come and sample their food. In the past 6 years of having giving my all to the tiny taster, I've eaten more lackluster meals than blockbuster ones so over time I've politely declined most of these...
Palace hotels are not a new phenomenon. Many castles, palaces and even forts across the world have been converted into hotels to give you a chance to experience it. While I haven't personally had the chance to stay at such a hotel, my time at Narendra Bhawan is the...
I'm a firm believer in taking a break from the usual and mundane. Sadly not everyone has the time or luxury of hopping on an airplane and whisking off to an exotic location. Sometimes, a gorgeous car ride in the pouring rain to a nearby city and checking into...
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