#saveTourism rally in Delhi on Wrold Tourism Day

“Tourism needs immediate government intervention” –Shiv Raj Singh

While most shared memories of their trips on World Tourism Day (September 27), the people who are the backbone of the industry held a peaceful car rally in Delhi to #SaveTourism. The impact of COVID-19 has been felt deeply and most in this industry as travel is at a standstill. Around 300 tour operators and agents participated in this rally. An industry veteran, Shiv Raj … Continue reading “Tourism needs immediate government intervention” –Shiv Raj Singh

Numero Uno tattoos on jeans

Numero Uno, India’s own jean manufacturer, has eco-friendly practices at its unit in Gurugram

Circa 2014: Whiskers, moustaches, crinkles… we thought these belonged to men alone, but a walk in the clean, green premises of Numero Uno’s Gurgaon manufacturing unit revealed how denim also gets these! Numero Uno is the first brand to introduce a tattoo on denims. Besides, the manufacturing unit has put sustainable practices in place to minimize wastage. Words & Photographs: Ambica Gulati Dressed in a … Continue reading Numero Uno, India’s own jean manufacturer, has eco-friendly practices at its unit in Gurugram

Beautiful mountains, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India

Finding Heritage In The Hills: WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace

Red sloping roofs, yellow walls, and white corners—there’s something fairytale-like about this yellow hotel in Mussoorie. Dating back to 1836, WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace hotel has a story in every corner. And if you spend some time with its current owners, Raja Dinraj Pratap Singh and his wife, you’ll get to hear the stories and about their ancestral lineage. They live on the premises and are … Continue reading Finding Heritage In The Hills: WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace

Gourmet Getaway, Sundowner, Nand Mahal Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Putting Jaipur On The Foodie Map

Forts, palaces, jewellery, the pink city is among India’s most popular destinations. And adding some zing with food is Dushyant Singh, a young restaurateur and founder of Gourmet Getaway festival Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Rustic is a cosy, smart, casual eating place, offering many Indian delights and some innovative platters. The large coffee menu is impressive. With Jaipur being a hub for foreign and … Continue reading Putting Jaipur On The Foodie Map

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5 Inspiring Travel Trends 2019

The travel industry rarely stands still. New trends, new types of travellers and new destinations mean the demands on travel companies and tourism boards are constantly changing. Millennials and Generation Z have pushed the boundaries of what we expect from travel. The majority of the $8.27 trillion spent on the travel and tourism industry last year was spent online; 48% of smartphone users in the … Continue reading 5 Inspiring Travel Trends 2019

When Women Travel

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I celebrate my travels with my own. Yahoo! We are going to Jaipur. But that is cliché. Who cares? It’s going to be fun. Jeans, tees, shorts, lingerie, make-up, sandals, something glittery…. Wait, its going to be the 20th of the month. I will have my periods. Menstruation cup, tampons, sanitary napkins… napkins. Dark panties, light ones might … Continue reading When Women Travel

Kalash @T1, Delhi airport, Diwali celebration installation

Bedazzled By Diwali Lights At Delhi’s Swanky Airport

With each passing year, Diwali celebrations ring in more joy and more light. And the passengers enjoy the festival of lights at the modern airport too. Mesmerizing forms and artistic installations add a lot of cheer to the glass and concrete building. Slow down to see the highway arch. The dazzling geometric lights with diyas are a blend of the modern and the traditional lights. … Continue reading Bedazzled By Diwali Lights At Delhi’s Swanky Airport

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5 Ways Paytm App Makes Your Travel Easy

The answer to every problem is a smartphone! So when you are on the move and want things to be done in a jiffy, a good app can sort out all the issues. Paytm offers multiple cashback offers and facilitates money transfers. So when you are travelling, you don’t need to carry cash with you all the time and there is a solution for practically … Continue reading 5 Ways Paytm App Makes Your Travel Easy

10 Safety Tips For Travellers

Traveling to another country is very always very exciting. We get to visit beautiful destinations and experience various cultures. Although we would like to believe that traveling to most parts of the world would be safe, it is always better to follow these quick tips to avoid any bad experiences while traveling abroad. 1. Learn about the culture It is always good to thoroughly research your … Continue reading 10 Safety Tips For Travellers

Kebabs at Earthen Oven, Fortune Inn Grazia Noia, India

Kebabs & Qormas at Earthen Oven, Fortune Inn Grazia Noida

Mouthwatering kebabs and delicious curries from the land of the nawabs for dinner till June 24 Think Lucknow, think Hyderabad and your mouth begins to water thinking of the kebabs, the biryanis, the curries and the delectable rotis. That’s all we tasted at the Earthen Oven. The focus is on delicious, authentic food at this hotel which falls under the ITC umbrella. And for those … Continue reading Kebabs & Qormas at Earthen Oven, Fortune Inn Grazia Noida

Walkway, Vaishno Devi, Picture courtesy: Shrine Board official website

Taxi To Vaishno Devi

While there are overnight trains to the famous devi temple, we decided to drive from Delhi to Vaishno Devi. And so began the adventure. It was a long weekend. And our plan was to ease off. But who wants to ease off in the old style—we decided to ease off with a visit which would please the body, mind and spirit. A soulful journey is … Continue reading Taxi To Vaishno Devi