Marigold Sarovar Portico, Mashobra, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

The Call Of The Hills: Marigold Sarovar Portico, Mashobra

Shimla is  Delhi’s crowded cousin. Once the summer capital of the British, it is now choc-a-block with cars and noise. For those who still dream of a clean, green holiday in the hills, the nearby villages promise a happy vacation. Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati I experienced one at this modern yet quaint hotel. Sloping roofs and colourful flowers line its driveway. Nothing ostentatious, just … Continue reading The Call Of The Hills: Marigold Sarovar Portico, Mashobra

Aarti at Kesi Ghat, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India

Dance Of Colours In Vrindavan

Home to the blue god, Krishna, and his spiritual consort, Radha, Vrindavan is where you can see the many shades of life.  Words & photos: Ambica Gulati A year round destination, Vrindavan is probably a search for the love that Krishna and Radha stand for. But for me, it was just a weekend to unwind with a spa, facial, vegetarian cuisine, and generally forget the world, for … Continue reading Dance Of Colours In Vrindavan

Chameleon, Aahana—The Corbett Wilderness, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Recreating The Natural Balance: Aahana—The Corbett Wilderness, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand

Ever thought of learning how to blend modernity with nature? Find it at this eco-friendly resort in the famous Corbett Tiger Reserve. Words & Photographs: Ambica Gulati  “My father believes that if you take care of nature, it will take care of you,” smiles 23-year-old Ayu Tripathi who helps her father, Kamal Tripathi, run the resort. With roots embedded in the region, the Tripathis believe … Continue reading Recreating The Natural Balance: Aahana—The Corbett Wilderness, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand

5 weekend getaways from Delhi

Looking for a quick weekend getaway from the Capital, Kapil Goswamy, Founder, BigBreaks.com, shares five exotic destinations that would appeal to city dwellers: Lansdowne: Just 250 km from Delhi, this picturesque little town is tucked away in the mountains of Uttarakhand. Lansdowne is a serene hill spot which ones can enjoy walking around in and watch some beautiful Himalayan peaks. Khajuraho: Architecture and history lovers … Continue reading 5 weekend getaways from Delhi