River in Tirthan, Himachal Pradesh, India

Treat Yourself To A Holiday At Tirthan Anglers’ Retreat

Ever thought of sitting by the river and looking for fish? Or having a drink as the river flows by? Or simply sleeping in a room in the middle of the natural world and all the services at your beck and call? Try going to Tirthan Anglers’ Retreat. Equipped with all the amenities of the modern world, this 6-room retreat is a bliss seeker’s delight. … Continue reading Treat Yourself To A Holiday At Tirthan Anglers’ Retreat

Orchard Resort, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Plan A Luxurious Retreat At Orchard Resort In Pushkar

Green is a luxury in Rajasthan. But when greens combine with good food and luxury tents, it is heavenly. This is the world of Orchard Resort— 15 luxury tents are pegged in the middle of amla trees, hence the name orchard. With no sense of boundaries, the resort is a cosy place with little room for loud noises and city stress. Patches with vegetables and … Continue reading Plan A Luxurious Retreat At Orchard Resort In Pushkar

Tribal couple, Gada Kalewa, Mahunt Ghasidas Museum, Raipur, India

Chhattisgarh Beyond Bastar

Dotted with water bodies and swamped in greenery, the 18-year-old state hosted the annual classical dance and music extravaganza—Chakradhar Samaroh—in the little town of Raigarh. The virgin green trails and slow pace added to the charm. Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Ducks waddled, white lotus swayed in the pond, children did some muscle movement on the swings, women bathed and prayers rang in the air—the … Continue reading Chhattisgarh Beyond Bastar

Porbandar: The Birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi

In the little alleys of this quiet town is the home of the man who spoke the language of peace and brought India out of the shackles of the British Words: Ambica Gulati The road from Ahmedabad to Porbandar is jerkless and effortless. The destination was Kirti Mandir, ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, for a peace ceremony on Martyrs’ Day, … Continue reading Porbandar: The Birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi

Driving through the Chambal valley

Of dacoit tales and cars through mustard fields words: Ambica Gulati The breeze ruffled my hair, as we whipped past yellow mustard fields in the Chambal region, Uttar Pradesh. As the driver regaled us with tales of dacoits Paan Singh Tomar, Phoolan Devi, Nirbhaya Gujjar, we looked out to the clear skies, the green fields, the peacocks dancing away. It’s difficult to imagine that this … Continue reading Driving through the Chambal valley