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

Memorable Bus Rides

Every mode of transport has its own fun. In buses, the number of people travelling make up the journey rather than the destination. (While I learned about travelling in public transport, a native of Skopje, Daniel Kiteski spent a year in India and carried back 9 important lessons)     Mumbai to Shirdi These were the days when I was an un-informed traveller. All my … Continue reading Memorable Bus Rides

The deers watch the people enjoying the safari, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

The Wild Colours Of Corbett

Leaving the tiger in the thickets, the amateur birder and wildlife lover learned about some species living on the fringes of the Jim Corbett National Park. Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati The sun was high. And the ducks were waddling in the water, many of them. The brown of their feathers glistened under the flicker of the rays. The fatigue disappeared; excited at this amazing … Continue reading The Wild Colours Of Corbett

Exclusive residence, The Havelis, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Suryagarh, Jaisalmer: Cupid’s Playground

The dreamy, musical journey created by this luxury boutique hotel in the arid region will make you fall in love with life. Words & photos: Ambica Gulati Sufi Night Flat on my back, I gazed at the stars as the Manganiyar troupe sang its heart out. Little frogs jumped over my feet, as I felt the music penetrating the womb of the night. I call … Continue reading Suryagarh, Jaisalmer: Cupid’s Playground

Drives: Hyundai’s new Next Gen Verna

As cars rule the world of comfortable drives, the Korean automobile major has launched a new model in India. A spacious sedan, the Next Gen Verna is termed as Intelligent by Design. The car comes in a range of colours and the four pillars of design have been Futuristic Design, Dynamic Performance, Super Safety and New Technology & Advanced Features. The body is built with … Continue reading Drives: Hyundai’s new Next Gen Verna

Sweetness of faith at Haridwar

Where rests the soul, where records of families are found and where the sweetest malpuas are eaten after the yummiest aloo-poori Words: Ambica Gulati The door of Hari opens for all here. It is after all one of the seven sacred cities for the Hindus. It is also one of the four cities where the drops of amrit fell while Garuda was flying with the … Continue reading Sweetness of faith at Haridwar

Dancing dolphins at Ganga barrage, Narora

An endangered river species, they scamper and play unaware of the danger to their lives in the Ganga barrage waters Words: Ambica Gulati Their long beak-like noses sticking out, they seemed to be coming towards us. Suddenly they disappeared from view. And then a tail emerged from far. Dark brown, they would have been mistaken for the water, if the flesh was not so firm … Continue reading Dancing dolphins at Ganga barrage, Narora