Temple Town Madurai

The cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, India, is home to the most famous temple—Meenakshi Amman. With time on your hands, there’s a lot more to see around this town. It had been a few summers since I visited Madurai, the city with the famous Meenakshi Amman temple as its pivot. I stayed in a resort … More Temple Town Madurai

Artistic Andretta

Where the arts flourished, the village of Andretta in Kangra is the place to become one with Nature. Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati A signboard says ‘theatre’. The mud structure has no seats, no huge hall, no café, no ticket counter, no sound and light systems. Surrounded by a garden, this theatre is in the estate … More Artistic Andretta

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 … More The Call Of The Hills: Marigold Sarovar Portico, Mashobra

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 … More Finding Heritage In The Hills: WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace

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 … More When Women Travel