The Marasa Sarovar Premiere Tirupati , Andhra Pradesh, India

A Stay At The Marasa Sarovar Premiere Tirupati Can Redefine The Way Pilgrims Travel

Talk sacred and all that spins in the head are idols and priests. And all one looks for is a clean bed and simple food. But this five-star hotel changed my perception of the way pilgrims travel nowadays. With clean lines and open spaces, I got a room that had all the amenities that one could need and an excellent view of the sacred Tirumala … Continue reading A Stay At The Marasa Sarovar Premiere Tirupati Can Redefine The Way Pilgrims Travel

The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho

Rediscover The Little Pleasures Of Khajuraho with The LaLit Temple View Khajuraho

Many people relate Khajuraho to the erotic sculptures but that just makes up 10% of the architecture of these famous temples. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temples were made between 950 and 1050 AD by the Chandela dynasty. As we happened to take a trip to the place, we were lucky to be staying near the Western group which is probably the city centre … Continue reading Rediscover The Little Pleasures Of Khajuraho with The LaLit Temple View Khajuraho

Morning at birthplace of Radha in Barsana, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India

Experience The Magic Of Braj At Nidhivan Sarovar Portico In Vrindavan

Live music, sattvic cuisine, massages, and facials, that’s what a stay at this cosy and colourful hotel in Vrindavan has to offer. While the 68-room hotel is located quite close to the city’s main temples, it is still a haven for the area is not crowded. There’s gym, light, fresh food, strong Wi-Fi, and live music on the weekends during dinner. There’s also a shop … Continue reading Experience The Magic Of Braj At Nidhivan Sarovar Portico In Vrindavan

Head to Naad Wellness Centre for a holistic rejuvenation

Three nights, healthy diet, and lots of massages, that’s ‘Naad Experience’ for you. And what you bring back – a decidedly lighter, brighter new you! Add discipline to this too. Naad Wellness comes as a surprise. Unlike most wellness centres with wooden huts and dark interiors, this one looks more like a five-star hotel. A green entrance, green and wooden interiors, the place is another … Continue reading Head to Naad Wellness Centre for a holistic rejuvenation

In Nature’s Cradle

A retreat at Nimba Nature Cure, Gujarat, is all about healing the body, mind and soul Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Welcomed by the breeze, swaying trees and lots of sunshine, this 100-acre retreat turns out to be haven for my tired body and exhausted soul. Located on the Ahmedabad-Mehsana expressway, it promises to be an antidote to the pain around my neck and shoulders. … Continue reading In Nature’s Cradle

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

Meditating on the ghat, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Soul Searching In Rishikesh  

Among the more famous pilgrim towns in India, it is also known as the yoga capital of the world. Every March, it comes alive with sessions and workshops by eminent yoga practitioners and other healers. Words: Ambica Gulati My tryst with Rishikesh started in 1999. It was my first visit to an ashram. I had started to work with a magazine called Life Positive and I … Continue reading Soul Searching In Rishikesh  

Camel cart ride, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Prayers Amid Camels & Roses

The little town of Pushkar, with its annual camel fair and the only Brahma temple in the world, is laced with folklore and mythology BY AMBICA GULATI ON OCTOBER 11, 2018 Sand dunes stretch into the infinite sky as the sun lowers into the Aravalli ranges. The camel cart sways through the narrow alleys. The decked up camel, colourful cart with its little tinkling bells, … Continue reading Prayers Amid Camels & Roses

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

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