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

Meenakshi Amman temple, Photo: Prasanna Devadasa , httpspixabay.comutm_source=link-

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 which was once the guest house for a spinning yarn … Continue reading Temple Town Madurai

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

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