Beautiful mountains, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India

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 their ancestral lineage. They live on the premises and are … Continue reading Finding Heritage In The Hills: WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace

Galapagos Islands, Image by pen_ash from Pixabay

5 Best Places in South America For Nature Lovers

If you are seeking a world away from the crowded cities or bustling beaches, you will appreciate the natural beauty that South America has to offer. The region is home to some of the most fascinating wildlife in the world, as well as some truly breathtaking areas of wilderness. Here are some of the best destinations you should visit in South America: Words: Colton Davis … Continue reading 5 Best Places in South America For Nature Lovers

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 cup, tampons, sanitary napkins… napkins. Dark panties, light ones might … Continue reading When Women Travel

Bikers on the jhula, 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  

The Khyber Spa by L'OCCITANE-massage by a stunning vista

Brighter, radiant skin at The Khyber, Gulmarg

Words: Ambica Gulati Little had I expected that The Khyber would be constructed of imposing black stone, giving the look of the erstwhile palaces found in the plains–Snow cars on the side of the steps leading inside the resort. The lobby a rising wooden structure with carved chandeliers and round curved sofas with exquisite embroidery, it’s a very warm welcome to a visitor. Actually, going … Continue reading Brighter, radiant skin at The Khyber, Gulmarg

Calabash- The Cigar Lounge- The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg

Life at The Khyber, Gulmarg

words: Ambica Gulati Pitter patter, pitter patter, raindrops were falling on the green pine trees, the mist was settling on the mountains. Sitting in the balcony of The Khyber, I could feel the slight chill in the air. It was September and I needed a warm pair of socks to keep the chill at bay. The TV talked about the incessant rain, but I rested … Continue reading Life at The Khyber, Gulmarg