Crossing the uncharted territory: Chaari Dhaand

Destinations • 79 Comments

Its 4 am and I am driving on a surface that looks more Martian than that of our planet. The baked,...
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A sip of coffee in Coorg….

Destinations • 30 Comments

Kodaimelanadu or Kodagu or Coorg: the name itself conjures up images of verdure – gushing cascades, babbling brooks, green hills,...
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A Two-Day Odyssey Through the Almaty Region

Central Asia, Kazakhstan

“Almaty region is truly exceptional,” remarked our guide, Syrym, as we embarked on a two-day odyssey through the Almaty region...
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Savoring the Nomadic Tapestry in Almaty: Kazaki food you should try in Almaty

Central Asia, Kazakhstan

Borat, the fictitious, mustachioed, mankini-wearing media personality played by Sacha Baron Cohen...
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Almaty: Unexpected wonders

Central Asia

Of all the things I anticipated discovering in Almaty, a ski resort mere 20 minutes from the city center was certainly not on my list. To...
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Hoi An: The city of lanterns

South East Asia

Ever since I landed in Da Nang, Vietnam’s port city, Hoi An was a constant feature among travelers. Some had returned from Hoi An, others...
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Stok Palace: An exquisite miniature of Ladakh

India, Ladakh

It was mid-afternoon when we arrived in Leh. The temperatures soared to 30 degrees, a very unlikely...
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Dawki: A river paradise

India, North East India • 2 Comments

I was a little undecided between going to Dawki or making a long trip to Tura. And my Airbnb host in Shillong had almost decided to...
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Inside the sacred forests of Mawphlang

India, North East India • 2 Comments

In every turn in Meghalaya nature has a story to tell. Amongst the brooding mountains and the fiery skies, living root bridges, and natural...
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The monoliths and old tales of sacrifices from Nartiang

India, North East India

A magical waterfall straight out of Kipling’s pages – that’s how my friend Brad described...
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Magical sunrise and a feast at Denzong Regency

Hotel Review, North East India

The worst part of Sikkim is the tiring journey from Bagdogra airport to Gangtok. And while all along our way one is accompanied by the...
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The pristine Pelling

India, North East India, Sikkim

Trust me, in Sikkim, you desire nothing more than clear views of the Kanchenjunga range. From the time one arrives in Gangtok, one can feel...
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