Brought together for one of the largest tourism fairs, the ITB in Berlin, this issue of India & You has been articulated with stories giving a glimpse into Indian heritage. Keeping in line with the theme ‘Heritage Tourism’, the writers for the magazine are telling tales of history lesser known, grand Indian Palaces, vividly painted villages and some architecturally magnificent temples. From Rajasthan to Gujarat, and down south to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the storytelling alone will take you places, exotic and dreamy. Exposing you to the cultures of West Bengal and Maharashtra, this ITB special issue is a ride into history. With hearty reads on Fashion, wellness and cinema, the magazine is a promise of something more. So, dwell in and enjoy.
Kashmir is the valley of artisans, where many arts have found their roots. One such art which remains an integral part of the valley’s culture is the walnut woodcarving. Artisans design and craft various products, which are then sold in international and domestic markets. As the sunrays fall on the land of this Himalayan region … Continue reading Walnut Woodcarving in Kashmir →
This unique bean and berry combo is native to the north-western Indian state, Rajasthan, and particularly to the most arid regions of it. Ker and sangri are a traditional Indian delight, widely consumed in the state of their produce and other states where they are carted. A spicy indulgence playfully mellowed down with curd, the … Continue reading Ker Sangri →
Hampi is one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites in India. Here, it is believed, once flourished the legendary kingdom of Kishkinda, from the Hindu epic, Ramayana. Today, the site harbours a fascinating mix of Hindu mythology and historic events, and a peaceful life in the neighbouring villages. The rugged and uneven steps of a … Continue reading Fascinating Hampi →
In an exclusive interview with Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), India & You brings out the most crucial aspects of India’s reflection on the world tourism map and how the country remains a key focus area for this global tourism body. As a reaction to the terror and … Continue reading Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation →
For several thousand years now, Tulsi is being worshipped in India as a sacred form of goddess Lakshmi and is also used as a traditional medicine. However, not only therapeutic properties, but the holy basil also has skin and hair benefits as well as purifying powers to strife off viruses and bacteria. There is undoubtedly … Continue reading Holy Basil →