Alongside culture and heritage, spirituality is one of India’s biggest attractions as a destination for a tourist. The pull towards temples, gurdwaras, churches, mosques and also Buddhist pagodas to pay obeisance at the various sites is involved with the life and times of various gods. We bring you reports of the Durga Puja from Kolkata and Navratri in Ahmedabad, just to highlight the contrasting manner in which the same goddess is worshipped in two cities. From the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, we bring you a spiritual circuit built around Lord Shiva and to the north-eastern state of Meghalaya, to enjoy the best of the monsoons with its gushing waterfalls, inviting you to lose yourself in the maze of caves.
Travel tales of a travel writer who discovered parts of India with his elephant that was rescued from abuse and begging. Title: Travels on my Elephant Author: Mark Shand Pages: 206 Price: INR 299 Publisher: Speaking Tiger ISBN: 9789387693081 Can you imagine India without elephants? In the country, the gigantic animal is a symbol … Continue reading Travels on my Elephant →
Well-known around the world for its palaces, forts and sand dunes, Rajasthan is also home to some of the most important pilgrimage centres for various religions. Come discover one. Infinite mounds of fine sand, large stretches of parched land, scanty greenery, prickly cacti, endless mirages across hamlets of mud houses, camels deep in thought … Continue reading Rajasthan →
Jainism is based on respect for all living beings and living life in a minimalistic way, just as the modern-day greens try to emulate. With sustainable development becoming a key word again across the globe, Jainism can play the role of a lighthouse through its well-established principles and practices. A contemporary of Buddhism, Jainism is … Continue reading Jainism →
Madhya Pradesh Tourism enlightens travel fraternity from India and abroad with the fifth edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart in Bhopal. With over 75 buyers from more than 25 countries, 125 buyers from different Indian states, including tour operators, travel agents, hoteliers, stakeholders from the travel fraternity; the fifth edition of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Mart … Continue reading Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2018 →
The best way to enjoy a thermal spring is hopping between the near-boiling water in the hot spring and in the chilling waters, mainly a river or a lake. These are natural water springs formed due to geothermally heated water rising to the earth’s surface through cracks in the rocks. For some, the hot springs … Continue reading Hot Springs →