Reading Time: 6 minutes Once the home of the royal families of Manipur, Imphal became the capital of Manipur State under the rule of Britishers in 1826. This small city has witnessed some of the most important battles in Indian history with recent ones being one fought in World War II and the other one being fought between independent India and China.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Holi is not only a festival of colours but also is a celebration of traditions, unity and happiness. And , to witness that what better place could be other than that of Braj-Bhoomi ? Find out in my blog about all my experience (good or bad) as I had while I witnessed the biggest congregation of people. May be it will help you to plan for next year.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Baymaas LakeHouse is an ancestral home of the owner of the property which is dedicated to the memories of their loving mother as they affectionately call her “Ammachi”.Situated right on the banks of Lake Vembanad in the neighbourhood of Kochi, it has a picturesque location for a perfect backwaters getaway.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Kochi is a perfect amalgamation of culture, art, history and a healthy mix of modernity which I feel is way ahead from rest of Kerala. There is an eclectic comparison between modern side with the traditional Kerala influence in the streets of Kochi.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Murshidabad which was declared as the capital of not only Bengal but also of Orissa and Bihar by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan who was the founder. The former name of the city was Maksudabad. In 1706, when Dewan Murshid Kuli Khan was recognised as the Nawab of Bengal under the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, he decided to move his capital from Dhaka (Now in Bangladesh) to the lush fertile banks of Bhagirathi in Mukusudabad which he later named as “Murshidabad” (in connection with his own first name “Murshid”). As Murshidabad was then a flourishing place for international trading hub for all noblemen and businesses.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Barikothi is an ancestral house in Azimganj- Murshidabad, which is now a heritage boutique hotel. But, story dates back as old as 250 years when it was the ancestral home of Dudhoria family who were one of the Jain merchants , also known as the Sheherwali’s.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Where each staff makes you feel at home , and nature showcases the best of what it has got. Kurumba Village Resort will give you unparalleled serenity.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Kumartuli visit, Mahalayar Agomoni, Dhaaker Taal, Dhunuchi Dance, Shondhay Arati, Astami Pushpanjali, Sindur Khela and then Devi’s Biday bela . All this may sound just a ritual but there is a gamut of human emotions which flows immensely on those 5 days of celebration. Where the heart rejoices to every tune of Dhaak, as the Devi is greeted with affection in the form of love by her devotees. Durga Puja is indeed a celebration of life. – From the heart of a Bengali.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Tranquillity greets me, aided by strong feeling of spirituality as soon as I get off my train. Varanasi welcomes me with open arms. Considered by many as one of the holiest cities in the world, Varanasi, bejewelled on the banks of the Ganges spoke to me with an uncanny familiarity.
Reading Time: 7 minutes “Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself”. -Anthony Bourdain