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: 5 minutes Europe has never failed to amaze us with its vibrant and rich culture. From having mouth-watering European delicacies to having a mesmerising view right from the top of the Eiffel tower, you can experience it all in this beautiful continent. Europe is also famous for its different cultures and music festivals which take place throughout the year.
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: 10 minutes I do feel that to make travel as an integral part of our lives to educate and empower ourselves with deeper knowledge about sustainable and responsible tourism, it is important to also have an altruistic approach to analyse each and every situation in our day to day life. And spirituality have just added a new dimension to travel . It not only empowers your own self but also helps to unite with the very environment you are in.