River travel to the Sunderbans

This account of a river cruise to the Sunderbans, West Bengal in February 2020 by our guest Arvind Palaniappan is so nostalgic about a time when terms like pandemic, new normal or cyclone Amphan were not a part of our vocabulary. As I read on its hard to believe we had done this trip just […]

A page from my travel diary – a night stay on a floating island.

On a recce trip to Moirang district, Manipur in April 2018, my local partner there arranged for me to spend a night at a tiny guesthouse built on a floating Phumdis in the middle of the Loktak lake. He mentioned that it was a maiden venture and that I was going to be the first […]

Three simple recipes from the Northeast of India.

Bai by Annie Jamir @longchen guesthouse. A Mizo dish, easy to prepare and eaten with plain boiled rice.Bai can either be vegetarian or non vegetarian. You need long or french beans, brinjals, green chillies. Chop beans and brinjals into finger size chunky pieces, don’t slice them too thin.  Heat water in a vessel. The amount […]

BONDING WITH GIRLFRIENDS THROUGH OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” –John Muir Photographer Dimpy Gogoi spends most of her professional life capturing weddings and travelling to different parts of the country to capture stunning visuals that has […]

10 best destinations in Northeast India for couples

Far away from the madding crowd, hidden behind clouds and mountains, Northeast India is one of the top destinations for a romantic getaway. The beauty and mystery of the Northeast weaves the perfect atmosphere for a soulful romantic holiday. Apart from the scenic natural beauty, there are adventurous activities, peaceful ambience, and luxury hotels and […]

MANIPUR THROUGH HER WEAVES: A TEXTILE JOURNEY OF THE STATE

Article by Prerana Choudhury Manipur, one of the seven northeastern states of India, is a picturesque region covered by hills, plains, lakes, and forests. A historically and culturally rich state, Manipur prides itself on its diversity. It is home to numerous tribes and indigenous communities, and has a rich repository of performance arts, dances, rituals, […]

MONSOON, TEATIME AND PETRICHOR.

In my 10 years in Delhi, I have grown accustomed to a different flavour of the rains. As a thoroughly river-and-rain bred girl from small-town Assam, I grew up to the sound of heavy rains drumming the rooftop of the humble ‘Assam-type house’. Those angled rooftops were the only common sight of landscape I was […]

Unakoti – The singular hidden paradise of Tripura

The road less travelled is the one Robert Frost took. We are free to choose but we really do not know what awaits us at the other end. It’s only in nature that we discover the language of the sense, the anchor of our purest thoughts. A visit to the Unakoti heritage site, situated at […]

Cherrapunjee – where clouds tango and the wind whispers

My first memory of Cherrapunjee is green forests sloping down to a river, below which, to my young imagination, seemed like a long thin shiny snake curving and dividing the terrain. Tufts of clouds floated up from the plains way below and I still remember thinking, looking down at them – ‘I must be in […]

Tripura exposure – a candid photo journal

Tripura is one of the lesser known destinations in the North East. It is home to many indigenous tribes, ancient rock cravings and the spectacle monkeys to name a few. Shalini Siva Prasad, accompanied me on the Febuary tour of Tripura. A very talented photographer, I asked her to share with us a few of […]