A home for the holidays

As any seasoned traveller will tell you, the best way to experience the indigenous flavour of a place is to live like a local. One way to do that is to choose a homestay over a hotel or resort. For one, you’ll become part of your host’s family for the duration of your stay. This […]

A Portrait of a Market in India Run Solely by Women

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, welaunched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists helptransport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. Thisweek, Trishna Mohanty shares a collection of images from Imphal, the capital city ofManipur. Barely […]

A PERFECT CUP OF TEA – Bearers, Planter’s Club and a Heritage Bungalow

Thank you for sending all your wonderful feedback and comments on our last post – Colonial Cuisines of Assam. In this article I have woven in a tiny anecdote from Mr S. Sharma’s note. That era of monsoon dance nights at the club, drinking a ‘Jaleel special orange squash’ after a round of golf at […]

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 […]

A memorable account of a ten day leisure trip

In the past year, I have curated many different types of holidays for various budgets, interests and different age groups. One question I am frequently asked .. Do your trips include children? What will the young ones do? Are there activities that might interest  teenagers? No, all our trips are not recommended for children below […]

Chota Assam Tour – experience life in the Brahmaputra valley!

Our first destination of interest on our Chota Assam Tour is the Kamakhya Devi temple, devoted to Goddess Kamakhya Mata. Legend has it that during the early century a Vedic sage in Varanasi was approached by a king in the Himalayan range. He wanted a solution to convert the tribal folks and their rituals of […]

Majuli: Playing cupid on the banks of the Luit river

The Hotel at Majuli had let their standards slide since my last trip there, and a few guests found it a bit uncomfortable. The warm bonfires, gorgeous sunsets, good food and the easy-going camaraderie of the group kept all in smiles. For me Majuli is magical, and I think some of that rubbed off on […]