The other SIDE OF AGRA
The timeless charm of Agra extends beyond its pièce de résistance, the Taj Mahal. Pockets of colonial candour can be found at every turn, if only one were to stop and notice.
City or Citadel?
The romantic fort city of Mandu in Madhya Pradesh offers a ticket back in time and may soon become a World Heritage Site.
Hiding In Plain Sight
FROM AN OFFBEAT HILL TOWN IN THE NILGIRIS TO A FORMER DANISH SETTLEMENT BY THE SEA, THESE 20 LESSER-KNOWN INDIAN DESTINATIONS WILL GUARANTEE AN IDYLLIC AND PHYSICALLY DISTANCED VACATION IN 2021.
COLOURS of the DESERT
Sample the many flavours of Rajasthan’s annual cultural carnival, Pushkar Fair, with this delightful visual ode.
With Love, From SPAIN
Alberto and Marina, known as @viajaentusofa on Instagram, quit their day jobs to travel around Asia and South America for nine months, and India was one of their first stops. As the Spanish duo continues to explore the world, setting couple travel goals, they recall everything that made their Indian trip memorable—from the colours to the chaos and everything in between.
a tale of TWO COUNTRIES
Two-time Danish Ambassador to India, His Excellency Freddy Svane, talks to SUSH CLAYS about exploring Denmark’s historic legacy in India and his unique experiences in the country.
FROM THE ANNALS OF History
Sheathed in fascinating legends and rife with historical anecdotes, a visit to Junagadh in Gujarat is akin to turning the pages of time.
A PIT STOP at the TAVERN
Looking to drive down to Goa for a quick seaside getaway? Make it high on local insight with a feni tour and learn all about Goans’ favourite drink.
A Slice OF PARADISE
Marari Beach—one of the cleanest coasts in Kerala—beckons you to loll on its sands, play beach volleyball, gorge on fresh catch from the sea, and lead a sustainable life at a luxe resort.
24 Hours In Darjeeling
Crisp air, ample rainfall, and pleasant weather not only make Darjeeling in West Bengal home to one of the finest tea varieties in the world, but also spoil every visitor who sets foot in the hill station. Here’s how you can make the most of a day-long stopover.
The Charm of Royalty
Located on the bank of River Gomti, Clarks Avadh lets you experience the world of nawabs and enjoy royal hospitality in the heart of Lucknow.
THE GREAT Indian ADVENTURE
INDIA OFFERS A RANGE OF THRILLS: TRY A BUNGEE JUMP FROM A CLIFF IN UTTARAKHAND, SKYDIVE IN HARYANA, OR SCUBA DIVE IN THE CERULEAN WATERS OF THE ANDAMANS. LEARN ABOUT THE COUNTRY’S MANY WILD AND ELECTRIFYING OFFERINGS FROM 20 DAREDEVILS WHO ARE CHARTING THE COURSE OF ADVENTURE TOURISM IN INDIA.
THE LOST Valley
Relatively less explored with a landscape that enthrals, the Dzukou Valley in Nagaland is a paradise that can make even the most discerning trekker an ardent fan.
TRAVELS WITH A PRINCESS
SIMON CLAYS heads out on a caravan of friends, family, and reunion to explore the western fringes of the Thar. On a trip that takes in Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, he discovers that there is far more to the desert than the baked dunes and the heat haze of his imagination.
the AMERICAN CONNECTION
Malachy Nugent, Vice President, Financial Services, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, reveals the joy of discovering Indian street food and offbeat local experiences in a tête-à-tête with SUSH CLAYS
“I have grown a lot as a human through my interactions with all things Indian.”
Sweden-born author Zac O’Yeah believes he is a South Indian reborn in the Arctic Circle due to bad karma. Perhaps that is why he couldn’t shake off the country after his first trip around 30 years ago. So, he stayed and penned a trilogy of detective novels titled Mr Majestic!, where the protagonist traverses the underbelly of Bengaluru, solving crimes and fighting thugs. An interview with the novelist reveals his real-life adventures are no less interesting.
Gardens of Delight
A post-lockdown road trip to Chikmagalur in Karnataka is awash with sights of rolling coffee plantations, cascading falls, and important lessons in history.
Cabins of Joy
Touted as one of the last bastions of colonial Calcutta, cabin hotels have been feeding the residents of Kolkata—the City of Joy—for over 150 years.
Wherever You Are
Here are some gadgets that will keep you busy at home as well as come handy on your next vacation.
In the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, where River Ganga tumbles down the Shivalik Hills into the northern plains, lies the holy city of Rishikesh.
The Great Temple Trail
Deep in the southern state of Tamil Nadu is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Living Chola Temples that make for an amazing study in architecture and offer a reminder of the dynasty’s 1,500-year-long reign.
Top 10 Hotels in GOA
Goa may be India’s smallest state, but it is also the most happening—with beautiful beaches and wild nightlife. The tropical paradise houses some of the country’s finest hotels and resorts. For those who fancy luxury, here is a curated collection of the top-notch stays in the state.
Zone Palace by The Park Jaipur is a potpourri of tradition, modernity, and high standards of hygiene, making it the perfect stopover in the city.
Sikkim’s capital is a small hill town with a big heart. Perched on a mountain ridge, it is sprawled out in tiers—each of which provides delightful discoveries. One of Northeast India’s quintessential family holiday destinations, Gangtok also serves as the perfect base for intrepid travellers who wish to scale the surrounding mountains. It woos travellers with its luxurious experiences, natural beauty, spirituality, serene sites, and lively cafes. Above all, Gangtok indulges its visitors with views of the mystical and majestic Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world. All you have to do is pray for a clear day.
GHANA on the GO
His Excellency Mike Gabo Oquaye, the Ambassador of Ghana to India, talks to SUSH CLAYS about his favourite Indian holiday experiences—from adventuring in Shimla to romancing in Udaipur.
Fit For A Queen
Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh is a hidden gem for conscious travellers. Visit this small town for its handlooms, royal heritage, and languid pace of life.