I HAVE OFTEN FAILED TO understand why forts and other war monuments evoke romanticism. These are significant sites of heritage, indeed. But what about the cannons and the breached gates and the tombs of royal families is not morbid? The fact that these are all remnants of bloody battles cannot be separated from their existence, so you have to be completely objective to admire their beauty, which lies in their architecture styles and significant roles. And yet, I consider the historical city of Mandu in Madhya Pradesh to be truly romantic. So much so, that I wonder if the kings and queens who once ruled it walk out of their graves at nightfall just to relive their glory days in the palaces they built. This exception was born early last year.
While 2020 was a frustratingly travel-starved year for all of us, it began quite promisingly for me. I don’t usually care for New Year celebrations, but for the first time, I found a chance to escape the monotony of sitting and watching a movie at home . I was headed to Mandu for a three-day caper—if only the weather gods would allow it. It was a foggy winter morning in Delhi, and nearly all flights were delayed. After spending three hours at the boarding gate, I was confined within a stationary plane for another three hours, by which time I was beginning to question all of my life choices. Little did I know that flying would soon become a rare indulgence.
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“Culturally, I'm fairly Indian.”
Rebekah Blank does not remember life before India, for a good reason—she was barely a toddler when her family left the US. The co-founder of Fabcafe (the dining arm of FabIndia) and Atmosphere Kombucha talks about growing up in Mussoorie, living in Delhi, and her love for the outdoors and healthy eating.
The hazy, lazy days of summer are here. That means watching misty clouds descend from a Himalayan cottage, diving into the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean, camping in the northeastern rainforests, and more. Be it a solo trip, an intimate getaway with your partner, a family vacation, or a fun break with your best buds, these 20 destinations will give you plenty of choices for every mood.
Cabin in the Woods
Home to several rare and endangered species, the virgin forests of Madhya Pradesh’s Satpura National Park offer lessons in sustainability and change your perception of wildlife safaris for the better.
Joy in a Tea Cup
Nestled in prime tea country at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Balipara in Assam invites you to experience the laid-black plantation life and unique conservation efforts.
River of Dreams
Leave the hustle of the city behind and embrace the slow life on a riverbank. On the outskirts of Rishikesh, The Glasshouse on the Ganges serves up a unique recipe of well-being.
After many failed plans of touring India, it was work that finally brought Italian couple Giorgio and Martina (@inviaggiocoltubo) to the country. The duo’s adventures in the lanes of Old Delhi, the city of Agra, and the wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park won the hearts of their ever-growing Instagram followers. And now, they can’t wait to return and explore some more.
a Home for Heritage
It is not often that eclectic ancient artefacts of a region fi nd their home in a structure that is equally impressive in its historic and creative value. This is what makes the Kerala Folklore Museum in Kochi fascinating.
A Passage to India
The High Commissioner of Malta in India, H.E. Reuben Gauci, speaks about his understated arrival in the country during the pandemic and takes us on a journey through its lesser-known marvels, in a tête-à-tête with SUSH CLAYS.
24 Hours in MUMBAI
It takes a while to imbibe the charm and chaos of Mumbai. The city’s cutting-edge art, unique gastronomical offerings, scenic sunrises, and signature sundowners warrant multiple visits. But here’s how you can make the most of a day-long stopover.
Not Just An Average Holiday
jüSTa Mukteshwar Retreat & Spa sweeps you off your feet with its charming decor, uninterrupted views of the Himalayas, and personalised wellness services.
The Birds of Kanha
RAJESH MENON is a photographer from Delhi, who specializes in images from nature. Here he shares some of the beautiful birds of Kanha Shanti Vanam, the 1300 acre property outside Hyderabad, India, that is the international headquarters of the Heartfulness Institute. It is also a green sanctuary.
ANIRUDH DHANDA explores the way memories trigger heartfelt events and people from the past, and remind us of situations that evoke emotional responses. Is this what being human is all about?
El derecho a estar segura
Desde que un ataque horrendo conmocionara a India, las mujeres de ese país han demandado -y obtenido- más protección frente al acoso y el abuso en espacios públicos,
Building A Sporting Nation
Marathons are changing the shape of the nation. We ask the brains behind the Delhi and Mumbai Half Marathons, how exactly.
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