Ready, Set, ROW! The Snake Boat Races that Bring Kerala Alive

Massive canoes, crowds cheering, several hundred rowers chanting in unison as they race across the river All in God’s Own Country: Kerala. During the harvest months of Onam (August and September), Kerala comes alive with energy, enthusiasm and an elaborate display of it’s ancient history. It is during this auspicious month that the region celebrates …
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5 Reasons You WANT to Visit India this Monsoon

If you thought the heavy monsoons of India will keep you indoors, then you are in for a surprise! A great way to enjoy the rains is to explore the gorgeous waterfalls that come to life in this season.. Dudhsagar Falls, Goa: Behold the grand spectacle of milk rushing down the mountains! This four-tiered waterfall …
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Everything You Needed to Know About the Andaman Islands – II

Along with natural beauty, the islands have a colorful history, luxury properties, and even a secret stretch of sand. Calling history buffs. Take a look back: People make places. The Andaman Islands are made up of indigenous tribes, locals who can trace their roots to the North, South and East of India, and immigrants from …
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Everything You Need to Know About the Andaman Islands

It’s got snow-white sands and turquoise waters, lush green rainforests, and even a swimming elephant. Yes, the Andaman islands are for real. In this two-part series, we bring you a slice of heaven. Tossed away in the middle of nowhere – between mainland India and mysterious Myanmar – these isles are as surreal as it …
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Why you need to head to India for a drink – IV

Coffee Coffee Beans Photo Courtesy – Shashank Gupta CC BY-SA 2.0 Coffee originated in Ethiopia, and was soon brought to Arabia. It was an Indian, Baba Budan, who smuggled seven coffee beans to the south Indian state of Karnataka, on his return from Mecca. It was illegal back then to take coffee beans out of …
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Why you need to head to India for a drink – III

Wine: Not a traditional tipple, yet wine is grown in Nashik, a town in the state of Maharashtra. Only a zippy three-and-half hour drive from Mumbai.Sula Vineyards – Nasik, IndiaPhoto Courtesy – Sula Vineyards Pvt. Ltd. If you’re a business traveler and find yourself stressed in India’s financial capital, Nashik should be on your itinerary. …
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Why you need to head to India for a drink – II

Lassi Lassi Photo Courtesy – Terry Presley CC BY-SA 2.0 The frothy layer will leave you with a delectable lassi moustache, and a craving for more! Made from yogurt beaten down to a liquid with the help of added water, the drink comes with a sprinkling of spices, salt or sugar, and a garnishing of …
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Why you need to head to India for a drink – I

In a four-part series, we will take you on a journey through this vast country, one drink at a time.   Chai (Tea) In aroma and in history, Darjeeling chai is complex. Cutting Chai in the streets of Darjeeling, India. Photo Courtesy: Raghavan Prabhu CC-BY-SA-3.0 Once a forgotten hill station, Darjeeling, nestled at the foot …
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Why You Want to Travel to India this Summer

Indian summer? Yes, please! Don’t let the warm weather be a reason to change your travel dates to India. We have some great reasons why this season might just be the best time to visit the country! 1. Big Discounts: Get your hands on amazing deals at luxurious hotels such as The Oberoi, The Taj …
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Want to see a Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild?

Did you know India is home to more than half the world’s population of wild tigers? Your bucket list just grew longer! Here is a list of places where you will have the best chance to spot one in the wild. 1. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh: This is your best bet to see a …
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