Kasol: The mini Israel of India

Kasol - the gorgeous Himalayan village, nestled in Himachal Pradesh

Kasol – the gorgeous Himalayan village, nestled in Himachal Pradesh

Stretched along the mighty Parvati River, Kasol is contoured by mountains and lush green patches. A quaint village in Himachal Pradesh, this countryside hamlet is filled with reggae bars, bakeries, and small guesthouses catering to backpackers across the globe.

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Rajan Datar and his travel diaries

Rajan Datar

On an upcoming travel documentary series called ‘India Direct’ on BBC World News, Rajan Datar a notable travel show presenter explores the ‘hidden’ gems of India. Rajan has been the host of ‘The Travel Show’ – BBC World News’ flagship travel program. For 6 years, he has travelled to over 50 countries on five continents. In November 2012, he was named the Broadcast Travel Journalist of the Year 2012 at the Business Travel Awards ceremony in London.

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Khari Baoli: Asia’s Biggest Wholesale Spice Market In Delhi


Khari Baoli cannot be an unknown place to you, if you have taken long walks on the streets of old Delhi. The largest spice bazaar in Asia, seated very close to the magnificent Red Fort, adjacent to Fatehpuri Masjid – this place is not only a wholesale market for masalas, but is also a very popular tourist destination. To watch how spices of different colours, aroma and flavor are loaded by rusty hands, carried and unloaded – is a magical marvel in itself.

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Kolkata – Where the cultured and the rustic collide

When you think of Kolkata’s old spelling (Calcutta), it conjures up images of the colonial-era, replete with its aura of sophistication and the grandiloquent structure of the Victoria Memorial. But Kolkata is much more than its British architecture – it is a daily festival.

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Birthday Retreat to Unmatched Luxury

Last weekend was all about surprises, celebrations, tranquility and lots of love. I started my Monday morning with a bundle of positive notes. Tomorrow is my birthday, and my beloved husband gave me a wonderful weekend retreat as one of my birthday gifts. He took me to The Westin Sohna Resort and Spa. And dear lord, it was sheer serenity for 48 hours.

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