Ladakh treks: Five trips for adventure

| July 1, 2013

High mountain ranges, colourful landscape, pristine rivers and pristine environment – the pleasures of trekking in Ladakh are many.


Monsoon destinations: Five places to visit

| June 21, 2013

Monsoon is finally here and it is time to revive the travel plans which you had shelved because of summer. Though traveling during rain comes with its own set of problems; however, it is a welcome change from the searing heat of the summer. The waterfalls and greenery make it a pleasant setting for a


Driving in Himachal Pradesh: Mashobra, Chail, Shimla tour

| June 13, 2013

The roads curl and wind through the mountains, but everytime I look out of the window, the deodars are there. And so are the conifers and the pines, standing as sentinels, watching every new visitor on the Himalayan roads. While driving around the Himalayas, I hardly feel like I am moving from one town to


Five lesser known summer destinations

| June 5, 2013

Shimla, Darjeeling, Manali and Ooty are passé, try these destinations this summer.


Where to go in June 2013

| May 29, 2013

From boat races to mango eating competitions, from cultural festivals to adventure sport activities, June offers a good range of activities. What: Sindhu Darshan Festival Where: Leh, Jammu and Kashmir When: June 1-3 Why: The Sindhu Darshan festival is the celebration of River Sindhu also known as Indus. It is one …


Weekend destinations from Chandigarh

| May 24, 2013

Situated close to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Chandigarh offers a wide variety of options to spend the weekend.


Mother’s Day: Five fantastic holiday ideas

| May 10, 2013

This Mother’s Day, take her on a holiday she would cherish for a lifetime


New Year’s Eve: Four cool snowscapes to ring in 2013

| December 28, 2012

With just days remaining to say goodbye to 2012, many of us have made up our travel plans for New Year’s Eve. Some might be heading to the sandy beaches of Goa, while others might have planned to spend New Year’s Even sailing the backwaters of Kerala. Do something different this time. Head to the


Give routine activities a break; pump up the adrenaline this summer

| May 9, 2012

From the usual white water rafting and high altitude treks to new-age fancies like bouldering, India offers a lot of activities to do this summer.



| April 22, 2012

Situated in the North-West Himalayas, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It was also the summer capital in pre-Independence India.


What’s your plan for Valentine’s?

| February 12, 2012

For true love, love itself is the ultimate nourishment but to make the occasion special, there are several options.


Destination weddings: the mountains beckon

| December 6, 2011

Imagine exchanging marriage vows with your life partner with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains or lush green hills with a serene river flowing adjacent to the woods and thousands of flowers blooming. It might feel like a fairy-tale setting. The good news? It is very much possible for you to have your dream mountain …


The wintry sunshine beckons

| November 18, 2011

There’s a nip in the air but also a sharp sun that could burn your skin in half a day. On some days, the sky would be overcast leaving you longing for summer. Yet, so many of us levitate towards the Himalayan mountains during winter, which sets in November and extends its wintry spell till