Grand Dragon Hotel, Leh

Luxurious Retreat In Ladakh: The Grand Dragon

If you are hoping for a luxurious stay in the amazing and gorgeous and yet difficult terrain of Ladakh, Grand Dragon Hotel, the first and only luxury hotel at Leh ticks all the right boxes. I first visited Leh-Ladakh in the year 2000. The things were pretty less tourist oriented back then. This year I…

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Siang River

Abor Country River Camp By The Mighty Siang River

What do you do for adventure? Trekking? Scuba Diving? Rappeling? Or Water Rafting? If it is water rafting that makes your heart thump with excitement, you must be thinking of Rishikesh... But AborCountry River Camp in Arunachal Pradesh on the banks of mighty, furious and expansive Siang River right in the middle of a forest…

Informatics Centre And Museum Of Dinosaur Fossils At Balasinor, Gujarat

If one looks closely at the engravings in ancient temples in Rajasthan and Gujarat, there are depictions of certain animals that look like dinosaurs. I have come across a few in Jain temples at Kiradu. I often wondered where all on Indian terrain did dinosaurs roam. First fossilized dinosaur egg was discovered as early as…

Dandi Kutir

Dandi Kutir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

A colossal mound of salt, shimmering as if lit by moonlight, rises up against the sky, piercing the darkness of the night in defiance proclaiming the relevance of the epic Satyagrah March.  Dandi Kutir or Mahatma Mandir at Gandhinagar, Gujarat is a tribute to the man who preached and practiced non-violence and forced British to…

Kashmir Valley. Pic by Mayuri Patel

Spending Time In Srinagar

A brittle red-brown Chinar leaf hidden in the yellowing pages of an old journal brought an avalanche of fond memories of a town that despite being mired in terrorism had managed to enchant me. Seventeen years later, Srinagar still holds a special place in my heart. Often called 'Paradise on Earth', Srinagar, a name contorted…

resort reception

Fazlani Nature’s Nest

Sitting along the back waters of Andra dam and Indrani river is the vast property of Fazlani Nature's Nest among the hills and green environs a little away from Pune on way to Lonavala. The well landscaped resort boasts of 13 villas, a grand dining space, a wellness center, stable and sand track for horses…

Lonar crater Lake

Amazing Facts Of Lonar Crater Lake That Intrigues Scientists

Lonar Crater Lake is one unique spot that intrigues even the NASA Scientists.     I had been planning a visit to Lonar Lake since some time but the plans kept clashing with something else always. A trip finally materialized recently. Located in Buldhana district of Maharashtra near Aurangabad,  the 1.8 km diameter Lonar crater was…