Travel | VOL.12, ISSUE 73 JULY-AUGUST 2012

Kashmir: Trek to the Great Lakes

Tranquil misty realms, interspersed by icy valleys - the placid high altitude lakes of Kashmir have a mysticism and divinity worth experiencing.

English Free Article # Forests # Travel | VOL. 12, ISSUE 72, May-June 2012

Pristine Debrigarh

The mesmerising environs of the Sanctuary is a paradise for nature lovers. Abounding in grasslands and water bodies Debrigarh is a little known destination with astounding birding possibilities.

Travel | VOL. 12, ISSUE 71, March-April 2012

Down the Ages: Excavation Sites in Chhattisgarh

The State is taking a keen initiative to explore and excavate sites that hold historical importance and at the same time Chhattisgarh is practising conservation and preservation of several sites with valuable historical credentials

Travel | VOL. 12, ISSUE 71, March-April 2012

Rinchenpong beauty and its people

A sleepy town in West Sikkim that is an epitome of rich heritage, natural beauty and culture - heaven on earth. Situated at an altitude of 5580ft Rinchenpong is a fairly new but must go tourist destination.

Travel | VOL. 12, ISSUE 70, January-February 2012

By the Sea: Maldives

The Maldives with a population of 270,000 has been isolated from the outside world for much of its history. The affable people here have adapted to island life with the main source of nutrition being fish, coconut and imported rice.

Travel | VOL. 11, ISSUE 68, September-October 2011

Sculpting Stories

The dark raw forms of the metal artifacts and figurines of Chhattisgarh, appear as a reflection of its own people. Both share a coarseness that is underlined by quiet elegance and dignity.

Travel | VOL. 11, ISSUE 68, September-October 2011

Palampur in the Rains

Located in the picturesque Kangra Valley, Palampur is a tourists’ delight. Within reach from the town by short drives and walks are numerous fascinating destinations which become even more mystical in the rains.

Travel | VOL. 11, ISSUE 66, May-June 2011

An Ode to Vinayak

Situated 22 kms from Nainital, Vinayak is set amidst deodar, fir and oak. Apart from a solar powered forest rest house, the getaway boasts of a few tenements for forest department trainees and a small tea shop. This quiet abode in the forest, featuring as a must visit in the itinerary of the avid birdwatcher, gets dark and cold as soon as the sun goes down.

Travel | VOL. 11, ISSUE 64, January-February 2011

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

A fleeting visit imprinted a memorable frame in our hearts inlaid with spoonbills, Asian openbills, coots and common moorhen swimming in languid grace. Last season there were as many as 75,000 birds in this 30 hectare Sanctuary.

Travel | VOL. 10, ISSUE 63, November-December 2010

Holy Mt Kailash Parikrama

The travel to the Holy Mountain of Kailash is full of moments of anxiety and yet the trek offers unrivalled glimpse with nature at its best. A mix of tradition and modernity, the trek provides a life time experience with its challenging and yet mesmerising landscape and history.