Rajasthan Tours

Churu – the beautiful ghost town of Rajasthan!

Churu was the hub for prosperous Marwari merchants who traded in textile, spices and opium, they travelled across the world and brought back stories of their experiences of the world, and depicted them in paintings on walls outside and inside their havelies (homes) all across the town. Each merchant’s haveli, was a sprawling mansion with…

Crafts of India

A POLYPHONOUS CANVAS WHERE MATERIAL MEETS IMAGINATION – by Rajeev Sethi India continues to be the most hand skilled country in the world and has even evolved its own language of hast mudras; where the hands speak in the vocabulary of dance, ritual and eloquent gesture. Although rapidly de-skilling itself, with an unfeeling lack of…

Magnificent yours, Mysore

The erstwhile princely city-state of Mysore came into being with the establishment of the Wodeyar dynasty early 15th century and continued for another 450 years until Independence, albeit with a few significant interruptions during the wars between Tipu Sultan and Lord Wellesley during the latter half of the 18th century. More of a pleasant, stately…

Tanjore – Capital of the Chola Dynasty

A day’s journey to Tanjore travelling further south along the coast before turning west into the Tamil heartlands, characterized by lovely and colorful temple towns with deep religious ambiance along the route. The roads through Tamil Nadu are busy and crowded, with everyday and unusual sights that make for interesting stops. The first of the very…

The restoration story of UNESCO awarded Haveli Dharampura

Written by Vidyun Goel On a lazy Sunday afternoon, part of our frequent ritual, my father and I were on an umpteenth visit to the heart of Delhi –Dharampura, Chandni Chowk. Even though I have made peace with the sorry state of Old Delhi ruins, I cannot help but think about wonder about the glorious…