A tour to the Capital of British Raj: Calcutta

While recent archaeological evidence shows that is origins could go back two millennia, Calcutta’s recorded history began with the arrival of its founder, Job Charnock and the East India Company in 1690. Subduing local military powers, consolidating trading opportunities and assimilating with local culture, the British imprint magnified in shape and size to make Calcutta…

Tours to Nepal

Nepal – Walking the City Squares

The origins of Kathmandu Valley’s accomplished art and architecture lie in the simple fact that the valley floor was once-upon-a-time a lakebed. Once the lake was drained, by geological process or the mythological sword of the Bodhisattva Manjushree, depending on your personal outlook, the fertile alluvium provided the basis for rice cultivation and the growth…

International Films set in India to inspire your journeys

India has been an exotic place for filmmakers as it is rich in culture, old historic monuments, large natural landscapes, forest reserves and the busy metropolises with huge skyscrapers as well as posh villas. There is a good collection of international India themed films which gives a traveller an overview of the vast country and…

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…

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…