Shantiniketan, historical retreat of a philosopher

Shantiniketan (meaning “abode of peace”) is one of the marvellous creations of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the great writer, artist, songwriter and educationalist. He was awarded the Nobel Literature laureate in the year 1913 and he was an important figure in Bengali Renaissance. In 1901, Tagore founded a school, and a university in 1921, popularly known…

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…