India is a country with rich history and a cultural heritage that sets it apart. There are visuals of the bygone era that can still be seen in many parts of the country. One of the standout reminders are the palaces of the historical rulers. In their architecture and design, you can see glorious craftsmanship.… Continue reading 5 Mirror Palaces in India that Reflect Glorious Craftsmanship
Slowly, Indian villages are witnessing a nascent change. Embracing their culture, tradition, natural resources and artisanship, rural tourism is escalating how much importance India bestows on its rustic spirit. Starting from skill generation and subsistence to highlighting the traditional interplay of myriad of communities, rural tourism is silently creating miracles, triumphantly. As India braces up… Continue reading How Can Rural Tourism Empower Indian Villages?
Located in the foothills of Sahyadri hills in Maharashtra, the quiet village of Dehna is crafting new chapters for the emergence of Responsible Tourism in India. Intertwined with rural empowerment, Dehna which is located 130 km from Mumbai, is known for its rich experience, soulful memories and rustic beauty. Years back, when Dehna, mainly comprising… Continue reading Responsible Tourism in Dehna: A Peek Inside
Take a deep breath, inhale! And just allow yourself to get lost in the power of anonymity, as you travel in the rustic and raw Indian villages. Often we are so agonized by our sense of identity and lack of utter self awareness in the humdrum city life that the noise of the city pulls… Continue reading 5 Lessons Learnt From Travelling to Indian Villages!
In life, there are few journeys that carve their own uniqueness by gifting you an insight into your own reality, your own soul. Few years, one such life changing episode took place when I visited Purushwadi, a small village located in Maharashtra, now famously developed as the long sought weekend getaway from Mumbai. The deep… Continue reading A Trip to Purushwadi: How it Changed My Life
It’s fifty and more shades of green when you withdraw away from the urban existence as you know it and escape to the endearing countryside at the onset of the monsoon season. As you trundle into cozy and sleepy Walvanda located near Vikramgad in the Thane district of Maharashtra, you cannot help but notice the… Continue reading Walvanda: The Importance of Paddy
The tribal religions in India often involve traditions of ancestor worship or worship of natural elements. However, over the years, due to acculturation, many tribes have adopted Hindu beliefs and the essence of their uniqueness seems to be in danger. However, when you come across these belief systems, you would be amazed by the stories… Continue reading Gods of Tribes
It is one thing to hear mythologies and lores that allegedly date to the time when the gods walked the Earth. They fill us with awe just as much as they are sometimes able to tickle us pink, irrespective of the degree to which we believe in them. But it is quite something else to… Continue reading Goddesses vs Gods