“India shaped my mind, anchored my identity, influenced my beliefs, and made me who I am. … India matters to me and I would like to matter to India.”
― Shashi Tharoor

Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh

India Travel Tales

Journey to India’s last frontier: North East by Shantam Basu

Binging Indian beaches!

Indian States Listed in Alphabetical Order!

Arunachal Pradesh

Planning a trip to Arunachal Pradesh? Know before you go!

A Photoblog on Tawang: 20 Pictures that will Inspire You!

How to procure an ILP for visiting Arunachal Pradesh for Indians?

Ultimate Guide to visiting Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh!

Everything to know before starting a Road trip to Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Paradise Regained: Everything to Know for a Week-long Guwahati to Tawang Road-trip

Three Days in Tawang: in Search of the Age Old White Horse in Bum La

Guide to Bum La Pass, day trip from Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Trip to Sela Pass, one of the highest motorable roads in the world!

Romancing river Jia Bharali, Arunachal Pradesh!


The Best Assamese Thali from the High Roads of Assam: A Necessity of North East Roadtrip!

A taste of Authentic Tribal Bodo Cuisine at the Manas National Park, Assam!

To New beginnings, Manas Spring Festival: How the National Park came back from the Brink and saving the One-Horned Rhinos in India

Travel Guide to Kaziranga, A World UNESCO Heritage Site!

Dance of an elephant at the Manas National Park!


Goa Travel Guide for First timers!

Best Places to visit in Goa for a First time visitor!

Best Beaches in Goa: a Complete guide to Goa Coastline!

Spend a long weekend in Goa: 3 to 5 days in North Goa!

Cultural and Fun activities for couples in Goa!

Offbeat and Fun Things to do in Goa!

A week in Goa: a Detailed Itinerary!

Yab Yum Resort, Eco friendly stay at Ashwem Beach

Mercure Devaaya Resort, Divar Island Goa

Cyclone Kyarr Devastates Goa: A photo blog!

Romancing the Konkan Coast: Goa beaches

Spending a Monsoon in Goa

Punch Drunk in Love: Goan curries! Everything you need to eat in Goa!

My Goa Wardrobe Staples!

How to choose between North and South Goa as you next travel destination?


Best Places to visit in Karnataka!

The complete Travel Guide to Hampi, UNESCO World heritage Site!

Best things to do in Hampi in 3 days

Chasing Monsoon Clouds in Coorg with the Taj Madikeri Resort and Spa!

Spotting a Green Vine Snake at the Rainforest of Madikeri!

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka: The Charm of Sahyadri Range

Living with the Birds at Old magazine House at Dandeli forest, Karnataka

Live your Jungle dream at the Dandeli Jungle Camp, Karnataka!

The Lost Kingdom of Hampi: A Guide to Understand Vijayanagara Empire in Ruins!

Humans of Hampi


The Fuming Streets: Ramadan Food Festival Bangalore 2018 (Mosque road and Koramangala)

Top 5 pick of Iftar special, Kormangala Chapter

Iftari, Mosque Road in Bangalore during Ramadan

Good Food of Bangalore: Mamagoto, Indiranagar


Camping where the Clouds come to Sleep: At Vagamon during the Iconic Monsoon in Kerala!

Eat Like a Local when in Kerala!

Pictures from Kerala, from pre-blogger life!

What Munnar could not survive but Thekkady did!

Kerala Travel essentials

দারুচিনির দ্বীপ কেরালা, মানুষ যেখানে প্রকৃতির সন্তান: HUMAN BY NATURE, KERALA!


All that glitters in Purushwadi night-sky, are nothing but fireflies!


Falling in Love with Shillong in a Week


Postcards from Sikkim Travel!

Complete Guide to the Old Silk Route, Zuluk in East Sikkim during December

Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram: Top Things to do at the Ancient Coastal Town

Dhanushkodi: the Ghost Town at the Tip Of Indian Peninsula

Ooty: Queen of Nilgiri Hills


Ramzan Food Walk in Hyderabad!

Uttar Pradesh

Complete Guide to Visiting Varanasi for a First Timer!

Doors of Varanasi: A Photoblog!

West Bengal

20 Amazing Destinations in West Bengal for the First time Visitors!

Things to know about Darjeeling before you plan a visit!

The Definitive Decay of Darjeeling due to Over-tourism!

Bishnupur: A temple town from Bankura!

Darjeeling: the Queen of Himalaya!

This Holi, celebrate Basanta Utsav in Shantiniketan, West Bengal

Bengali wedding rituals: a Photo blog!

Bankura Horses: the Terracotta Art Form!

A death in Spring before the mayhem came!


Exploring the Century Old Cabin Restaurants of Kolkata!

Zakaria Street: Ramzan Food Walk

Cabin Cafes of Kolkata: Century-old Eateries!

Bridging the Border: In Search of Bangladeshi food in Kolkata: Kasturi Restaurant!

Bonedi Barir Durga Puja of Kolkata: Photo-walk in the Century Old Heritage Houses!

How to Ride the Kolkata Metro Rail or Subway: Insider Tips from a Local Girl!

Durgapuja 2018 in Kolkata: A Complete Guide to the Grandest Bengali Carnival!

Making of the Durga idols at Kumartuli, Kolkata

Dakini Yogini: the Demons of Kalipuja

Bakultala Fish Market, Kolkata!

Saras Mela: Winter Fair in Kolkata!

Kolkata Durgapuja: A Melancholy

Jhalmuri and More, Eat Cheap in Kolkata

The Victoria memorial Kolkata

Bijoya Sammiloni: A Trip Down the memory lane with Food Spread and Familia!

Mono Aji… A letter for Dyuti

Indian City Guides!

Kolkata: City of Joy

Delhi: the capital city

An local’s guide to travel in Delhi Metro Rail!



Union Territories


5 days itinerary for Leh with suggestions for offbeat day trips

Experiencing the Iconic Ladakhi Hospitality at the Grand Dragon Hotel: the Best Luxury Hotel in Leh!

Postcards from Traveling to Kargil in February: Winter Ladakh!

Complete Travel Guide to Kargil for the First Time Visitors!

Things to know before visiting Kargil, Ladakh during February

Visiting the Kargil War Memorial: A Pilgrimage for the Atheist in yours Truly!

A Visit to the Aryan Valley, Finding Offbeat Gems in Ladakh!

Is it worth visiting Kargil during the peak of winters?

Naropa Festival, Hemis Monastery, Ladakh

In Photos: Many Emotions of Naropa Festival: Kumbh Mela of Himalaya

Puducherry (Pondicherry)