Best Indian Cultural Travel Bloggers with a penchant for Honest Writing!

Close up of the wheel at Hampi Chariot: Iconic monuments in India

About this blog: A curated list of some of my favorite travel content creator whom I consider to be among India’s best travel bloggers, especially in the travel niche. Help me discover more, tell me who is your favorite! Three years back, when I hesitantly stepped into the field of travel blogging, I recall Googling … Read more

Lau Chingri Recipe: Bengali style White Gourd with Prawns

During the period of Lockdown, I grew a garden at my apartment terrace. I hardly had time for rearing a new life otherwise but year 2020 is different. I breathe every moment and I find gratitude for the privilege, to sum it up in one sentence.  Miracle happened when I spotted a new sprout of … Read more

Winter delights: Phulkopi Diye Koi Mach: Cauliflower with Climbing perch (Bengali Fish Recipe)

Phulkopi diye Koi Macher Jhol

About this blog: Phulkopi diye Koi mach, Climbing Perch with Cauliflower is a seasonal Bengali style fish curry and a delectable dish best served with steamed rice. here is a recipe and a little story related to food memories. Whenever I eat small fish, those incredibly tasty catches from ponds, a rather rare find in … Read more

Varanasi Travel Guide: Olden Ghats, Delectable Food & Other Things to do!

varanasi travel blog

The Ubiquitous heart of the entire India, Varanasi (also known as Kashi or Benaras) is home to Sri Kashi Viswanath Temple by the banks of river Ganga. Despite the consecutive change of political power throughout medieval history, the Biswanath Temple (I write it like the Bengalis say it) sustained every gnaw of time and remains … Read more

Not Your Regular Katla Macher Jhol (Bengali Style Katla Fish Curry)

About this blog: A Bengali style experimental rich fish curry (almost a Kaliya dish) cooked with onion paste, Gorom Mashala and sprinkled with coriander leaves! I learnt this from my mother who in turn was inspired by the cooking of her mami who lived a substantial part of her life in Rajasthan and picked up … Read more

DURGA PUJA 2020: Stay Safe & Socially Distanced in the Age of New Normal

durgapuja Travel Guide 2020

About this blog: A guide to celebrate Durgapuja 2020 with essential tips of social distancing and safety protocols. That is if you are celebrating. If you are holding off the mass celebration for this year, and waiting for “Asche Bochor Abar Hobe” (next year, we will celebrate the festival of Durga Puja again), heartiest congratulations. … Read more

Katla Macher Peti Bhape: Bengali Style Katla Fish Curry (Steamed)

Rui Mach Bhapa

In my home, a Katla macher peti would be served on good days. As an incentive for a good deed, think a good score in math exam or picking up the right tune for the Raag taught in previous music class. The day dad brings home a Paka Katla is special. Paka Katla, also known … Read more

How to procure an Inner Line Permit (ILP) for Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang Travel Blog: Tawang roadtrip through Sela Pass

Like many other destinations along the border towns of India, Tawang requires you to procure an ILP (Inner Line Permit). For Indian nationals and specifically anyone living outside the state of Arunachal Pradesh, an ILP is required. For foreign tourists a PAP is required, over and above the usual Indian visa stamp on your passport. … Read more

Jia Bharali: The Young Mountain Stream That Dances to the Tune of the Tawang roadtrip!

Tawang Travel Blog

A photo blog following the mountain stream Jia Bharali as she dances past the high mountains from tawang to Assam