The reDiscovery Podcast S02E08: Exploring Bombay!

One of the major themes of the reDiscovery Project is exploring your own backyard and so when we began our India exploration a couple of years back we decide to start with exploring our home base, Bombay! Now much has been written about the diversity and vibrancy of Bombay from the heritage areas of South…

A Royal Retreat: Live Like a King at Jambughoda Palace, Gujarat

I’m sitting on a swing, sipping tea with my host Vikramsinh, Maharana of the former princely state of Jambughoda. We’ve been walking around his gardens, and have settled near a large organic vegetable patch. A Great Dane and a Doberman lie at our feet, while several pups scamper around. Vikramsinh, whose estate is almost self-sufficient…

Rewa’s White Tiger Legacy and why it left a bad taste in our mouths.

Most of you would have heard of Bundelkhand, the region in which the famous Khajuraho temples sit and which is home to the storied Chambal valley. East of Bundelkhand is the Bagelkhand region, which in pre independent India had a smattering of princely states, the largest of which was Rewa. The Maharajas of Rewa once…

A home in the jungle

Looking for a place to stay on your next Tiger safari ? Check out the wonderful Salban Homestay, Kanha’s best kept secret.

Orchha: The Land Of Gods and Kings

It was only February but the days were already getting warm, making the tall glass of cool, sweet pomegranate juice I was greedily gulping down, all the more refreshing. We were in the market square of Orchha chatting with Deendayal, who runs a local guesthouse and sweet shop, about getting a taxi to Chanderi, which…

Chanderi: Beyond the Sari

Chanderi is known for its famous ‘tana-bana’ style of weaving, and while the Saris are stunning, this ancient trading town offers so much more.