Five (more) Super Homestays Across India

Anyone whos been following our travels knows that we believe there’s no better way to explore a place than staying in someone’s home. In 2016 we published a list of our favourite homestays in India. This year we’ve added five more. Jambughoda Palace, Jambughoda, Gujarat Named after the jamun trees that are abundant in the region,…

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…

Bhedaghat; Floating through the Narmada’s marble cliffs

The mighty Narmada, said to be older than the Ganges, is the fifth longest river in the country and the lifeline of Central India, especially Madhya Pradesh. It feeds the tribal communities in eastern MP and the forests of Satpura, forms an important pilgrim spot in Omkareshwar and Maheshwar and flows through numerous towns and…

5 reasons why Bhopal needs to be on your travel list !

Bhopal ? Why would you go to Bhopal ?! It’s not an unexpected refrain. After all, the enduring association with Bhopal for most Indians (and tourists from outside India for that matter) is the Union Carbide gas leak that lead to thousands losing their lives and millions more affected by the long term environmental poisoning…

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.

Panna: Where wildlife meets heritage.

We arrived at Panna a little worse for the wear, with bad tummies and tired feet. We’d been on the road for a little over two weeks at this point, not a long stretch at all, but a busy stretch through Gwalior and Orchha with many monuments and forts crammed into long days. We loved…

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…

The 5(ish) Minute Guide to Gwalior.. and Around: Part II

The city of Gwalior, in a history spanning centuries, has fallen in the path of many empires from its early hindu kings to the Tomar Rajputs, the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughals and eventually the Scindias. All of these rulers left their mark on the city leaving it with a rich heritage of art, architecture, music and…