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,…

Anandpur Sahib and a short history of the Sikhs

If Amritsar is Punjabs heart then Anandpur Sahib is its soul. Read about one of Sikhism’s holiest sites, the ancient warrior order of the Nihangs & the Virasat-e-Khalsa museum with its excellent documentation of Sikh history.

Why Amritsar is the beating heart of Punjab

Once you are done with the Golden Temple, make sure you gorge on the food, explore the bylanes of old town and check out the Partition Museum to really understand Amritsar.

Punjab In Pictures

Some of our favourite photos from our three week journey through Punjab

Amongst the Mustard Fields; A Farm stay in Punjab

Travelling around the country has given us the opportunity, which we greatly cherish, to stay with hospitable and friendly villagers across different states. While certain experiences are the same, there are differences that are unique to a certain cultures or traditions, in the way of life or the food or the language. We must admit…

Punjab’s Princely Past, Part II: A Moorish Mosque in Punjab

Over a century ago a young flamenco dancer caught the eye of a well traveled and intellectual young Indian prince and against all odds ended up marrying him. The fascinating story of Anita Delgado, a barely literate Spaniard and daughter of a cafe owner, is well documented, and is the stuff that fairy tales are…

Punjab’s Princely Past, Part I: Of Posh Palaces & The Patiala Peg

India is teeming with history, from the magnificent forts in Rajasthan and the ornate mansions in Chettinad, to the Mughal palaces in parts of the north, each one more royal than the other. When we think of royal history we largely think of UP and Rajasthan or Delhi and Hyderabad, and perhaps to the more…

Chandighar: The Indian dream city

Chandigarh’s beautiful open spaces, orderly feel & Le Corbusier’s iconic vision make it the ideal place to spend a few days exploring another side of Punjab.

Punjab! Here we come :)

After spending a month in the North East of India, we were ready for a change and headed to ‘the Punjab’, the land of endless green and yellow fields, extra thick lassi and super parathas and kulchas doused in loads of white butter. We travelled the length and breath of Punjab, from the brilliantly planned…