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…

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…

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.