As the fear of Coronavirus grips the world and traveling takes a backseat, I sit down to reminisce about all the good times I have spent meeting new people and learning about new communities. On the top of my list is the Bodo tribe from Assam.
Remember, I toured Bodoland in Assam for 10 days earlier this year? Here’s my ode to all the beautiful people that live there.
To all the Bodos. A guide to experiencing their life and culture. If you ever decide to make this offbeat trip, do not forget to pack this guide on Bodo culture, cuisine, costume, beliefs, and myths. Care to come on a virtual journey with me now??
Have you heard of the Dwijing Festival in Bodoland Assam? And did you know that it is one of the best representations of contemporary art inspired by local Bodo culture and folklore?
You have got to visit the Dwijing Festival if you are an art/culture/heritage lover. Even more if you are an offbeat destination hunter. Read on to find out why the open-air art museum at Dwijing is so special!
Are you looking for a really offbeat travel destination in India? Filled with intriguing stories, mysterious lore, natural beauty, and an indigenous local culture?
Well, look no more. Cause we have just the perfect fit for you. The Umswai Valley in Assam! One of the best hidden gems in India, the Umswai Valley will offer you history, culture, nature, warmth, and so much more. Come, try it!
Planning to visit a really offbeat destination this winter? Try the Mangalajodi bird sanctuary in India – a winter wonderland of a different kind.
Every year the wetlands of Mangalajodi play host to hundreds of migratory birds from Eurasia and the Arctic providing travelers with excellent bird-watching opportunities and brilliant photo frames. The delectable local cuisine is an added bonus. So, when are you coming here?
Looking for international food in Mumbai? And some exotic eat-out options? Check out our list of the 8 best restaurants in Mumbai that serve authentic international fare. Thai, Cantonese, Brazilian, Ethiopian, Arabic, and so much more. Yes, all in Mumbai!
Wow yourself with a trip to Rani ki Vav in Patan, Gujarat. A seven-tiered step well, this fascinating UNESCO heritage site has exquisite architecture, delicate carvings, and interesting history behind its construction.
Are you planning a trip to Hampi, India? Do not forget to add a tour of the royal enclosures in your itinerary. Apart from housing famous temples, pillared mandapas, and interesting boulders, Hampi is home to some of the most intriguing royal palaces and private shrines. Read our post to find out more.
A hidden gem in the city of Pune India, the Miniature Railway Museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours with your kids and family. Catch a show of the miniature city and learn a lot about railways and their kinds. A perfect weekend getaway if you are in town. Read our guide for all practical information.
Are you planning a trip to Mysore in India? Not sure what to do yet? Refer to our guide on the best things to do in Mysore. Includes a collection of royal palaces, temples, wildlife spots, museums, and beautiful frescoes. And don’t forget to check out the one food item you have to try when you are here!
Are you planning to fly from the Mumbai Domestic Terminal anytime soon? Do check out our review on the TFS Travel Club Lounge at Terminal 1C that has recently opened its doors to Priority Pass holders and walk-ins. Smart decor and large spaces are definitely its strong points.
The Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India is not only an architectural delight but also a worthy reminder of the sacrifices made by Indian freedom fighters. A must-visit if you are a history-lover or nature-seeker.
When we planned our trip to Hampi last November, we decided to take a couple more days to explore the Cultural triangle of Aihole, Badami, and Pattadakal. Both Hampi and Pattadakal are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Aihole and Badami are often skipped because they are not. However, it makes good sense to visit these […]
Hampi was the ancient capital city of the Vijayanagara Kingdom of South India in the 14th century AD. It is located in the Ballari district of Karnataka and today, is home to the Hampi Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is dotted with ruins of all kinds: temples, palaces, private baths, […]
Mango Tree, a great place to eat out, is one of most popular restaurants in Hampi. Click here to find out why.
An upside down shadow, a 3-headed Nandi, stunning murals, and an elephant of its own – Virupaksha Temple of Hampi is home to many more wonders. Take a tour of this beautiful temple with Stories by Soumya.
Have you heard of the unique coracle ride of Hampi? I am sure you have. After all, a coracle ride is one of the best things to do in Hampi. We rode a coracle in Hampi right in front of the Kondandarama Temple and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. That’s why I have this quick guide […]
Pattadakal – a name I had not heard before this November. Who knew it housed such beautiful temples! And was the seat of some of highest levels of art and architecture! When I started searching for it online, I was so proud to see it listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The article […]
Boteco is Mumbai’s first Brazilian restaurant and probably the only authentic one till date. In the past few months, I have been on the lookout for authentic International cuisines in India. Boteco in BKC, Mumbai provided me just the opportunity. Earlier, it was quite difficult to locate genuine international food in Mumbai. Inevitably, it turned […]
Going to Hampi was my dream ever since I read about it in my middle-school history books. One picture of Hampi had stuck to me for my life. The picture of a stone chariot standing in an open courtyard. It vaguely reminded me of the temple of Konark but not exactly. This November, I was […]