Known as Mumbai’s own Taj Mahal, the Hasnabad Dargah is a stunning structure of the blue and white stone. It houses the tomb of Shah Hasan Ali Shah and is Mumbai’s most beautiful mausoleum. This architectural marvel is located in Mazagaon, one of the original seven islands of Mumbai. Set amidst dull warehouses and mechanic shops, this lesser known marvel is not popular among … Continue reading Hasnabad Dargah: Mumbai’s Own Taj Mahal
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between someone who travels and a tourist? The traveler versus tourist debate is certainly not a new one. For years, travelers and tourists have been defined being separated from one another and placed at two ends of the travel range. I am a hardcore traveler and have … Continue reading Tourist Verus Traveler: Which One Are You?
The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1-10 December, in Nagaland, India. The state of Nagaland is home to several tribes, which have their own distinct festivals. More than 60% of the population here depends on agriculture and therefore most of their festivals revolve around agriculture. The Nagas consider their festivals sacred, so participation in these festivals … Continue reading Homestay During Hornbill Festival
The Statue of Unity is a monument dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India and is located on the river island called Sadhu Bet facing the Narmada Dam near Rajpipla in the Indian state of Gujarat. Who was Sardar Patel? The one who won over British leaders in the movement of Kheda and Bardoli, Sardar Patel was … Continue reading Statue Of Unity: India Gets World’s Tallest Statue
Mumbai may be the commercial capital of the country, but it doesn’t just draw business travelers. Hordes of tourists flock to this city to marvel at its skyscrapers and admire its magnificent historic monuments. Mumbai has a lot to offer, beyond the usual tourist attractions, so the next time you are in the city, dig … Continue reading 42 Underrated Attractions Of Mumbai
When I first met my friend Sanjeev Das, I couldn't believe that he came from a place that I used to hear every day on the radio; as a child. I have never trusted him until one fone day he showed me a picture of a shop that had the address of the place on … Continue reading The Legend Of JHUMRI TELAIYA
Alright, so here I am with my latest blog post and this time I am going to talk about my city—the city that never sleeps, the city of dreams and the city of magic. Mumbai. People living in the past glory still prefer to call it Bombay. This was the name given by the colonial … Continue reading Gift Yourself A Magical Heritage Tour Of Mumbai
Varanasi—the spiritual city of India—can be a shock to the first-time visitor. Crowded and noisy, slow traffic, beggars and vagabonds, meandering bulls and cows, overarching religiousness, wholesale dead bodies, cremations etc. But then, it’s not easy to grab the essence of one of the world’s oldest living cities. Hindu scriptures call the city, the abode of … Continue reading The Ghats Of Holy Varansi
I was on a no-money walking pilgrimage—with one of my spiritual mentors—in 2014. The was about experiencing the GUEST IS GOD philosophy of our land. It was also about letting off the false ego and live on the mercy of strangers. It was a mad experiment. I keep doing this. We would walk for hours … Continue reading This Village Isn’t On The Map Of India
I am fascinated to travel to the tribal areas of India. There are many tribal belts in India but the belt that excites me is the most is the north-east belt. It's not crowded with tourists, the people are lovely and it has scenic landscapes. One such state in India is Nagaland. Hidden under the bosom of … Continue reading Into The Land Of The NAGAS
There's something wrong with the world today, and I don't know what it is. Social media has become the ultimate authority; more than our own consciousness. People are ranting about everything without full information. I think these people are a sadist and suddenly they have created a negative image of the world when the truth … Continue reading If You Want To See India, Switch Off Social Media And Travel
I started traveling at the age of 21. I have traveled whole India many times now. I am 39 now but the memories of all travels are still intact. I remember each and everything. Nagaland is one of my favorite states in India. It's on the extreme northeast of the country. The beauty of this … Continue reading Want To Time Travel? Take This Bus
Mumbai is a city of dream, opportunity, wealth, glamour, sex, sin, Bollywood, crime, fun, filth and extreme contrast. If you're visiting my city, you can't afford to take THE NIGHT LOVER tour offered by my kaali-peeli-taxi-driver friend Sayyed. He'll show you the city like no one else can. He's a popular dude and there's also one … Continue reading If You’re In Mumbai, You Can’t Miss This Night Tour
India, a country that occupies the greater part of South Asia. With roughly one-sixth of the world’s total population, incredible India is the second most populous country, after China. India is the masthead of the world. We believe in the philosophy of a global village—the world is one family. India tourism has grown rapidly with a … Continue reading I Invite You To Visit My Incredible India!
Do you know that Mumbai is a home to the world's second largest urban park? If no, you have to read this. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a large protected area in the northern part of Mumbai. It encompasses an area of 104 km2 and is surrounded on three sides by India's most populous city. The rich … Continue reading In Mumbai, We Have A Jungle Within A Jungle!