Houseboats of Kerala

Houseboats of Kerala

One of Kerala’s most popular delights is to navigate its charming, narrow back water channels. Bisecting paddy fields and lined with palm tress, … View Post
Kerala Backwaters – Choosing Your Houseboat

Kerala Backwaters – Choosing Your Houseboat

Houseboats are to Kerala what gondolas are to Venice. Choosing which houseboat to travel on though, can be a tricky business... View Post
Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala

Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala

Fresh paw-prints in the mud, the size of my own footprints, and deep claw marks into the tree bark, told us we were in … View Post
Neelakurinji, Kerala

Neelakurinji, Kerala

Neelakurinji flowers bloom but once every 12 years in the high hills above Munnar in Kerala. 2018 is one such year... View Post
Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala possesses a raw mountainous and cultural beauty that has touched generations of my family. in 1943 my grandfather wrote... View Post
Embers of Shimla, India

Embers of Shimla, India

A walk down The Mall Road in Shimla is to walk back in time to the colonial era opulence of the British Raj. View Post
Golden Temple, Amritsar

Golden Temple, Amritsar

"Next door was the kitchen where cauldrons the size of hot tubs simmered vegetarian curries and dhaals, stirred by spoons the size of spades. " View Post
Wagah Border Closing Ceremony

Wagah Border Closing Ceremony

Every night, the flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah border post is a flamboyantly patriotic affair between India and Pakistan. View Post
Crossing the Wagah Border

Crossing the Wagah Border

Crossing the Wagah Border demystified and set out foot step by foot step. View Post
Hemis Gompa Festival, Ladakh Valley

Hemis Gompa Festival, Ladakh Valley

The colourful flash of a Buddhist Summer festival, before the deep Winter snows return. View Post