Arriving into India has always been extremely exciting for me, given that I was born and raised in the country. Sure enough, this time as well, I was eagerly looking forward to arriving “Home”! As soon as I got off the aircraft in New Delhi (yes, not at the arrivals hall), I was greeted by a smiling face holding a sign with my name on it (this was my first stint with the luxurious services offered by Eastbound) - he assisted me with customs and baggage - a service I was extremely grateful for after the long flight.
Rebranded Taj Hotels, Stories of the Desert and the Desaj Festival and more!
Puri Rath Yatra major Hindu festival (photo essay), India's new hotel openings....
India's Monsoon with the Wild Ones: a collection of unique wildlife reserves that remain open during the rainy season....
This April we organized a special Photography trip for a group of 11 photographers from the US, to Tiger Country of Bandhavgarh, which is in the heart central India. We had special arrangements for full day safaris and in 5 days we saw 18 different tigers! Here are few images for you to enjoy:
“An Insider Guide to some of India’s finest charming home-stays and best kept secret small Boutique Hotels...”
FLIGHT OF THE HORNBILL Also called Woodstock of the Northeast, the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland is a colourful and biggest cultural extravaganza of the North East. Held in the first ten days of December, the festival has been designed by the government to showcase the rich heritage of all of the North-Eastern region. All the tribes from the North East congregate to the open amphitheater of the festival area and take place at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisamawhich is about 10kms from Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland. Traditional Naga huts and Morungs (boy’s dormitories) typical to each of the Naga tribes are built and erected in a way that closely resembles their traditional euphoria on a small hillock in Kisama. The place itself is scenic and mystical, and the festival is simply epic!