While most of the people swear by the backwaters of Alleppey, I loved the stretch of backwaters at Kumarakom. With little crowd that’s a feature of the Alleppey backwaters, Kumarakom is more of a peaceful venture.
Alert: These photos from Manali might act as a spoiler for the Manali that I saw. I never thought I would love this place as much as I do now, for almost everyone I know has been here and has complained of the growing crowd that it sees. Well, that can happen to any beautiful place. But that cannot ruin a place, right?
Have you heard a lot of fascinating stories from people who are just back from a holiday tour in India and wondering what it is really like? If yes, then this post is for you. For everyone planning a trip to India. Explore India that is much more than just snake charmers or tales of poverty that might just have shocked you. Explore an India that nobody really talks about. Here’s your guide on what to expect out of a holiday tour in India.
Dhankar Monastery in the Spiti Valley is one of the most impressive Buddhist monasteries in India. While my love for Buddhist monasteries is self-confessed, this one bowled me over.
Quite famous for its hash, Kasol sees a lot of trance party and the lovers of it. But yeah, there is more to it. A lot more to it if you are as city-sick (sick of city) as I am. Surprisingly quaint, Kasol has snow-laden Himlayan peaks for its horizon, a few good cafes, unobtrusive tourists, rows of shops selling tailored clothes (check out for some interesting hippie pants, wraparound skirts, jackets and bags), a few bike rental points and the customary momos stalls.
If you’ve ever wondered what makes the Kerala backwaters so gorgeous, other than the picture postcard-like landscapes, it’s the people. Most of the boatmen live by the sides of the backwaters, often opening their houses (also kitchens!) to tourists.