Tea-hopping in Darjeeling

Your cup of chai can tell a lot of stories – of the early British Raj, the Sahib and Memsahib, the Bada bungalow dinner parties, and more. And you’ll find that many of these tales of the bygone era will take you…


Sikkim Travel Guide by Baichung Bhutia

Sikkim might be one of the smallest states in India, but offers a wide enough range of destinations and activities to launch a thousand trips. While views of Mt. Kanchenjunga — the third highest mountain in the…


Why You Should Drink More Darjeeling Tea?

Darjeeling tea occupies a place of pride for India and it is globally acclaimed as “The Champagne of Teas”. The aroma and taste of Darjeeling Tea is unparalleled in the world. There are a total…


Sikkim’s Forgotten Shamanic Buddhist Heritage

Before any religion enters a stateless society it often encounters some form of belief system that is colloquial, unregulated and animistic in nature. These religions are easily tagged ‘Shamanic’ owing to the prominence of the…


THE HIMALAYAS ARE STILL BEING BORN

Last week we explored the formation of the Himalayas. Their birth is a remarkable story. Scientists now think, and have evidence to prove, that the Indian landmass was in fact not connected to the Asian…




Airports Now: Showcasing local flavour

To acquaint travellers with the local flavour of the place, airports today are being redesigned to provide a piece of India’s rich heritage and culture A country as diverse as India is symbolised by the…