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‘Varanasi’ or ‘Banaras’ or ‘Kashi’, the spiritual heart of India and the oldest living city of the world. It dates back to 2000 BCE. Also considered the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism, devout Hindus believe that if you die here, you will attain salvation. This is the

Kerala lies in the south-west of India with all the beautiful elements of nature. Nestled between the pristine waters of the Arabian sea on the west and the lush Western Ghat mountains on the east, its intense network of rivers and lagoons, thick forests, exotic wildlife, tranquil stretches of emerald

The Todas of Nilgiri Tucked away in Northern Tamil Nadu, lie the beautiful Nilgiri Hills or the Blue Mountains, most popular as Ooty or Ootakamund as local tribes call it. The Nilgiris were home to several ethnic tribes like the ‘Badagas’, ‘Kotas’, ‘Kurumbhas’ and ‘Irulas’. One of them, the ‘Todas’

India’s culture is a unique kaleidoscope, as baffling to many as it is fascinating. The characteristic diversity of skin tones and physical features found among Indians is a consequence of centuries of invasions, migration and mingling of people. These vivid images capture the color and diversity of India’s people in

Boat building forms a very important part of the economy along the coast of Gujarat. Salaya, Veraval and Mandvi are towns of fishermen, boat makers and traders. In these regions boat building is an integral part of their daily lives. There is a unique relationship between traders, boat makers and

The beauty of Dal lake in Kashmir needs no introduction. It has become symbolic to Srinagar for its sheer beauty and tranquility. For centuries, Kashmir has been one of the most popular tourist destination of the Asian continent, regarded as paradise on Earth by the Mughal kings who holidayed in

The Royal Tour India treasures a rich heritage of forts and palaces and the City Place is a jewel in the crown of Udaipur. One of the most beautiful edifices on the banks of Lake Pichola, City Place is a major tourist attraction throughout the year due to its historical

The folk toys of Punjab are the amalgamation of the rich Punjab culture, social values and artistic minds. Since the ancient times, the making of these folk toys has been a part of their culture. The earliest handmade toys of Punjab can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization,