September 30, 2015 We Are Holidays
Dubai’s rise as a modern, affluent city has been meteoric. In less than three decades, this tiny province of the UAE has emerged as a confluence of the East and West. It’s steeped in age old traditions, yet it effortlessly embraces the customs of more permissive cultures. Bridging gaps between...
September 29, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
  Did you know that Dharamshala has no cinemas? Nevertheless, White Crane Arts & Media made light of this difficulty and came up with an idea as bright as this lovely Himalayan township- a 4-day extravaganza christened the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF). Founded by Ritu Sarin and Sonam Tenzing...
September 29, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
The Indian Himalayas conceal in their folds a smorgasbord of trails, each with its own distinct features and unique nuances. Glaciated peaks, mossy forests, sapphire lakes and expansive alpine meadows redolent with wild flowers draw numerous trekkers year round. Everything about the mountains exude a charm that not many can...
September 28, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Like restless kids, we were flapping our penguin-like wings the moment we set foot in this inebriating land. Look there! Look here! Look at that! Oh my God! Seriously, what were they thinking when they partitioned Uttar Pradesh to carve Uttarakhand? I mean, is it even legal to be so...
September 24, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Few know that tucked in the Garhwal Himalayas, less than 14 hrs from Delhi, is one of the finest trekking trails in the country. Accessible in both summer and winter - the landscape appealing in both - Nag Tibba is one of Garhwal's carefully concealed secrets. You will come to...
September 18, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Stretching over rain wrapped forests and rolling hills, Wayanad in north-east Kerala is relatively overlooked by tourists, most of whom come seeking the solace of the backwaters in God's own Country. Wayanad offers an enviable assortment of experiences: from trekking and safaris to restorative massages and finding rainmakers, you will...
September 14, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Along with Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh ranks at the top of India's premium destination for Himalayan trekking. The tall snowy peaks, wooded forests, glacial lakes, flowering meadows are best discovered on foot and whether you're a beginner or have traversed the most challenging slopes, this state has something for everyone. This is our...