Magical Hues of the Hawa Mahal, or The Palace of Winds in Questions and Answers

Magical Hues of the Hawa Mahal, or The Palace of Winds in Questions and Answers

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to make my way to the Hawa Mahal - an iconic monument in Jaipur that had been on my bucket list for a long time. While being genuinely impressed by one of the most recognized monuments in India, I find it quite difficult to write about such a  popular ...read more »

Challenges and Rewards of the Harishchandragad Trek

Challenges and Rewards of the Harishchandragad Trek

This guest post was written for the IndiaPalette by Pavan Kulkarni, the man behind the TREK FREAK website. He is an engineer during the day and blogger in the night. An explorer by passion, he believes that many places in Maharashtra are untapped and are waiting to be revealed. He aims to capture those destinations ...read more »

6 Best Traditional Sweets That Are A Must Have On Diwali

6 Best Traditional Sweets That Are A Must Have On Diwali

For Indians, any festival is incomplete without sweets. And when it comes to celebrating Diwali or the festival of lights, one can hardly think of a sweeter occasion. Diwali is one of the major celebrations of India which signifies the triumph of good over evil, happiness over sadness, and light over darkness. To commemorate this ...read more »

The Royal Cenotaphs (Chhatris) of Bhuj

The Royal Cenotaphs (Chhatris) of Bhuj

The city of Bhuj was peaceful, tranquil and slow paced, and when I think of it now, it created a rather interesting contrast with overwhelming and mega touristic Jaipur I headed for the next day. One of the most secluded and architecturally rewarding places  I've visited in Bhuj was a complex of highly ornate royal memorials. ...read more »

25 photos to inspire you to visit Pune

25 photos to inspire you to visit Pune

The top of Mahathma Phule Mandai fruit and vegetable market is Pune was seen from afar. "It must be a beautiful monument, something like out Crawford market in Mumbai" I thought, picking up the pace. But the closer I came, the more obvious I was not going to savour any architectural delights. The stalls, boxes ...read more »

Exploring Kolkata: where to eat during your first visit

Exploring Kolkata: where to eat during your first visit

Kolkata is a city on the rise. With more tourists than ever choosing the West Bengal capital for a break, you may have it on your own bucket list. And with food being such a major draw in Kolkata, here are some of the best places to dine during your very first visit.  Russel Street   Street food ...read more »

A travel photo book for my mom

A travel photo book for my mom

In a couple of months my mom is coming to visit us in India for the fifth time. I love this feeling of excitement when something pleasant is going to happen in the nearest future. Adriana, Alexandra and Ares (my kids, in case you’re new here) are waiting for her with great anticipation, and so ...read more »