Chamba, Himachal Pradesh : Experiences & Places to Visit

We had changed buses at Chamba bus stand on our way to Khajjiar because the road to Dalhousie was snowed out. Chamba seemed like a crowded place, but then all important bus stations are full of people. I had faint memories of Chamba, having explored it almost two decades ago on a roadtrip with my…

Spotting art in the by-lanes of Hoshiarpur

When I was a kid, I had a great penchant for learning Punjabi and once even tried learning it usingĀ a language guidebook. That fascination never went away, even though the state eluded me for long as I kept heading to the Himalayas. This time I was thrust right into the countryside; and visited Anandpur Sahib…

The Havelis of Shekhawati

Since a lot has already been written about the painted frescoes in ‘The largest open air art gallery in the world’, I will skip the introductions to Shekhawati and let my pictures do the talking. Havelis are huge mansions built by wealthy marwari merchants around 100-150 years ago. Did you know? : More than seventy-five…