Tag: Festival

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Nomadic Luxury in Nagaland: The Hornbill Festival

Piece published in SUITCASE magazine. My Bell 412 helicopter searched for the helipad, a spherical silhouette on a patchwork of multicoloured terraced houses, slung out on a ground of undulating forest. I felt like Elizabeth Bowen, a lone female entering the Land of the Head Hunters – albeit by much more modern means. In these far-flung reaches of eastern India lies Nagaland, a region shrouded in … Read More Nomadic Luxury in Nagaland: The Hornbill Festival

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The Chamba Camp, Thiksey: Nomadic Luxury At Its Best

Published on The India Tube: A former playing field of “The Great Game” Ladakh was once considered a destination so remote “only your best friend or worst enemy will visit you”, or so the local adage goes.  But with daily flights from Delhi to Leh, it’s now a firm favourite for a long weekend getaway from Delhi. And The Ultimate Travelling Camp really is … Read More The Chamba Camp, Thiksey: Nomadic Luxury At Its Best

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The 33rd Kalachakra: The Greatest Buddhist Gathering, Ladakh

Yesterday saw the first day of the 33rd annual Kalachakra in Ladakh, hosted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The largest annual gathering of Buddhist in the world, with over 150,000 pilgrims set to attend it promises to be quite the gathering. With a break of 38 years since the last Kalachakra was held in Ladakh it is most likely to be the His … Read More The 33rd Kalachakra: The Greatest Buddhist Gathering, Ladakh