Waiting at Bikaner House, Delhi

While reading up on this building, which has had a storied past, I was happy to find out that the recent restoration taken up by the Rajasthan government. Much of the damage caused by the neglect and abuse it suffered due to the bus boarding activity has been addressed. The house has been restored to the glory it enjoyed as the residence of the maharajah of Bikaner. Now, a hep cultural center, its Facebook page boasts of the high-society events.

Salam Singh Ki Haveli – A House of Luxury and Decadence

Once upon a time in Jaisalmer, the walls of Salam Singh’s Haveli trembled with occurrences of cruelty. Women feared event its shadow, and the curse it could bring upon them. A few miles away in the Thar Desert, Kuldhara village has similar stories of a curse, and remains an abandoned place. Legend says that it remains deserted to this day because of the misdeeds of diwan Salam Singh.

Rainy Days in Oceangreen Kannur

We visited Oceangreen Homestay to experience the onset of Monsoons last year. Although everyone cautioned against it, the heart wants what the heart wants.

Qissa Haveli Ka- A Tale of my Husband’s Ancestral House within the Pink City

The musty smell was a constant feature. My childhood memories are attached to this smell, and then few. Like running down to buy kachoris if any guest came. Since the famous shop was so close, we followed the golden rule of “always eating fresh”.

Malgudi Days Revisited

Having read the books and seen the television show, I was delighted to come across an article about the house where the series was filmed.

Hunting Lodge – Kila Dalijoda

Kila Dalijoda was built by Raja Jyoti Prasad Singh Deo in 1931. It was the hunting lodge for the Panchakote Raj Dynasty. Today, Debjit Singh Deo and his wife Namrata have converted it into a boutique hotel.

Dow Hill Haunted House – Spirits of Kurseong

Chat up with any of the locals in Kurseong, and soon you may hear a host of ghoulish stories – almost as if the entire town is a haunted one. Victoria Boys High School, on Dow Hill, is the most talked of haunted spot.

Cloudy, Misty, Cochrane Place

a perfect weekend stay at Cochrane Place, a boutique hotel in Kurseong.