Every year, a day before the Durga Puja festival begins, most puja pandals host Anondo Mela, where Anondo means happiness and Mela means fair; so you can safely call it a ‘Fun and Fair’.
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My first visit to Goa was in November 2007. Little did I know that with the help of a Goan friend, we would have discovered something so beautiful that has remained in our memory till date. My friend Ana Maria Desouza Goswami a fellow Travel Expert for
Kodagu, popularly known as Coorg, is one of the most frequented weekend hotspots in Karnataka. This anglicized name – Coorg came into existence after the East India Company took over Kodagu in 1834.
February 14, a very special day indeed. Lovers swoon with mushy cards, cuddly teddies, and candle-lit dinners. Lovebirds giggle away in cozy corners, sharing a strawberry sundae, oblivious of onlookers! With an ongoing debate on the validity of this day that it’s against our cultural values and ethos,
National Geographic Traveller has rated Kerala as one of the Top 10 Destinations of the Paradise Found Category; and I can safely add that Kerala is a paradise for seafood and non-vegetarian lovers as I have spent quite a few years in God’s Own Country. With lots
Kerela, better known as ‘God’s own country’, is rated as one of the Top 10 destinations in India by National Geographic Traveller. And we’ve already told you that for us it’s a paradise of mouth-watering food. There are many factors that have gone into shaping the lip-smacking
History has played a significant role in influencing the food habits in Belgium. German, French and Latin cultures have a dominant presence in their food habits. Over the years, the natives came across a wide range of people from all across Europe. Through several experiments they evolved
Traveling to Europe involves sight seeing, experimenting with different kinds of cuisines, shopping and much more. The best way to feel the pulse of a country, city or town is to go to a local market place (not a supermarket or a mall) and watch the lives
After I returned home from an evening walk as I was unlocking the door, I felt as if I was being watched. The entrance to my apartment was dark as the lights in the lobby were not working. I looked to my left and saw a beautiful
As the New Year begins, one of the first things that most of us Bengalis do, is scan our calendars to mark the dates for the Durga Puja as that helps us to plan our leave for the year. So if we have family and friends living out