Incredible India

India Travel Blog with travel tips, stories, food and pictures of travel around India. There is so much to experience in Incredible India that one life time is just not enough. No wonder we Indians believe in reincarnation so that we can visit India again and again to cherish the billion things India has to offer from  Ghats of Varanasi to beaches of Goa and the Colors of Rajasthan to the fragrance of spices in Gods own country Kerala.  Even after visiting more than 22 states in India, I have not seen even the tip of iceberg. I continue to explore my country and share my experiences of Incredible India on my family travel blog from India as we explore one place at a time by road, by trains and by flying to the various corners of India. Come join me on this incredible Journey in Incredible India from the the snow clad Ladakh in Himalayas to the french enclave of Pondicherry in south as we go covering India from festivals to food and everything in between.

Incredible India

Jan 012020
 
Free Download January 2020 Wallpaper Calendar -Thiksey Monastery Ladakh

January 2020 Wallpaper Calendar – Featuring Thiksey Monastery Leh Goodby 2019 and a big hello to 2020 with this January 2020 Wallpaper Calendar. But I do wonder dear reader is it only me or you also feel that 2019 went away too soon almost a blink and gone kind of moment. As time never stops let us give a warm welcome to 2020 with new hopes, new desires, and new goals and let those goals be achieved by hard work & process-oriented and not just by daydreaming. Anyways after this brief Gyan session let me take you straight to the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 202019
 
Chateau Garli - A Heritage Hotel For Luxury Travelers in Kangra Himachal Pradesh

Chateau Garli -Where Heritage Greets Luxury Travelers     On one of my road trips to Kangra, our guide mentioned would you like to visit Garli a heritage village? I was like ok let us check it out, and am I glad or what that I agreed to visit this almost abandoned yet charming village that was once the forte of Suds, the traditional merchant clan of Himachal Pradesh. This is when I first visited the Chateau Garli the lesser-known heritage village in Himachal Pradesh, that very few people visit. Travelers may not visit Garli in hordes but looking [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 312019
 
Free Download November 2019 Wallpaper Calendar – Baijnath Temple Uttarakhand

November 2019 Wallpaper Calendar – Baijnath Temple Uttarakhand “A Charming Village Grew Around It”. That, in a nutshell, is the story of the colorful town of Baijnath that grew around Baijnath Temple Complex near Kausani where Bloggers Bus stopped for some time and I was able to click this image of Baijnath Temple Complex for the November 2019 wallpaper calendar. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati is believed to be 800 + years old. The beauty of Kumaon is that most of its temples are “Jagrit temples “, meaning the deity is actively worshiped & if prayed from a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 012019
 
Free Download August 2019 Wallpaper Calendar - A Night Camp Satpura National Park

August 2019 Wallpaper Calendar – Satpura National Park A Night Camp by Denwa River August is the month of our Independence day in India as we won back our independence from British Raj on 15th August 1947. As a traveler when I think of freedom, I also think of our vast wilderness that spreads from the Changthang plateau in Ladakh to the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala and everything in between from the Great Rann of Kutch to the Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh. But for the August 2019 Wallpaper Calendar, we have this image I made in the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 252019
 
A Visit To Shey Monastery Ladakh

A Quick Guide To Visiting Shey Monastery Ladakh   For some strange reason, Shey Monastery in Ladakh is not very popular among tourists visiting Ladakh. Most of the visitors in the Leh area also prefer to go to Hemis Monastery, where the mystical Naropa Festival is celebrated. Many others like to visit Thiksey Monastery on the banks to Indus, which is a magnificent 12 Story structure. In my earlier visits, I have been to Hemis a few times but missed visiting Shey & Thiksey. This time I visited Hemis again and also entered Thiksey Monastery but then it started [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262019
 
Portraits From Kerala - God's Own Country

 People Who Make Kerala -God’s Own Country Normally if you ask me which is my favorite state to travel in India I will give you some Global Gyan, a random quote or two from Shree Tolkien Jee, and if I am in a pensive mood I may even invoke Rumi. All that just to make sure that other states of India may not feel jealous of Kerala, my favorite state in India, but hey can you blame me? When it comes to Kerala even God decided to play favorites and decided to make Kerala her home.  ( Yes God is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 192019
 
5 Reasons That Will Make You Fall In Love With Ladakh In Winters

Winter Photographs Of Ladakh In Winters That Will Leave You Mesmerised  Ladakh is the dream destination of every traveler from pristine lakes to rugged mountains to fast flowing rivers to blue skies it has everything that you have imagined in Shangri La. I have had my little share of visiting Ladakh a few years ago and I have been longing to go back to Ladakh ever since.  But I have not been that lucky and never got a chance to visit Ladakh again. Recently Iw as talking to Arun Bhat, who has been going to Ladakh before it became [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 222018
 
Explore The Unseen Kashmir – Watch “Escape To Kashmir” – A Travel Film

  Great Lakes Trek – Kashmir Hello, travelers, our guest authors, filmmakers  & Travelers ( not necessarily in that order )  Tina & Debarup Mukherjee are back with a wonderful photo story and travel film – “Escape To Kashmir “about the  Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.  Check out the images, article and the short travel film that is winning hearts and inspiring travelers around the world to travel. Kudos to Debarup &  Tina for sharing their passion to travel & making this beautiful movie on Great Lakes Trek in Kashmir – Escape to Kashmir . Needless to say, this is a real trek [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 272018
 
Kausani Travel Guide- Movies To Mahatma Gandhi To The Home Of A Kavi

 7 Things To Do In Kausani In Uttarakhand India   So what is common between Anil Kapur? Mahatma Gandhi & Poet Sumitra Nandan Pant?  Well, they all have a connection to Kausani a small sleepy hill town in Uttarakhand. Though I am not sure if Kausani is a small town or a large village, with a population of less than 3 thousand, Kausani has fewer people than the housing society I live in. And that is where lies the time-warped charm of Kausani that offers you unobstructed views of snow-clad peaks, leisurely treks in the forest that are fragrant with [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 012018
 
August 2018 Calendar Wallpaper - A Horse Near Chandratal Spiti

Download August 2018 Calendar Wallpaper – A Horse In Spiti Himachal Pradesh Actually, the title of this post about the August 2018 Calendar is wrong. I mean I was not even clicking the horse in this picture. My total focus was on these snowclad peaks that you can see from all around Chandratal in Spiti. So here is the story of this picture. I was very tired and had clicked Chandratal all afternoon when the intermittent rains will let. Yes I know you must be saying Rain in Spiti, is it not suppose to be a cold desert. Well, you [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]