Darjeeling is a special place because of a serendipitous meeting of location and history. Situated way up in the Himalayan foothills, it is presided over by the mighty massif Kanchendzonga. My time there was magical partially because of Darjeeling itself, partially because of my guide, and partially because I was staying at the Windamere Inn.
Breathedreamgo was inspired by my extensive travels in India, and has been the focus since it was launched in 2009. I’ve spent more than five years in total travelling the length and breadth of India, living in Delhi and Rishikesh, staying in Yoga ashrams and homestays, visiting UNESCO sites and festivals, going on wildlife and tiger safaris, and much more.
If I have my way, the Ellora and Ajanta caves will join the Taj Mahal on the must-see list both for visitors to India and Indians. I am not a scholar or expert on ancient Buddhist and Hindu painting and sculpture, but I know a good thing when I see it. These caves are magnificent. I knew, of course, that they were amazing and worth a visit, but I was overwhlemed by their beauty, antiquity, immensity and scope.
First impressions of a buzzing metropolis I arrived in Mumbai (Bombay) badly. I bought a ticket in Goa for an…
During my week in Bangalore I had the good fortune to meet some very inspiring, warm and wonderful people. Bangaloreans, as a rule, tend to be friendlier and more laid-back than in other Indian cities. Until recently, Bangalore was a small sleepy town with an idyllic climate (the best in India, they say), abounding with graceful traditions such as inner-city golf, horse racing, dawn flower markets and leisurely breakfasts.
A photo essay of old and new Bangalore I spent a week in Bangalore, staying at the lovely Casa Piccola…
The comforts of home in a small hotel Casa Piccola Cottage is one of those special places that I always…
Experiencing the power of the Thar Desert I long wanted to go to Jaisalmer — a fairytale town built around…
My teacher’s teacher: A great mystic When I am in India, I always make time to go to Aurovalley Ashram….
In Varanasi, where the veil between life and death seems very thin, a boat ride on the river can become a journey to the other side. Come along with me on a boat ride on the Ganges River in India’s oldest, holiest city and pierce the veil.