Aurovalley Ashram, near Rishikesh, India is a haven of peace, natural beauty and conscious living. Visitors can walk to the Ganga, learn the Sri Aurobindo philosophy of Integral Yoga and relax in a quiet, safe and inspiring environment.
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.
Sikkim is ribbon-like roads winding around graceful mountains, deep valleys with thin rivers that will fill to torrents during monsoon and clouds of thick mist obscuring mountain tops and views. It’s a lovely place, very gentle. Pelling is a small town in west Sikkim known for historic ruins, important monasteries, authentic villages and of course Kanchendzonga, the world’s third highest mountain.
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.
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…