I write about travel, food, arts and culture, books, development, and social media for a range of Indian and international publications, including BBC Travel, The Guardian, South China Morning Post, Silverkris, The National, National Geographic Traveller and Mint, among others.
Known as the yoga capital of India, Rishikesh is a small town by the River Ganges, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Indians and foreigners alike flock here for the fresh mountain air and the laid-back vibe. Rishikesh found itself a place on the global map when The Beatles went here in search of nirvana at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late 1960s. Since then, it has attracted both leisure travellers and soul searchers by the droves.
The gallery of celebrity fans is stunning; from Mahatma Gandhi to Albert Einstein, from Salvador Dali to Sophia Loren, the portraits of luminaries who admired Charlie Chaplin’s work fills the room wall to wall. In another, the piano the actor composed music on rests at the very spot, right by the sofa his wife Oona sat on, as she listened to him quietly. All this is at Chaplin’s World, the first museum to be dedicated to the life and work of the comic genius.
Tucked away in the folds of the Himalayas, Bhutan generally manages to stay under the radar. In the larger world, knowledge about this small Buddhist kingdom-turned-democracy is limited. Bhutan may be best known for its unique Gross National Happiness metric, which is used to measure the welfare of its citizens in lieu of traditional economic measures. For foreigners who visit, the country’s mountain landscapes prove memorable.
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Selecting a term
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