Jagannath Rath Yatra – June 29 to July 7

Atmaanam rathinam viddhi shareeram rathamevatu Buddhim tu saarathim viddhi manah pragrahameva cha. (The body is the Chariot and the soul is the deity installed in the chariot. The wisdom acts as the charioteer to control the mind and thoughts.) Full of spectacle, drama and color, the festival is a typical Indian fair of huge proportions. It is also the living embodiment …

Goa Memorable Day

Goa – a light-hearted, easy going, chill-out heaven for travelers, has a beauty of its own. Those lovely sun-baked beaches, hassle-free streets, breezy restaurants have been a delight to all but the essence and struggle of Goa to become an independent has been gutted wrenching. Goa finally attained its independence from Portuguese rule on June 18th, 1946. This day was engraved …