About my hometown for Destinasian magazine’s April issue. PDF below Chennai

Kashmir for Destinasian

  Here is a story on Kashmir that just came out in the November issue of Destinasian. Click Kashmir and Dras for the story  

Mountain Magic: Chimagalur: Destinasian: August 2009

I am hiking up the lush Baba Budan Hills of Karnataka, carrying little more than a flask of freshly brewed coffee. It’s a bright February morning and the temperature is hovering around 20°C, perfect conditions for a scenic ramble in the mountains. But for caffeineloving me, this is as much a pilgrimage as a nature…

Nilgiris, Blue Mountains: Destinasian March 2009

A Higher Calling While not as sedate as they were a generation ago, the cool Blue Mountains of Tamil Nadu are still a very special place, as one returning devotee discovers between visits to tea estates and hill stations story by Shoba Narayan photographs by Martin Westlake Residents of the Nilgiris will tell you that…