THE RICE BOWL OF TAMIL NADU

An important agricultural centre, Thanjavur or Tanjore was the cultural capital of the ancient empire of the Cholas and its past splendor is evident...

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RAJASTHAN, A DESERT JOURNEY WITH THIS IS THE WANDERLUST

Kamalan is collaborating with This is the Wanderlust, a creative workshop series from photographers Andrea Gentl & Martin Hyers, to produce a journey...

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Paradise must be gained – Havelock island

Wherever we were on land or in the sea, the beauty that surrounded us made us believe we were in...

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KAMALAN X JOE AND DANIEL

Travelling coast to coast, Joe Pickard and Daniel Volland are on a journey to capture the existence of a diverse culture that thrives within the...

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Kamalan X The New Yorker

Earlier this year, at the beginning of the Ladakhi summer, we collaborated with photographer Robbie Lawrence and writer Lexie Smith to document the...

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Beauty of the Western Ghats

Flanked by wildlife sanctuaries and a national park, Coorg resounds with the calls of over 350 species of birds, offering up majestic bird-watching...

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At Home With the Indians

On my way to the airport, I started feeling slightly uncomfortable. What if I didn’t like the people I was going to stay with? What if I didn’t...

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Perceptions 9 – Coorg, the Land of Kodavas

Perceptions is Kamalan’s Newsletter that brings you a bi-monthly dose of India on a single theme. The Indian Travel Craftsman shares with you all...

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THE MANY PATHWAYS TO DIVINITY

Nestled in the remote urban escapes and jungles of central India where mighty empires once ruled, Gwalior, Orchha and Khajuraho are an oasis of art...

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The Gods of water bless Udaipur

A lake away from this scene of daily life, at one end of Fateh Sagar, people have gathered to admire a show. The crowd congratulates itself: “The...

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The Temple Outside and Inside

From bright sunlight we go into a dimly-lit space where the eyes lose their pre-eminence and other senses take over, particularly the sense of smell,...

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Into the Dravidian Heartland

India’s deep south is a cultural kaleidoscope in its own right. This route takes you into the heart of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which boast a...

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Rising with the sun in Nimaj

As our eyes met, she paused for a second, surprised to see me, and with the universal gesture of the hand, she invited me...

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Bhenswara, “one photo, one photo”

One named Gopal, with a cute face and a salmon-pink shirt, repeats ‘One photo! One...

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The Home Confectionery- Chettinad, Tamil Nadu

Standing by the door, the curvy figure of a young beauty acknowledged my presence with a delicate smile. In the courtyard, two little boys played...

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THE HOLY CITY OF BANARAS

One of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities and one of Hinduism’s seven holy cities, Varanasi (Banaras) is a hub of philosophy,...

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FRENCH AND TAMIL CHARACTER

Known in the local Tamil language as Puducherry meaning ‘New Town’, Pondicherry is a small enclave stuck in a time warp....

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WHERE FOOD, FAITH, CULTURE CULMINATE

A holy city with a turbulent history, Amritsar never ceases amaze the visitor with its austere...

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India’s Urban Landscapes

India’s growing urban landscapes, some of the world’s largest, have their own stories to tell. Spanning different eras in different areas of a...

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Kamalan Playlists: Fire

As we await the warmth of summer to set our hearts on fire, the alternative is listening to this...

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