Annapurna Circuit before the Avalanche

Annapurna Circuit before the Avalanche

The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal was one of the most difficult yet most beautiful trekking trails I have hiked. Being an offbeat traveller, I had to take up this challenging trek.

Benefits of Ecotourism in Preserving Environment

Benefits of Ecotourism in Preserving Environment

People are today conscious about the positive benefits of ecotourism, which not only ensures environmental safety but also helps the local people…

Make an effort to learn Kannada in Bengaluru

Make an effort to learn Kannada in Bengaluru

Why learning local language is not a necessity despite residing here? It is high time we Kannadigas talk only in Kannada; only then outsiders will learn Kannada…

Unusual Historic Religious Monuments in India

Unusual Historic Religious Monuments in India

More seasoned foreign travellers know that there is always more to discover in India. Here is a list of unusual historical and religious monuments across India…

Mystic beauty of Bhuleshwar temple

Mystic beauty of Bhuleshwar temple

The Bhuleshwar temple stands out due to its beautiful sculptures and architecture, which restore its position among the Yadava monuments of the Deccan.

Cracker-free Diwali possible?

Cracker-free Diwali possible?

Crackerless Diwali – BOOM! I jumped in shock. Before I could turn around to see where the explosion had taken place I heard giggles. A group of three children aged eight to twelve were standing outside the gate of a house with candles and boxes of fire-crackers.

Fiery folk art form – Bhoota Kola

Fiery folk art form – Bhoota Kola

The coastal region of Tulu Nadu, stretching beyond Mangalore, has a lot of cultural value imbibed in its traditional beliefs and rituals. Among these the most significant ritual is the Bhoota Kola.

End of Marathi Regionalism?

End of Marathi Regionalism?

Leave aside political unity, the sub-regions of Maharashtra do not have homogeneity in terms of language, food cuisine, clothing, etc. This large state can be sub-divided into five divisions, each having their own unique cultural identity. Here is a brief description of the major sub-regions in Maharashtra:

Borra Caves near Vizag – a natural wonder

Borra Caves near Vizag – a natural wonder

Borra Caves or Borra Guhalu, as they are called in Telugu language, are the most prominent. Located in the Visakhapatnam district in Araku Valley of the Ananthagiri Hills – which is part of the Eastern Ghats mountain range – they are barely known by people outside the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh.

Caleidoscope Cultural Photographer Contest!

Caleidoscope Cultural Photographer Contest!

Caleidoscope Cultural Magazine is seeking out Cultural Crusaders who are always on the hunt to discover something unique about India and tell the world about it.