By the holy river that is deep rooted in history, we dove into an experience that was woven by literature, art and tradition. In the pleasant pre-winter air, a journey by the riverbanks led to peace of inner soul. Seeking purity, we discovered the purest feeling of all ? Passion.
The most worshipped place in the world where culture and history still reside amidst the people and in the serene sound of bells, soulful chants and most importantly in the divine mother of all - Ganga. Enthusiasts explored what more the riverbanks had to offer on a six-day trail from Devprayag to Varanasi led by renowned historian and our Experience Architect, Dr. Pushpesh Pant.
Here are the list of experiences you'll get to live on the trail
Pushpesh Pant is a noted Indian academic, food critic and historian. He retired as a Professor of International relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. He is one of India's leading experts on International Relations as well as Indian cuisine, and as a columnist has written for a number of major publications like Forbes, Open, Outlook, Times of India and The Tribune.
Professor Pant has a teaching experience of 32 years at the Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has supervised over 25 PhD and 75 M.Phil. Degree holders. He has served on the Court of JNU as well as on the Executive and Academic Councils. He has published widely on travel and tourism, with over a dozen books to his credit.
His book, India: The Cookbook (2011) was named by The New York Times as one of the best cookbooks of the year. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.
From witnessing the first traces of human evolution to a journey back to 3rd Century BC, followed by a rendezvous with Chanderi, discovering the hidden gem of Central India Orchha, and witnessing the majestic grace of Khajuraho’s 1000 year old architecture – the Culture & Heritage Trail, Madhya Pradesh offered a multitude of historically rich experiences for our experience seekers. Have a look!