Siddhanath Temple, Nemawar, Madhya Pradesh

The historical city of Nemawar in the state of Madhya Pradesh situated on the banks of the holy river of Narmada is a treasure trove of heritage, art, culture and spirituality. Nemawar or Naabhipura as it used to be known was a famous commercial centre during the Mahabharat era. The kings who ruled over this... Continue Reading →

Kolhapur Jaggery of Maharashtra

Since the 18th century, Maharashtra has been well-known for its extensive jaggery production business, so much so that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj came up with the ingenious idea to establish the first market yard of jaggery to fulfil all its requirements and services. Kolhapur district located in the western part of Maharashtra has been widely accepted... Continue Reading →

Memang Narang of Meghalaya

Meghalaya, famous for its rich and diverse flora and fauna is home to one of the rarest wild Indian orange species called Memang narang that is found only in Garo Hills. This wild orange was discovered by accident in the Nokrek National Park in the West Garo Hills which led to the park being recognized... Continue Reading →

Bangalore Rose Onion of Karnataka

Bangalore rose onion or gulabi eerulli as it known locally is a unique variety of onion that is found only in and around Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. This particular rose onion is exclusively grown for the export market in one of the 16 taluks or districts of Bengaluru urban, Bengaluru rural, Kolar and... Continue Reading →

Gupteshwar Mahadev Temple, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh

The famous Gupteshwar Mahadev temple at Rustampur village on the Indore - Icchapur highway is deemed extremely sacrosanct and draws a large number of devotees every year. This divine temple is in Khandwa which is the legendary Khandava forest area previously known as Khar Dushan that holds immense religious, historical and spiritual significance.   Historians... Continue Reading →

Sikkim Large Cardamom

Large cardamom or bada elaichi is an exotic ancient spice and medicinal herb prized for its complex aroma grown across the Eastern Himalayan region that includes Sikkim, the Darjeeling Hills in West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh. The crop is believed to have first been cultivated by the indigenous Lepcha tribe who used to collect the... Continue Reading →

Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger

The picturesque hilly district of Karbi Anglong is one of the leading ginger producing belts of Assam that is fast gaining importance in both the domestic and international markets for its superior quality organic ginger. More than 30 percent of Karbi Anglong district is a dense tropical forest cover on hills and plains. The district is... Continue Reading →

Mawjymbuin Cave, Mawsynram, Meghalaya

The famous Mawjymbuin cave in Mawsynram village in the state of Meghalaya is nestled in the East Khasi Hills in the picturesque background of lush greenery, steep slopes and stunning waterfalls. This cave holds great geological importance and is a real adventure thrill for nature lovers, historians as well as spiritualists.        ... Continue Reading →

Tripura Queen Pineapple

The beautiful hilly North eastern state of Tripura is said to derive its name from the Goddess of the State, Shree Tripurasundari. Though Tripura was famous in the late 1800s to early 1900s for its aromatic tea, it has now gained universal recognition for its wide range of exotic subtropical and tropical fruits and vegetables.... Continue Reading →

Khasi Mandarin of Meghalaya

Commonly called ‘The King of Oranges’ and ‘pride of Meghalaya’, the renowned Khasi Mandarin of Meghalaya has bagged one of the coveted positions in the world’s first food atlas. The North eastern state of Meghalaya is considered to be one of the richest biodiversity hotspots of the world and known for its exotic flora and... Continue Reading →

Kachai Lemon of Manipur

The exotic Kachai Champra or Kachai lemon commonly known as the ‘pride of Manipur’ is found only in the remote village of Kachai in the Ukhrul district in the North eastern state of Manipur. This village is the highest producer of lemon in Manipur and one may wonder, what makes this lemon so striking?  ... Continue Reading →

Bharthari Caves, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

The ancient city of Ujjain or Ujjayini as it was known is steeped in history, culture, art, music and  literature. This heritage city is home to some of the greatest writers ever to have walked this earth. One of those literary geniuses is Raja Bharthari, an eminent scholar of religion and ethics. Raja Bharthari was... Continue Reading →

Caves at Jambuvanti, Ranavav, Gujarat

The supremely sacrosanct Jambavant cave or Jambuvant ki gufa located in Ranavav in Porbandar district is one of the most historical places in Gujarat. This beautiful ancient cave which is on the Panchadwaraka path is the resting place of Chiranjeevi Jambavan who had the rare opportunity to not only witness the divine Kurma avatar of Lord... Continue Reading →

Bavka Shiva Temple, Dahod, Gujarat

The ancient Shiva temple in the remote village of Bavka in Dahod district in Gujarat is popularly known as the 'Khajuraho of Gujarat'. This absolutely stunning temple that stands on a small hill near Hirlav lake in ruins was probably one of the most spectacular temples built in the Solanki era (or the Chaulukya dynasty... Continue Reading →

Mahabaleshwar Strawberry of Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar, an idyllic summer getaway for the Bombay province during the British Raj was formally introduced to the English strawberries in the 1920s. This delectable red fruit called the Australian strawberry grown by the British in their gardens was looked upon by locals with great curiosity who were clueless about their taste and just intrigued... Continue Reading →

Devanahalli Pomello of Karnataka

Bablimas or chakota or chakotara is probably coming from this word called pampa limāsu or from pamplemousse (in French) which means big citrus. The origin however of the more commonly used term of pomelo is unknown. As such, pomelo is loosely associated with grapefruit and though the Devanahalli pomello shares a deep historic ancestry with the grapefruit, it succeeds in creating its own unique... Continue Reading →

Bhalia Wheat of Gujarat

Locals say that Bhalia wheat that is largely cultivated in Bhal region of Gujarat derives its name from the Sanskrit word bhalah meaning forehead suggestive of the flatness of this region like one's forehead. As bizarre as that may sound, the land is indeed extremely flat with barely any change in landscape or any sort of... Continue Reading →

Jata Shankar Temple, Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

Pachmarhi, also known as Satpura ki Rani (Queen of Satpura ranges) is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh situated at an elevation of 2500 feet. This colonial hill station was discovered by a General Forsyth who stumbled upon this beautiful place while heading back to the Bengal Lancers in 1857. Soon, Pachmarhi was developed... Continue Reading →

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