About Namrata Bhawnani

Namrata Bhawnani is a London-based freelance travel writer and the co-founder of the ecotravel web magazine www.ecophiles.com.

In search of snow in India: skiing in the Himalayas

If you’re looking for a fresh snow challenge, India‘s Himalayas offer a unique, uncharted and endless playground. Forget the crowded, manicured Alpine slopes and the cheese-and-fondue routine; going off-piste in the Himalayas is an almost spiritual experience. Whizzing down the raw, rugged terrain from tremendous … Continue reading

Beyond Delhi: Spiritual sightseeing in Dharamshala

There are many incentives to make the 12-hour bus journey from Delhi to Dharamshala. A spiritual audience with the Dalai Lama; the snow-capped Dhauladhar range; crisp mountain air; magnificent pine forests”¦we could go on. For those looking for spiritual sightseeing in Dharamshala, there’s an abundance … Continue reading

Why You Should Visit The Western Ghats Hill Stations

If you find yourself in Mumbai faced with its oppressive, sultry summer, an escape plan is essential. Fortunately, the reliable Western Ghats hill stations offer that much-needed sanctuary from the soaring temperatures of the city. Known as the Sahyadris in Maharashtra, the Western Ghats run along … Continue reading