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Dr. Mala Srikanth – Living in Lush Green Mountains of Ranikhet in Uttarakhand

Mala Srikanth

Mala with one of her two pets

She has traveled the length and breadth of India, seen and stayed in various locales of the country and abroad, before leaving the fast paced professional life and setting up roots in more relaxed vacation location of Ranikhet in Uttarakhand. Meet Dr. Mala Srikanth as she talks to us in an exclusive interview about her life which she herself terms as an extraordinary

Guide to Buying a Holiday Home in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Raniketh developmentsMany of our readers have of late been asking about the various developments in Ranikhet, so I decided to visit the place to get a firsthand  account of the state of activity of the real estate market there, which otherwise is predominantly a cantonment area in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. I have been in Ranikhet a couple of times as a traveler, but this time my visit was primarily

Tourists can now expect more from Uttarakhand

View of the Nainital and the town in Uttarakhand

View of the Nainital and the town in Uttarakhand

A recent media report has said that Uttarakhand, the country’s only hilly state in the top 10 list in terms of tourist arrivals, is planning big to improve its ranking. The report published in today’s issue of the Business Standard, a reputed business daily of India, says that the state is now considering new stretches for river rafting to promote adventure …

Weekend getaways gear up for I-Day rush

A double bonanza in the form of holidays for Rakhi on Saturday and India’s Independence Day on Monday awaits eager travellers. everyone’s geared up to spend this extended weekend away from their homes. Several city slWeekend getawaysickers are extending the upcoming weekend, taking an extra day off on Friday.

“I have reported sick on Friday and will be driving down to Mussoorie early on Friday morning,” says Siddarth Kashyap, an

Listing of some second home projects in and around Mumbai

Fortune Hotel courtyard, Lavasa, Maharashtra.Image via WikipediaHi Everyone,

I have been asked to compile a short list of second home developments close to Mumbai. I will do so and slowly start reviewing them. Here is my list with quick comments:-
1. Lavasa – must see and evaluate for all. Pricing approx 3500Rs. /sq. foot, leasehold (999 years), tightly managed and regulated community where owners have limited freedom but overall you can expect better