Culture

  • The basic must-knows of Indian Classical Music Part 1

    Are you someone who doesn’t let Indian classical Music reach your heart, harboured misconceptions for ages? Music, in all its glory and forms, is never unappealing or unmoving. The Raag and Raginis are as enthralling as Rock and Roll, provided you take a free plunge and don’t…

  • Trailing Heritage in Sri Lanka & Nepal

    Do you know Sri Lanka and Nepal have five World Heritage Cities? Let’s explore about these magnificent timeless cities that have preserved their culture, architecture, arts and celebrations for centuries! As a backpacker, a question that predominantly occupies my mind…

  • Of a legacy and a vision to commemorate it

    A demure, daring girl with dance in her breath and Tagore at the core of her being during formative years, on tying the nuptial knot with a scientist from Gujarat, set foot in this culturally nearly dry city when the…

  • Louvre Abu Dhabi – the Largest Art Museum in the Arabian Peninsula

    A marvel of engineering and architecture, the Middle East’s new Louvre museum boldly draws connections across Eastern and Western cultures. As scorching sunlight strikes the Louvre’s gigantic dome, the sprawling museum is sprinkled by a ‘rain of light’. It is…

  • How Yoga Became Popular: Know the Masters of Yoga from Modern Era

    With the third International Yoga Day – on June 21st– being round the corner, Creative Yatra discusses how modern day Yogis have popularised Yoga over the years. Know how the science came into existence and how different Yogis preached their unique…

  • Rajpipla – A Step Back in Time

    From the ‘Taj of Gujarat’ to its palatial seat of royalty, the quaint former kingdom of Rajpipla is dotted with little-known remnants of heritage and old world charm. Rajpipla is a small town in the Narmada district of Gujarat –…

  • Her Craft in Art : a heart to heart talk with Birwa Qureshi

    Her Crraft of Art initiatives have been responsible in creating memories that are not only exclusive but also off the beaten track. The Sufi Festival at Sarkhej Roza, Water Festival at Patan Rani ki vav, Bhadra Festival at Teen Darwaza,…

  • The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum in Delhi is now open !

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum is now Open to Visitors and we can’t wait to walk in. Stroll down the Majestic Raisina Hill Residence of India’s First Citizen in probably the most entertaining lessons on History. Finally, the second phase at…

  • Out of the Box: CY picks India’s most unusual museums

    Shankar’s International Dolls Museum Showing the biggest accumulation of dolls from all through the world, the Shankar’s International Dolls Museum has two segments displaying more than 160 glass cases from New Zealand, India, Africa and Australia. The International Museum was…

  • The Magestic Land of Kachchh

    The word Kachchh evokes an image of vast spaces, salty marshes the sea, of hills and grasslands, of ever smiling people wearing beautiful clothes, crafts, and jewellery. The word itself hails from the name of the turtle –‘kachchua’, because when…

  • INDIA’S VERY BEST : CY LISTS MUST VISIT MUSEUMS AROUND INDIA

    Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) The oldest museum in Mumbai, established under British colonial rule in 1855, the museum was renamed the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum in 1975 after the Indian…

  • Fernandes Bridge – the most unique book market in Ahmedabad!

    The street Fernandes Bridge connects readers with writers, students with publishers and curious beings with the age-old answers they’re looking for. The Chopda Bazaar of Fernandes Bridge is one of the oldest Book Markets in Ahmedabad that serves thousands of people…

  • This library in Ahmedabad is 159 years old

    Creative Yatra explores a little known library right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Bhadra Plaza, called ‘Himabhai Institute’.   Lal Darwaja, the biggest hub for hawkers and patrons, where people flock as if everything is been sold…

  • International Museum Day Guide for Ahmedabad

    Summer vacations are on, and you want a dose of enrichment for your children and for yourself. This International Museum Day i.e. May 18, Team Creative Yatra suggests treating yourself with a visit to the 10 most interesting museums in…

  • Ahmedabad Heritage Entrepreneurs #2

    In continuation from Ahmedabad Heritage Entrepreneurs #1  Sarkhej Roza Women’s Collective The collective was formed in December 2013 and is the brainchild of Bhavna Ramrakhinai. The monument of Sarkhej Roza and the people around it were the inspiration for starting…

  • Ahmedabad’s Heritage Entrepreneurs #1

    Ahmedabad the city is known for its entrepreneurial spirit. It is a land of business and innovation. In such a space where entrepreneurial spirit thrives, why would heritage entrepreneurs be far behind? In the recently held exhibition of the Ahmedabad…

  • History’s Forgotten – Women, Water and the Wells of Gujarat

    Few people realize that there is a strong connection between water and women, as they descend into the subterranean Adalaj or Bai Harir stepwell and feel the changing dampness and temperature. Queens, mothers, daughters, mistresses and goddesses – various women…

  • Keeping the Mahajan Tradition alive – Introducing Mithun Shah

    Close to two decades, and this young entrepreneur from Ahmedabad, gets up every morning, with the solitary objective of creating value for the society. “No doubt, capital is lifeless, but not the capitalists who are amenable to conversion.” – MK Gandhi…

  • Discover one of the oldest libraries of Ahmedabad

    The oldest library of Ahmedabad, Hazrat Pir Mohammad Shah Library, is blessed with quietness of the mosque that surrounds it. Ahmedabad has internationally carved its identity on the globe through the numerous mosques dotted across the city. The air confined…

  • Ahmedabad Old city living: Layers within Layers.

    The living of old city in Ahmedabad can be perceived as a layered dense cluster within a cluster enchanted by communal engagement. Several layers of spaces richly facilitated by engagement and character when laid together shapes up a pol, a…

  • A 700 year old story

    Like crafts worldwide, the traditional textile industry has lost relevance due to globalization. Handmade textiles are quickly becoming a dying art. Scarcity of workers, lack of buyers and cost related to the manufacturing have made things worst. Gujarat is now…

  • Gandhi’s first Ashram in Ahmedabad

    There’s an interesting story behind Ashram Road of Ahmedabad getting its name. It is said that Ashram road is the road that connects the two ashrams of Mahatma Gandhi, Kochrab Ashram and Sabarmati Ashram. While Sabarmati Ashram is more popular nowadays,…