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Of charming towns and cobbled streets

In this final part of the series, Vigan, a Unesco World Heritage site that has cobbled stone streets and 
imposing churches with unique architecture is explored.

15 Jul 2017

'House of the dead' has been discovered in the UK that could contain the remains of the ancestors of those who lived around the iconic prehistoric monument Stonehenge, archaeologists say. | Reuters
5,000-year-old 'house of the dead' discovered in UK

The house could contain the remains of the ancestors of those who lived around the iconic prehistoric monument Stonehenge.

13 Jul 2017

Date with the volcano

Sai Tej Peddineni, a 25-year old, who just completed one volcano expedition is already gearing up for another. This time, he is going get into the volcano, he warns. 

10 Jul 2017

Simply Manila!

Attracting over a million tourists annually, Manila is a city with a mix of the old and new - of colonial 
architecture and buzzing shopping malls

10 Jul 2017

Life-like displays of tribals and their crafts.
Rhymes of the tribes

Ranchi’s Johar tribal museum is a treasure trove of information on the clans of Jharkhand.

08 Jul 2017

Das Sreedharan in his resort|Albin Mathew
Retreat to traditional ways of cooking and healing

The Rasa Gurukal in Kerala will let you immerse yourself in the local milieu. It is set in 25 acres with four cottages and 16 double rooms. 

08 Jul 2017

Sun sets on Mount Everest, as seen from Pangboche, Nepal. (File Photo | AP)
A lake, forests, mountains...Pokhara has many delights 

Pokhara has a few tourist and religious spots near the lake.

08 Jul 2017

The ex factor and lost love

A museum in Croatia’s capital Zagreb grieves over heart-wrenching tales of lost love, with each story woven around an object that stands as a metaphor for the heartbreak.

01 Jul 2017

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The secrets to entrepreneurial success in tourism

Behind every successful tourism entrepreneur, there are many unsuccessful years and countless sleepless nights.

30 Jun 2017

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A Brahmaputra odyssey

A cruise on the river from Guwahati to Jorhat aboard a luxury vessel offers insights into the rich culture, heritage and wildlife of Assam.

24 Jun 2017

Omkareshwar
Divine ripples on the Narmada

A steady flow of people seek darshan of deities in numerous temples of Maheshwar and Omkareshwar, with bulk of rituals revolving around worship of the river-goddess.

24 Jun 2017

Manjirabad Fort, built by Tipu Sultan in 1792.
Star spangled splendour in the mist

Encased in lush green hills, Karnataka’s Sakleshpur is a quiet retreat tucked away in coffee plantations

17 Jun 2017

Fact File Mandavgarh is a  day-tripper from Indore.  If staying overnight,  there’s a decent hotel run by Madhya Pradesh Tourism  (www.mptourism.com)
A royal treasure trove in ruins

Medieval Islamic structures here display elements from Turkish, Persian and Hindu cultures

10 Jun 2017

The house where the 80s TV serial Malgudi Days was filmed;
Romancing the rain

The joys of visiting the rain forest in Karnataka’s Agumbe are of unrivalled diversity out of a fantasy

10 Jun 2017

At Philippines
Reborn in a sand spa!

The Philippines is more than just Manila. With its glitzy shopping malls in Pampanga to a ‘volcanic’ drive near Mt. Pinatubo, the opportunities to explore never end

10 Jun 2017

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World’s first travel social network TravelUR makes waves

As you pack your bags to take a break from your everyday routine before you realize you’re already evolving. It’s the way we see the world and learn about different places you’ve never been before.

06 Jun 2017

Lake House, Daylesford
Destination dining

In times when Carbon Footprint and Food Miles are hot topics for people who claim stake to the title ‘Foodie’ in their social media intro, the idea of burning fuel to get to food far flung might seem

03 Jun 2017

Jaffa watefront
Where day doesn’t tell the night’s tale

Tel Aviv transforms into one big party zone as the sun sets on the azure sea after a busy business day in the young Mediterranean city

03 Jun 2017

Harley Estate
An idyllic lot can happen over coffee

In the midst of the Western Ghats, Harley Estate is a perfect getaway for nature lovers.

27 May 2017

Great Rann of Kutch
Renaissance in the Rann

Gujarat’s white desert is drawing tourists who flock to see the salt sparkle in the moonlight, wildlife and the Rann Utsav of Kutch

27 May 2017

Sunrise and a misty river
Life in the slow lane

A walking safari in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park is the best way to come face to face with its famed rhinos and to connect with the wild.

20 May 2017