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Simplified visa procedures has seen growing interest to visit newer destinations: Thomas Cook

Travel services firm Thomas Cook today said there is a growing interest among Indians to visit newer tourist destinations overseas as visa procedures have been simplified in many countries.

17 Apr 2018

Muneeswarar temple
A date with history

The streets of Poonamallee are dotted with history, heritage, discoveries of Chola inscriptions, and traces of Vijayanagara empire, says historian Nivedita Louis in her three-hour walk

17 Apr 2018

Photos: Sunish P Surendran
A tour of Madras’ past in an auto rickshaw

Nearly 50 French nationals residing in Chennai took part in the Rickshaw Rally to explore the city on Sunday

17 Apr 2018

Around 25 people participated and shared stories
Travelogues in Chennai to inspire travel junkies through Thara Ticket 

The thirst for travelling echoed among an enthusiastic motley crowd at the second episode of Thara Ticket’s.

17 Apr 2018

For the lone ranger within

Travelling solo is on an all-time high in India and many destinations are opening their doors to the trend 

14 Apr 2018

Angling for children

With the break of the century, vacations have been the season when children kill their time with technology.

09 Apr 2018

Balram Menon in Mongolia
Dog-sledding in the snow

Kochi-based businessman Balram Menon talks about his experiences in Mongolia.On an average, the country receives only five Indian tourists in a year

09 Apr 2018

It’s time to plan your itinerary

The vacations have begun. It’s that time of the year when families plan holiday trips.

09 Apr 2018

Differently-abled people met up at an event recently to share their travel stories and the challenges due to lack of facilities
‘Thailand great for differently-abled’

At a recent event, the differently-abled spoke about travelling and desire to explore more 

09 Apr 2018

Footsteps beyond the sand

At India’s first marine national park in the Gulf of Kutch, you don’t need to snorkel or scuba-dive to see the underwater life.

07 Apr 2018

Soak up the sun in Chennai

There are few simple pleasures that meet the joy of packing a picnic basket filled with sandwiches and lemonade on a sunny day, playing frisbee under the canopy of trees, and spending time with family

07 Apr 2018

Staycations, solo travel: Travel trends for long weekends

To loosen up and de-stress, millennials have understood that travelling is the best therapy.

31 Mar 2018

Chithra Madhavan speaks about the architectural styles at the temples
Tadipatri temple tales are waiting to be heard

Sculptures are like photographs from the past,” said historian Chithra Madhavan as she addressed the city’s heritage enthusiasts at Tattvaloka as part of her illustrated lecture on Vijayanagara archit

30 Mar 2018

Don't forget your fashion quotient while travelling

Whether you are planning a quick weekend getaway, road trip or a week-long holiday, don't leave your fashion quotient behind, say experts.  

30 Mar 2018

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Goa a hot destination for Indians on Easter weekend

There has been an almost 200 per cent increase in travel searches for the upcoming Easter weekend compared to last year, with much of this trend driven by beach destination Goa.

26 Mar 2018

Photographs by RAJESH SHETTY BALLALBAGH​
A sweet discovery

A unique Cacao Trail at an organic homestay near Mangaluru in Karnataka offers children a taste bud trip of a lifetime.

24 Mar 2018

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Tourist in trouble? WhatsApp the info

The group called ‘Guest Care’ was formed in 2017 and has helped police reach out to tourists who have been harassed by anti-social elements or cheated by traders.

24 Mar 2018

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Oh, to be in London!

London as a city is simply overwhelming even if you are visiting it for the nth time, especially if you are a Charles Dickens fan

24 Mar 2018

A legacy left behind

Step into a time capsule as we walk you through the four-generation history of Triplicane’s Broadlands hotel, which was once the Turkish Consulate in Madras

23 Mar 2018

The old municipal corporation building, which was constructed during the British period, to be developed into a museum | Express
Rajamahendravaram set to regain its cultural glory

The civic body has prepared estimates with an outlay of J40 crore to protect the cultural heritage of the city; plans are afoot to develop it into a great tourist hub

23 Mar 2018

A handbook for a Himalayan journey

Babu John’s work ‘Himalayan Yatra, A Handbook’ is a gift for those who want to undertake  a trip

22 Mar 2018

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