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Prefer going solo while travelling? Think again

Here are reasons why holidaying with a group of people can be fruitful.

21 Feb 2017

Tribal tales of exotica

Hidden in the labyrinths of rural Karnataka is the unique culture of the ancient Kuruba and Kodava tribals, one of India’s most endearing folk traditions

18 Feb 2017

Dr Ramnath A Podar Haveli Museum (Photo | Kavita Kanan Chandra)
Art house of the fantastic frescoes

In the dusty bustling little market town of Nawalgarh, I am vowed by the vividly colourful frescoes casually popping up on the walls of havelis.

11 Feb 2017

French kiss in Paris

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, here’s a list of romantic and offbeat experiences in the city of love for you and your beloved

11 Feb 2017

The bio dome
Oasis in an arid desert

The Green Planet in Dubai transports visitors to the world’s oldest ecosystem

04 Feb 2017

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Ancient 'lost continent' found lurking under Indian Ocean

 Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up…

01 Feb 2017

Outdoor seating by the lake
Living a royal rhapsody

Lakshman Sagar in Raipur, Rajasthan, is like a mystery book, tucked away in oblivion, only to be found, read and rejoiced in, where dreams and possibilities merge

28 Jan 2017

Rock and mineral samples in the museum
A museum’s mountain muse in Ladakh

Within the confines of a Ladakhi folk house on the slope of the Murtsey colony outside Leh lie the formidable outdoors.

21 Jan 2017

High and once mighty Masada

The ancient Masada plateau citadel in Israel is a constant presence in the Jewish consciousness and a symbol of their downfall.

21 Jan 2017

Fort Tiracol
Goa 2.0, Uninterrupted

The real escapade begins where stereotypical depiction from a Hindi film ends

14 Jan 2017

The deck of a houseboat
Upfront in the backwaters

Vembanad lake’s canals snake into Kerala’s dust-free boondocks abuzz with markets, boats and toddy

07 Jan 2017

K S Bhagwaldas at his homestay | Albin Mathew
At home, away from home

It is a tranquil environment: a rolling green lawn, leafy trees, the buzz of bees and the occasional cawing of a crow.

24 Dec 2016

The spectacular Umiam Lake
All along the northeast tower

Although Shillong seems like another noisy town, it needs a scratch under the surface to see its innate beauty.

24 Dec 2016

The city beneath a city

With its bazaars, Turkish baths, tunnels and architecture, the World Heritage Site of Akko offers a glimpse into Israel’s medieval kingdom.

17 Dec 2016

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Bali most popular year-end destination in Asia

The Indonesian government is now developing 10 new tour destinations across the nation, dubbed as New Bali, which is expected to compare with Bali in terms of attracting tourists.

17 Dec 2016

Drops of heaven in a garden

Nan Lian Garden’s elegance and serenity is a contrast to its celebrated skyline, fashion streets and swanky malls

10 Dec 2016

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Ways to travel hassel-free during demonetisation

Here is a few tips to offer on how to travel hassle-free.

27 Nov 2016

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Assam hill station to host festival on sports, culture

Cycling, hiking, angling, local sight-seeing, heritage walk and night trekking makes Assam's picturesque hill station Haflong worth the trip.

27 Nov 2016

Darma Valley
Wrapped in silent solitude

Burbling rivers, faint rustling of leaves, the humming of a water mill and whistling wind in Uttarakhand’s Darma Valley sing a song of nature.

26 Nov 2016

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Fresh survey of Indian orchids is the need of the hour

Scientists surveying the plants in Laos say extensive mapping and proper inventorying of the species in India is the need of the hour to save them.

21 Nov 2016

Hampi
Rocks and roll in a stony land

Hampi in Karnataka is not only about temple ruins but also about the splendid rocks in its backyard.

19 Nov 2016