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Run for hidden ruins

Fascinating temples and tombs in the historic town of Orchha in MP take one back in time for a glimpse of the grandeur of Rajput-Mughal architectures

08 Apr 2017

Revisiting Gujarat’s Dinosaur edge

As a group of school children and their teachers walk out of a bus to a barren patch of rocky land at Raioli outside Balasinor, a small town about 86 km from Ahmedabad, Aaliya Babi of the Garden Palac

01 Apr 2017

Rock and art in a hard place

In Nevada’s Grimes Point lie hundreds of massive boulders with drawings, believed to be made by Native Americans more than 8,000 years ago

01 Apr 2017

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Government relaxes e-visa regime to attract more foreign tourists

The duration of stay for foreigners, coming into the country through select categories of e-visa, has also been extended to two months from existing one month.

31 Mar 2017

Chairman of Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra  (File | Reuters)
Supreme Court ban on BS III vehicles to have one-time impact: Mahindra

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) today said the Supreme Court order banning BS III vehicles from April 1 will have a one-time material impact on the company.

30 Mar 2017

Punakha Dzong, where the present King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married his beloved Jetsun Pema; the iron suspension bridge in Mitsegang.| EPS
The serene thunder dragon

Bhutan’s capital till 1955, Punakha is the winter home of  the country’s head of the monastic order.

25 Mar 2017

Flores Island harbour;
A heady bali high in Bajo

Then at the Tree Top Bar, which he runs with his son Mathews near the Labuan Bajo harbour, there is always some reason to be raucous.

18 Mar 2017

Fireworks explode around Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, during the opening ceremony in Dubai January 4, 2010. (Reuters)
Steeped in luxury, Dubai will awe you in more ways than you can think of

There is something very extraordinary about this city - its magnificence and incredible infrastructure - marked by all things extravagant.

13 Mar 2017

Ashoka Vardhan G and his wife Devaki
Paddling away into Karnataka’s backwaters

They hope more people take up kayaking, forcing the district administration to keep backwaters 
clean, which is littered with waste.

11 Mar 2017

HaTachana was built in 1892 as the terminus for the Jaffa-Jerusalem railway
Strolling on Tel Aviv’s right track

A railway station that closed in 1948, turning the site into a ghost  town, is now a vibrant art, shopping and entertainment complex.

11 Mar 2017

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Mauritius plans flights to Kolkata and Hyderabad

Mauritius plans to connect Kolkata and Hyderabad when its airline gets permission to operate in more Indian cities.

05 Mar 2017

A golden winter in almora

Snow and sunshine struggle against each other in the freezing cold as the town gears up for fairs. 

04 Mar 2017

Israel hikes India marketing budget, eases visa norms to woo tourists

To attract Indian tourists, Israel plans to ease visa norms for India and hiked its marketing budget for the country by ten times in the last two years.

02 Mar 2017

Traversing the backwaters; Kakkathuruthu island (below)
A watery touch to an idyllic paradise

Around 350 families comprising 1,000 people live on this 4-km long and 1-km wide island.

25 Feb 2017

Melbourne's mysterious musings

The Australian city’s charm lies in its easy-going European feel; alfresco cafés, cosy neighbourhoods, cobblestoned lanes and large green spaces.

25 Feb 2017

Waking up to smell the coffee

Their passion led them to open The Flying Squirrel, a coffee retail outlet, micro roastery and cafe in Bengaluru.

25 Feb 2017

According to the report, over 800 high-end weddings are being organised in Goa annually, mostly in four and five star properties located along the coastline.
Ban recommended on beach weddings in Goa's eco-sensitive zones

Beside recommending a ban on weddings in ecologically sensitive areas, NCSCM has also put a cap that such events should not be held for more than three days.

23 Feb 2017

A passenger talks on the phone at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (File Photo | AP)
Indian travellers becoming more spontaneous: Study

Based on the bookings made on the portal between July and December last year, the study attempts to deduce the consumer behaviour trends in the travel space.

22 Feb 2017

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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

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