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A Roman honeymoon for Virushka—things they should not miss out on when in Rome

A Roman honeymoon for Virushka—things they should not miss out on when in Rome

Virat-Anushka honeymoon destination has been the talk of the town since they got married in the gorgeous city of Tuscany. Now that we know it’s a Roman honeymoon for Virushka, we are roping in for more romance and love on the cobbled streets of Rome. This seems to be an excellent choice for the two […]

Stunning Indian destinations to visit in December

Stunning Indian destinations to visit in December

Christmas, New Year and those crackling bonfire sessions—if the mere thought of this has set you in motion, it is time for that perfect December trip. This guide to the best places to visit in December is precisely what you need for that perfect year end trip. Choose from places likeGoa that will make you ring […]

West Bengal Tourism registers steady growth in public funding

West Bengal Tourism registers steady growth in public funding

The latest numbers revealed by the tourism sector of West Bengal clearly indicate that it’s not just the popular North Bengal tourism sector which is making waves among travellers, it is also the other parts of the state that are doing their bit in raking up the strength of the state’s travel industry. According to […]

Determined to Climb Kilimanjaro, Texans Make the Summit!

Determined to Climb Kilimanjaro, Texans Make the Summit!

By Dr. Kuldip Kaul HOUSTON:  This is a very inspiring story of a determined group of people of various professional backgrounds to climb Africa’s tallest peak; Kilimanjaro located in Tanzania, Africa. The real planning started about a year and a half ago with five people from the Clear Lake area who were later joined by […]

Padmavati: Sanjay Leela Bhansali is taking us to Chittorgarh Fort and more

Padmavati: Sanjay Leela Bhansali is taking us to Chittorgarh Fort and more

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for his spectacular sets in films, as the director has made a mark for himself in this regard over a period of time. Padmavati trailer is finally out; Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film looks nothing less than grand. The film starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari and Ranveer […]

Hampi Utsav 2017

Hampi Utsav 2017

With a whole medley of programmes lined up for Hampi Utsav 2017, it can be assured that this time the fest is going to be grand. The city of Hampi is yet again ready to bedazzle everyone with colours, and the grandiosity with which this utsav is celebrated makes it worthy of a visit. Hampi Festival 2017 is popularly […]

India’s oldest art gallery dates back to the Stone Age

India’s oldest art gallery dates back to the Stone Age

Which is the oldest monument or site you have visited? The Taj Mahal? It’s 364 years old. How about the Golden Temple? 413 years old. 445-year-old Macha Pichu? Or the intricate stone temples of Khajuraho? They’re a thousand years old. Let’s go as far back as Harappa and Mohenjodaro, both of which thrived around 5,000 […]

Halloween special – popular haunted places around the world

Halloween special – popular haunted places around the world

We are forever thrilled by the unknown, and this is partly the reason why so many of us are quite obsessed with horror stories and haunted places. This Halloween 2017, we are here to discuss the most popular places that are in fact haunted, or have some horror story to tell. Morbidity is always enticing, […]

Some best ice festivals around the world that are worth travelling for

Some best ice festivals around the world that are worth travelling for

Winter is a favourite season for a lot of us. Even though it’s cold, the weather is clear and there’s enough scope to stay cooped and cosy as well. I mean, who doesn’t like to sleep under the blanket during those cold winter months? However, when it comes to travellers, they simply enjoy the stunning […]

Famous Durga temples in India for religiously inclined souls

Famous Durga temples in India for religiously inclined souls

The arrival of winters is important for so many reasons; from annual cultural celebrations to various religious festivities, a lot happens during this time of the year in India. Navratri is one such Hindu festival that is celebrated with much fervor, especially in the northern parts of the country and devotees visit famous Durga temples […]

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

Africa, a popular tourist destination, offers a number of interesting things to keep visitors entertained. Following are 8 adventurous ways to explore Africa. Hitchhike the south  For any kind of long-term travel in Southern Africa (say, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa), it’s best to rent a car. Or, more realistically, some sort of […]

Rich History of Religious Tolerance Among the Buddhist Faithful

Rich History of Religious Tolerance Among the Buddhist Faithful

By Jawahar Malhotra YANGON, MYANMAR: Remarkably fast changing Yangon – or as I fondly like to call it, Rangoon – is at a confluence of its modern history, with old buildings being torn down to make place for newer modern high-rises. My son Jeremy bemoaned the loss of the cinema hall on Bogyoke Aung San […]

10 places crucial to India’s independence

10 places crucial to India’s independence

While we celebrate the Independence Day, we must remember that India did not get independence overnight. It was a struggle of almost 200 years! These are the places that played a crucial role in shaping the independence struggle. Click here to read more… Credit: happytrips.com

17 Things to do in Bhutan

17 Things to do in Bhutan

  Nestled in Eastern Himalayan range, the tiny landlocked Kingdom of Bhutan is the first and only carbon negative nation in the world! This is where you can breathe the purest air on the earth. A picture perfect setting of valleys, mountains, forests and snow peaks is an ordinary feature in the Land of Thunder […]

Chasing the monsoons in the Western Ghats of Karnataka

Chasing the monsoons in the Western Ghats of Karnataka

The arrival of the monsoon in India is a phenomenon, specially when it rains in Karnataka. It quite literally is an emotion for the people residing near Western Ghats and its natural wealth. The southern peninsular region of India along its western coastline has a long ridge ofmountain ranges called the Western Ghats. These mountain ranges are perfect […]

The Quiet, Unassuming Resting Place of the Last Mughal Emperor

The Quiet, Unassuming Resting Place of the Last Mughal Emperor

By Jawahar Malhotra YANGON, MYANMAR: As a schoolboy in Teheran, Iran, I learnt of the recent history of India – just as countless other schoolkids still do all over India – which was dominated for 350 years by the Muslim Turco-Mongol dynasty and the machinations of the British East India Company till 1947. After his […]

The first Indian cruise to Antarctica

The first Indian cruise to Antarctica

As it happens, about 750 million years ago, India and Antarctica were joined at the hip. Covered in ice, thick and inseparable. Cut to the present: They are at least three flights and one spectacular voyage apart. A distance that few—fewer than 200 out of 20 million—outbound Indian tourists cover every year. A poor showing […]

Ahmedabad is India’s first World Heritage City

Ahmedabad is India’s first World Heritage City

UN cultural agency Unesco on Saturday declared the 600-year-old walled city of Ahmedabad as a world heritage city, the first Indian city  to make it to the list. The World Heritage Committee of Unesco met in Karlow, Poland on Saturday night where the decision was made. “Thrilled to announce! Ahmedabad has just been declared India’s […]

A Drumbeat for Help Awakens the Spirituality of Yangon

A Drumbeat for Help Awakens the Spirituality of Yangon

By Jawahar Malhotra YANGON, MYANMAR: We had just left the Jana Mon Ethnic Cuisine restaurant on Nandawon Street, a short taxi ride away north of the towering Shwedagon Pagoda site and were walking back past the residential area, a little past 9:30 at night. The restaurant, which serves ethnic Mon food, is a favorite of […]

Slowly Flows the Pace of Life in Yangon by the River

Slowly Flows the Pace of Life in Yangon by the River

By Jawahar Malhotra YANGON, MYANMAR: It was 34 years ago when I last visited this city when it was still called Rangoon, the name that I learnt during my school days. Back then, under an authoritarian military rule, it was considered risky being a foreigner traveling through the streets and a contact I had in […]

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