Tourism

Yercaud: Scenic spot of Salem

Yercaud: Scenic spot of Salem

September 9, 2021

Tourists visiting Tamil Nadu often tend to stick to the well-known spiritual and cultural heritage sites, but the state has a lot more for visitors, ranging from wildlife parks, virgin beaches and much more. One such unexplored region is the small town of Yercaud, which has gaine...

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple: A mysterious treasure

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple: A mysterious treasure

September 5, 2021

Barely two km from the city’s main railway station, the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple dominates the capital of Kerala. In fact, it has also given its name to the city of Thiruvananthapuram, which translates into the abode of Lord Vishnu. Historians remain divided about its or...

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Vaccine passports: Bad idea with terrible timing traumatises tourism industry

Vaccine passports: Bad idea with terrible timing t...

August 24, 2021

For a long while now, international travellers have been used to finding different queues at immigration counters at various airports, especially in developed world, queues that classify arrivals by origin of their country. Most of the rich countries are clubbed together and then...

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The Red Taj: With love, from Anne

The Red Taj: With love, from Anne

August 13, 2021

A monument build out of grief and love, a monument dedicated to a lost, beloved spouse. Most would connect this description to the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, world’s most famous ode to love built in pure white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wif...

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Art Tourism – A journey through Indian history

Art Tourism – A journey through Indian history

August 6, 2021

India is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of its cultural heritage, with a myriad of religions, languages, and traditions that have resulted in a diverse array of artistic endeavours, from sculptures and temples to modern contemporary paintings and handicrafts. ...

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The calm and peace of Dirang

The calm and peace of Dirang

August 4, 2021

A quaint little quiet village set amidst lush green trees, cool little streams set against high mountains could be straight from a picture-perfect movie set of a Disney production. And Dirang may well be just that. A small village planted in Arunachal Pradesh, North-East, just ea...

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A secluded haven called Malana

A secluded haven called Malana

July 26, 2021

Today perhaps Himachal Pradesh is best known as the place where the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama lives. But thousands of years ago, legend has it, it was also the place where soldiers of Greek King Alexander the Great lived. The story goes when Alexander’s army took refu...

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Feroz Shah Kotla: Of djinns, faith and history

Feroz Shah Kotla: Of djinns, faith and history

July 24, 2021

Feroz Shah Kotla fort was built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq in 1354, as the core of the new imperial capital of Firozabad in today’s south Delhi. However, with change of dynasties, Kotla fell into obscurity and it was only in the latter half of 20th century that it became rele...

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Best lakes in India for birding enthusiasts

Best lakes in India for birding enthusiasts

July 14, 2021

Lakes, in particular, are a paradise for birding enthusiasts as they provide the perfect ecosystem for millions of migratory birds each year. Although there are several national parks across India where birds of different species can be viewed, these five lakes are ideal playgrou...

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Indians keen to start travelling again: Thomas Cook, SOTC survey

Indians keen to start travelling again: Thomas Coo...

July 11, 2021

There is a strong demand amongst Indians to begin travelling immediately as nearly 7 in 10 persons say they are keen to travel this year itself, while the remaining prefer to wait for next year before they begin travelling , while the remaining 31 pc are eagerly waiting for 2022 ...

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