Tourism

Jail tourism: Roaming free in the Indian prisons

Jail tourism: Roaming free in the Indian prisons

January 25, 2021

Jails in India or anywhere else are not high on a typical traveller’s bucket list. However, there are a few prisons that have historic significance and also allow tourists to spend a night in its premises and live a prisoner’s life without committing any offence. The most rec...

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Mesmerising Mawsynram

Mesmerising Mawsynram

January 14, 2021

Shillong, largest city and capital of Meghalaya, retains its colonial-era charm, with a home-brewed brand of Western music, gracious cafés and friendly people. But, the former capital of undivided Assam bursts at its seams, thanks to hordes of tourists who arrive to escape the h...

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Varkala: A tranquil, coastal corner in Kerala

Varkala: A tranquil, coastal corner in Kerala

January 7, 2021

Varkala is little less than a paradise for those in quest of peace in the lap of nature. This quaint hamlet, located in the southern part of Kerala, has a stillness and quietness that is rarely found in tourist destinations.

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Tourism tales of 2020

Tourism tales of 2020

January 1, 2021

Just like every year, the year 2020 was well stacked for Riddhi Roy, operations manager at Dolphin Travels, a Kolkata based travel firm. In January, she had two back to back trips of Europe, eight trips to Bhutan, two to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, Dubai, US and ...

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Utopian aura of Auroville

Utopian aura of Auroville

December 26, 2020

Nestled in the Viluppuram district in Tamil Nadu, with some parts in the union territory of Puducherry, Auroville, also called the City of Dawn is a place that anyone with idealistic leanings will find compelling. “It’s an international community dedicated to peace, sustaina...

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Untold trekking tales in Uttarkashi

Untold trekking tales in Uttarkashi

December 23, 2020

Tucked away in the creases of the Himalayan mountains, the hilly district of Uttarkashi, on border with Tibet, marks the northern boundary of Uttarakhand. Though known mainly for its Gangotri and Yamunotri treks, Uttarkashi has plenty of other attractions. The district headquarte...

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Glorious Gwalior- A peek into the regal past

Glorious Gwalior- A peek into the regal past

December 17, 2020

Despite its proximity to Taj Mahal’s home Agra and having plenty of historically significant places that have survived the test of time; Gwalior remains off the regular traveller’s list. Encircling the majestic hillfort in the centre of the city, Gwalior is a small town about...

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TAAI to meet government in bid to restart inbound tourism

TAAI to meet government in bid to restart inbound ...

November 27, 2020

Continuing its efforts to get the government to reopen the tourism sector, the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) says it hopes to meet with the officials of the ministry of civil aviation and tourism next week in order to discuss the next steps for revival of an industry ...

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The golden clouds of Jaisalmer

The golden clouds of Jaisalmer

November 13, 2020

The yellow sands glitter in the dwindling sunlight as one drives on the narrow ribbon of grey bitumen dwarfed by immense sand dunes on either side. Up ahead, for miles on end the road runs straight as an arrow and there is no sign of life. At regular intervals, as the open top je...

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A spiritual journey from Patliputra to Patna

A spiritual journey from Patliputra to Patna

November 4, 2020

Located on the banks of river Ganges, Patna is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. With the presence of hundreds of historically significant places within its boundaries, it is visited by travellers from all over the world. Tourists also say that it is o...

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