India Outbound had the opportunity to visit Africa twice. The first time, we fared the traditional path focussing on wildlife and safari. However, this time, we went bigger and we went wilder. South Africa and Rwanda are two very different countries when it comes to inhabitants, lifestyle and also tourism potential. Each of these nations has its unique selling point and this issue has aimed to present to the readers the variety in the potential escapades that these countries have to offer. However, since you can only truly appreciate the unique if you have experienced the normal, we have also covered traditional destinations that never lose their charm. Like Chiang Mai, a destination that is consistently gaining popularity as a must-visit city in Thailand. Or Lucerne, a picturesque city where you can have a proper Swiss experience. This issue hopes to give you a taste of all things new and unique with a sprinkling of the traditional and nostalgic.
The place of incarceration of Nelson Mandela, father of South Africa, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and hides a million painful stories in its rocky heart. When I first reached Robben Island, after an hour-long ferry ride from Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, I was mesmerised by the beauty of the landscapes; … Continue reading Robben Island →
A bowl scarped inside a bread loaf and filled with delicious curry, Bunny Chow is a staple dish of Durban but with Indian origins. Discover its flavours and stories. In the coastal city of Durban, in South Africa, people like to experiment with their breads and curries. They did once, atleast, and came up with … Continue reading Bunny Chow →
Whether it’s an elaborate celebration or a polite honouring of traditions – a festival can make your trip to any destination unforgettable. We bring you some of the most thrilling festivals from around the world to make your trips even more diverse and authentic. Obon Festival, Japan Ever lost someone whom you would like to … Continue reading Festivals Around the World →
Peru, the South American country with dreamy landscapes and ruins that take you to another world is also a surfer’s paradise with impressive waves that incites you to bring out that surfing board. When you think of Peru the first thing that comes to your mind is the Machu Picchu and other ruins that remain … Continue reading Surf’s Up in Peru →
Rwanda continues to position itself as high-end eco-tourism destination for visitors, says Belise Kariza, predicting a 10 pc growth from the Indian outbound market. An emerging offbeat destination, Rwanda has made significant strides in the Indian outbound market, by launching competitively priced direct flights. India Outbound magazine finds out in a conversation with Belise Kariza, … Continue reading Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer →