To an average Indian, China represents a mystic northern neighbour that is best known by all sorts of products that one can find in the Indian markets today and whose relations with India seem troubled from time to time. Yet few Indians realise exactly how many of their compatriots are headed to the discovery of this mystic land and they would be even more surprised by the rapid growth in the Indian tourists’ traffic that China has been experiencing.
Earlier we had brought you stories from Xi’an in the Shaanxi Province of central China and this time we traverse the mountains to bring you ancient stories from the Henan province, believed to be the place where the great civilisation of China originated from thousands of years ago – this province in China is a hidden gem that we explore for you.
Traversing the old and new paths to bring you the most unique experiences is the aim of this issue of India Outbound. So take a seat, relax and read on to plan your next off the beaten track journey.
The beautiful Angkor Wat temple is considered to be a symbolic representation of Hindu cosmology. The place is a major site exemplifying religious, cultural and symbolic values, and has rich architectural, archaeological and artistic significance. Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, is the ultimate expression of Khmer genius. It is one of … Continue reading Angkor Wat →
Chocolate is more than just a sweet temptation, it has been a part of the Swiss culture for more than 200 years; this is evident from the many chocolate museums, special tours and famous chocolate shops that you can visit in Switzerland. The history of chocolates in Switzerland dates back to the 17th century. Chocolates … Continue reading Melt into the World of Swiss Chocolates →
Owing to economic air travel options, direct flights, favourable visa policies and more, Indians are now taking short international trips instead of travelling domestically. “Every year we wait for summers to go on a family holiday. Last year we travelled to Leh (Jammu & Kashmir), but this time we wanted to make our trip memorable … Continue reading Short-Haul International Trips →