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.
Many Indians probably know Jaipur as the Pink City and Jodhpur the Blue City, but few may know about the generous sprinkling of similarly colourful cities around the world. I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don’t think it’s true of people who’ve grown up in … Continue reading Cities with a Colour Character →
Whether it is historical ruins, speeding cars, scintillating souks or extravagant shopping sprees, the ‘spicy’ nation does not disappoint. From being the centre of trade routes to a destination for adventure, Bahrain takes tourists on an unforgettable ride.
The small but smart island has been ranked on several occasions as Asia’s top convention city over the past 10 years; and Indian and Chinese MICE organisers continue to opt for Singapore over every other destination. What’s the secret? “India is one of our top five markets for both leisure and MICE. Work on this … Continue reading MICE in Singapore →
Famous Bollywood film star Ranveer Singh’s romance with the most romantic city in the world, Paris, has been immortalised, almost a year after the star spent months in France shooting for Adtiya Chopra’s romantic comedy Befikre. Marking the lasting connection that Ranveer Singh and indeed Hindi film industry has had with the French capital, the … Continue reading ‘Befikre’ Ranveer Singh immortalised in Paris →
Melbourne, capital of the state of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia, is serene in its suburbs while rather spirited in its centre. In a cover of nature and Victorian architecture, it is relaxed yet happening, simple yet stylish, and culturally dynamic. On roads here, one can see kangaroos hop, foxes bark, and … Continue reading Melbourne →
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 →
Fiji is an ideal place for couples to begin their journey of a lifetime together. From exclusive options in accommodation to a wide range of couple experiences, Indian honeymooners have an array of activities to choose from when they visit Fiji. Bula, the Fijian greeting, means life and good health; you will hear it within … Continue reading Fiji →
After years of tumultuous political atmosphere and the devastating earthquake in 2015, Nepal is looking to revive tourism in a significant manner. It is organising Visit Nepal Year 2018 and taking many steps to attract more tourists. Where does India-Nepal tourism stand at the moment? Expanding the Buddhist Circuit between India and Nepal has been … Continue reading Interview with Shankar Prasad Adhikari →
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 →
The iconic Yacht Show in the microstate of Monaco is a trade fair and exhibition dedicated to yachting, for potential clients and luxury yachting market professionals. The 27th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show will witness the participation from 34,000 revered patrons and luxury yachting visitors from the industry.
Russia is full of mysteries and adventures, especially for thrill-seeking wanderlusts with a penchant for historical quest. Take a tour along the narrow lanes and hidden paths of the Russian capital, Moscow, to satisfy the quirksof an inquisitive mind.
The city of Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan is called the Blue City of India because of its houses painted in different shades and hues of blue. Somewhere in North Africa, lies a small village that also follows the same concept: Chefchaouen. Nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the city of Chefchaouen … Continue reading Chefchaouen – The Azure Village →
With delicious food and wine, sunny weather and oodles of history, both Spain and Portugal have a lot to offer. While Spain is tried and tested by many, it is Portugal that shines through with a number of unique locations worth a visit.
Malaysia has declared 2020 as the Visit Malaysia Year and India is a clear focus of that campaign. With a target of securing one million Indian tourists, the country has relaxed the visa regime for Indian travellers and is focusing on Indian families. It is also going beyond metros, targeting the Tier II and Tier III cities.
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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 →