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.
Binge on the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series; dream of a Potions class in the Dungeons, away from the ‘muggle’ world (read: reality); search, in the humdrums of life, for your own accidental burrow through which to enjoy at the Mad Hatter’s tea party; or the obsession with ‘The Game of Thrones’! Plan a trip … Continue reading Movie Locations Around the World →
With many museums and religious places infusing ancient culture in the air of its modern cafes and shopping complexes, Ho Chi Minh City emanates a societal confluence boasting of the city’s own development and a French legacy.
Thanks to better connectivity, cheaper air fare and higher disposable incomes, more and more Indians are travelling abroad as well as visiting domestic tourist circuits. However, travelling does not necessarily mean going on a holiday or flying to various exotic locales. It could also mean visiting borderlands, as this book reveals.
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 →
The 16-day beer-soaked revelry – Oktoberfest – ended with a bang on October 5. The event was attended by over 6.5 million beer-lovers who consumed nearly 1.7 million gallons of beer. At 12 noon dot on September 21, Munich’s mayor Dieter Reiter tapped the first barrel, declaring the “Wiesn” – as people in Munich call … Continue reading Oktoberfest 2014 →
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 →
With greater connectivity and adding direct routes on the anvil, Air Mauritius is working diligently to contribute to India’s surging outbound tourist numbers to Mauritius. With more and more secondary locations showing potential, the Indian subcontinent holds an important key to Mauritius’ tourism ambitions. Air Mauritius has been operational in India for quite some time … Continue reading Vinith G, Manager, India and South Asian subcontinent, Air Mauritius →
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 →
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 →
Just few steps away from the Champs-Elysées, nestled between the Eiffel tower and Arc de triomphe, the newly opened Peninsula makes sure your stay in the capital goes with comfort, luxury and elegance. It is a massive building of 31,000 square meters. Classic, French, with a distinct Haussmannian style and Neo-classic details. Opened since last … Continue reading Peninsula Paris →
A gourmand’s journey never ends. And, there is enough variety of food to be found, if you are looking for it. But, authenticity and indigeneity is of utmost importance unless convenience is your prerequisite. Cheese, of all things, is worth walking an extra mile for, and nothing beats that mile through postcard villages of Poland … Continue reading Say Cheese in Poland! →
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 →
If the idea is to have a carefree and relaxed holiday, then this summer, buy these basic accessories that have been remodelled for a hassle-free holiday.
India has emerged as the fastest growing base for start-ups worldwide, and has secured a place among the top five largest start-up communities in the world; the travel industry comprises a major part of it. Travel start-ups in India have undoubtedly steered the industry forward with their innovative approach and contemporarily tailored solutions. The tourism … Continue reading Indian Travel Start-ups →