Ladakh: The Enchanting Wilderness

| August 22, 2013

Think Ladakh and images of cold desert, sturdy but simple people, exotic locales come to your mind. Ladakh is all this and more. Words can’t do justice to the beauty of the land and you have to hike through its hills and valleys to witness its beauty and the majesty of its people. Bound by

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Ladakh treks: Five trips for adventure

| July 1, 2013

High mountain ranges, colourful landscape, pristine rivers and pristine environment – the pleasures of trekking in Ladakh are many.

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Monsoon destinations: Five places to visit

| June 21, 2013

Monsoon is finally here and it is time to revive the travel plans which you had shelved because of summer. Though traveling during rain comes with its own set of problems; however, it is a welcome change from the searing heat of the summer. The waterfalls and greenery make it a pleasant setting for a

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Father’s Day: Best places to take your dad

| June 14, 2013

Express your love for your father this year by taking him on a vacation.

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Five lesser known summer destinations

| June 5, 2013

Shimla, Darjeeling, Manali and Ooty are passé, try these destinations this summer.

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Where to go in June 2013

| May 29, 2013

From boat races to mango eating competitions, from cultural festivals to adventure sport activities, June offers a good range of activities. What: Sindhu Darshan Festival Where: Leh, Jammu and Kashmir When: June 1-3 Why: The Sindhu Darshan festival is the celebration of River Sindhu also known as Indus. It is one …

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Buddha Purnima special: Four must visit Buddhist sites

| May 22, 2013

Buddha Purnima commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.

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Ashtavinayak: A tour of eight abodes of Lord Ganesha

| May 3, 2013

The elephant-headed Lord Ganesha holds special significance for Hindus especially in Mahrashtra.

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Leh: A Cosmopolitan Haven

| March 12, 2013

The film traces the genesis of Leh as a land of true cosmopolitan culture. Lying on the main trade routes across the mighty Himalayas, Leh has historically been a space where cultures have come and mixed. Leh was an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley. With Tibet to the east, Kashmir to the …

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Vishwaroopam row: Five places where Kamal Hassan can seek refuge

| February 1, 2013

Travel.india.com lists five places in case Kamal Hassan reconsiders his decision to flee Tamil Nadu.

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Long weekend: Getaways from Mumbai

| January 23, 2013

Mumbaikars believe in living life to the hilt. After slogging through the week, they just want to escape from the city, to a peaceful hideout with their loved ones.

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Ellora: Ancient India preserved in stone

| December 31, 2012

Lying in the lap of the Chamadari hills, the Ellora caves epitomize the zenith of Indian rock-cut architecture. As many as 34 caves extol the glories of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain mythology and philosophy. Built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty between the 5thcentury and the 10th century, the Ellora caves are a confluence of …

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Spiritual voyage through the Land of the High Passes

| November 8, 2012

As you drive around Ladakh, you see several monasteries or Gompas hanging silently from a cliff or sloping down from a peak. They often look like fortresses with prayer wheels and mani walls built around them. Standing amidst the countless chortens that are scattered around the landscape, I look around and take a deep …

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Ladakh festivals: Monks, dance and celebration of life

| November 8, 2012

It would be unfair to just sum Ladakh’s appeal by terming it a beautiful and serene tourist destination. The true magnetism of the place lies in the wide variety of its festivals, all of which are a perfect concoction of ancient customs, rich culture and celebration of life in the form of feasting, music, dance,

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Sikkim travel guide: From Kanchenjunga to Karmapa

| September 13, 2012

There is something magical about a monastery that cannot be explained. It had always been my dream for many years to wake up and see the snowy Kangchendzonga, to photograph frozen lakes en route to Nathu La, to meander around dreamy rivers like the Teesta and lose myself in misty monasteries like Rumtek. Finally, my

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Ajanta Caves: Buddhist heritage carved in stone

| September 7, 2012

Time stands still at Ajanta caves, the most mesmerizing cave temples of India. The renowned caves stand witness to a glorious history that has been etched in time forever. Mystical figures carved on the rock face narrate the legends of forgotten times for generations to come. That is the essence of the Ajanta-Ellora …

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Varanasi: The oldest living city

| September 14, 2012

On the banks of River Ganges lies the city of Banaras or Varanasi, one of the oldest centres of learning and knowledge known to man. Also called Banaras and Kashi, Varanasi is often referred as “the oldest living city on earth”, “the city of learning”, “the holy city of India”, …

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Kashmir’s temples: Ruins of a glorious past

| August 19, 2012

The valley of Kashmir is famed around the world for its mystical and magical beauty. Christened as “Paradise on Earth”, Kashmir is admired for its lush green valleys, rolling woods ringed by snow-capped mountains, crisscrossed by rivers and studded with lakes, its rich profusion of trees and flowers and fruits. …

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Bike trip to Leh: Things to remember

| June 29, 2012

The snow has melted leaving the mountain passes open and it is the best time to visit Leh in Ladakh which remains landlocked for most parts of the year. Journey to Leh on a bike is a must-experience road trip. Did you know that the road trip to Leh, known for its barren splendour, can

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Tawang: The unexplored paradise

| June 23, 2012

Driving to the remote part of Arunachal Pradesh in the North East corner of India is a surreal experience.  Colours change with every curve in the mountains along with the scenery. Bright yellow mustard fields merge with some brilliant orchids that suddenly morph into dense forests with rivers gliding past them to …

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Baisakhi – The festival of cheer

| April 13, 2012

Come April 13 and several parts of India would burst into celebrations on the occasion of Baisakhi. Celebrated as New Year in several states, Baisakhi also marks the beginning of harvest season in the predominantly agrarian parts of India. It is celebrated as Poila Baisakh or Naba Barsha in Bengal, Vishu in Kerala, …

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IPL 2012: A journey

| April 7, 2012

Starting April 4, India will once again be seized with cricket frenzy as IPL gets underway.

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Kailash Manasarovar Yatra: All you need to know

| March 13, 2013

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) is known for its religious importance, cultural significance and arduous nature.

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Bollywood’s world tour

| November 2, 2011

Switzerland is passé. And so is London. Welcome Spain, Macau, Sri Lanka… and a host of other off beat locations to our cinema screens as our filmmakers take India all over the globe.

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