Five beach vacations in South Goa

| September 27, 2013

Discover south Goa's magnificent beaches amidst scenic splendour.

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Ganesh Chaturthi: Four must visit places in Maharashtra

| September 12, 2013

The 10-day Ganesha festival is the best time to visit the shrines dedicated to the elephant-headed god. Though Ashtavinayak or the eight abodes of Lord Ganesha has become very popular, Maharashtra has several others which command huge faith and have become popular because of the legends associated with them.   …

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Long Weekend Breaks From Mumbai

| August 14, 2013

Five places from Mumbai to enjoy your weekend break.

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Marine National Parks: Balancing eco-tourism with conservation

| August 7, 2013

Marine national parks and sanctuaries are established to protect marine plants and animals. We list four marine parks of India.

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Monsoon treks: Five weekend trips from Mumbai

| July 6, 2013

Five weekend trips from Mumbai to trek and enjoy the rains.

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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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Top five beaches of Goa

| June 18, 2013

Goa boasts of some incredibly scenic beaches that offer everything from parties to adventure, solitude to sunbathing.

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Latest travel trends 2013

| June 13, 2013

People around the world are traveling to far corners of the world, getting enriched by the experiences and getting knowledgeable. Unlike in the past when traveling to a foreign land meant visiting its tourist spots, eating cuisine prepared by the locals and shopping for ethnic handicrafts, traveling has transformed …

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Hyderabad: Weekend Getaways

| June 9, 2013

From hill stations to bio-diversity hotspots, from temple towns to beach destinations, there are several getaways from Hyderabad which are ideal for weekend holidays. Travel.india.com lists five weekend getaways from Hyderabad. Vishakapatnam: Often called the ‘City of Destiny’, Visakhapatnam offers scenic …

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Surfing safety tips: Things to know

| June 5, 2013

India with its vast coastline has several beaches that are ideal for surfing. The best season for surfing in India is from the summer until the onset of the monsoon and then from August to October Surfing is listed as an extreme sports; a popular term for activities perceived as having a high level of

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Five monsoon destinations in Kerala

| June 6, 2013

Kerala is the first state to receive monsoon every year. Even though God’s Own Country remains carpeted in green, monsoon brings an unmatched vibrance to the state. Here are a few places in the beach state to enjoy the rains. We list five monsoon getaways ideal to enjoy the rains. Ashtamudi About 76 km northwest

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Mumbai: Weekend Getaways

| May 27, 2013

Here are a few options from forts to hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries.

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Romantic weekend getaways from Mumbai

| May 23, 2013

Planning for a romantic weekend, we suggest three beaches in Maharashtra perfect for some holiday romance.

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Mumbai Weekend Getaways: Diu

| May 23, 2013

A former Portugese colony, Diu with its historic fort, churches and colourful people makes for a postcard-perfect holiday.

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Goa Beach Holidays: Bikini Destinations

| May 14, 2013

Three beaches ideal to enjoy the sea and the sun in Goa.

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Karnataka: Three Best Beach Holidays

| May 13, 2013

Karnataka with its long coastline has some of the pristine spots for beach vacation. More picturesque than the beaches of neighbouring Goa or Kerala, relative less popularity has ensured it doesn’t have the crowds that flock to the two states. We list five of the most popular ones. Maravanthe Beach Without …

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Looking For A Summer Activity? Try Surfing

| May 10, 2013

Surfing is fast catching up in India and summer is the perfect time for it.

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Kasol: Perfect place for do-nothing vacation

| May 9, 2013

Kasol is ideal for a vacation if you want to chill in the lap of nature.

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Travel tips: Four steps to beat the heat during summer

| April 4, 2013

Heat and excessive exposure to sun can affect your health while travelling during summer. Tips to take care of yourself during summer.

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Kolkata: Weekend Getaways

| April 3, 2013

Beaches, heritage towns and wildlife sanctuaries – Kolkata boasts of several weekend getaways.

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Kanyakumari: Land of the virgin goddess

| April 1, 2013

The southernmost tip of mainland India, Kanyakumari is where Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal meet the Indian Ocean.

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Bengaluru: Weekend Getaways

| March 30, 2013

Bangalore, traditionally, has been home to those with severe travellers’ itch. The weather in the city makes it the envy of all other metropolis. Add to it the many places that are in the 500 km radius and Bangalore has among the best choices for weekends away. What we have here is a list of

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Velas: Olive Ridley haven on Maharashtra coast

| March 20, 2013

Velas on the Konkan coast has been spearheading efforts to save Olive Ridley turtles. Travel writer Samod reminisces about a visit to the turtle haven…

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Beleswar Beach

| March 2, 2013

Beleswar, also known as Baleshwar, is popular for its beach and Shaivite shrine.

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Payyambalam Beach

| February 22, 2013

Known for its scenic beauty, the white sandy Payyambalam beach is a popular attraction in Kerala.

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Karwar: Best beach holiday in Karnataka

| February 15, 2013

If you have ever dreamt of being in tune with the waves, bobbing along with the flow and gazing at the blue green waters, then Karwar is your destination. Located just 8 kms from Goa, along the same coastline, it is in a way completely different from Goa  with its quiet beaches. On one side

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Balighai Beach

| February 12, 2013

One of the most notable beaches in Odisha, Balighai is popular for its pristine beach.

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Arambol Beach

| February 10, 2013

Arambol is one of the beautiful beaches of Goa.

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Five romantic beach holidays

| May 9, 2013

Five beach destinations to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.

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Marina Beach

| February 7, 2013

Known as the Pride of Chennai, the Marina beach stretches for about 13 km.

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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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Planning a beach holiday: Five best beaches in India

| May 9, 2013

Five top beaches across India for those looking for some sun, surf and sand.

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Where to go in February

| January 17, 2013

From art fair to crafts mela, dance festival to bike festivals, February is jam-packed with events. Travel.india.com presents a list of events worth travelling in February.   What: The India Art Fair Where: New Delhi When: January 31-February 3, 2013 Why: India Art Fair (IAF) will showcase artworks from 24 …

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Cherai Beach

| January 15, 2013

Golden sands, blue water and lush green vegetation has earned Cherai beach the sobriquet of Princess of the Arabian Sea.

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Vagator Beach

| January 7, 2013

Vagator Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in north Goa.

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Muzhappilangad Beach

| December 28, 2012

Muzhappilangad in Kannur district, is considered the only drive-in beach in all of Asia.

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New Year’s Eve: Four cool snowscapes to ring in 2013

| December 28, 2012

With just days remaining to say goodbye to 2012, many of us have made up our travel plans for New Year’s Eve. Some might be heading to the sandy beaches of Goa, while others might have planned to spend New Year’s Even sailing the backwaters of Kerala. Do something different this time. Head to the

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Where are you headed this New Year?

| December 24, 2012

Sydney, Las Vegas, London, Rio de Janeiro, Times Square in New York… They are all touted to be THE places to be to ring in the New Year. We, however, have a different idea about what constitutes “THE place”. We have drawn up a list of places right here in India that would make for

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Mayan Calendar 2012: 5 places to visit in India before the world ends

| January 7, 2013

While the jury is still out if the Mayan prophecy would come true or not, we suggest you to make the best of the time left.

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Safety tips for mothers travelling alone with children

| December 19, 2012

On a vacation, you can always tell from the look of a young mother’s face if the baby is travelling with her or not. The appearance of exhaustion, sleeplessness and worry dominates the holiday spirit. However, we’re talking of an old story. These days, mothers are packing their bags along with their kids’ …

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Food lover’s guide to Mumbai

| December 18, 2012

It is a city that is characterized by phrases like ‘ The city of dreams’ , ‘The city that never sleeps’  and such, but for every person who visits Mumbai, the city makes an impression that stays with you for a long time. Mumbai is an excellent city for people who love to explore places,

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Manori Beach

| December 3, 2012

Known as ‘Mini-Goa’ due to its culture, beach and roads; Manori is a small village located to the north of Mumbai.

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Miramar Beach

| November 30, 2012

Miramar beach is famous for its golden soft sand and palm trees and is situated at the estuary of Mandovi River.

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International sand art festival: Not just child’s play

| November 30, 2012

As a child you longed to play in sand during the much awaited trips to the beach. Building castles with turrets and embattlements, secret passages and drawbridges, etc. was literally child’s play for you. While you believed your creations in sand were the best and nurtured plans to spend the entire life making them, …

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Tranquebar: Remnants of a Danish past

| November 26, 2012

It’s a long drive cruising down the 284 km distance from Chennai to Tranquebar. Several hamlets interrupt my journey as I pause by to take in the local culture. Some of the villages were erstwhile thriving ports of powerful kingdoms or bustling settlements of Europeans but are today lost in a maze of huts and

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Shankhumugham Beach

| November 22, 2012

Shankhumugham beach is a clean and soothing beach just 8 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala.

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Music Festivals: High season for music aficionados

| November 20, 2012

India’s music scene is about to explode with action. An array of music festivals slated from November to February promises to leave music aficionados in India spoilt for choice. Unlike in days of the yore when festivals were restricted to metropolitan cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, the new age …

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Discovering Goa through fish balchao and pork vindaloo

| November 7, 2012

A French expat starts a cooking school to cater to tourists’ growing demand to learn how to whip up traditional fish curry.

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Goa cuisine: More than just curry and rice

| October 16, 2012

Goa is not only about the coconut fish curry and rice or even the xacuti and cafarel for that matter. There are quite a few of other delicacies that may not be termed as the local flavor, but are best enjoyed only in the wonderful Goan atmosphere. We list down a few such preparations and

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Ganesh Visarjan: Celebrating the end of festivities

| September 28, 2012

Parul Gupta recounts her experience attending the Ganesh Visarjan at Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai last year.

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Visiting the Saints of Velha Goa

| October 3, 2012

While the beaches might still be blindingly hot, Old Goa or Velha Goa as it is called is ideal for long walks on quaint streets dotted with Portuguese architecture and the churches that Goa is most known for.

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Goa – beyond the beaches

| October 3, 2012

It's not easy to think beyond the beaches when we talk about Goa. But Goa hides her best away from the touristy surf and sand.

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Beyond Anjuna and Baga

| October 3, 2012

Goa brings to mind images of sun, sand and sea, though not necessarily in that order. It is a beach lover’s delight – be they the hippies of Anjuna or the money-ed set who haunt the waters of the state in their yachts. No doubt, 6,100 km makes up the cragged coastline of India, but

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Goa – a bargainer’s dream

| October 3, 2012

Goa is incomplete if you do not indulge in shopping. Flea markets, authentic emporiums and designer boutiques - you will find the entire range here

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Romancing the monsoon, Kerala style

| May 31, 2013

  Monsoon lends a Midas touch to the ‘God’s own country’. Apart from heralding bumper harvest and prosperity, the rains beautify the picturesque state of Kerala with various shades of green and transform it into a treat for mind, body and soul. It is one of the blessed states to receive the monsoon on its

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Drifting along on Vembanad

| March 30, 2013

Our first glance of the Vembanad lake was mesmerizing We feasted on an endless expanse of blues, with tinges of green and browns.

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Conquering the Sahyadris in Karnataka

| July 16, 2012

Karnataka is known as the hotspot for trekkers looking for adventure mixed with liberal doses of excitement and loads of fun. With its geography and easy accessibility, the majestic Sahyadri mountain range in Karnataka offers some fabulous trekking trails capped with renowned lofty peaks, cascading waterfalls, …

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Sindhudurg: An ode to Maratha maritime valour

| July 30, 2013

Maharashtra’s coastline is dotted with forts that often tell a story.

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Five top monsoon destinations

| June 28, 2012

  No other climatic phenomenon is more awaited the Indian sub-continent more than the monsoon. The word evokes a sense of respite and relief, and the promise of rejuvenation. Rains have been celebrated in India since time immemorial. Left parched and dry by the hot Indian summer, the showers come as a welcome …

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Father’s Day activities for you and dad to enjoy

| June 16, 2012

Father’s Day is just round the corner and it is time again to honour your father and celebrate fatherhood. This Father’s Day, plan a surprise for your father. Taking your father out for a meal or holding a party at home in honour of Papa Dearest are safe bets and would certainly make him happy,

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This Mother’s Day, take her away on a holiday

| May 10, 2013

If you have not yet figured out what you are going to gift your mother, we have just the suggestion.

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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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What’s your plan for Valentine’s?

| February 12, 2012

For true love, love itself is the ultimate nourishment but to make the occasion special, there are several options.

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Shahrukh Khan gets romantic

| January 14, 2012

The actor has romanced his leading ladies in some of the most beautiful locales in the world. As he gets ready to dance with Katrina Kaif on Kashmir’s snowy slopes, we track down a few places he wooed the gorgeous gals… Shahrukh Khan is returning to his romantic avatar,and what better way to do it

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Get high on adventure, visit Kerala

| March 23, 2012

Want a break from your monotonous schedule and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul? Then activity holidays in Kerala are bound to recharge your batteries and leave you with memories to last a lifetime. It is not just the tradition, culture, people, environment, the natural beauty or even the environment of Kerala – …

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Discovering Odisha

| August 28, 2012

It was meant to be a family trip. We were headed to the eastern state for the first time. The excuse was a wedding in the extended family. What it really was, was a much-needed holiday. The plan was to hit the regular tourist spots and maybe get a taste of authentic Odisha food. Accordingly,

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Rann Utsav: Kutch at its best

| December 16, 2011

It’s that time of the year again! Rann Utsav in the arid Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, kicked off last week near Narayan Sarovar. It is the perfect opportunity to experience Kutch at its colourful and exotic best. Kutch or Rann Mahotsav is a unique showcase and celebration of the Kutchi land and way of life.

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Activity honeymoons: Give your new life a daring start

| December 9, 2011

Taking a stroll on the mall roads of various hill stations or sunbathing on a beach while on your honeymoon is now passé. Why not start your marital life with a zing by indulging in a little adventure and lots of fun, that too in the lap of Mother Nature? With its diverse topography, India

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Run, because you can

| March 15, 2013

Marathons have particularly become popular in the last few years.

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Auroville: An artist’s escape

| November 29, 2011

If I had to describe Auroville in two words, I would say it replicates Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. The book spoke about a secret township in mountains, unreachable and untraceable. Created by geniuses, scientists, business tycoons and greatest artists of the world; leaving the rest of the world to discuss their …

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Hidden beaches of Kerala

| November 17, 2011

Nestled between the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other, Kerala could be more appropriately called a “Paradise possessed by the God himself.” The beaches of Kerala, spread across the 550km long coastline, rate amongst the most exquisite and exotic beaches across the globe. Small wonder, it …

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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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Andamans, Ahoy!

| January 19, 2013

As a travel photographer, I’m constantly looking for places that can make me go weak in my knees and give me that one perfect shot

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