A silent retreat: Trekking from Tosh to Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh

Travel By Keith Armando Gomes

For Keith A. Gomes, trekking through the villages and valleys of Himachal Pradesh was a life-altering experience of waking up to sunrises, playing peek-a-boo with snow-capped mountain peaks and sleeping soundly to the lullabies of majestic waterfalls.

4 February, 2017
Heritage tourism, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Heritage 365, Neemrana Music Foundation, Indian Heritage Hotels Association, Dipika Roy Choudhury, Yes Bank, H.E. Lorenzo Angeloni

A show that brings to fore traditions of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

Travel By Taru Bhatia

Heritage 365 is a national campaign designed to promote heritage tourism in India. A unique exhibition was organised earlier this week under the same banner at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in a bid to popularise our folk traditions, writes Taru Bhatia.

26 November, 2016
Himalayas, Dagshai, Kalka-Simla Highway, East India Company, Daag-e-Shahi, Mughal, Dagshai cellular jail

Time stands still in this little hamlet situated in the heart of the Himalayas

Travel By Chitvan Singh Dhillon

Nestled among emerald green deodar forests and pine knolls lays Dagshai, a quaint little garrison town in the foothills of the Himalayas, located atop one high hillock that stands sphinx-like astride the Kalka-Simla Highway at a point close to the industrial town of Solan.

15 October, 2016
Holiday destinations, Indian travellers, visa hassles, Vietnam, Jordan, Thailand, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Madagascar

Six holiday destinations for Indian travellers who don’t want visa hassles


The first country on our list is Vietnam, which permits visa on arrival for Indian passport holders only if they enter the country by air. A 30-day visa is made available for a low fee of $50. Vietnam, located in both a tropical and a temperate zone is known for its strong monsoon influences, but has a considerable amount of sun and high humidity.

1 October, 2016

Tulips and windmills: Autumn is the best time to experience the real Holland

Travel By Aditya Gupta

Visitors to the Netherlands often stop short of going beyond the historic city of Amsterdam. But in doing so, they miss out on a lot that the country has to offer, including tulips, cheese and windmills. Aditya Gupta went the extra mile on his recent visit to Holland.

24 September, 2016

Language, literature and longing in the land of Gross National Happiness


The seventh edition of the Mountain Echoes Literature Festival concluded last week in Thimphu, Bhutan. Writers like Amitav Ghosh and Pico Iyer, who marked his return to Thimphu after an interval of 28 years, were among the highlights of the event, writes Vineet Gill.

3 September, 2016

Beyond the verdant hills laced with intriguing history and frivolous gossip

Travel By Chitvan Singh Dhillon

Chitvan Singh Dhillon discovers the charms of three less-known getaways in the hills on a summer sojourn. Travelling through Barog, Solan and Dagshai, he writes about the towns’ British past leaving an indelible impression on their present.

30 July, 2016

When old motorbikes are given a new lease of life, you get two-wheeler vintage


Investing in a vintage motorbike is an uphill task, given the high maintenance cost and the limited availability of spare parts, but this doesn’t in the least dissuade the true enthusiast. Anirudh Vohra meets veteran bikers riding high on vintage beauties.

25 June, 2016
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