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Adrenalin rush: Immersive mountain biking trip from Siliguri to Gangtok

Travel By Puja Sahani

Have you ever wished to experience an offbeat adventure but didn’t have the backbone to venture out for it? Well, even though I have been to the oddest of spots, explored cuisines and different ways of life and cultures, I have never had the desire to commit to something wild and uplifting.

18 March, 2017
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Urban comfort plus natural beauty: You are never far from home in Mussoorie

Travel By Keith Armando Gomes

Keith A. Gomes writes about his recent visit to the touristy paradise Mussoorie, which involved long walks along the crowded Mall Road, an acquaintance with the history of the local churches and cemeteries, as well as an unlikely brush with urban modernity.

4 March, 2017
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Himalayan abode for travellers seeking thrills, serenity and cinematic views

Travel By Puja Sahani

On a trip to Manali one can discover mouth-watering delicacies, snow clad mountains that touch the sky, daunting upward drives, adventure sports like river rafting, and divine experiences among temples that are evidence of a rich history, writes Puja Sahani.

25 February, 2017

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

Travel By OUR CORRESPONDENT

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

Travel By VINEET GILL

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
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