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Are they handing out "traveller not tourist" visas yet? They should.
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As if on cue, I spot the 'socialite' carefully lowering her croc Birkin into its dustbag and then into its raincoat (one must be prepared for sudden downpours inside terminals) before she places it on the X-Ray belt. One lane away is the shifty teenage 'dude' who seems nervous about the botanical products that he may or may not have stuffed into his pockets (memories can get a bit foggy). I watch him collect his bag and sprint towards the gate, looking furtively over his shoulder - sure enough, he's going to Goa.
Dear Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC), Today, I happened to travel by one of the Delhi-Bareilly 'Shatabdi' buses started by you. This post intends to hand-hold you through the experience of the 'facility'.
Tickets, maps, cash - check. But aren't you forgetting the most important thing? Your travel playlist. No impending adventure can be complete without a set of songs to accompany every moment, irrespective of whether you're hitching it by plane, train or automobile.
Here we take a look at some of the interesting micro trends we've seen across the evolving Indian travel landscape.
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The train chugged through the countryside of Uttar Karnataka. The monsoons had kicked in and the ponds, lakes and reservoirs had started to fill. Life had sprung in every nook and corner and the earth was garbed in green. The terraced paddy fields swayed as the North West monsoon winds blew across the land. I was headed to Dandeli in the Western Ghats, home to the Dandeli-Anshi Wildlife Reserve and a natural habitat for black panthers, tigers, leopards, deer, sloth bears, bison and a multitude of birds.
The 15-day-long 11th Manipur Winter Shumang Leela Festival has begun. Organised by the Manipur State Shumang Leela Council at the Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, the inaugural function was attended b...