67∗1 = 67; 67∗2 = ok, you can buy it; 67∗3 = are you crazy!
Not your average road trip.
"The Cauvery waters crisis is a classic example of this syndrome."
The land of seven sisters.
They were raising money for children in Indian shelters.
When I informed my parents that I was going to Mandu, they were quite confused as they had never even heard of it. In case you haven’t heard of it either, Mandu is a small town situated in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. And the reason why I was so excited to go there is because it is home to some of the most beautiful medieval Afghan architecture in India.
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Sumer Verma went on his first sea dive and decided to stay on.
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Guess what the scene in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai is like?
Human beings going on a jungle safari in a national park… what a ridiculous activity it is. I have been on quite a few of them myself and trust me I am not particularly proud. We love to create so much drama and suspense around the whole deal. We think of ourselves as great achievers if we manage to get a glimpse of the animal and feel utterly depressed if the mission fails.
During the monsoon, India's sunny beach state turns in to a lush tropical paradise with plenty of hidden thrills. As long as you are not looking for leisurely swims in the ocean and are keen for a little adventure, Goa, despite its heavy rainfall, can offer the most memorable holiday. Avail airline discounts and off-season rates at the most plush hotels, pack your hiking boots and parka, and take a trip with your little ones for a magical vacation.
The great Indian railways.
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It doesn't rain much in Phaltan, a municipality in Satara district, Maharashtra. But when we arrive in the last weekend of May, a short shower renders the landscape a deeper shade of green. With the coconut trees in the distance and lush acres of sugarcane, tomato and guava fields carpeting the otherwise parched earth, we get a glimpse of just how abundant this land could be.
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During a trip to Jim Corbett National Park, we attended a talk on wildlife conservation. It was a great session and all of us left as more informed travellers. But the kids, they took it all in even more deeply. They have more empathy than us adults, and they also don't conform to norms and preconceived notions. But how much they had learned from this session, we were still to see…
"He must be seeing through my eyes, probably."
From kissing a giraffe and playing with baby elephants to relaxing on the beach and fine dining… I enjoyed a gamut of experiences in Kenya. Here are some of my favourite memories.
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The quickest weekend getaway you could ever make!
The concept of full-time travel has captured the popular imagination for several years now. Recently, I had the privilege of interacting with a bunch of full-time travellers and gleaned some interesting nuggets about their lifestyle and what they’ve learnt along the way.
If I’d been single, I probably wouldn’t have been writing this. It’s virtually a law that you must include a passionate love of travelling in your online dating profiles. You must match passports where you once matched horoscopes. It’s no longer enough to say you enjoy sunsets or walks on the beach or a cup of good coffee. It has to be sunsets at the Serengeti, strolls along Kroh Kradan, coffee brewed from beans freshly defecated by Asian palm civets. Then, you might get laid on the first date.
The Chinese people I encountered were as warm and welcoming as any other. They were particularly considerate of what they called "Indian culture". But when the Chinese employed the term "Indian culture", it wasn't used in its traditional sense to denote the diverse artistic and literary achievements of India…
There's one to suit every budget.
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Row, row, row your boat...
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An informal space A homestay is, very simply, part of someone's home converted into a hotel. For first-time travellers especially, a homestay will feel less intimidating than a large impersonal hotel...
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Travelling is fun, rejuvenating and refreshing. Travelling is also a lot about soaking oneself in different cultures, embracing a different way of life, relishing different cuisines- it is indeed an e...
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For those who cherish memories of spending their childhood afternoons perched on the branch of a mango or peepal tree, this could be an ideal -- and safer -- vacation idea. Tree houses no longer exi...
It's Good For The Broke Go experience Goa's famous Sao Joao festival that is celebrated at the start of the monsoon season Everyone needs a break but everyone doesn't have the money for it. #Problem...