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Gear up for monsoon travel

Gear up for monsoon travel

Travelling during the rainy season, right off the bat, sounds like something to be avoided like the plague. But imagine early morning fogs carpeting the Western Ghats, the smell of wet leaves wafting in Darjeeling, and the sky and sea turning different shades of blue and grey at the beaches—the... read more »

The best restaurants in the Andamans

The best restaurants in the Andamans

Though there is nothing better than strolling into a small roadside shanty and letting the owner present his fresh local fare, some dining experiences are best enjoyed at a restaurant. Get ready to be regaled with a smorgasbord of sumptuous seafood with a contemporary Indian touch in the Andamans.... read more »

Four offbeat summer getaways in India

Four offbeat summer getaways in India

Come summer, and the mountains beckon with crisp air, breathtaking views and a gentler pace of life. This vision of bucolic bliss is rudely decimated by the reality of traffic snarls and throngs of similar-minded visitors who flock to the hills every year. This year, evade the tourist juggernaut... read more »

Travelling through Mount Abu

Travelling through Mount Abu

Watered by the serene Nakki Lake and perched at an altitude of 4000 feet, Rajasthan’s only hill station is quite unlike the rest of the state. Offering a perfect respite from the scorching heat of the desert, picturesque Mount Abu is thronged by travellers throughout the year. Here are the... read more »

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Mihir Garh: the most extraordinary hotel in the world

A testament to the architectural traditions of Rajasthan, the Mihir Garh Fort hotel was built over a period of two years. Over 150 local craftsmen worked on the hotel’s construction... read more »

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Russian Travel Operators Say Tourism Affected By Ukraine Crisis

Moscow’s interference in Ukraine has caused a sharp drop in foreign tourism to Russia, with scores of travel cancellations for political and security reasons coming ahead of the... read more »

Visa-free travel to Japan could boost tourism

Manila / Philippines – Visa-free travel could do wonders for Japan’s tourism, the Philippine envoy to the Land of the Rising Sun said Wednesday. Manolo Lopez, Philippine ambassador to Japan,... read more »