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Get your sparkle back in Varkala

India is renowned for its crammed, crazy cities, bursting with colour and culture, and for years I avoided going in case it might all be too much for …

Asia Travel

Central India Adventure Traveling And Backpacking Exploring Beautiful "Mussoorie Hill Station"

Come Closer to Nature in Mussoorie<p>Musoorie is a world famous hill station in <b>DehraDun District</b> in central <b>india</b>. It is perched on a horseshoe shaped …

7 Day Bhutan Itinerary: Thimphu, Punakha, Paro the Tiger's Nest

Shares 65<p>Bhutan is a tiny country that is nestled among the mightiest mountains in the world. This is the land of dramatic mountain scenery, …

Eating local in Srinagar with The Bombay Canteen’s Thomas Zacharias

Food souvenirs, traditional recipes and unforgettable meals in Kashmir<p>Early morning walks to bakeries beside Dal Lake, watching wazas tirelessly …

11 Gorgeous Things to See in India

If ever we were challenged to name a country more diverse than India, we’d have a tough time. Few places, if any, rival the sheer amount of …

Photo Gallery: 20 Extraordinary Pictures of India

Golden Temple at Dawn<p>These India pictures showcase the country at its most diverse. From cities to villages, and mountains to desert plains, it's …

6 Amazing Highways Of India That Should Be On Every Biker’s List For A Road Trip. Guys, Get Set Vroom!

I remember the first time when I rode a bike, the only thought that came to my mind was - Oh, I wish I could take it for a longer spin. By the time I …

Asia Travel

Surreal Photos of India's Living Root Bridges

These intricate living structures take 15 to 30 years to complete.<p>During monsoon season in northeast India, rainwater gushes through the emerald valleys and deep gorges of Meghalaya, the“abode of the clouds.” The mountainous plateau between Assam and Bangladesh is one of the wettest places on …

10 Truly Amazing Travel Places You Should Visit in India Before You Die

There are infinite reasons on why you need to visit India once in your life time. From breathtaking views to religious destinations, you will want to …

Why the Drive from Banff to Lake Louise Will Blow Your Mind?

When you visit the Canadian Rockies, you can be sure that you won’t be leaving without admiring a plethora of spectacular scenery. For those of you …

Hiking

Japanese Photographer Yuichi Yokota Amazingly Captured While Tokyo Covered By Heavy Snow

Yuichi Yokota is a professional photographer from Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo saw its heaviest snow in 4 years on Jan 22, 2018, with authorities urging …

Japan

The Most Popular Airbnb in Every European Country, Mapped

Traveling Europe on a budget can be tough — particularly with the amount of luxury high-end hotels lining the streets. If you’re looking for …

7 Restaurants That Make Kraków, Poland, an Exceptional—and Affordable—Dining Destination

It may have a meat-and-potatoes reputation, but Polish food provides an array of more exciting, albeit less publicized, flavors. Fresh and smoked seafood is often served in lieu of meat. Pastries are topped with crunchy hazelnuts, plums, candied orange, cherries, raspberries, and sesame seeds. …

Asia Travel

Eating tagine with Lukas in dappled sunlight: tips for travel writing

<i>In January 2006, literary journal</i> Granta <i>published an essay by Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, ‘How To Write About Africa’. At one point, it was</i> …

An ancient rainforest in Kerala teaches us what we’re losing out on in our lonely cities of concrete

Rainforests, millions of years old and one of the most diverse communities on earth, are crucial for our survival.<p>It was a bright morning in late …

The ultimate guide to baggage limits by destination and airline

The amount of luggage you can carry on board a long-haul flight varies dramatically from one airline to another, and even between destinations on the …

10 Secluded India Beach Stays for All Budgets

When thinking of beaches in India, Goa usually comes to mind. However, for a relaxing getaway head further south and you'll find undeveloped pristine …

50 epic river journeys you must do in 2018

Ever since river cruise companies began throwing serious money at their hardware, river cruising’s star has been in the ascendant. Old hands who cruised Europe and Russia in the early Nineties speak of mediocre food, drab interiors and no “service” to speak of. The 21st century experience couldn’t …

18 Lush Photos of Kerala's Wayanad District

Overview of Wayanad<p>Wayanad is a bright green mountainous region in northeast Kerala, which stretches for over 2,000 square kilometers along the …

Your Guide to India's Festivals and Holidays

It's impossible to picture India without the country's iconic festivals coming to mind. Vibrant and loud, India celebrates its many special occasions …

India

12 Top Palaces and Forts in India

Indian Palaces and Forts Overview<p>When people think of India, ultimately forts and palaces come to mind. After all, they're a significant part of …

PONDICHERRY TRAVEL GUIDE: Plan Your Perfect Holiday

PONDICHERRY TRAVEL GUIDE: Facts About Pondicherry<p>PONDICHERRY TRAVEL GUIDE: Facts For The Visitor<p><b>ACCOMMODATION</b><p>Accommodation is relatively cheap in …

Asia Travel

Top places to visit in Jaipur

The enthralling, historical city of Jaipur is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state, Rajasthan. The city’s colourful streets ebb and flow with …

Asia Travel

4 Places to Visit in Japan Before Everyone Else Does

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …

Japan

Guide to Popular Tourist Sites in India by Region

India is an extremely diverse country, with every state offering something different. This can make planning a trip challenging. Where to go? What to …

50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

As a bridge between indoors and outdoors, floor-to-ceiling windows introduce light, views, and a contemporary touch to homes of all sizes.<p>While being inherently modern, floor-to-ceiling windows can also solve practical problems, such as allowing residents to enjoy the outside from the comfort of …

Architecture

Best places to visit in Kerala

Kerala is South India’s most serenely beautiful state. A slender coastal strip is shaped by its layered landscape: almost 600km of glorious Arabian …

Asia Travel

Instagrammers are sucking the life and soul out of travel

My view of Sri Lanka was spoiled by the peachy backsides of tourists obsessed with their social media feeds<p>A recent trip to Sri Lanka reminded me of that well known Buddhist proverb: “If you visit a temple but do not take a selfie, did it actually happen?” At these sacred sites, tourists are free …

Social Media

Passing panorama: New Zealand’s glory from a train window

Thirty years after the TranzAlpine was launched, Susan Grossman boards one of the world’s most scenic trains at Christchurch, before completing her trip on North Island’s Northern Explorer<p>It’s 8.15am on the dot and with one mellow toot the TranzAlpine passenger train is off on its journey from …

Trains