Category: Travel

Can ‘Ostrich Pillow’ cure travellers of jet lag ?

Can ‘Ostrich Pillow’ cure travellers of jet lag ?

| September 25, 2012 | Reply

Researchers claim to have found the ideal product to help travellers counter the ill effects of jet lag and long-haul flights. The ‘Ostrich Pillow’ is a new portable device that its inventors say will “enable power naps anytime, anywhere,” including in airportlounges and on planes. Stuffed with synthetic material – “for maximum performance and lightness”, according to its inventors – […]

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A glimpse of Madurai City

A glimpse of Madurai City

| September 23, 2012 | Reply

With it’s bustling market areas and quaint old street shops, the city retains some of its old world charm… Madurai is a city with a million sights and sounds. From Jikarthanda to Madurai malli, the city has it all! We explore some of the many things that this city can call its very own… Sungudi sarees The term […]

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Trekking getting popular in Trichy

Trekking getting popular in Trichy

| September 22, 2012 | Reply

A recently-organized all women trek in the city has kick-started the trend of trekking in the city. We find out more on the emerging trend When women have stepped into every possible territory hitherto dominated by men, can trekking remain behind? An all-women trek to Thalamalai Hills that was recently organized by one of city’s trekking clubs and fitness centres, had […]

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Panchgani-The Switzerland of India.

Panchgani-The Switzerland of India.

| September 16, 2012 | Reply

History : Panchgani was founded by lord john Chesson in the year 1860 and was appointed the superintendent. Sir Bartle Freere declared it as a Hill Sanatorium for the Europeans in the year 1863. The Panchgani Hill Station Muncipal Councial was established in the year 1910, with Rev Thomas Rowan as the first President. administration Rowan […]

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Meghamalai: A misty mountain range.

Meghamalai: A misty mountain range.

| September 16, 2012 | Reply

The misty Meghamalai, is a perfect weekend getaway to unwind. We explore the surprises in store for us… As the dusk falls and city lights up on Friday, people with wanderlust break their heads over a weekend getaway. All one wants is a change from the week routine. One of the ideal weekend spots near the city […]

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McLeodganj -Little Lhasa in India

McLeodganj -Little Lhasa in India

| September 8, 2012 | Reply

Besides being the abode of the Dalai Lama in India, McLeodganj is replete with plenty of foodfor the soul as well as the body, says, Narayani Ganesh McLeodganj or Upper Dharamsala is synonymous with the Dalai Lama who has been living there in exile with his followers ever since he was forced to leave Tibet in 1959. Unsurprisingly, therefore, this hill town […]

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Driving from Delhi to Bangkok? Here’s how!

Driving from Delhi to Bangkok? Here’s how!

| September 7, 2012 | Reply

Fancy a trip to Bangkok? Not by air, as most would imagine, but a road trip. Promising a strong punch of excitement, adventure and experience of a lifetime, a self-drive expedition company that has been organising some offbeat trips is now offering to take those interested from Delhi to Bangkok by road, via Nepal, China […]

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Trekking and hiking around Bhimashankar

Trekking and hiking around Bhimashankar

| September 7, 2012 | Reply

Go trekking at Bhimashankar, Peth Fort andKondona Caves to experience nature, one stepat a time Trekking and Hiking have always been popular ways to break away from a routine. In Maharashtra, between one urban jungle to another lie vast untouched locations and it is these beautiful places that invite enthusiasts from all over to explore and rejuvenate. The Marathas that once ruled over […]

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Chikmagalur: Soaking up the Sahyadris-beautiful ranges of the Western Ghats.

Chikmagalur: Soaking up the Sahyadris-beautiful ranges of the Western Ghats.

| September 4, 2012 | Reply

Karnataka boasts of some of the most beautiful ranges of the Western Ghats one can ever hope to visit. It shelters so many must-visit places that it is hard to cover all of them in one go. Inspired solely by a book I’d read about the Sahyadris, I set off on a three-day trip with […]

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A pious journey into the heart of India-Madhya Pardesh

A pious journey into the heart of India-Madhya Pardesh

| September 4, 2012 | Reply

It’s one of the harshest months of the year when the blazing hot sun makes it difficult to even step out of the comfort of your home, forget walking miles barefoot. But a look at the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain tells you a different tale. The burning floor, sweltering heat, long queues, pushing and shoving […]

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Four famous forts in Tamil Nadu

Four famous forts in Tamil Nadu

| September 4, 2012 | Reply

What’s the point of a day off if you can’t spend time in the great outdoors and breathe in some fresh air. Sure, with all the noise, chaos and erratic power situation, it’s best to find a nice spot away from the bustling metropolis and drive out.  While Chennai has absolutely no dearth of charming […]

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Meghamalai: Land of greens and blues & Hidden Paradise

Meghamalai: Land of greens and blues & Hidden Paradise

| September 2, 2012 | Reply

Meghamalai, popularly called High Wavy Mountains, is a cool and misty mountain range situated in the Western Ghats in Theni district, Tamilnadu, South India. It is a place of natural beauty dotted with cardamom plantations and tea estates. The place is situated at an elevation of 1,500 m above sea level and it is rich in flora and fauna. This area, now mostly planted with […]

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World’s 10 best spots to see the sun rise

World’s 10 best spots to see the sun rise

| September 2, 2012 | Reply

Here are top 10 destinations to catch the best spectacle… 1. Haleakala National Park, Hawaii, USA Boarding a bus in the wee hours of the morning is a pain, particularly on vacation when the greatest indulgence is sleeping in. But the alarm-clock acknowledgement is worth it if the payoff is watching a sunrise from above the […]

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Manipur – a slice of Switzerland in India.

Manipur – a slice of Switzerland in India.

| September 2, 2012 | Reply

If you have long been planning a trip to the Northeast but undecided about where to go,Manipur may be the kind of destination you are looking for. From serene landscapes, exotic wildlife, floating islands to the warmhearted locals, there is no way you’ll not fall in love with this place.  Known as the ‘Switzerland of India’, Manipur lies […]

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The Sea disappears at Chandipur beach

The Sea disappears at Chandipur beach

| August 29, 2012 | Reply

Orissa has a long coastline of about 500 km. on the Bay of Bengal with a great number of lovely beaches. Chandipur is one such beach, but with a unique distinction on its own. Unlike other beaches, the sea water here recedes away from the shore line about five km twice a day, an unusual […]

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Enjoy the fresh Mountains of Sikkim

Enjoy the fresh Mountains of Sikkim

| August 28, 2012 | Reply

As the plane landed at the Bagdogra Airport on a windy saturday morning, I peeped through the windows at the lush green forest, excited at the prospect of spending a few days in Sikkim. The state, tucked away in the Northeast, is small but beautiful and full of surprises. Sikkimpromises all kinds of tourism from ‘eco’ […]

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Munnar: A beautiful Place on the Land of God.

Munnar: A beautiful Place on the Land of God.

| August 28, 2012 | Reply

Munnar in Kerala is an ideal getaway for all those who want to enjoy some genuine lovely moments with nature… As you start your journey from Kochi in a taxi, up the hills towards Munnar, the snake road makes you feel dizzy and you want your journey to get over as fast as possible. But as you go round and round […]

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Best Safari Spots in India

Best Safari Spots in India

| August 28, 2012 | Reply

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand India’s first and oldest national park, the Corbett National Park is like heaven for adventure seekers and wildlife junkies. Though the chances of actually spotting a tiger inside this park are rare, you may see one that is not baited or tracked! It is one of the few parks in northern India […]

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