Category: Travel India

Take a break: top 7 places for bird watching in India

Take a break: top 7 places for bird watching in India

| April 27, 2014 | Reply

Summer is setting in, sure. But, what about taking a break from Delhi and head to Maharashtra, for there are places there that are still playing host to winged visitors. Plus, the Flamingo Festival, starting on March 29, will be an added bonus. “The peak birding season started around October and is coming to a […]

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Tips for women traveling in India

Tips for women traveling in India

| March 9, 2014 | Reply

Tips for women traveling in India I have travelled across India for about 17 months in total, over the past seven years—most of it solo. In all that time, I have rarely felt unsafe. Although I do not hesitate to pursue my travel dreams in India, I am always careful about my planning—to make sure […]

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Travel offers for Women in women only travel group

Travel offers for Women in women only travel group

| February 20, 2014 | Reply

Housewives and women professionals looking to get away from their domestic routine or mundane office schedules without depending on men can now bank on an all-women travel company to travel to leisure spots. Bangalore-based ‘Beautiful Journey Pvt Ltd’, which claims to be the first all-women travel group in the country, is providing a platform for […]

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Fishing is major source of entertainment in Kochi

Fishing is major source of entertainment in Kochi

| July 5, 2013 | Reply

Kochiites, young and old alike, are having fun fishing this monsoon Kochiites are celebrating the monsoon and how! As much as they are enjoying the rain, they are having fun fishing during the season. And their haunt is the old Venduruthy bridge near Thoppumpady and the Goshree Bridge near Marine Drive. Young and old alike, who have […]

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Kasauli: Small, pretty and green hill queen

Kasauli: Small, pretty and green hill queen

| December 16, 2012 | Reply

Kasauli is much smaller than most other hill stations. Times Travel found that to be part of its charm The sultry summer night we rented a chauffer-driven car opposite New Delhi Railway station, I was little unsure about the proposed destination, Kasauli. The driver in beige livery hunched beside the car inflating tyres told us […]

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Kumaon Himalayas- pristine beauty of nature God.

Kumaon Himalayas- pristine beauty of nature God.

| December 16, 2012 | Reply

Domestic tourism has received a shot in the arm with campaigns to popularise even lesser-known tourist destinations. Can you recollect Big B’s ad promoting Gujarat Tourism, Kerala’s ‘Gods own country’ ad campaign and so many others? The tourism ministry is promoting India as a hot destination for discerning traveler under the slogan ‘Incredible India’. India […]

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Tips for women travellers in India

Tips for women travellers in India

| December 16, 2012 | Reply

Women in India undergo a lot of trouble when they travel alone. Murders, rapes and general eve teasing of women happen on trains and buses especially while travelling alone. In such situations, women need to take extra care and be a little aware of things around them. “Akeli ladki khuli hui tijori ki tharah hoti hain…”Sounds familiar? Geet […]

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Chittoor’s Horsley Hills touch the clouds

Chittoor’s Horsley Hills touch the clouds

| December 7, 2012 | Reply

The quaint hill station of Horsley Hills inChittoor district is the perfect refuge for weekend holidayers. Pristine air, panoramic views of the surrounding hillocks and dense forests, perfect weather and tranquillity — can one ask for more? Standing at a dizzying height of 4,312 feet (1,314 meters) above sea-level, the unspoilt and tranquil environs of Horsley Hills in […]

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Gudiyam caves, a world of treasure

Gudiyam caves, a world of treasure

| December 7, 2012 | Reply

Gudiyam caves near Chennai transports you literally to a bygone era… Looking for a day’s trip out of Chennai and a journey into wilderness? Well then, Gudiyam Caves (about 60 km from the city) located in Thiruvallur District is a great bet. A place that’s said to be used by Paleolithic man, just getting to the […]

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Divine Experience of Alleppey backwaters

Divine Experience of Alleppey backwaters

| October 5, 2012 | Reply

The Alleppey Backwaters in Kerala is a divine experience as the scenic beauty of nature makes it a must-visit during monsoon… As you drive into the picturesque city of Alleppey complete with canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons, there is a certain energy and a ‘feeling of being one with nature’ that comes to you. Situated at a distance […]

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Dhanaulti, the picture-perfect hill station

Dhanaulti, the picture-perfect hill station

| October 5, 2012 | Reply

Hill stations like Simla, Manali, Mussoorie andNainital have been the favourite destinations ofIndian families during the leisurely two-month break their children get from schools. I was very sure that my hideout should be no where near such flocks and Dhanaulti fitted the bill perfectly. Tucked away from swarms oftourists in the most sought after destinations, Dhanaulti proved to be a pleasant […]

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Five Famous Temples of India

Five Famous Temples of India

| October 5, 2012 | Reply

The Konark Sun Temple The most notable marvel of Orissa art is the stately Sun Temple of Konark which was built in AD 1250. The temple was built with the intent to enshrine the image of Sun – the patron deity of the place. The exquisite Sun temple is a living monument of Orissa’s glorious past. It is regarded as the […]

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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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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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