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Of homestays and collecting mushrooms in the wild

Of homestays and collecting mushrooms in the wild

Of homestays and collecting mushrooms in the wild

If you want to stay in a family inn or in a home in a rural area and want to pluck vegetables and eat buckwheat dishes, visit this southeaster prefecture-level city in the Tibet Autonomous Region, also known as Another Switzerland in Tibet. Rural homestays have provided additional employment to locals, mainly Buddhists, and generated

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Taj Mahal: A victim of man and nature

India’s tourism icon and a symbol of earthly love, the 17th century white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is a victim of both nature and man. If the monument looks sick and pale to visitors, the reason is the dry and heavily polluted Yamuna that once formed an integral part of the Taj Mahal complex.

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Sentosa eyes 1 million visitors from India

Leisure destination Sentosa, Singapore’s premier island resort, is targeting 1 million (10 lakh) visitors from India this year as it gears up to add two more attractions — Wings of Time in June and Madame Tussauds in November — this year, top officials said. “Last year, we received 900,000 visitors from India and with the

A trip to Leh – An experience, not just a holiday

One would imagine that Leh, the hottest holiday destination of the country this season, would be teeming with excited tourists. You would have to get past a lot of pushing and shoving to get a glimpse of the ‘must-sees’ of the place, and the shipowners of the trinkets’ stores would be screaming at passers-by for

Explore The City of Joy

Of India, they say Mumbai is its glamour, Delhi its political Disneyland, and Calcutta in many ways, its soul. This is a city whose history, heritage and culture are redolent of art. It retains the reputation of being the most cultured of India’s metropolises. And at least two Nobel Prize winners – Rabindranath Tagore and

Have money, will travel: More Indians going off beaten track

New Delhi, April 21: A history lesson at the War Remnants museum in Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam, adventure sports in South Africa for an adrenaline rush or taking a dip in the crystal clear waters of Krabi in Thailand. An ever increasing number of Indians are exploring offbeat destinations around the world with

Pay as you weigh: Samoa Air now charges flyers by the kilo

Melbourne: Travel light, is what Samoa Air is telling passengers quite literally, as the airline has become the first in the world to introduce “pay as you weigh” flights in which overweight passengers have to shell out extra cash. “This is the fairest way of travelling,” chief executive of Samoa Air, Chris Langton said. “There


Discover This Madness Called Mumbai

Often called the New York of India, Mumbai is a city of extremes. From the airplane window you cannot escape the massive spread of slums surrounding the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport upon landing. Travel into the city and you will find skyscrapers dotting the landscape including billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s 27-floor personal home which the taxi

Kushinagar beckons!

Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh): Welcome to the land of the Buddha. A religious destination, Kushinagar, the place where Gautam Buddha breathed his last, is a place where you can pray in peace or simply soak in the beauty of the architectural marvels and the natural surroundings. Situated 51 km east of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Kushinagar