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Where Buddhism and ancient culture meet

Where Buddhism and ancient culture meet

Paro (Bhutan): The picturesque valley town of Paro, dotted with Bhutan’s historical and sacred monasteries like Tiger’s Nest that clings to a vertical rock cliff with a 200-foot majestic waterfall in its vicinity and wrapped in prayer flags fluttering with fresh cool breeze is far from the madding crowd – literally. Aptly called Shangri-La, it’s the


Eat, shop, explore and more in Dubai

Dubai: Imagine sitting on the 148th floor of the world’s tallest building, sipping a hot cup of tea and watching the sun bidding adieu to the day. Well, you can do at the iconic Burj Khalifa tower here that offers the best panoramic view of this throbbing, cosmopolitan city. Dubai, a vibrant tourist hub in the


Celebrate art and more in Italy’s fashion capital

Milan:Italy has, no doubt, become a popular wedding destination for Indians after the Virat-Anushka and Ranveer-Deepika nuptials, but the southern European country has a lot more to offer. It is also an ideal vacation spot this time of the year as several cities, especially Milan, are oozing with the festive spirit. Be it streets or


Kunming: The city of eternal spring

Kunming (China): Covered with blossoming flowers and lush vegetation and blessed with a salubrious climate throughout the year, the city of Kunming, the capital of the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, is a tourist’s delight. Located at an elevation of 6,200 feet above sea level, Kunming is known as the City of Eternal Spring because of

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Casinos or not, Macao is a place to remember

Macao (China): Macao is not only about gambling, casinos and luxury entertainment. Its Portuguese past mingles with the present to create a unique architecture, history and culture that is mesmerising. Since becoming the Macau Special Administrative Region of China in 1999, the “Las Vegas of the East” has taken special care to boost tourism through new


Uzbekistan akin to Kashmir, with exceptions

Fergana (Uzbekistan): Uzbekistan and Kashmir appear like separated siblings living thousands of miles apart and still bearing striking similarities in more ways than one — cultural, linguistic, architectural, culinary, music. And, yes, there is a chance that a security man may stop you and scan your phone for any pictures of sensitive places! In fact, the

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The Grand Canyon; Where time stands still

Tusayan (Arizona): Here I was standing overlooking centuries of ancient history at one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Painted in the bright hues of orange, brown and green with the Colorado river flowing beneath it, even time stands still at the Grand Canyon. I started my journey to the South Rim of this