Destination articles


Taiwan: Where modernity and welcoming nature go hand in hand

Taipei: This is a city which has grown upwards. There are plenty of skyscrapers around. But the builders have also dug deep under the city to set up a labyrinth of shops. There are several underground malls and markets like the one under the Taipei City Station — which is part of the network of buses,


Of Sisi, technology and other tales from Vienna

If only history was taught like this in our schools and historical centres. The thought hovered at the back of my mind as Sisi’s frustrations with boundaries, her passions and her need to be free unfolded in the mind’s eye during our tour of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna with a self-guided audio commentary. A


‘No hurry, No worry’ island of Fiji beckons more Indians

Savusavu (Fiji): You can find white sandy beaches, palm tree-lined shores, crystal clear waters and sunny blue skies at several places in the world, but not if you think of combining that with the happy, warm and hospitable vibes of the locals. That’s available in Fiji in galore, where the “Bula” greeting instantly makes you feel

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