Tag: destination

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  • Brainier times?

    Brainier times?

    The fantastic achievements of boys and girls in the recent Class X and CBSE exams have enthused a retired External Affairs Ministry official to coach students at his flat. After the death of his wife, octogenarian K L Bhatia devotes his evenings to this labour of love, while preparing for it the whole day. He …

    July 16, 2018
  • Pretty railway stations in the world

    Pretty railway stations in the world

    Flowers in riots of colours, beautifully arranged, adorn the small, pretty railway station. Clean and small, it looks like a house. Is it a functioning station? Yes, it’s a pretty busy station. Pretty railway stations. they are rarely talked about and people barely notice them. Train travel is one of the most common modes of …

    October 26, 2017
  • Enchanting Dhanaulti

    Enchanting Dhanaulti

    It was a misty morning. It was cold. Very cold. The mountain road, clouded by the winter mist and fog, was dark and lonely. The car took a quiet curve around the bend like it always did. There was not a soul on that lonesome road. Just the soft foggy smoke hovering and covering you …

    October 25, 2017
  • In quiet places…

    In quiet places…

    In quiet places, true joy and beauty resides… This autumn,  travel to a few quiet places where “the good and the wise lead quiet lives”.      A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.~Bertrand Russell   …

    October 24, 2017
  • The splendour with the grandeur in Lucknow

    The splendour with the grandeur in Lucknow

    A city of dreams, of royal courts, steep in ancient Indian history, culture and heritage, Lucknow  is a legacy to itself – the abundance of all things fine and fragile. It is not a stroll down memory lane. It’s a long captivating walk in the bylanes and bazaars through the picturesque cityscapes that speak a …

    October 23, 2017
  • When in Aizawl

    When in Aizawl

    There is something about India’s Northeast that makes it markedly different from the rest of India, and it’s not just the Mongoloid features of its people. At the risk of offence to “mainstream” Indians, it’s a much more civilised and cultured segment than the rest of the country. In Gangtok, capital of Sikkim, that borders …

    October 23, 2017
  • Glorious Greenwich

    Glorious Greenwich

    Home to the Royal Observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the most important historic scientific site in the world, Greenwich offers numerous out-of town attractions.

    October 19, 2017
  • Beautiful, peaceful Dedham

    Beautiful, peaceful Dedham

    Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream… merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is beautiful in Dedham, the Constable Country. Dedham, a peaceful village in Essex, eastern England, is an idyllic place for a perfect holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Of course, there is no doubt about its beauty. It …

    October 17, 2017
  • Focus: Destination Austria

    Focus: Destination Austria

    In an effort to highlight places of interest in countries across the world, their varied culture, economy and history, The Statesman brings to you a Weekly Focus on countries with which India shares diplomatic ties and friendship. This week’s focus is on Austria. Know all about the country. Capital: Vienna Currency: Euro Ethnic groups: Austrians 91.1 …

    October 16, 2017
  • Through the valley of flowers

    Through the valley of flowers

    In countries around the world, the charm of small and far-flung areas lies in its exotic natural beauty. And travellers exploring the unexplored and travelling through the less-travelled regions often stumple upon a paradise on earth – valley of flowers. Take a look at some heavenly ‘valley of flowers’. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand, India   …

    September 29, 2017
  • Walking through London

    Walking through London

    Going around is a British invention, not improbable in the land of the cartwheel penny, but the London Eye tops it all. It earns 25,000 pounds every day. This Millennium marker was supposed to last just five years but has gone around for 17. The slowly moving Ferris Wheel takes 15 minutes to get to …

    August 22, 2017
  • Beautiful churches in the world!

    Beautiful churches in the world!

    Some of the world’s most spectacular and awe-inspiring structures and architectures are churches and cathedrals. So, next time you make a travel plan, make sure to visit places where you will find some of the most beautiful churches in the world. Here are five must-visit churches in the world. 1 Church of Mary Magdalene, Jerusalem, …

    August 17, 2017
  • When there’s nowhere to go…

    When there’s nowhere to go…

    Where do you go from here… Where do you go when there's nowhere to go…, sang Glen Campbell. That was long ago. Today, the US country music great has gone "where the lights are shinin' on" him. And, it's a new day. You got to go where the lights are shining… Get moving. Hitch a hike. …

    August 9, 2017
  • Doiheng: For the love of birds

    Doiheng: For the love of birds

    Surrounded by the beauty of nature, Doiheng is a century-old village in Dima Hasao, just six km from Retzuol on the Haflong- Amaranagar road (old Haflong-AmaranangarSilchar road). It is inhabited mostly by the Hmar community, says a report in Guwahati-based Assam Tribune. Of late Doiheng has become a much-sought-after place for birds and nature lovers …

    August 8, 2017
  • Dream wedding destinations in India

    Dream wedding destinations in India

    What is it about monsoon that so much is said and written about it? And then, there is the monsoon wedding! For all we know, no matter what delight and ecstasy monsoon showers bring, the heavy downpour can wreak havoc to human lives and habitation. Yet, people, especially in India celebrate monsoon and hold elaborate …

    August 1, 2017
  • Misty paradise, Shingcha

    Misty paradise, Shingcha

    It's raining glorious in this beautiful hillock. It gets a little dark and wondrously misty when it rains. Rain drenched, the small place is covered with wild Wuawon, a flower which botanical name is Caulokaempferia Secunda. The flower blooms throughout the rainy season. From pink to magenta, scarlet and light pink, this ground orchid changes …

    July 31, 2017
  • Destination: Focus Argentina

    Destination: Focus Argentina

    In an effort to highlight places of interest in countries across the world, their varied culture, economy and history, The Statesman brings to you a Weekly Focus on countries with which India shares diplomatic ties and friendship. This week's focus is on Argentina. Know all about the country. Capital: Buenos Aires, Currency: Argentine peso, Argentine austral Language: Spanish (official), Italian, English, …

    July 24, 2017