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  • Top travel destinations for 2019

    Top travel destinations for 2019

    As 2019 dawns, which are some of the top travel destinations to bet your money on? Neeta Lal offers some sizzling suggestions.

    January 3, 2019
  • Dream run in Costa Rica

    Dream run in Costa Rica

    The curved mountaintops blanketed in milky green grass gave way to infinite blue sky. Cows grazed on land speckled with wind turbines. If it wasn’t for the unpaved roads and one-storey houses in pops of candyfloss pink and lime, I could easily have been in the Alps rather than Monteverde in northwestern Costa Rica. It …

    November 10, 2017
  • Lesser travelled winter hotspots

    Lesser travelled winter hotspots

    Foggy mornings, early sunsets and longer dawns… soon winter will be here and it will begin to snow in the higher reach. With holiday season around the corner, a cool getaway is a must. Plan a date with some winter hotspots far away and break free for the chain of smoggy weather. Here are some …

    October 20, 2017
  • Go tripping tree house

    Go tripping tree house

    Now, Microsoft has built tree house workplaces for its employees. How innovative can things get. Tree houses are great fun and, yes, workplaces should be fun spaces as one tend to spend more hours of one’s life at offices. Now, one may not have to travel far to see or experience a tree house living. …

    October 14, 2017
  • Kerala – soaking up the sun

    Kerala – soaking up the sun

    Blessed with beautiful backwaters and seacapes, bountiful nature and wildlife, and enriched with modern philosophy of travel and tourism, Kerala, God’s Own Country, is soaking up the sun as it basks in the glory of its beauty and achievements. Kerala Tourism took home nine national awards on Wednesday, as President Ram Nath Kovind presented the …

    September 28, 2017
  • Where the birds are

    Where the birds are

    Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~ George Eliot Soon, monsoon will end. Autumn is coming. Fly like the birds, and go where you choose to go. If you are for the birds, going where the …

    August 29, 2017
  • Coming home to beautiful villages in the world

    Coming home to beautiful villages in the world

    “There’s nothing nicer than coming back to a village… I prefer that to the craziness of Hollywood,” ~ Jeremy Irvine Do you travel to explore, to relax and rejuvenate or in search of an escapade or a gold mine? If abandoned joy and unsullied calm are what you are looking for, you must travel to …

    August 28, 2017
  • In the Land of White Lily

    In the Land of White Lily

    This is for those who dream to soak up the blazing colours and glorious beauty of the wild, green earth. If you haven’t found what you are looking for, head to Canada, the Land of Lily. Here, all types of lilies grow in large numbers. Apart from the abundance of exotic lilies, here are some …

    August 24, 2017
  • Splendid starburst in Macao

    Splendid starburst in Macao

    Starbursts in rainbow colours fill the dark night amid resounding cheers in great celebration… the night sky lit up with spectacular firework displays, sparking off wondrous joy and awe in every heart… Witness some of the most beautiful fireworks in Macao this September and October. Macao is prepping up to dazzle its skyline with the …

    August 4, 2017
  • Dream monsoon wedding destinations in India

    Dream monsoon wedding destinations in India

    What is it about monsoon that so much is said and written about? And then, there is also monsoon wedding! There's no denying that 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 festivals …

    August 2, 2017
  • Trotting through the sprawling megapolis

    Trotting through the sprawling megapolis

    The capital city of Sri Lanka is a vacationer's paradise with buzzy eateries, glam hotels, shopping malls and a pulsating night life.

    July 29, 2017
  • Of pine trees and cool breeze

    Of pine trees and cool breeze

    Kasol, located 42 km east of Kullu between Bhuntar and Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh, is a beautiful remote village situated in the Parvati valley, some 230 km from the state capital Shimla. The mesmerising view of the valley, complete with beautiful mountain peaks, pine trees, colourful flowers and the cool breeze gave me goose bumps …

    July 22, 2017
  • Pristine retreat

    Pristine retreat

    Punjab may not be known as a hill state but a new eco-resort is offering that hilltop feeling amid the abundance of nature right on the state’s border with Himachal Pradesh. Just a two-hour drive from Chandigarh, Gaj Retreat Manaswal village — located between Garhshankar and Nangal towns — virtually puts you in the lap …

    July 19, 2017
  • Destination: Focus Oman

    Destination: Focus Oman

    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 Oman. Know all about it. Capital: Muscat;  Currency: Omani Rial, Language: Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu …

    July 10, 2017
  • Travel a dream

    Travel a dream

    "I have a dream, a fantasy To help me through reality And my destination makes it worth the while…" So, what's your dream destination or your travel dream? What's in your "things to do" this summer holiday? Have you booked a luxury stay or an exotic getaway? The best of 'dine and wine' or many …

    June 10, 2017
  • Dreaming of Dailong

    Dreaming of Dailong

    To be alive, to feel, to be is to remain wisely rooted in nature and to be drenched in it… to take a walk in the wild woods, feel the whispering wind behind you, against your face, climb the hills and mountains or go down to the river or the sea barefoot. As I write …

    June 9, 2017
  • Bollywood’s hotspots outside India

    Bollywood’s hotspots outside India

    Peak summer days bring in the joy of holidays and vacation, and celebrities often talk about exotic holiday destinations. Here are some of the beautiful destinations on the travel list of some Bollywood stars. Tiger Shroff: Maldives is it! The actor was recently there for his latest GQ photo shoot and shared some amazing pictures of …

    May 31, 2017