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Destinations

Nyc, new york, big apple, usa, us travel

The Big Apple is ripe for the picking!

New York City tops many a traveller’s list of must-visit and revisit. As though you didn’t have enough already, we give you plenty of new reasons to visit once the US opens…

Copenhagen, denmark, scandinavia, international travel

Nordic candy: Why Copenhagen hits the sweet spot

The Danish capital has a number of (very enticing) tourist attractions, of course, but there are a lot more reasons that make it a trendy destination. And not just for the moment.…

Haveli, mandawa, shekhawati, murals, frescoes, paintings, india, art and culture, heritage, rajasthan

India@75: The stunning frescoes of Shekhawati

The famed havelis across this region in north-eastern Rajasthan are not just bewitchingly beautiful, but also symbolic of a changing India. At the confluence of architecture, art, and culture, stand the traditional…

Oman, sultanate of oman, middle east

Sultanate of Oman opens doors to Indian tourists

One of the oldest trading ports in the world and full of scenic locales, Oman should be on every traveller’s bucket list. And from today, this treasure trove of rich experiences is…

Weekend, weekend getaways

If there’s one thing you do this weekend…

Here’s our pick of one-of-a-kind experiences that will bring you close to nature, each in a very different way. The weekend beckons. But there are only so many over-the-top brunches and OTT…

Bunol, valencia, spain, la tomatina

La Tomatina festival: Painting the town red, literally

This annual tomato-throwing fiesta in Spain has become a global tourist attraction. If it wasn’t for the pandemic, it would have been played today. Every year, on the last Wednesday in August,…

Dholavira, gujarat

Discover the treasures of Dholavira, an ancient Harappan city

A photo walk through India’s newest UNESCO world heritage site that dates back to the Harappan civilisation, which flourished 4500 years ago. There’s been a lot of international interest in Dholavira in…

Jordan, as-salt

As-Salt now on UNESCO World Heritage list

The ancient city, where many faiths come together, is the sixth site in the history-rich country of Jordan to be added. The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational Scientific and…

Kerala, bio bubble

Kerala plans bio-bubbles to promote COVID-safe tourism

Vaccinated leisure travellers to the state will soon be assured of safe zones with vaccinated service providers. Setting a role model for the entire country in insulating tourists from Covid-19 to the…

Channapatna, toy, handicraft, art and culture, karnataka, south india

Toying with the idea of a trip to Channapatna?

Go for it! A destination that offers a unique combination of heritage, culture and leisure, Channapatna in Karnataka is much more than a toy town. Did you know that former US President…

Maldives

Time to make the Maldives yours again!

After nearly two months of travel restrictions, the Maldives reopen to Indian travellers today. Here’s everything you need to know about how and where to go. The Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism has…

City travel, mumbai

In the midst of the madding crowd

In the run up to World Population Day on July 11, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues, we bring you India’s most populous cities as tourist destinations. Whether you…

Switzerland

Pack your bags…Switzerland is calling

Switzerland has opened its doors for fully vaccinated visitors. No quarantine is required. There is good news for Indians wishing to travel to Switzerland – the beautiful country has opened its doors…

Wine tourism, czech republic

Add a wine vacay to your Czech list

Done Napa, been to Yarra, overdosed on Bordeaux? The Czech Republic might just surprise you with its unique combination of history and rich wine culture. A couple of years ago, when I…

Bandhavgarh national park

Spotting the tiger at the Bandhavgarh National Park

The Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh has the highest density of tigers in the country, increasing your chances of catching a glimpse of one Will he? Won’t he? I chanted as I plucked…

James may, amazon prime, our man in japan

James may figure out Japan… or not!

‘Our Man in Japan’ is a quirky and eminently entertaining travel documentary by popular television presenter and journalist James May. He humorously dives headlong into the stereotypes of The Land of the…

Bhimbetka caves

Discover prehistoric cave paintings at Bhimbetka

The Bhimbetka Rock Shelter near Bhopal has the oldest-known rock art in India and is one of the largest prehistoric complexes in the world The first time I went to Bhimbetka caves…