I took the most exhilarating cycle tour of London recently. Going by the name of Classic Tour, it is one of the most popular tours of London organized by a company called London Bicycle. It was founded in 1991 and to this day remains the best cycle tour operator...
One of the eight northeastern states in India, Arunachal Pradesh is often sidelined by more well-known and 'touristy' destinations like Assam and Meghalaya. Yet, like many places not overwhelmed by tourism, it has an untouched beauty that’s just waiting to be discovered. The green landscape is home to a...
A visit to the world’s famous sculpture temples of Khajuraho was long on my wish list. Khajuraho, the UNESCO World Heritage site in Madhya Pradesh, was once under the reign of the Chandela Rajputs. Devoted to Lord Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma, Sun, and Moon Gods, Khajuraho, the city capital of...
Kerala was recently hit by the worst and the most devastating floods it has seen in more than a century. Many organizations are involved in flood relief work and showing their solidarity for the cause by raising funds and sending aid to the flood-affected areas in Kerala. If you...
Onam, Kerala’s harvest festival to commemorate the revered King Maveli, is a much-looked-forward-to festival not just for Malayalees but even for Palakkad Brahmins. Chingam is the first Malayalam month and Onam falls in this month. The myth behind Onam It is believed that Mahabali, also known as Maveli, the benevolent Asura king...
My penchant to visit offbeat destinations took me to the picturesque and virgin territory of Dharamshala. It is snuggled in the lofty Dauladhar Mountain on the Himalayan ranges on three sides only to give way to a lush valley on one side. It is divided into Lower and Upper...
Mumbai: This Independence Day, seize the deal at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai. Spoil yourself with an assortment of delectable food. Hotel Sahara Star invites every gourmand in town this Independence Day for the ultimate luxury dining experience with some exciting offers. To commemorate the auspicious occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day, Hotel...
Experience the real taste of India this Independence Day at Twenty Nine across all its outlets. What: Flavors of India – Independence Day Buffet Where: 29 – Kemp’s Corner/Thane/Malad When: 14 August, Tuesday and 15 August, Wednesday Price: Rs 299 Time: 14 August – 11.30 pm to 2 am (midnight buffet) 15 August – 11...
Three regions, different religions, different landscapes are all connected by one singular fact: beauty. Jammu & Kashmir is one of the most strikingly gorgeous places you will ever see. Territorial conflict may dissuade some from venturing to this northern Indian state, but it’s done little to diminish its alpine...
World-renowned tea, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and wildlife await in Assam, a land that’s filled with many more wonders you’ll be eager to explore. Located near the foothills of the eastern Himalayas, it’s the most accessible North Eastern state with well-developed tourism infrastructure. It’s your window into this part...

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