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Darjeeling: Heritage on track

Taking a Joy Ride in the iconic Darjeeling Heritage Railway, fondly called the Toy Train,  gives Ranjita Biswas a glimpse of travelling experiences in colonial times  

Indore: Things to see and do

If Indore in Madhya Pradesh has never been on your travel bucket list, then maybe this is a perfect excuse to include it. As the Soha Ali Khan – Vicky Kaushal starrer ‘Zara Hatke Zara Bachke’ enjoys a favourable box office run, here’s a quick round up of Somya and Kapil’s city.

Five riverside retreats from Kolkata for...

Just when Kolkata was wondering if there will be an end to the relentless summer heat, there appeared a promising change in the weather. With a few sharp showers hitting the city and the earth cooling down, why not take a break at some of the riverside retreats within easy driving distance from Kolkata?

Chicago 48 Hours: Five compelling experi...

During my last visit to Chicago, my go-to city in the US, I was wondering what new things I could experience. Choose Chicago, the official tourism body of Chi-town, was forthcoming with ideas for me, someone who has already covered over years all the "been-there-done-that" places of the city that I can never get enough of. If you are not a first timer to Chicago (well, you can be a first timer too) and have just a day or two to encounter something really invigorating, that range from immersive cultural experience to some easy-going fun, here is the list beyond the river cruise and Skydeck thrills of the Willis Tower. 

Have you been to these places to see the...

Every year, on the second day of the bright fortnight of the Indian month of Asadh, Lord Jagannath, along with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, go on a journey, travelling from their 12th century temple in the heart of Puri town (Odisha) to the Gundicha temple, about 3km away, in a procession of three chariots. Known as the Rath Yatra, the entire festival lasts for about 10 days and has many unique rites and rituals. The idols undertake the return journey (bahuda yatra) after a seven day stay in the Gundicha temple.

Exploring Riverine Islands of Betwa Rive...

If you have been dreaming of an island holiday and postponing the trip just because it would cost you a fortune, you may find some respite in the riverine islands of Lalitpur near the Matatila Dam in the time to come. 

Bucket list: The German Fairy Tale Route

Are you planning a trip to Germany? Then why not include the famous German Fairy Tale Route, or at least a part of it in your itinerary? The nearly 600km route stretches from Hanau in central Germany to Bremen in the northern part.

Bucket list: Eight ocean based destinati...

With more than 70 per cent of the world’s surface covered with oceans and seas, it is natural that they form a supportive ring around us – generating oxygen, regulating the climate, providing us with food, among other things. It is the lure of the ocean and the seas which urged explorers to find new routes for expansion of trade and colonial aspirations.

Goa G.O.A.T.S and their hipster ahead-of...

Moshe Inbar of Artjuna and Mojigao and Jill Ferguson of Cafe Prana  are two foreign (read Israel and USA) restaurateurs in Goa who introduced the whole 'cool hipster vibe' into their joints decades ago with clean eating and organic cuisine. They have been living and working in India for decades and working on concepts and ideas that are truly inspirational and ahead of their time. Shikha Mishra meets them in her recent visit to Goa

World Environment Day: Slowly but steadi...

As the World Environment Day (steered by the United Nations Environment Programme or UNEP), observed across the globe on June 5, enters its 50th year, we are faced with the indomitable challenge of plastic pollution.

Guwahati: Blessed by the Brahmaputra

Travelling to Guwahati, Assam’s premier city on the Brahmaputra River, is getting easier by the day with the introduction of new trains and flights.

Have you tried these refreshing traditi...
Kolkata/NITN: If you are travelling in India in summer, do try the traditional cooling drinks found across the different states. These non-alcoholic beverages, some vegan by nature, are not only refreshing but often healthy too. While drinks like aam (mango) panna jal-jeera or chaas are found in many places, some – like Jigarthanda – are only available in specific towns.