Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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23 Apr 2017

Streets of living history

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

When on a holiday to Goa, a person usually imagines a ‘chill out’ time —frolicking in the golden (albeit overcrowded) beaches, cheap beer, fresh and delicious seafood, exciting night markets and thrilling watersports. Some will come for the casinos.

Food, flavours and forts of Alwar

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

The scent of freshly baked milk welcomes as you enter the market of Alwar in Rajasthan. The city is known for its lip-smacking dessert kalakand or milk cake.

16 Apr 2017

Marvel made of marble

16 Apr 2017 | 12:07 AM

They built a city of marble, not just mausoleums or individual structures. The streets were lined with marble, and on both sides were solid marble structures, and commemorative gates and temples.

A slice of royalty

16 Apr 2017 | 12:07 AM

Located about 25 km from Mysore is the bustling town of Srirangapatna or Srirangapatnam. Apart from being a popular pilgrimage destination, the town of Srirangapatna boasts of a rich past.

19 Mar 2017

Where Mother Nature still prevails

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

It’s a rough ride to Basar, a quaint hill town in the west Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Though awarded the status of a town, Basar, to city-bred people, will still seem like a village — with all the nature''s bounty, flora and fauna, in abundance.

Rising from the ruins

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

Colonials always long for home.

12 Mar 2017

Sensuous nut of the Seychelles

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

The gargantuan Coco de Mer (French for ‘coconut of the sea’) is one of the Seychelles’ most precious endemic plants.

Snacks Filipinos won’t do without

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

Travel without local food can be particularly bland, especially if one is journeying through South-East Asia and doesn’t believe in the ‘nose-to-tail consumption’.

Ruined by tourism

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

It’s been standing haphazardly for more than 800 years but the Leaning Tower of Pisa has a new rival on its way: a 56m Ferris wheel, which will dominate the townscape to give visitors a view of the tower and the Mediterranean at the same time.