Monday, May 29, 2017

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28 May 2017

Lighthouse that still stands tall

28 May 2017 | 1:24 AM

One of the most popular attractions in fog city, San Francisco, is the Alcatraz Island. Located less than 2 km from the Fisherman’s wharf, the island is also called the “rock” owing to the fact that it was a barren, irregular mass of land jutting out of the bay.

From the land of garuda

28 May 2017 | 1:24 AM

It does not take too long to do Singapore, and having done it, one has the option of visiting several exotic locales close by. Among them the one that takes the top spot for ease of accessibility is the Indonesian island Bintan.

21 May 2017

Magic in Munnar

21 May 2017 | 12:25 AM

A cup of Munnar tea is as refreshing as it can get. “It helps to stay awake for long as well as avoid dullness,” says a restaurant owner in this tea haven.

A Complete ‘Package’

21 May 2017 | 12:25 AM

Nostalgia brings back memories that one would fondly look back at. The Manjushree Heritage Packaging Museum in Bengalure is much like that.

14 May 2017

Oman’s date with the dates

14 May 2017 | 2:23 AM

Who could ever think of dates as a deadly weapon to trounce a marauding army? Dates? Yes, the sweet, succulent, laden-with-nutrients dates as ammo.

Long road to an immortal work

14 May 2017 | 2:23 AM

A one-mile run today in Barcelona takes runners 1.5 times round “The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família”, the awe-inspiring church that rises up to the sky in the heart of Barcelona as the most audacious work of late Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

30 Apr 2017

A power full view

30 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

Established way back in 1899, the Tampa Electric Company has been responsible for supplying electricity to the Tampa Bay area in Florida, USA. With a whopping customer base of about 7,25,000, the company has been producing power from renewable resources since 2000.

Built on a dragon’s lair

30 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

Krakow’s castle, according to Polish folklore, was built over a dragon’s lair. Also called Cracow, it was the capital of Poland from 1038 AD to more than five centuries before it was shifted to Warsaw. But its fame as the oldest city in the country and a cultural hub persists in the Polish psyche.

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.