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Homecoming in Manipur

Manipur government has made plans to set up homestays joining hands with tour operators and hospitality firms to offer tourists a chance to explore up-close the kaleidoscopic beauty, local cuisine, and culture of the state, says Ashish Mishra 

Beautiful Seychelles

A visit to Seychelles was an enriching experience to Aroonim Bhuyan, who was impressed with the sheer exoticness of the country the moment he landed in Mahe Island and travelled to his resort that was connected to the airport by a small bridge 

Turkish delight

Historic sites, belly dancers, and the high walls of Byzantine civilisation are some of the attractions that captivated Aparajita Gupta during her visit to Istanbul, where hawkers sing Raj Kapaoor’s famous song ‘Awara hoon’ to woo Indians

Place to go

Travelling to Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Natalia Ningthoujam had a memorable time seeing the places, trying the local food and even dancing to "Aaya mausam dosti ka” at a club

Tour Singapore

The Chennai - Singapore flight brought back memories of Tamil hit songs ‘Darling, Darling I love You’ and ‘Joyful Singapore,’ says Venkatachari Jagannathan, who visited the Lion City recently

Heritage boost

Sikkim, which had more number of tourists in 2015, has received a further push to its eco-tourism efforts, with the Unesco naming Khangchendzonga National Park as a ‘Mixed World Heritage Site’

Mini Israel

At Kasol, a quiet remote village in Parvati valley in Himachal Pradesh, snow-clad mountain peaks, pine trees, and Israeli cuisine are main attractions for tourists, says Vivek Singh Chauhan

Monsoon haunts

When it starts pouring, it is time to step out and explore. If you need ideas of places to check out this season, listen to the actors who shared their favourite monsoon destinations with us

Explore getaways

Unexplored destinations like Dindi, Yercaud, Yelagiri and Anaikatti in India can be ideal getaways for a variety of reasons, says Rajeev Menon, Chief Destination Officer of Sterling Holidays

Target India

If 80,000 Indians visited South Africa last year it has so much to offer. Christine Nayagam tells us of the plans of the nation, where Mahatma Gandhi once lived, to woo more Indian tourists

For a clean whiff

We know the national capital as the most polluted city. But those wishing to breathe the cleanest air in the country, please rush to Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh, says Vishal Gulati

Flight tips

To know how to make a holiday what it should be: relaxing, a travel company spoke to cabin crew across airlines. Carrying less and limiting alcohol are just two things. For the rest, read on

Delhi's getaway

Amidst the Aravali hills at Tarudhan Valley in Manesar is a new resort by Lemon Tree Hotels that offers New Delhi’s city dweller a getaway, says Isha Sharma, giving details of the facilities

Supper on lake

As Myanmar comes on its own after successive military juntas, Vishal Gulati travels to Yangon and discovers the Karaweik Palace restaurant, where the food, the feel and ambience are great  

History and more

Manipur, a northeastern state soaked in war history, beckons backpackers with a shoe-string budget as the package it offers to visitors include flora and fauna too, says Iboyaima Laithangbam

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