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Adventure beckons

Apart from the varied kind of adventure pursuits that is on offer, Queenstown in New Zealand can make you forget your worldly worries, says Radhika Bhirani, after a trip to the Southern Alps

Sunny archipelago

A foreign locale with a tropical climate is Maldives that invites Indians with a ‘visa on arrival’ facility, besides its swaying palm trees, glistening sunny beaches and emerald sea, says Rahul Dass  

Nature’s gift

Somrita Ghosh describes the feeling when you wake up to the sight of the mighty Kinnaur Kailash mountain range at Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh, located in the lap of nature, surrounded by hills

Taj from sky

A view of the Taj Mahal from the sky is one of the attractions at the hot air balloon festival to be organized from Nov 14. Mohit Dubey tells us what else to expect at the 3-day event at Agra

Nature’s high

An off-shoot of the Silk Road, Nathu La is about nature, history, beauty and much more, says Preetha Nair, describing the mountain pass linking Sikkim and China, 14,420 feet above sea level

Fly to Everest

Some airlines now take tourists close to the snowy peaks of Himalayas, particularly Mount Everest, in special aircraft. Vishal Gulati captures the euphoria the flights from Kathmandu generate

 
One of its kind land

Savouring the scenic beauty of Bhutan, which is an island of culture, tradition and modernity, Preetha Nair is amazed by the red rice, which was similar to the one she grew up with in Kerala

American dream

The latest American dream is dreamt by the Americans and it is to lure more Indian tourists to their nation. Indians visiting US are expected to touch1.85 million by 2021, says Aparajita Gupta

Home away

For those who miss home when travelling, now have an alternative to staying in hotel rooms. Jaideep Sarin has details of the Aparthotel concept that is popular with those willing to pay more

Cooking fresh

Leaving their kitchens, chefs of a star hotel in a hill station began to plough a piece of land one day. Venkatachari Jagannathan tells us how it created new dining experiences for picnickers

Say Sanya

For those looking for exotic holiday destinations, Sanya beach resort in southeast China can be an attractive locale as it also offers hot springs and duty-free shopping, says Jaideep Sarin

Happy drench

As monsoon tourism, a new concept, is fast emerging in India, the hospitality industry is soaking in the windfall. Kavita Bajeli-Datt gives an overview of destinations to get drenched in rain