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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

Make it easy

To make conservation appealing to all, wildlife cartoonist R Chakravarthy has drawn illustrated biodiversity maps resembling design layout of a board game. Sahana Ghosh explains the project

Overseas picks

Five women make their pick of global destinations that may well suit the Indian tourist and traveller. After all, summer is the time to pack your bags, satiate your wanderlust and have fun

Springing back

Just as Kashmir heaved a sigh of relief with the rains not threatening an encore of last year’s floods, tourists have started arriving for the Spring season, say Sheikh Qayoom & Waseem Shah

Mystical Mandawa

After soaking in the hospitality of Sara Vilas in Mandawa, an eight-hour bumpy drive from Delhi, Sugandha Rawal recommends the hotel for those having a taste for rural charms and splendour

Cool retreats

As summer sets in and the quest to find a salubrious getaway begins, if it is the well known beaten names that cross your mind, Renuka Singh suggests seven quiet and offbeat hill stations that are not too far from places that you might know

Mountain retreat

Located on a hilltop of the lower Himalayas and touching the fringes of Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, Aamod Resort offers a tranquil environment and a nice view of the Pir Panjal, says Nivedita

Sandy wonders

If the word Goa evokes just images of raves, read on, you may end up in the land of sandy wonders soon. For, Renuka Singh’s list of the top 10 beaches informs us that Goa has something on offer for everyone, including those seeking solitude

Snowy dreams

For those who love skiing, here is our guide to choose the world’s best snowy destination. Make your pick of adventure spots in countries as diverse as US, Canada, France, Italy and Austria

Going rural

Rural tourism is witnessing a boom in India as urban travellers are visiting villages and getting a taste of rural life. This trend is creating employment for the villagers, says Shweta Sharma

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