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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

MICE destination

Traditionally known for its deserts and palaces, Rajasthan is now emerging as a top MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) destination. Anil Sharma checks out the facilities

Barefoot adventurer

Exploring India, Sunildatta Chaudhari, a 53-year-old homeopath, is on a 12,244 km odyssey in his Maruti car. Quaid Najmi tracks down the adventurer who has been driving barefoot for 30 years

Nature’s beauty

Leh has changed since Shilpa Raina’s last visit to the popular tourist destination 5 years ago, but the place is still beautiful as she finds out during her 150 km road trip from Leh to Kanji.

Motorcycle diary

An adventurous ride on a 500 cc motorcycle from Chandigarh took Samiksha Bali Dutta not just to her dream destination, Ladakh, but also helped realise a dream of turning a professional rider

Honeymoon city

Beautiful, elegant and historical, Vienna emerges as an ideal honeymoon destination for couples from India, too. Rahul Vaishnavi takes you through the city of music that throbs with culture

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