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Mountain girl

In the chilly heights of Ladakh, Thinlas Chorol stands out as a social entrepreneur, trekking guide, ice hockey player and a writer rolled into one. Her remarkable role is changing the face of tourism up there, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

For kids too

Is Bangkok a holiday destination only for grown up men? No, says Jaideep Sarin who visited Thailand with two children below 12 years and the family had a whale of a time, both day and night

Pristine Pollachi

Well-endowed with nature's bounty, Pollachi, one of Tamil Nadu’s lesser known tourist destinations has much to offer and is blessed with nice weather round the year, says Arvind Padmanabhan

Pondy hotspots

Puducherry – yeah good old Pondicherry – is known for its French flavour. But there are many places to see, says Catherine Gilon, listing 15 'must-visit' spots, some of them not much-visited

Where history dwells

It makes history repeatedly. Tansen, Hargobind Singh, Rani of Jhansi, Scindia, Sachin Tendulkar - all have something to do with Gwalior, known for its palaces and forts, says Jaideep Sarin

Maximum city

There is more to Mumbai than Bollywood and money-making. Kavita Kanan Chandra lists 15 must see places in Mumbai for those who wish to have a real feel and flavor of the bustling metropolis

 
Height of pleasure

Naldhera in Himachal Pradesh is a paradise on earth where one plays golf with cedar trees in the back and looking at the Himalayas, says Jaideep Sarin, who likes the Nordic style resort, too

Going solo

Many Indians are into solo expeditions to explore places. Shilpa Raina tracks the new trend and finds out that one of them drove his SUV solo for 12,000 km and some had turned tour operators

Know Chennai

Do you know the places to visit in Chennai if you would like to have a complete experience of the bustling metropolis steeped in history? Here is a list that Arushi Dutt has compiled for you