Travelogue: Lukshmi Vilas Palace in India

Lukshmi Vilas Palace

India is no stranger to palaces. Whether in the north – Rajasthan in particular – or in the south, we can never tire of marvelling at the beautiful architectural remnants of the royal past. Even so, the Lukshmi Vilas Palace in this cultural and educational capital of Gujarat stands out. It has the distinction of having the largest number of ...

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Travelogue: Club Med warms up to Indians in tropical paradise Maldives

Club Med Kani island resort in Maldives

With growing numbers of Indians travelling abroad on vacations, French resorts major Club Mediterranean, better known worldwide as Club Med, is luring Indians to its two island resorts in the Maldives, the land of white sandy beaches and emerald sea. “We are very keen that more Indians visit our resorts in Asia, particularly Maldives,” Club Med India head (sales) Manoj ...

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Travelogue: Moscow, a city of monuments, churches and bygone era charm

St.Basil's Cathedral

Walking along the wet pavements on a chilly wintry evening looking at the imposing palatial buildings, beautiful churches and parks is bound to make one feel romantic and dreamy. Such is the charm of Moscow, the capital and the largest city of Russia. The city with rich political, cultural and economic heritage is strewn with elegant sprawling buildings all over, ...

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Travelogue: UAE’s Ajman Palace

Ajman Palace Beach

This is one ‘dry’ place where guests are crowding to enjoy a unique concept in hospitality. Tucked away in the UAE’s emirate of Ajman, the Ajman Palace Hotel takes pride in its halal-friendly tag. Located on the beach-front that gives an endless view of the Persian Gulf, the Ajman Palace Hotel is a popular destination for travellers from Central Asian ...

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Travelogue: In New Zealand it’s yesterday once more in wondrous Wellywood

Actor Sidharth Malhotra with Aragorn's sword from "Lord Of The Rings" at Weta Workshop. Don't miss the other real props behind him

For a film aficionado, the overwhelming suspended sculpture of Gollum – the popular fictional character from “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy – gives just the right vibe about the treasure trove of talent, creativity and imagination that Wellington, New Zealand’s largest film production hub, truly is. For someone curious about the behind-the-scenes action in visually stunning cinematic delights like ...

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Travel Feature: It’s more than flying this weekend in Himachal’s Dhauladhars


Nestled amidst quaint mountains with the mighty Dhauladhar range in its backdrop adding to its glory, the Bir-Billing area in Himachal Pradesh this weekend will have more to offer than just India’s first AAI Paragliding World Cup 2015. Tourists and adventure lovers to the picturesque towns of Bir and Billing, where 130 paragliders from 35 countries will converge during October ...

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Travelogue: It’s Veni, Vidi, Vici at Nathu La


Visiting Nathu La is no less than a pilgrimage, but not of the religious kind. At 14,420 feet above sea level, one is struck by the sheer history that surrounds this strategic mountain pass which connects the northeast Indian state of Sikkim to the Chumbi Valley in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. An off-shoot of the famous Silk Road which networked ...

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