COUNTRY: INDIA

India’s Must Try Street food

Step on to the streets of India A cacophony of loud noises erupts from every corner. Jam-packed with vehicles of all sizes and colours, the roads are as intimidating as they can get. In the sweltering heat, drivers communicate with each other using their blaring horns and loud voices while…

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A snapshot of Varanasi

Varanasi is a city where air is thick with history and traditions govern the way of life. Varanasi is the city we picture when we think about the ancient cities of India – women draped in thick vibrant silks, carrying flowers towards temples while hundreds of priests roam the river…

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Exploring Pokhara, Nepal

“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.”  ― Jeffrey Rasley   Nepal is a slice of paradise on Earth. With The Himalayas sprawled throughout, the country dips into valleys and rises up to peaks that pierce the clouds. Rocky roads flanked with nature’s unsoiled beauty leaves tourists mesmerised even…

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Snapshot: Ski Resorts

Whether you’re a beginner hoping for a first ski experience, or an experienced skier looking for new destinations, here are some ski destinations that may not be on every major skier’s map. From new and unknown to those under-the-radar, here are some ski resorts you can explore.   PORTILLO, CHILE…

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Snapshot: World Festivals

From dangerous stunts to community spirit, nothing brings a crowd together for some merriment better than a festival. This is a time when everyone lets their hair down while carrying on in the footsteps of their tradition. For visitors, it’s a rare and intimate glimpse into the lives and cultures…

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Snapshot: Unique Cultural Homestays

Photo by: Terje Rakke/Nordic life – Visitnorway.com One of the most rewarding things about travel is meeting the locals and experiencing their daily lives. The best way to do that is to opt for accommodation options that take you away from the normal creature comforts of a hotel; stay with…

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Unique Accommodation: Glamping

From lush forests to glacial mountains and vineyards, tented camps are the new byline in luxury, and it’s even got its own vocabulary. Gone are the days of dingy tents and flimsy collapsible chairs – glamorous camping, or ‘glamping’, proves that you don’t need solid walls to soak in the…

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Snapshot: Spiritual Mountains

Since time immemorial, mountains have been regarded as sacred sites, thanks to their high altitudes which kept them close to the skies – the perceived abode of the Gods. Year after year, these sacred mountains are climbed by pilgrims, devotees and other curious souls, thanks to the spiritual energy –…

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Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

India is home to many beaten tracks. From the Nanda Devi trek to the Roopkund trek, these snow-clad swathes of luscious greenery are familiar to avid trekkers! However, India hides her best gems deep in her pocket. On the edge of Northeasten India, Sikkim is a state that is flanked…

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Dussehra

When we think of festivals in India, Holi is the first that comes to mind. Celebrated in an organised mayhem of colours, it is one of the most reknowned festivals that stems from Hinduism. Its colours are smeared all around the world by Hindus in the month of March!  …

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The Pink City of Jaipur in Pictures

Amidst the chaos from the bustling streets of Jaipur, India lie a calm that fills the entire city – in the form of a colour. ‘The pink city’ of Rajasthan definitely lives up to its title. At every turn, there it is. From warm coral tones to tints of light…

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A Fine Line between Appreciation & Appropriation

Tread carefully, for society has reached fresh – and fragile – new heights of sensitivity. Before you all begin grabbing pitchforks, hear me out. Surely, sensitivity beats out its antonymous counterpart by a long shot – except we’re now the scorned thin-skinned snowflake generation. But can we really be faulted…

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Best Cycling Routes in Asia

If you are tired of a typical holiday journey by the conventional modes of transport, this one’s for you. Travelling around a country by bike is conceivably a less common, but nonetheless worthwhile experience you should definitely consider. There’s something keenly different about hopping from destination to destination on a…

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A Guide to India’s Colourful Holi Festival

It’s mayhem. Vivid, colourful mayhem. The Festival of Colours is in full swing, the air is infused with coloured powder and clouds of vibrant hues erupt over the boisterous crowd. Joyful people arm themselves with colored powder to smear on each other’s faces and water guns spraying neon coloured water.…

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