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Category Archives: Travel

food destinations

Indian is a land of food connoisseurs.  Each state, each district, each village prides itself in its own distinct cuisine and food customs. Each Indian city its culinary identity but these are the top 10 destinations that every gourmand must visit. Delhi – Delhi is not only the capital of India, it is also the culinary capital of the country. A visit to old Delhi and the bylanes of Chandni Chowk is a foodie’s dream [...]

violance in kashmir hits tourism in valley

Terrorism, ambushes, violence, security risks just do not take a toll on the lives of civilians. There are other added on problems that the citizens of the region engulfed in terrorism face. The citizens of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)are facing the worst of times as thousands have lost jobs and wages because the security concern in the state has affected the Tourism Industry. This dreary scenario has developed since the terrorist Burhan Wani’s killing sparked [...]

top destinations to visit in july

Monsoons! A time for a breath of fresh air. A time when the parched earth from the heat of the summer is rejuvenated and there are these different hues and shades of the colour green all around. The colour that is symbolic of nature. Why waste this beautiful time in an urban jungle when you can head off to any of the following beautiful places in India which scream of nature with lush green surroundings, [...]

new-airport-near-shirdi

A new airport near Shirdi is likely to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi by July end this year. The good news is that with the functioning of the airport, the travelling time between Mumbai and Shirdi will be just 40 minutes by air. The airport is near Shirdi in Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra. This will be of great help to thousands of pilgrims who visit Shirdi, the temple town of Sai Baba, [...]

Best Road Trips in India

Road Trip!! A holiday that begins right at the moment one turns on the ignition in the car or the motorbike. A holiday that does not include just the destination, but every millimetre in between, as one zips through the many roads, some good, and some giving you the feel of being on a joyride; as one discovers small quaint places one never knew existed, and eating joints which sometimes can give competition to the [...]

June 10, 2017
Picnic Spots Near Delhi

It is that time of the year. When the heat is soaring, the schools are closed for the summer vacation, and one just feels like getting away from it all. Visit to an airconditioned mall in one’s locality has become too mainstream, in fact boring, as it does not tickle one’s intellect. It is time to get back to the age-old traditional getaways of picnic to exotic locations, and weekends away in places of historical [...]

paris climate agreement

While several countries are disappointed with the US after its President Donald Trump announced withdrawing his country from the Paris agreement on climate change, India has stood its ground on the issue. And in this regard Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rightly said that whether the Paris pact survives the shock from the US withdrawal from the deal or not, India is committed to preserve and protect climate. “Paris or no Paris, our commitment to [...]

Masala Library

We grew up hearing the name of Jiggs Kalra as India’s first celebrated gourmet who knew food as much or more than chefs in the finest of hotels he reviewed, tasted and advised. Off late, Kalra is not in circulation but his son has made a profession out of what was largely his father’s passion. Zorawar Kalra has made Massive Restaurants as one of most successful stand-alone restaurant chain in the country. I have been [...]

iceberg snow world at ahmedabad

Summer break is here and the kids are home all day. Temperatures are soaring and the scorching heat leaves you sapped of all energy. Take a break from the monotony of staying indoors and head straight to experience the snow in Ahmedabad. Yes, you heard that right. Right in the heart of Ahmedabad you have an unlikely paradise – Iceberg Snow World. Literally, the best place to chill out this summer. Open all 365 days [...]

char dham yatra

On 28 April, the highly auspicious and revered temples of Gangotri and Yamunotri that form part of the much sought after Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand were opened to public after a long winter break. With chanting of hymns and prayers that also marked the ‘Akshay Tritiya’, devotees thronged to both temples to be among the early ones to offer prayers at respective temples. Kedarnath is expected to be opened to public on 3 May [...]