A bike, few friends, exotic routes ...Nilgiris beckons you

Ooty is always an alluring place for everyone who wishes a break from routine schedules ..

Sadique Ali and Harris
Two friends from Malappuram to explore India on bicycles
Great Wall of China
Visitor limitation at China's busiest Great Wall section
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Pinarayi will quit only after uprooting CPM, says V Muraleedharan

Tea-seller who travelled 23 countries, to write travelogue to fund another trip

Balaji isn’t kidding anyone when he says he’s the first tea-seller to have visited various other countries in the world ..

Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania plans cable car for Mount Kilimanjaro

Dar es Salam: Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, ..


Cool breeze, calm river, fresh air... Oloppara for an ideal summer evening

When I reached Oloppara around 4 in the evening, Kandankutty was busy arranging the toffees and salted gooseberry on his small pull ..

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25 lakh tourists visited India in 2018 availing e-Visa

New Delhi: India had issued over 25 lakh e-Visa last year, a five-fold jump from 2015, and reduced the main category visa from 26 to ..


Uzbekistan – An unexplored tale of architectural marvel and history

Although Uzbekistan is a country which has very close relations with Indian history, it still doesn’t top the list of tourists ..


This offbeat village in Ooty is the coolest getaway this summer

Ooty is a popular tourist spot in India. Everyone is very much aware of what to see and what to do there. It is also crowded throughout ..

Rann Of Kutch

A full moon in the Rann of Kutch; when salt changes to snow!

My first memories of the white salty marshes of the Rann of Kutch are from a high school classroom. As a young teenager, I sat in a ..


A call from Shilparamam

I always believed that we have one life and we should live it every day, with a difference. It's been one and half years since ..

Mohanlal in Jamaica

Mohanlal on vacay with wife in Jamaica is ultimate couple goals

After the huge success of Lucifer, actor Mohanlal is enjoying his days off at Jamaica. His vacation with wife Suchitra, as the pictures ..

Chor Bazar

Chor Bazar - The market where you can buy stolen items

It was from a friend that I first heard about the Chor Bazar in Mumbai. First I was surprised. A market for the robbers! The name attracted ..

Thanneermukkom Bund

Thanneermukkom bund entices visitors; enjoy the 360 degree view

The Thanneermukkom bund was constructed to prevent saltwater flowing to farmlands that are below the Mean Sea Level. The bund construction ..


7 places for short trips you can try this summer in Kerala

One of the most inevitable programme of vacations is a family trip. Most families decide on their holidays taking the vacation of their ..


Premium hotel stay for Rs 4999; KTDC’s holiday packages for children

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Travel Development Corporation (KTDC) has introduced special packages for children to visit prime tourist ..


Karalad lake all set to welcome summer vacation rush

Kavumannam: Karalad lake in Wayanad is fully prepared for the summer vacation rush. The main attractions of the lake tourism project, ..


10 countries where Indians can travel visa hassle free

With the summer vacations around the corner, are you planning for an international trip? There are many countries that offer Visa-On-Arrival ..


Enjoy the 360⁰ view of world’s highest tea estate, Kolukkumalai

Kolukkumalai houses the world’s highest tea plantation. Situated in Bodinayakkanur in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, it is at ..


Simple yet stylish travel tips for frequent flyers

New Delhi: Make your life easier while travelling by rolling your clothes while packing and carrying a tote handbag for utility, suggest ..

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanaka Chopra’s Miami holidays with husband Nick Jonas and family

Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas took off on a Miami vacation with family, very recently. The actress took to Instagram ..

Ananya panday

SOTY2 actor Ananya Panday’s exotic vacation in Japan

Ananya Panday will be making her Bollywood debut soon in Karan Johar’s upcoming film ‘Student of The Year 2’ alongside ..

Coral reef

Israel moves pristine corals after restricted beach reopens

Eilat (Israel): For 50 years an Israeli oil company kept bathers and scuba divers away from a prime strip of beach in the Red Sea resort ..


This trio toured Manali on cycles

Manali, the name itself conveys coolness. A trip to Manali is worth looking forward to, that too if on a cycle, is double enjoyment, ..


Icelandic canyon made famous by Justin Bieber shut to tourists

Reykjavik: Iceland has blocked the millions of tourists who descend upon the volcanic island each year from visiting a canyon that ..

PK Kumar Penny Farthing

Kumar’s cycle climbs Ponmudi, enters record books

‘Roads less travelled by’ is very apt in terms of Kumar’s travel. But to be more specific, we can add ‘on ..

Woman travel

More Indian women travellers living their adventure dream: Study

Pushing the limits by ascending further and diving deeper is now making Indian women travellers feel liberated. To understand women's ..


'Virasat-e-Khalsa', museum with highest footfall in India

Anandpur Sahib (Punjab): Built to commemorate 300 years of the founding of the 'Khalsa Panth' by the 10th Master, Guru Gobind ..

Madhu Vidhu Boat House

Honeymoon boat house in Ooty awaits visitors

Once upon a time, Ooty was the abode of honeymooning couples. But now, the number of tourists have considerably decreased. The honeymoon ..

Miniature Museum

World of miniature vehicles: A must-visit place in Ooty

The mini car museum in Ooty isn’t a usual tourist place like other places here. This museum is just 5 km away from the railway ..

Courtallam Falls

Tourists flock to Courtallam Falls on Diwali

Thenmala: Tourists started coming in large numbers to the Courtallam Falls and Tenkasi to celebrate the Diwali holidays. Large crowds ..

Govind Vijayakumar

How this young photographer from Kerala won 15 lakh hearts on FB

From childhood, Govind had only one dream – to travel, especially in the forests. Getting to know the forests made him more close ..

Slender Loris, Kutti Thevangu

Save the ‘Kutti Thevangu’ of Ayyalur village

Even when new cities emerge and old ones remain, in India the picture is a bit different. There are some villages which haven’t ..


Riverside park to augment Neeleshwaram tourism soon

Neeleshwaram (Kasaragod): The Agricultural University along with tourism department are setting up a riverside park. A detailed project ..

buddhist monk

Experiencing the magic of rains in Meghalaya

The rain here in Shillong is much more than the monsoon rains in Kerala. Though the heavy rains were familiar in home state, the one ..


One-day trip from Mudumalai to Moyar

The lethargy of that holiday brought the thick forests of Mudumalai to my mind. The last lap of the summer season had seen good rain ..


Travel right with the right products

New Delhi: The difference in climate, atmosphere and surroundings while you are travelling can have a major impact on your skin hence ..


Trips that ban cellphones, even for photos

Would you take a trip if you couldn't use your cellphone? A new tour company called Off the Grid is asking travelers to put their ..

Food tour

Culinary Travel - the next boom to look forward in 2018

If 2017 was all about gorgeous landscapes, bucket list trips, the world's best beaches and traveling closer to home, 2018 is ..

Ponmudi Tourism

Ponmudi: Of mesmerising sights and memorable experiences

It was the end of the week. I was yearning to take a break from the hectic life at work. No sooner had the thought struck me, than ..


From the land of ‘world's first newspaper’

Six parliamentarians were selected to represent India at Fiji, under the leadership of Saifuddin Soz, a senior member of Parliament ..


The long lost twin of God's own country: Bohol in Philippines

Sharing coordinates may not be much of a deal but what if you land in a tiny island that just rose up from the sea and has everything ..

Marigot Bay

St. Lucia’s Drive-through Volcano

These days, drive through fast food restaurants, pharmacies, and banks are common and a convenient feature of modern life. However, ..

Snake River

The Grand Teton National Park

En route to the Grand Teton National Park, we stopped at Jackson Hole, a small ski resort town located in the valley between the Teton ..


The wonders of Yellowstone National Park

As the US National Park Service turned 100 years, celebrations are ongoing. It manages a wealth of over four hundred diverse properties ..


Cuba is Cool; and Hot too

As our ship slowly navigated through the Havana Bay towards the port, the sun was just coming up from the Atlantic Ocean. It was the ..

Meenakshi temple

Through the land of Cholas

Recently, our family took up an ambitious trip, short but exciting, across the central Tamil Nadu region. We travelled through the ..


Explore the green islands of Kadamakkudy to get a rural taste

Are you searching for a perfect destination to unwind yourself from the hustle and bustle of city life? Are you the one who possesses ..

Ram Setu

Dhanushkodi: a ghost town that sleeps quietly

The vast barren land of white sand- attired Dhanushkodi with its uneasy calmness and lifelessness would prompt anyone to doubt whether ..

Tianmen mountain

Tianmen: the stairway to heaven

A steep ropeway rising above the clouds moving slowly atop a rocky mountain. As many as 99 adventurous hairpin curves zigzagging along ..


How Baroda became second home for Malayalees?

We Malayalees from Koyilandy have half-a-century long close relationship with Vadodara, more lovingly called Baroda. Most of the puncture ..


The world 'yathri' has a lot more to see around the globe

In Kerala, the word ‘Sancharam’ now has a new connotation _ Santhosh George Kulangara. For years, Santhosh is Keralites’ ..


Things to remember during a Kodagu trip

Sweet like an orange, Kudagu, with its natural ambience created by forests, waterfalls and hills, excellent climate, not to mention ..


Immerse yourself in silence at Sairandhri forest

Before we start this journey we must thank the people who fought to keep an evergreen rain forest alive through their resistance ..


Travel more to ramp up your sex life

London: A recent study in Britain suggests that travelling could actually improve your health, help to lose weight, gain confidence, ..


Saluting the Green Soldier

Each grain of sand in the Periyar Tiger Reserve knows this person with the green uniform very well. 'Thaadikkannan' is a dynamic ..

Murud Janjira

The mesmerizing marine fort: Murud Janjira

The story of Murud Janjira, the invincible Siddi marine fort that stood tall to the attacks of Shivaji and his son Sambhaji among many ..


Gandikotta _ the hidden Grand Canyon of India

A backpack on the shoulder and my three year old tugging along, I boarded the Andhra Pradesh State Transport bus from Bangalore, on ..


A Scenic Canal Cruise

Like a sharp-beaked water bird that gracefully floats on the tiny waves, the boat slowly sailed away in the canal. It was a calm, ..


From Vellagavi with love

Somewhere deep inside the Palani hills, I nibble a fresh butter fruit, watching the foggy mountains around and chatting with Subbammal, ..