10 Places worth a Visit in Delhi

by Atula Gupta

Tweet New Delhi, the national capital of India, is a city that is centuries old and yet can astonish you with the modern luxuries and conveniences it has to offer. It is a city that has buried in its many folds, legends, parables and architectural splendour of different dynasties who have at some point of time […]

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Gateway to the Gods: Haridwar

by Atula Gupta

Tweet An image of India for many, conjures up images of ascetics in bare minimum with locks of hair towering above their head like a coiled serpent and a trident or a metal casket in their hands. Needless to say, such saints are in plenty in this birthplace of Hindu religion and though the India […]

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Law Garden: The Handicraft Hub of Ahmedabad

by Atula Gupta

Tweet Travellers always have this fascination of  taking back a memorabilia from the city they are visiting as a glorious testimony of the journey to an unknown land. While each city has its array of emporiums and curio shops addressing this very need of travellers, it is another matter and an adventure in itself to skew […]

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8 Off-the-Beaten-Path Delaware Museums

by Janel Atlas

Tweet So you want to avoid crowds, get in out of the summer heat, and not have to travel too far? Check out this round up of secret gems around Delaware. (And pstt—none costs more than $10 for adults, and 4 are free admission!) 1. Air Mobility Command Museum I visited the Air Mobility Command […]

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Elliot’s Beach, Chennai

by Atula Gupta

Tweet For people living in coastal towns, the sea I believe becomes such an indispensable part of their lives that they can sleep without even thinking about it, trusting that it is and will always remain where they last saw them. But for us, the not so blessed travellers from the plains, who can only […]

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Dead Sea

by Keith Kellett

Tweet When we visited Jordan, we ate lunch in what was then one of the lowest restaurants on earth. But, it wasn’t low in the sense of being cheap, or because not very nice people eat there. Jordan’s Dead Sea Spa hotel is 400 metres below sea level, which is as low as you can […]

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Mussoorie, the Queen of the Hills

by Atula Gupta

Tweet As children, my brother and I always looked forward to our summer holidays when we would be visiting some unknown part of India with our parents and spent glorious days frolicking and exploring a place. The memories of these visits today come in flashes and almost always revolve around particular incidents rather than the […]

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The ZigZag Railway

by Keith Kellett

Tweet Although the trains of the ZigZag Railway, in Australia’s Blue Mountains will fascinate an enthusiast, even someone who has no interest in the machinery would admire the engineering skill that went into a line designed to overcome a serious obstacle. The whole purpose of a railway is to reduce the friction of the wheels, […]

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Fatehpur Sikri: An Emperor’s Dream City

by Atula Gupta

Tweet At the start of the sixteenth century, India was invaded by a man named Babur who overthrew the Sultan of the day and proclaimed himself to be the ‘Emperor of India’. He eventually did manage to invade and bring a vast territory of India under his rule and thus began the great tryst of […]

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The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

by Keith Kellett

Tweet   It’s a pity the Oliver Cromwell will sail no more, for she’s one of the few paddle-wheelers on British waters. She wasn’t originally built as a paddle-boat, but converted from a Dutch barge in 1990, for multi-day river cruises up the Severn from Gloucester.   Now, England isn’t exactly the first country that […]

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