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Tso Moriri Lake

un[travel] to the less explored Tso Moriri Lake at 4595 metres above MSL, away from crowded high-altitude lakes with blinding flashlights. Past green marshland with streams criss-crossing to the lake beyond. The eight hours it takes to get here from Leh are worth every minute as your vision clears to see the serene blue Tso...

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Trivandrum Sunset

Formerly a trade hub for spices, sandalwood and ivory, Trivandrum which was called the ‘evergreen city of India’ by Mahatma Gandhi is now an immense IT nest contributing to nearly 80% of the state’s software exports. Ranked as one of the best cities in Kerala to live in, it is mainly used by tourists as...

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Bhutan defies generalisations. In this Buddhist Kingdom, you’ll find harmonious co-existence of serene monasteries and adrenaline-pumping adventure activities. While the northern regions get freezing cold, the southern provincesstay warm and humid. Bhutan’s weather depends upon the altitude. So, what’s the best time to visit Bhutan? All through the year, provided you choose the right place,...

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When one thinks Holi, one thinks color, celebration, happiness, love and buckets of fun. You know what can make a day like that even better? Intoxication. Enter Bhang, India’s contribution to the world of intoxicants. Bhang’s a natural drink made from marijuana leaves. While it is only legal in certain places, during the right time...

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For countless, weary city folks, the Chandigarh-Manali NH21 serves as the perfect escape route from the humdrum of daily existence into the rejuvenating lap of nature. Sadly, the crowds follow suit! What if we told you that there is a hidden treasure – with pristine oak and pine forests, hanging bridges, apple orchids, and crystal...

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Himachal Pradesh

Fascinating deciduous forests of spectacular green interspersed with quaint little villages by the Tirthan river make this valley one of Himachal’s favourite weekend getaways. Stunning backdrops and fantastic camping, trekking and fishing opportunities make this the perfect holiday. The gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tirthan valley is the...

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Andamans Scuba

Do you believe in magic? You will, once you experience the symphony of vivid corals, fascinating seabed gardens, mysterious remains of sunken ships, and charming schools of fish in Andaman and Nicobar islands. Scuba diving in these islands, situated in the Bay of Bengal, is the best way to explore one of the most diverse...

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Andaman Islands

If you were to make a list of things to do in Andamans, what would it comprise? From scuba diving and snorkelling to parasailing and sea walking, this tropical paradise is the hub of aqua adventures. However, for those who prefer the serenity of nature, these islands also hold the promise of pristine beaches and...

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Periyar TRiger Reserve

Complete with spice plantations, tea gardens, a wildlife sanctuary and a thriving indigenous tribe population, Thekkady is a traveller’s delight. The Periyar Tiger Reserve here is the area’s main attraction. Most resorts and hotels centre around the town of Kumily, a mere stone’s throw away from the reserve. Probably the only reserve in the world...

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If you want to spot a tiger in all its natural grandeur, the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh is the place to be. Situated in Umaria district, in the Vindhyan mountain ranges of central India, Bandhavgarh houses the highest density of tiger population in the country. This is one of the few places on...

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