Friday, January 19, 2018

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14 Jan 2018

Monumental stories set in stone

14 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

Stories abound in this fort. Wrapped in history, Chittorgarh Fort, 100 km from the lake city of Udaipur, has been a textbook lesson on valour, honour, sacrifice and romance.

Symbol of defiance

14 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

The ramparts of Vellore Fort, 125 km from Chennai, are surrounded by a wide moat filled with water, overlooking the verdant rolling hills and the town of Vellore at its foothills.

07 Jan 2018

Vertical limits

07 Jan 2018 | 1:34 AM

Before Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York were reduced by terrorist planes to a plume of mushroom smoke sucking in its vortex nearly 3,000 human lives and countless dreams of the dead and living left behind, it was the biggest tourist attraction of the Big Apple.

24 Dec 2017

Carols on Strasbourg’s streets

24 Dec 2017 | 1:15 AM

It is Christmas time in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region of France, and in the old town area, a Unesco World Heritage site, the lights lining the medieval streets are giving the city a cozy feel.

On the world’s most crooked lane

24 Dec 2017 | 1:15 AM

There are famous cities. And then, there are famous streets that no tourist can afford to miss. There’s the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, the Yonge Street in Toronto, the Fifth Avenue in New York City and so on.

17 Dec 2017

Relax, rejuvenate & rejoice at Redang

17 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

Imagine white sand and blue waters. Add some sun, warm breeze, and sea-waves. Ticking all the right boxes, Redang Island promises sun-soaked day minus the unsettling rush of regular beach towns.

The road to freedom via Gdansk

17 Dec 2017 | 2:12 AM

Is there a connection between Poland’s port city Gdansk on the Baltic Sea and the advent of World War II? Unlikely? But when you discover that it was earlier named Danzig, the coin drops.

10 Dec 2017

Istanbul’s layered treat

10 Dec 2017 | 2:06 AM

One watches in hushed silence, as the chef rolls out the dough into filmy, gossamer thin layers. Then with great reverence, he brushes each layer with melted butter, and layers it into a tight stack in a pan, adding finely chopped pistachios between layers.

03 Dec 2017

For women who lived on their terms

03 Dec 2017 | 1:53 AM

Past the horse-drawn carriages and romantic corners of Bruges, past its endless waffle shops and canal tours, in a quiet, almost-clandestine corner is an oasis. A refuge far from the hullabaloo of tourist traffic.

26 Nov 2017

In the footsteps of ‘Carpet Sahib’

26 Nov 2017 | 2:45 AM

Dense forest, perennial streams, tall reeds on river beds, temperate climate and plenty of game — this is the natural habitat of the tiger. It is here that gun in hand, in dark nights, alone he pursued his prey. Not for him the safety of the machaan.

On vintage wheels, a journey to the past

26 Nov 2017 | 2:45 AM

Next time you want to wean your children off gadgets, consider taking a trip down motoring memory lane at the Heritage Transport Museum. Spread over more than 3.01 acres, the exhibits at the museum, which lies 40 km from Gurugram, focus on the transport history of India.