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Jaisalmer -Once a jewel of Rajasthan has lost its charm for travellers

It was once a much sought-after destination for tourists who wanted to experience camel safaris, golden sands, mesmerising dunes, and the rich culture and heritage of the Thar desert. Then came the Khalistan Movement of 1986 and since the borders of Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district were bound on the west and southwest by Pakistan, tourists weren’t permitted beyond 45 km of this World Heritage City. Around 2/3rd of the district was […]

Best places to visit in Munnar to witness blooming Neelakurinji

Every year during the season of the bloom, travel agencies see a huge growth in the holiday bookings to the hill station Munnar, as travellers gather to witness the magnetism of the rare blooming of ‘Neelakurinji’ flowers. Starting late July, the Anamalai hills near Munnar in Kerala will be clad in purplish blue neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) which bursts into flower once in 12 years. Thousands of visitors flock to Munnar […]

19 Under-Explored Karnataka Destinations That Must Be On Your Bucket List!

Karnataka is a state that truly exemplifies its chosen motto: One State, Many Worlds. How often have you come across a state in India that has far-ranging topographies like the ancient ruins of Hampi with vast expanses of rocks and boulders, while on the other hand, there are hill towns like Coorg and Sakleshpur whose coffee plantations host visitors from far and wide? And then we have a beautiful coastline […]

How Amazon and Netflix are changing comedy in India

Standing on a stage facing an amused audience, Indian stand-up comic Kanan Gill recounts his experience of going for “handwriting analysis”. “The guy looked at my handwriting and said, ‘Sir, you are very gullible,’” he says. “I was like, ‘How do you know that?’” “And he’s like, ‘Because you came here.’” The audience howls with laughter. This is a clip from Mr Gill’s hour-long Amazon Prime special, Keep It Real, […]

Explore These Flabbergasting Lakes In Warangal

The second largest city in the state of Telangana, Warangal is also one of the most important historical cities in the county with many ancient monuments and temples. It was the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty during the early Medieval Period of India and has been ruled by many great rulers since then. Therefore, Warangal is a cultural and historical hub for travellers from all over India today. Tourist come […]

India Most Dangerous Country For Women, US In 10 Worst: Survey

India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia. The only western nation in the top 10 was the […]

Power ministry may make 24 degrees celsius as default setting for air conditioners

Power minister RK Singh said on Friday that the government will consider making 24 degrees celsius as mandatory default setting for air conditioners within a few months. At a meeting with the minister, AC makers were also advised to have labelling indicating the optimum temperature setting for the benefits of consumers both from financial and their health points of view, the power ministry said in a statement. The temperatures settings […]

Eid-ul-Fitr 2018: India to celebrate Eid on June 16

The auspicious festival of Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-Al-Fitr is widely celebrated by Muslims around the globe. The festival marks the end of Ramadan and is celebrated by breaking the 30-day long fast with a grand celebration. Eid-ul-Fitr is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The celebrations of the festival depend purely upon the sighting of the moon. There is […]

Want a summer adventure? Here are 5 sports to try in India!

So it’s finally summer and time to chill out. If you not looking to travel abroad for a holiday, why not look at an adventurous holiday in India that will get your adrenaline flowing? Getting sporty during June and July is not just fun but also gives you a thrill and an opportunity to try something you haven’t before. Here are 5 sports you can check out this summer. River […]

Where to find the best rabri falooda in Delhi

Whenever I see a neon-lit sign proclaiming the Italian-sounding name Giani’s in Delhi’s shopping and residential areas, I am transported back in time. I spot hordes of people — young and old — jostling for ice cream inside, and often wonder if they know about its roots which lie in a little place in Chandni Chowk. Much before the Giani’s ice cream chain came into being, there was Giani and […]