Travel

Where to travel in 2018?

There’s a phrase we like to use at Traveler to describe certain destinations: “It’s having a moment.” It comes up a lot—that near-impossible-to-pin-down, can’t-put-our-thumb-on-it logic as to why you should visit somewhere. Here’s some places that have been listed for you: Scottish Islands:  Explore more than 800 islands lie within reach of Scotland’s rugged coastline, scattered across the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean, there is something for everyone, whether you’re a whisky aficionado, seeking spiritual sustenance, or just looking to lie on [...]

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Historical chords! 111 years old Lahore music house

What is it? This legendary music shops in the bylanes of Old Delhi, with histories spanning a century, is not just carrying on a musical legacy but provides fodder for old music lore too. They manufacture, retail and export musical instruments in more than 12 countries. They have two manufacturing units, one in Chandigarh, and the other in the outskirts of Delhi. What’s the history? Lahore Music House has been in the area for more than seven decades – ever since its founder [...]

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Stories never end in Delhi’s read street

What is it? Nearly over 30 years old Sunday market dedicated to just books, starting at a price as low as Rs.10/-. It is so interesting to see that the books are sold in kilos. It’s Rs. 20 a kg, isn’t it cheaper than a burger. What all can you find here? On the mile-long footpath between Delite cinema and the iron footbridge, near Jama Masjid, you can literally find any form of book, right from Dan Brown to to APJ Abdul Kalam, [...]

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6 stunning long drive roads in Delhi – NCR

Long drives have always been associated with romance or adventure. Here are some the stunning long drive roads that you can hit during non- traffic hours for an absolute bliss! National Highway – NH8 : Stunning and spotless roads that connect Delhi and Gurgaon. This is a six to eight lane expressway which is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral. Image: Fillthewell.com The Ridge Road: Known as the green lungs for Delhi, it’s the world’s second most bird-rich capital city, after Kenya’s [...]

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Dubai top 5 : Things to do

There are an endless amount of activities and tours available in Dubai during your layover. You can book anything from hot air balloon rides and helicopter tours, to camel safaris and shopping excursions. Here are top 5 picks for you: Big Bus Tours : Tickets for Big Bus Tours are valid for 24 hours and you can hop on and off whenever you’d like. One ticket covers both routes, which includes the Red Route (Dubai Creek, Al Fahidi Fort & Dubai [...]

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6 new reasons to visit Hong Kong

Prepared your things to do list? but if you want to sound different from what people usually talk about Hong Kong then here’s the most updated things that will make people go “Really, show me a picture”: Gucci paper replicas for the ones that are no more: On Java Road in Hong Kong, a new pair of brown leather Gucci loafers, lovingly wrapped in cellophane, hangs from a storefront — the deal of a lifetime at less than $3. Well, [...]

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In- photo: The 700-year-old tradition of qawwali at Hazrat Nizamuddin

This is definitely one of the “must – do” Thursday night things in Delhi. Where: Just around Mathura Road, the dargah (shrine) of Nizamuddin Auliya is one of the most famous landmarks in Delhi. When: Though the qawwali performances happen here every night, but Thursday night or ‘Jummeraat’ has a special significance Timings:  It’s spread over two sessions, one at sundown and one around 9pm, but in winter, only the dusk session takes place, after maghrib (the evening prayer). What else? It’s quite [...]

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SNOOPY & gang: now in TOKYO

Did you know that Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz hated the name Peanuts? Or that Snoopy only walked upright on his two hind legs in June 1957, more than six years after the Peanuts comic strip debuted in 1950? Or how about the fact that Snoopy has a big following in Japan, while Peanuts stamps are issued in countries as varied as Portugal, Gibraltar and Cayman Islands? So if you love all things to do with imaginative dog Snoopy [...]

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5 long weekend getaways around Delhi

Weekend getaways 1. Landour: It’s a small cantonment town attached with Mussoorie. This place is absolutely quiet and beautiful; there are very few cottages that are available for tourists to stay. Should you wish to do some touristy thing you can drive down to Mussoorie and should you wish to enjoy natural beauty then you can just relax in Landour. Altitude: 7784 ft (2550m) above sea level Nearest city : Mussoorie / Dehradun More details: It is about 35 km from the city [...]

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Top 7 summer holiday destination in India

For those who believe in exploring off beat places, here is a quick list of where can you travel this summer: Gurez (Gurais): Spend an awesome time without mobile connectivity in the stunning Gurez valley. The beauty of this place cannot be explained in words, however clear blue sky and snow-capped mountains will definitely leave you mesmerized. Altitude: 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level (high Himalayas) Nearest city : Srinagar Best time to visit: June to early November More details: The access to [...]

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