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Where Devotees Flock...
The Durga Parameshwari Temple in
Nandikur, abode of a radiantly
beautiful form of Goddess Durga, has
an interesting story to relate, writes
Choice Tables | London: Where Indian
Zaika, in a stately bank building in
Kensington, no longer has a Michelin
star but retains a loyal following for
its haute Indian cuisine.
Chill Out In Style
Looking for a weekend retreat away
from the hustle and bustle of the
city? The Only Place could be an
option. Situated in Injambakkam, ECR,
the Kerala `tharavad' style resort
with aesthetically done up interiors,
is managed by Chennai Services . . .
Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated close to the Myanmar (Burma)
border in the picturesque north
eastern State of
the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary boasts
rich flora and fauna.
Deal Of The Week
Taj Leisure Hotels in India, The
Maldives, Colombo and Malaysia.
Can't Forget Kathmandu!
A few days ago, while flipping through
novels at a sale in a bookstore, I
happened to cast my eyes on "Forget
Kathmandu," that popular tome on
by the young Nepalese writer,
France Trains Eye On Niche Segments
Maison de la France has actively
trained its eye on promoting different
avenues of niche tourism in India to
prop up incoming tourism.
Rail Europe Witnesses Exponential
Growth In Retail Agent Base
Rail Europe has seen its retail touch
points grow exponentially in the two
years it has had an Indian presence,
from 30 to 124, driven primarily by
its eight GSAs and their sub-agent
Akquasun Holidays Sets Up Mauritius
Akquasun Holidays, specialists in
Maldives destination management, is
now focusing on
and Malaysia (Sarawak) as its next
Travel2agent.Com And Spicejet Tie-Up
For Inventory Distribution
Travel2Agent.com and SpiceJet have
tied up to distribute inventory to
travel agencies throughout India.
Darkness At Noon In Alcatraz
The name of Alcatraz in San Francisco,
is attributed to a bird. Don Juan
Manual Ayala referred to the place as
˜La Isla de los Alcatrac or the
˜Island of Pelicans™, writes Janardhan
Udupi: A Temple And Food Sojourn
Neelakantan visits the temple town of
Udupi, and is impressed with what the
place holds for a foodie.
Into The Jungle
Two women and all that silence? I am
not talking about the two women
traveling alongside me on the drive to
Silent Valley but Sairandhri (Draupadi
after whom the forests are named) and
Kunthi (the river that flows through
Fragrance In The Air
It can be a fulfilling thing to get
back to the past, to touch base with
the dreamer inside...
is an ideal place to "tranzit"
through. Good enough to do it twice.
One of the most beautiful of the
Indian Himalayan peaks, the Nanda Devi
also has a fearsome reputation.
A beerless, vegetarian town would
usually not be on my list of
must-visit destinations. So, I ended
up in Pushkar entirely by default, to
attend fusion musician Prem Joshua’s
Who Can Ever Be Tired Of Bath?
A town that still retains its romantic
charm . . .
Lurking Around The Bend
The recent tragedy of the three
trekkers has thrown up some
uncomfortable questions, yet again.
It's time the State put some serious
regulation into eco-tourism.
Basking In Medieval Glory
Appropriately enough, I found dashing
Mr. Darcy at Bath. Standing right
outside the Jane Austen museum, in an
elegantly cut coat and cunningly tied
cravat, he was surrounded by simpering
Paradise On Earth
If heaven were on earth, it would have
to be Parunthumpara. The place does
away with the misconception that all
road-less-travelled destinations are
tucked away in remote corners and the
roads leading to them are as good as
Bhakti With A Difference
True to its tag `The Athens of the
East', practically every nook and
corner of the Temple City hides a slice of history. Like the one, right on the West and North
Masi Streets junction, the
Nehru Aalala Sundara Vinayagar Temple.
A Port With A Past
Beaches always beckon and so does
anything `ancient.' This time a friend
in the Police Department posted in
Ramanathapuram district, recommends
some neglected but beautiful places
Palamau Tiger Reserve
The Palamau Tiger Reserve lies in the
western part of the Chhotanagpur
plateau in Bihar.