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Thursday, March
08, 2007


 Tourism Articles


 From March 02, 2007 - March 08, 2007

Travel Package

Air Deccan ties up with Travelguru to provide passengers budget hotel bookings and holiday packages from over 2,500 hotels located in 160 cities across India and in destinations that Air Deccan . . .

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 Chethana Dinesh.

Choice Tables | London: Where Indian Cuisine

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 Nagaland, 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 contemporary Nepal by the young Nepalese writer, Manjushree Thapa.

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 networks.

Akquasun Holidays Sets Up Mauritius Initiative

Akquasun Holidays, specialists in Maldives destination management, is now focusing on Mauritius and Malaysia (Sarawak) as its next focus.

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 Roye...

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 it).

Fragrance In The Air

It can be a fulfilling thing to get back to the past, to touch base with the dreamer inside...

Through Bohemia

The Czech Republic is an ideal place to "tranzit" through. Good enough to do it twice.

Enigmatic Peak

One of the most beautiful of the Indian Himalayan peaks, the Nanda Devi also has a fearsome reputation.

Before Sunset
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 concert.

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 girls.

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 "non-existent."

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 there.

Palamau Tiger Reserve

The Palamau Tiger Reserve lies in the western part of the Chhotanagpur plateau in Bihar.

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