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Thursday, May 24
, 2007


 

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 From May 18, 2007 - May 24, 2007

Millions Have Voted For 'New Seven Wonders'

More than 45 million people have voted so far in an Internet campaign to choose the seven 'new' wonders of the world out of 21 shortlisted historical buildings or monuments, the organisers said on Monday.

Temple Trilogy Stops Here

The temple reminds me of Angkor Wat,” the German tourist tells me. He, his pretty companion and I are the only three visitors at noon, marvelling at the beauties of this paean in stone to Lord Vishnu at Somnathpur.

A Long Way To The Taj

The sane traveller makes a simple calculation when planning a getaway: The longer it takes to get there, the longer the stay required to make it worthwhile.

Deal Of The Week

Two summer getaway packages. The one night package priced Rs. 5,999 (on weekdays) and Rs. 6, 999 (on weekends – Friday and Saturday) . . . . ..

Smooth Sail To Norway

Experience Norway’s fjords, mountains and pretty towns.

Animal Kingdom

It’s all about roads. The metalled tarmac out of Johannesburg allows the tour operator (TOR) to push for 110 km/hr.

Innocent English Mistakes

During the ‘rush hour’ at Houston’s Hobby Airport, a flight was delayed due to a mechanical problem.

Be Healthy, Travel Happy

It’s important to take care of your health when you’re travelling. Whether you’re taking a trip with your family or plan to live abroad for several months, it’s easier to get sick when you’re in a new place because your body hasn’t had a chance to . . . .

Where History Lies Buried

Dolmens, rock art and a granite maidan, says SOMA BASU.

Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary

The sanctuary in Puri (Orissa) is Asia’s largest inland salt-water lagoon. The pear-shaped lake, separated from the Bay of Bengal by a sandy ridge, spreads across 1,100 sq km.

Happy Times On A Hill

Located about 310 km from Bangalore is Kukke Subhramanya. Cruising on the smooth roads of NH4, we divert at Nelamangla and continue on NH48 till we hit Sakleshpura.

Temple Trilogy Stops Here

Belur and Halebid may be bigger but this temple is the most complete and symmetrical, writes Kausalya Santhanam.

Where The Carpet Is Green

An attractive basket of fruits and vegetables, says SOMA BASU

Happy Times On A Hill

Soak in the beauty of the Kumara Parvata, one of the highest and most scenic peaks in Karnataka, listening to the birds and watching the sunset.

Green, Green Carpet

It took me long to get convinced about this place as a probable RLT. I tried ‘Kanthalloor’ on friends and colleagues and nobody seemed to have heard about it.

Freedom On The Seas!

Here is an option to explore the seas in luxury The length of ‘Liberty of the Seas’ is equal to four jumbo jets.

Deal Of The Week

Place: GRT Temple Bay Package: Two summer getaway packages. The one night package priced Rs. 5,999 (on weekdays) and Rs. 6, 999 (on weekends – Friday and Saturday), includes complimentary breakfast, current room taxes and a 20 per cent discount . . .

Smooth Sail To Norway

As the mercury rises, wouldn’t you want to cruise along the cool shores of Norway, Greenland and Antarctica?

Where The Carpet Is Green

It took me long to get convinced about this place as a probable RLT. I tried “Kanthalloor” on friends and colleagues and nobody seemed to have heard about it.

Animal Kingdom

It’s the ultimate do-it-yourself wild animal viewing experience.

Giant Tree In Motion

If trees could talk, the 250-year-old Banyan at the Indian Botanic Garden in Kolkata would, indeed, have some interesting tales to tell!

Kumaraswamy Seeks Report On Encroachment Of Forests

Chief Minister pulls up officials for being `anti-people' Forest Department asked to prepare detailed report in three months Officials accused of targeting poor forest-dwellers

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