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Thursday, May 31
, 2007


 Tourism Articles


 From May 25, 2007 - May 31, 2007

Temple Fair And Religious Fervour

The annual Badami-Banashankari Jaatre sheds light on the culture of the people of Bagalkot district, writes Shrinivas Nargund.

The Magic Of Stone

Belgaum is home to many ancient Jain temples. Of them all, Kamal Basadi, is definitely worth a visit, writes Naushad Bijapur.

Sifting Through The Pages Of Dust For Info

Rock flour powdered by glaciers travel far and wide and rest a long time, before telling the tales of past climates. V K Joshi explains.

Freedom On The Seas!

India has emerged as one of the world’s fastest growing outbound tourism economies, and cruising has become a hot travel option for those on the lookout for exotic destinations and a different holiday experience.

The ‘Sound Of Music’ Route

Rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, charming cottages, and, of course, the film connection…

Strolling In The City Of Time

Hugh and Colleen Gantzer take a trip to Ujjain, in Madhya Pradesh, which has been a hotseat of scholarship and pilgrimage for four millennia.

Quiet Witness To Changing Times

The Holy Trinity Church was built more than a hundred and fifty years ago, because St.

Tunnel Vision: Way To Eternal Bliss

It was May. Final exams were over and we were scorching in the Delhi heat. Someone suggested a trek to Vaishno Devi and we jumped at the idea.

Get Animated At Tom And Jerry

My story begins with an apricot brandy and a Counting Crows song at the Tom and Jerry pub in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Life On Bustling Nile

I don’t know what I expected, but it wasn’t this. The Pyramids of Giza were a disappointment. And so was the Sphinx.

The White City Of Peru

You might wonder why anyone would choose Peru as a detour from mainland USA. Well, it isn’t a popular choice (we encountered a lot of raised eyebrows!) but as it turned out, the trip turned out to be a fruitful one for us.

At World’s End

This is a place where 'The End of the World' sells. The theme is celebrated on T-shirts, bumper stickers, coffee mugs and posters.

Life’s Simple Pleasures

This RLT is a lesson in simplicity. For city dwellers so tuned in to the idea that luxury means happiness, Baviyoor is a great teacher.

Golf On The Hills Deal Of The Week

Taj Holidays announces a golf tour which will focus on the hill stations of Chikmagalur, Ooty and Conoor from May 31 to June 5.

Freedom On The Seas!

Travel Here is an option to explore the seas in luxury.

The Sound Of Music Route

We’ve never prepared as intensively for any trip as we did for this one – for as soon as we booked our train tickets to Salzburg, my daughter and I began practising our Do-re-mi’s in earnest.

In-Flight Biz Magazine

Air India and Mediascope Publicitas announce the launch of Corporate, a bi-monthly in-flight business magazine for First and Business Class passengers flying Air India.

Abacus Launches Abacus Smartprice In Indian Market

Abacus International has announced the launch of its new product for the Indian market called Abacus SmartPrice, which is regarded to be a new airfare pricing system that claims to boost agents competency.

Enit Declares India As ‘Focus Country’ For 2007

India has been declared as the `focus country’ by ENIT (the Italian State Tourist Board in India) for the year and has planned a series of initiatives to promote and market the destination in India.

Treasure Tours & Travels To Tap Medical Tourism Segment

In a bid to tap the immense potential of medical tourism in India, which is pegged to hit a whopping Rs 10,000 crore by 2012 according to a recent CII study, Treasure Tours & Travels is firming up plans to offer integrated medical tourism services.

Tourism Australia To Open Dedicated Office In India

The rapid growth in the Indian outbound market has prompted Tourism Australia (TA) to open an office in India to take advantage of increasing tourism opportunities.

Sri Lanka: Truly A Land Like No Other

Sri Lankas famous Sita Temple boasts of 300-year-old Rama, Sita and Hanuman idols. A river flows along the temple which was apparently the bathing area of Sita when she was a captive of Ravana, writes Shruti I L of the amazing land of Lanka.

Karera Wildlife Sanctuary

The Karera Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh is home to the Indian bustard and blackbuck. Many migratory birds flock to the Dihaila Jheel here.

Just Joking

After a ship sank in the ocean, three men ended up stranded in a lifeboat. They floated around for days without food or water.

Magic Tess

IT is known as the Island of Rejuvenation. With the lush green forests, winding rivers and pristine, pure air, it is an apt description.

Majestic Heights

I CAN safely bet that very few Indians know this. The world’s second longest wall is in India. To be precise, in Rajasthan: at the Kumbalgarh Fort.

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