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UNDERWATER TREASURES Taapsee Pannu goes snorkelling in the Maldives
UNDERWATER TREASURES Taapsee Pannu goes snorkelling in the Maldives

Plunge into the blue

Scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing… actor Taapsee Pannu unleashes her adventurous side in Maldives »
ECHOES OF GOA The sound of music has changed with the times.

Tunes of the sands

Jacob Cherian traces the path of music in Goa from Psychedelic Trance to Jazz »

Oh the places you’ll go

The year is coming to an end and intrepid travellers are scouring maps and globes to figure out the best places to travel to in 2015. Here’s a list. »
Thottipalam Photo: Sreejith R. Kumar
Thiruvananthapuram, December 26, 2014

Weekend getaways

Breakfast at VARKALA Have some fun in the sun at Varkala . Photo: S. M... »
Illustration by Satheesh Vellinezhi
December 19, 2014

With wind beneath their wings

In October, Shobha Krishnakumar strolled through the night markets of Siem Reap and watched villages float by as their boat rode through Tonle Sap with just her sister for travel companion. “My sis... »
A view of the Kapaleeswarar Temple. Photo: R. Ragu
chennai, December 19, 2014

Before sunrise, after sunset: Chennai calling

6 AM: Start your morning in typical Chennai fashion at the Marina Beach. Sit down by the sea and watch the sun come up, while early risers walk the sandy. »
A walk to remember: Tulips at Keukenhof. Photo: Latha Srinivasan
December 19, 2014

A city in full bloom

This is a city that’s defined by its museums and tulips. Throw in the beautiful windmills, clogs and cheese and you’re all set for a Dutch experience. Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan melting pot when i... »
Sites of Champaner. Photos: Mohit Goel and Aakash Mehrotra
December 14, 2014

The old world charm

A few faint images cross your mind when you talk of Champaner: a strategic trade route, the capital of arguably the most influential sultanate, a graceful example of urban landscaping, mesmerizing... »
December 12, 2014

Writer's block: so what did I buy in Australia?

Bawling babies, talkative families, coy couples: I was on the plane to Sydney, having boarded in Kuala Lumpur, but I could have been in a bus anywhere in India. The passengers behind me spoke in Te... »
Fog near Lambasingi. Photo: K.R. Deepak
December 12, 2014

Bitten by wanderlust

A break from the urban revelries or diving headfirst into the festivities, December is a season when the travel bug wakes most people out of their slumber. It’s the time to experience the winter c... »
The Alps, as seen from Innsbruck. Photos: Aruna Chandaraju
December 5, 2014

Five things to do when in Innsbruck...

1) Sky’s the limit to skiBergisel Ski Jump is where skiing enthusiasts head first when they come to Austria. Even the average tourist, read our group, who does not have skiing in mind makes... »
Tushar Agarwal and Sanjay Madan decided to take the most epic road trip of all time.
November 30, 2014

The world on wheels

After three years of travelling together and creating seven records between them, Tushar Agarwal and Sanjay Madan decided to take the most epic road trip of all time: six continents, 50 countries a... »
Chelavara falls, Coorg Photo: Susanna Myrtle Lazarus
November 28, 2014

Notes from the Kodagu valley

It’s so foggy over Mangalore airport that my flight is in danger of being sent back to Bangalore to wait for the skies to clear. That’s the last thing I want after an early morning flight from Chen... »

A Himalayan experience

Go, tell it on the mountain!

I know what you did last weekend

With our head in the clouds…

Pitch for the outdoors

The temple yatris are getting younger

Home of the Gods

Milan in an art beat

Journey to the end of the earth

The Tower of St. Augustine’s Church amidst ruins. Photos: Apoorva Sripathi
chennai, December 26, 2014

Ringing in the old

I’ve been repeatedly asked if I am a ‘mountain person’ or a ‘beach person’. After a lightning-speed trip to Ladakh where I was entranced by towering mountains, glittering turquoise lakes and long w... »
My way Is the highway. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

Around the world with Bluee

It is slightly weird to think that you could live happily ever after in a van. But that is how it has been for Germany’s Jens Jacob and his wife Cynthia, both 37. Jens, who worked in the catering b... »
The splendour of Christmas at Chester. Photo: Priyadarshini Paitandy
December 19, 2014

Have yourself a merry, little Christmas fair!

Daniel Craig! Did you see him?” my colleague shrieks into the phone from Chennai. It’s 6 a.m. on a cold, winter afternoon in Chester and I am awakened by her call. Jet-lagged and listless, I try to... »
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HYDERABAD, December 16, 2014

Track your luggage with Trakdot

It is not uncommon to land at your destination and go to the carousel, only to wait almost forever and not see your baggage turn up. If you are lucky, then your bags have just got diverted and you... »
CROSSING 15 STATES IN 16 DAYS: A view of the Himalayas at Ladakh. Photo: Special Arrangement
December 12, 2014

Motoring to the moon land!

“For about 500 kilometres up the mountain, we could see no humans. No electricity, no communication or network. The land was completely barren. They call it the ‘moon land’. It was breathtaking,” d... »
The Mayo Hall building and how it used to look during its glorious days. Photo: K Murali Kumar
December 12, 2014
Hidden Histories

Reminiscent of a glorious past

The stretch from Trinity Circle Junction to Queen Victoria’s Statue on the busy Mahatma Gandhi Road may not be the ideal idea for an evening stroll. With the metro on one side and the hectic vehicu... »
December 11, 2014

For the shopaholic

Go hunting for quirky gifts in a European-style market Among the few European traditions that Pondy keeps alive, the annual Christmas Market, is one we’re most thankful for! Tradi... »
The Four Pillar Mandapam
December 4, 2014

On the travel companion

A meeting at the Vellore Institute of Technology got postponed by a couple of hours and I decided to go to Virinchipuram in the meantime. It is just 10 km after Vellore on the Chennai-Bengaluru hi... »
At Jonha Falls
November 30, 2014

A new escape

This election season take time off the dusty tracks of Jharkhand. Sooth your jangled nerves away from political melting pot and head straight to Jonha waterfalls in Ranchi. Surprised? Well, yes! Bu... »
At the Sun Temple of Modhera
November 28, 2014

The call of the Sun

We are driving to Modhera, nearly two hours north of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. It’s a little out of the way of our planned trip to Dwaraka, but we don’t want to miss a chance to see a Sun Temple older... »

Gateway beckons

The road to Romania

Right up your rue

In the company of gods

But first, Jamaica!

An island of nine

Dancing on the sea

We’re going to Ibiza!