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Old Manali, Himachal Pradesh: Top 5 cafes to hang out

By Nishtha Duggal

Despite the madness that comes in the form of congestion, Manali in Himachal Pradesh remains one the favourite hill stations of the north in India. It has something to offer to the regular holidayers, the drifters, trekkers or expat wanderers. Old Manali, as I discovered, has a beautiful side to it that is mostly popular with the foreigner lot for the gypsy and creative vibe that it offers. That, plus great deals. My crazy bunch of backpacker friends chose this destination for the old town romance. 

13Sep
OffbeatresortRetreattravel

Kasaar Jungle Resort, Uttarakhand: Abode in the magical woods

by Shilpa Raina The pitter patter of rainfall woke me up from the half-dreamy, half-dazed, half-fatigued slumber. I had taken an overnight Uttarakhand State Transport bus to reach Almora and it definitely...

26May
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Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner: A tale of curated dinner

Like Alice, she went rolling down in Wonderland. Only there was no Red Queen waiting to chop her head off. But, a Mad Hatter, yes. Like each time, he was at the head of the table. Only this time, he was...

25May
Curated ExperiencesLuxuryOffbeattravel

Bikaner: Kingdom of a rebel prince

“Did you know, there exists no Bikanerwala in Bikaner!” A true blue Punjabi relative had shared with me in amazement after she returned from a business trip to this city of Rajasthan some time back....

10Mar
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Madhya Pradesh: Bandhu of Bandhavgarh

It is impossible to ignore the sweet fragrance that fills the forest air. I look at kids, some diligently collecting and others possessively guarding basketful of small yellow flowers in the heat of the...

05Mar
FoodtravelTravel Foodieworld

On a sweet note

Choosing the best of the lot while on the dessert trail can be quite tricky and a peg for an intense debate. So this time, we decided to move away from the traditional fare and decided to get a vote on...

07Nov
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Spa therapy in Thailand

A mad festive season in Delhi and now the smog! It just makes it all the more imperative that you scoot Delhi to a relaxing destination, nevermind if it is not Christmas season or end of the year vacay...

01Oct
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Coorg, Karnataka: Rainwashed in Coffee Country

Originally called Kodaimalenadu, Kodagu or Coorg is one of the smallest districts in the south-western part of Karnataka — covering an area of 4,104 sq km. Driving down from Bangalore to Coorg, all I...

01Oct
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Bhaktapur, Nepal: Reminisces of the past

You could well be in another era here — in time when Nepal was made of three Hindu kingdoms. And then suddenly you are shaken out of your reverie by bright signboards telling you that here is an ATM...

30Sep
InternationalOffbeattravel

Wadi Rum, Jordan: Sands of Time

I squint my eyes, blink and then once more readjust the focal to the dry arid surrounds. This is where the legendary Wadi Rum, the Jordanian valley of the moon, starts. After travelling good distance from...

30Sep
OffbeatSpiritualtravel

Pushkar, Rajasthan: Confines of the Creator

Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned. This adage couldn’t have fit anywhere better than in the case of Lord Brahma himself. For it was the wrath of his wife that ensured that the creator of the world...

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