Travel

Heaven On Earth

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · July 30, 2019

Greece, like wisdom, came to me late in life but, unlike cruelly elusive profundity, that magical land in the turquoise Aegean is mercifully within reach when I long for it. Because that is what I feel for Greece now that I’ve tasted a bit of its legendary attractions. Within my first hour in Athens and…

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Desaru Coast washed by the tides of change

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · July 23, 2019

Waves of nostalgia wash over me as I sit inside an undulating boat heading to Desaru, a sleepy coastal town in Malaysia, after a break of seven years. That was the last time I had managed to get my immediate family (this always includes my sister) to go on a spur-of-the-moment trip! It’s a bitter-sweet…

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Top 5 Things To Do At Bintan Resorts

By Aishwarya · July 23, 2019

Earlier this month, India Se Media was taken on a media fam tour to Bintan to explore more of Bintan. Who would have known that Bintan had things from a Mangrove Discovery Tour to fancy rooftop bars to catch the gorgeous sunset? Bintan has their International Bintan Marathon from 7th to 8th September. The routes…

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In God’s Own Country

By Nithya Subramanian · June 19, 2019

Hawkers shouting, ‘Pazham Pori, Pazham Pori (plantain fritters, Paruppa Wadai-Paruppu Wadai (lentil vadas), Chai-Chai,’ in a sing-song tone was music to our ears, confirming that we had reached our favourite holiday destination – Palghat in Kerala. Lush green trees, pristine ponds and hours spent playing with cousins are all unforgettable memories of my summer holidays.…

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A Heritage Game Park

By Runima Borah Tandon · June 19, 2019

After our exhilarating trip to Shillong, we decided to take our Singaporean guests, Jane and Rachel to the world famous Kaziranga National Park, located in Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. The drive from Shillong to Kaziranga National Park had taken us five hours. As we left behind the blue mountains of Meghalaya, we drove…

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Yumthang Valley in Sikkim

By Abhijit Nag · May 15, 2019

Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is a veritable wonderland with hot springs, yaks and grazing pastures on rolling meadows surrounded by mountains. Located more than 3,500 metres (11,500 feet) above sea level, the valley has an unspoilt beauty. The lush green forest abounds in pine and silver fir trees and wild flowers like primulas and…

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Cherry Blossoms In Japan

By Abhijit Nag · May 15, 2019

“O my Love is like a red, red rose,” proclaimed the poet Robert Burns, but the cherry blossom is the apple of the eye – at least, for the Japanese. Soft and delicate, often pink or white, the flower is the cynosure of all eyes in Japan. People gather to see it bloom – the…

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Visiting Wordsworth

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · May 15, 2019

“For oft when in my couch I lie, in vacant or in pensive mood/ they flash upon the inward eye that is the bliss of solitude.” – The Daffodils by William Wordsworth. Has it really been over a month since brook and road, haystacks and fells and limpid lakes were my fellow travellers? As I…

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African Safari

By Jay Brara · June 14, 2018

The game reserves of East Africa are spectacular for their natural beauty and wealth of wildlife.

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