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We've compiled a list of unbeatable heritage holiday ideas for a short break from your city
Home to diverse species of flora and fauna, from Organ Pipe Cactus plants to Dragon Blood trees, from Indian Wild Dog to the Cantabrian Chamois, these reserves are proof why we need to protect our natural wealth.
From the ubiquitous Banta Soda to Sosyo, India’s homemade soda brands are enjoying their nostalgia phase at home and also conquering foreign shores
India is home to many crafts and handloom products which double up as beautiful souvenirs. When you buy GI tagged ones, you not only buy genuine goods but also help the artisans and weavers who are trying hard to preserve these traditional products in the face of competition from mass produced goods
A Dahanu resident tells you why this small coastal town must be on your Mumbai itinerary next time you visit this region
A designer ice cream spoon made from buffalo horns, a sital pati as a window blind, madur-kathi table mats - these eco-friendly lesser-known crafts are waiting to be discovered
Catch a glimpse of the Sikkim Himalayas that inspired Russian artist Nicholas Roerich to immortalize them on canvas
Go on a tea tour in this little known tea estate located in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal
While Kolkata gets ready to celebrate the annual Durga Puja - now inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - here is out top pick of the centuries old family pujas (bonedi bari pujo) which still preserve many of the old customs
While Kolkata prepares for grand celebrations after the city's Durga Puja is inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, take a peek at the old artisan's colony in the northern neighbourhood to see how the idols are made
Home to many prestigious royal families of India, Odisha has a string of palaces which are now being converted to heritage hotels. Here is our pick of the six best.
India, with its rich heritage, has many religious, social and cultural traditions, which speak volumes about dialogues between communities based on understanding, respect and dignity.
A bit of spirituality, a bit of history and culture, and a deer sanctuary make this circuit – not far from Kolkata – a pleasant weekend break
Enjoy Bundelkhand's history and culture at this small town in Madhya Pradesh easily accessible from Gwalior and Jhansi
UNESCO officials visiting Kolkata to join the colourful curtain raiser for this year's Durga Puja in the wake of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity citation awarded to the festival also visited a little known crafts village in the state. Here is an account what makes this village special.
These nature-friendly destinations, within easy driving distance from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, are good for both daylong trips and overnight ones
Move beyond Mumbai and explore the long coastline of Maharashtra dotted with beaches big and small
This tranquil beach town in Maharashtra, which offers a tranquil holiday amidst nature, is about four hours' journey from Mumbai
If Shimla is on your travel bucket list yet you are not willing to lose yourself in the crowd, there are some wonderful destinations within 100km of the hill station for a relatively less crowded holiday
Despite the odds, the Chinese community in Kolkata has been holding on to their festivals and foods. Enjoy the mooncakes while they are still being sold at the Sunday Chinese breakfast market before the Mid Autumn Festival or order from a bakery which is making them
Kodaikanal, a hill station in Tamil Nadu, is known for its wooded hills, lakes, hiking trails and of course delicious home-made chocolates
If you are looking for an experiential travel, these five Indian destinations should be on your bucket list
Located in Bihar, the commemorative stupa when fully excavated, could be India's answer to Borobudur of Indonesia
Natural attractions, architectural marvels and cultural richness make this north-eastern Indian state a must visit
Housed in a restored mansion, this new rooftop lounge and bar combines vintage charm with contemporary vibes