The Roundup: 10 Great Stories From Last Week

The Roundup: 10 Great Stories From Last Week

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July 31 , 2017
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Every week is a new journey of travel and discovery for us at Outlook Traveller. While we prepare to bring you more amazing destinations and experiences, here's a sampling of our favourite stories from last week.

Be sure to check out all the destination, hotel and cuisine stories on our Facebook page and let us know if there are any destinations and experiences that you would like us to cover.

There are many amazing travel stories coming your way this week. While you wait, enjoy these 10 stories!

Mother and daughter walk down a stone footpath at Cape Point, South Africa

1. The Best Tour Operators for Family Holidays

Who do you turn to when you're looking to plan an adventure-filled family holiday which will leave the kids entranced? We bring you the 5 best tour operators for excellent family vacations. Read the story here

The 14th-century Bidar Fort

2. Explore Bidar, the City of Peerless Heritage

Once considered a city of great learning, Bidar was the capital of the Bahmani Kingdom from the 15th to the 16th centuries. It is said to be the hometown of the mythical Vidur of The Mahabharata. Today, the city boasts of some amazing heritage monuments from the Bahmani era. Explore Bidar with our Quick Guide. Read the story here.

Pashmina goats, a link to the gods

3. Camp with the Changpa Nomads in Ladakh

The mighty Changthang Plateau in Ladakh is a high altitude desert famous for lakes like Tso Kar, Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri. It is also home to the amazing Changpa nomads who roam the highlands with their flocks of pashmina goats. We go camping with them to understand their unique way of life. Read the story here. 

Fishermen near Baniyari

4. Sail Down the Beautiful Jhelum River

Probably the best way to understand the multi-layered cultural life of Kashmir is to sail the Jhelum, the lifeline of the valley. We do just that, from the Dal Lake to Wular Lake. Read the story here

Masala Jenji, a delicious crab preparation

5. Enjoy Delicious Mangalorean Cuisine in Delhi

Good, authentic Mangalorean coastal cuisine isn't easy to come by. That's why, when we heard of the new diner Sana-di-ge, we had to try their wares. And we're pleased to say, from the butter pepper garlic yetti to the mamsa pepper fry, it was all finger-licking delicious! Click here to find out more.  

The lush green forests and pastures of the Lolab Valley

6. The Hidden Valleys of Kupwara

Kupwara in the Kashmir Valley is better known for its remoteness and proximity to the Line of Control. However, this shouldn't take away from the fact that this gorgeous outpost is home to three very pretty valleys: the Lolab, the Drangus and the Drangyari Valleys. Click here to explore Kupwara.

Leh Palace with its lhakang shrines, and Namgyal Tsemo above

7. The Royal Sites of Ladakh

The Namgyals kings of Ladakh have an illustrious history dating back to some one thousand years. In this story, we take a round of Indus Valley, visiting the various royal sites in Ladakh, from the haunting ruins of the medieval fortress of Basgo to the Stok Palace, the home of the present Namgyal.  Click here to find out more.

Not quite Wah Taj material, but Bibi ka Maqbara is still impressive

8. The Heritage of Aurangabad

The city of Aurangabad is one of the most underrated heritage destinations in India. There' so much to see here, from Mughal era monuments to ancient Buddhist caves that rival the nearby Ajanta and Ellora. Click here to explore more.

Imposing Phugtal Gompa

9. Our Guide to Zanskar

Once upon a time, not so long ago, the remoteness of the Zanskar valley gave rise to tall tales and amazing myths of a land of gold-digging ants and the real Shangri-La. These days, despite the roads and trekking trails, Zanskar remains mysterious and stunning. Click here to explore this Himalayan kingdom with our exhaustive guide.

The Invincible Janjira Fort

10. A Fort on the Arabian Sea That Was Never Conquered

The majestic fortress of Janjira, built by in the 17th century by a Mughal governor, holds the enviable record of never having been captured by force of arms. Today, the imposing ruins of this sea-side fort, gives visitors goosebumps. Click here to explore Janjira


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