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.
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There are many amazing travel stories coming your way this week. While you wait, enjoy these 10 stories!
1. Explore Manipur's Loktak Lake
Loktak, the largest fresh-water lake in the northeast with the world’s one and only floating Keibul Lama National Park is something that every traveller should see to be amazed at the genius of nature. Home to some rare species of birds and animals, it is also inhabited by the endangered and indigenous Sangai deer. While you're here, you could also explore Moirang, a town located a few kilometers away from the lake which is the heart of Meitei folk culture in Manipur. Click here to know more.
2. Namdhapa National Park: Roar of the Wild
One of the largest national parks in India, Nampdapha, is one of the richest biodiversity hotspots in all of Asia. It has everything from alpine meadows to tropical forests, making it home to some of the rarest flora and fauna on the planet–an exceptional experience for wildlife enthusiasts. Click here to explore.
3. The bountiful cuisines of Northeast India
There is so much more to cuisine from the northeastern region of the country than just momos and noodles. Here is all you need to know about it from Wungwut Ngam-chicken cooked in a bamboo tube to jadoh-rice cooked in pigs blood with offals and other spices. Click here to learn more.
4. Ladakh: Bouldering in Suru Valley
We go on an exclusive road trip to a stunning valley in Zanskar drained by a tributary of the mighty Indus, where a motley group of adventure-lovers take a stab at climbing gigantic monoliths under star-studded skies. Read the story here.
5. Time Traveller: Steam Locomotive, 1953
The Heritage Transport Museum in Gurugram is home to the 1953 Jung, India's first fully-functional and privately owned steam engine. To know more, click here.
6. Coming Home to the gorgeous Champakali villas in Goa
We give you all the reasons why you might want to spend your summer holiday in this lovely old Portuguese mansion in Velha Goa and still keep coming back for more. Click here to read the story.
7. Nagaland: The Road Less Taken
A wildlife-lover's tirade about how bad roads and rains ruined her journey to Wokha's Wozhu Tsophow wetlands in search of an elusive freshwater turtle that has re-appeared from extinction. Read the story here.
8. Great Cities: Singapore
An in-depth and handy guide to Singapore from our Great Cities series that includes every piece of useful information that you'd need to explore the popular city. Click here to read.
9. Trek from Kibber in Himachal to Korzok Ladakh
We take you on a thrilling 8-day trek that follows an ancient trade route which connects Spiti to Ladakh via the high pass of Parang La. Read more here.
10. Experience Mysore's Regal Heritage
The Wodeyar clan's love for art and culture is hard to miss in their erstwhile capital, Mysore. From the opulent Amba Vilas Palace to the lovely Rail Museum, every old building here reminds you of the city's rich history. Click here to read our special guide.