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The Roundup: 10 Best Stories from Last Week

The Roundup: 10 Best Stories from Last Week
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Amazing stories, delightful destinations

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!

The Konark Sun Temple boasts of exquisite sculptures

Konark: The Sun's Chariot

Built in the 13th century, the Konark Sun Temple is one of the best examples of temple architecture in India. Plan a trip in February and you might catch the five-day Konark Dance Festival .  Also, sunrise views from Chandrabhanga Beach are lovely. Click here to read our quick guide.

The highest hill station on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway

Jammu: Patnitop Like Never Before

Patnitop is all about verdant meadows and deodar-covered hills. You can't miss the stunning views of the Pir Panjal range from here. It is one of the few hill-stations in Jammu that receives snowfall during winters, Get a glimpse of the picture-perfect hill-station' in our video

Am old cottage on Lal Tibba

Mussoorie: Home in The Hills

Mussoorie is one of those places that need no introduction. One of the most popular hill-stations in North India, it is teeming with life and scenic beauty all around. Take a walk around Mall Road or catch breath-taking views of snow-capped peaks from Lal Tibba, there is a lot to do in this charming little town. Click here to read our in-depth guide.

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Belur and Halebid: Treasure Trove

If temple-hopping is your thing then you cannot miss the twin cities of Belur and Halebid in Karnataka,  the heart of the Hoysala empire for almost three centuries. The exquisitely-carved temples with details so fine and not to forget the engineering techniques used in ‘assembling’ the temples will leave you mind-blown. Read more here.

Aerial view of Anandpur Sahib

Punjab: The Road to Anandpur Sahib

The birth-place of Khalsa, Anandpur Sahib was founded in the 17th century by the 9th Sikh guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur. The best time to be here is during the harvest festival of Baisakhi when the town comes alive with pilgrims. A visit to the Virasat-e-Khalsa museum will tell you all about the history of Sikhism. Click here to know more about this holy town.

Kathak dancers practicing in the Qaserbagh grounds

Lucknow: Pearl of Avadh

You could spend days exploring the crumbling palaces of the nawabs in Lucknow. One of the most cosmopolitan cities of 18th century India, Lucknow, has re-invented itself to fit into the modern times but for most people, it will always remain the city that epitomises Nawabi grandeur. Explore the city with our handy guide.

Bhaderwah Valley, aka Chhota Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir: Bhaderwah Like Never Before

The picturesque valley of Bhaderwah is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Kashmir. Meadows carpeted in wildflowers, hills covered with the lush foliage of deodars, gushing streams, need we say more? Get a glimpse of this magical place here.

The couple suite at the Leela's spa

New Delhi: 5 Great Spa Experiences

A traditional ayurvedic massage or even an aromatic foot massage could do wonders for you if you're weary of the humdrum of city-life. We compiled a list of some of the best spas in Delhi just for you. Go on now and pamper yourself silly.

Double-humped Bactrian camels roam wild in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Chronicles: A Biking Holiday

Once a part of the ancient Silk Road from China to Europe, there is a lot more to Kyrgyzstan than its communist past. Towering mountains, beautiful lakes, and an intriguing culture-read more about this Central Asian wonderland here.

Hawa-Mahal

Rajasthan: Jaipur Like Never Before

One of the most popular destination in the country, Jaipur needs no introduction. Watch the vibrant city come alive in our latest travel video.

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