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Tourists inspect a Buddha statue at Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The Indonesian city of Yogyakarta and its hinterland are packed with tourist attractions, including Buddhist and Hindu temples of World Heritage.

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Passengers traveling from Srinagar land at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi.

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Shikara owners park their 'shikaras' at Dal Lake after Government issued security advisory for Amarnath Yatris and tourists to curtail their stay in Kashmir, in Srinagar

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Tourists and Amarnath Yatris leave from the Valley after Government issued security advisory to curtail stay in Kashmir, in Srinagar

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Tourists and passengers sit on the road as they prepare to leave at Jammu Railway Station in Jammu. An advisory asking tourists and Amar Nath Yatris to cut short their stay in Kashmir was put out by the army.

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A boatman carries the luggage of Indian tourists as they prepare to leave Srinagar.

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Foreign tourist cross the Dal Lake on a shikara as they prepare to leave Srinagar.

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An Italian couple wait for their taxi as they prepare to leave Srinagar. A government order in Kashmir asked tourists and pilgrims visiting a Himalayan cave shrine "to curtail their stay" in the disputed territory, citing security concerns and intensifying tensions following India's announcement it was sending more troops to the region.

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People visit a waterfall at Vindhyachal Mountains in Mirzapur.

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Tourists enjoy their day out at historic Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Shikaras are silhouetted during sunset at Dal Lake. Tourist season has picked up slowly in the valley after a decline in the number of tourists visiting the valley last year.

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Tourists enjoy 'Shikara' rides at Dal Lake, in Srinagar. Tourist season has picked up slowly in the valley after a reduction in the number of tourists visiting the valley last year.

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Kishore Choithramani travelled with his family to Kunming and Canton

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A new rush of tourism connects Calcutta’s Howrah bridge with the Kunming Lake bridge

A visitor at Gujarat Tourism stall during Travel & Tourism Fair, in Kolkata.

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Tourists seen in Rohtang pass after it opened for public.

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Tourists seen in Rohtang pass after it opened for public.

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Tourists seen in Rohtang pass after it opened for public.

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Shikaras moored on the Dal Lake

Photograph by Javed Ahmad

Hira Devi’s day begins early at Sarmoli village in Munsiari, Uttarakhand

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A couple rides a ski lift heading up a hill at the Faraya-Mzaar ski resort, in Faraya, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon.

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Tourists play with snow after a fresh bout of snowfall, at Kufri near Shimla.

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Foreign tourists participate in a tug-of-war competition during the International Desert festival, in Jaisalmer.

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Tourists ride on a mule during a snowfall, at Kufri near Shimla.

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A view of tourists flocking at Solang Valley following fresh snowfall, in Manali.

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Tourists ride on camels during the heritage walk in the 26th International Camel Festival, in Bikaner.

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Tourists enjoy a sledge ride at Gulmarg, 55 kilometers (34 miles) north of Srinagar.

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A sledge puller pulls along a tourist as children wait for their turn to ski down a slope in Gulmarg, 55 kilometers (34 miles) north of Srinagar.

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A ski tourist removes snow froths car after heavy snow falls in Vilzmoos, Austria.

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This photo shows Lookout Studio in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. While parts of the national park were closed due to the partial government shutdown, much of the park's South Rim was open and accessible.

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Tourists look at and take photos of a snow-covered Grand Canyon, in Arizona. A winter storm has covered cactus with snow in parts of the American Southwest as temperatures in the desert fall below those of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Nestor Marquez prepares to throw a snowball during a snowball fight with his children, from right, Jocelynn, 15, and Jon, 11, and family friend Anthony Zahn, left, 11, all of Chicago, at Mount Rushmore National Memorial near Keystone, S.D. Park roads and grounds at Mount Rushmore National Memorial remain open to visitors, but there are no National Park Service-provided visitor services at Mount Rushmore during the government shutdown.

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A tourist takes photos of icicles formed due to burst of a water supply line during a snowfall at Pahalgam in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

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A ferry full of passengers steams towards the Statue of Liberty in New York. The national landmark remained open despite a partial government shutdown after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made funding available to keep the monument open.

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Tourists at the Ridge after fresh snowfall in Shimla.

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Tourists throw snowballs at each other during the season's first snowfall, at Patnitop in Udhampur.

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Artists perform a Rajasthani folk dance during the closing ceremony of Pushkar Fair 2018, in Pushkar.

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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb interacts with the Union Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam during the inauguration of 7th International Tourism Mart (ITM), in Agartala.

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Tourists pose for photos in front of the luxury train 'Palace on Wheels' which starts its 12th tour, from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. A steam locomotive WP-7200 which ran between 1982 to 1989 has been added to the train this time.

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In this photo taken with a long exposure, traffic streaks across the John F. Kennedy Expressway at the start of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, in Chicago. Mild weather and falling gasoline prices are helping Thanksgiving travelers get where they're going while saving a few bucks.

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A tourist views Bangkok from the glass bottom deck of the King Power Mahanakhon building Bangkok, Thailand.

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Tourists pose for photos lying down on the new glass deck of the King Power Mahanakhon building Bangkok, Thailand.

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Tourists walk among ancient pagodas as they visit Indein Village in Innlay lake, southern Shan State, Myanmar.

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Local artists entertain the tourists at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar

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Visitors enjoy horse-dance at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar,

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Tourists dressed in traditional attire take a selfie at the annual Pushkar Camel Fair 2018, in Pushkar.

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Tourists experience various snow bound activities following season's first snowfall, in Manali.

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Tourists experience various snow bound activities following season's first snowfall, in Manali.

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Tourists walk on a snowclad route after a fresh bout of snowfall, in Kufri.

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Tourists enjoy with snow after fresh snowfall in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

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Folk artists perform during inauguration of Tourism Festival 2018 organised by West Bengal Govt. in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Visitors enjoy in pink muhly grass field at Sky Park in Seoul, South Korea. Sky Park is a part of World Cup Park which was a Seoul's landfill and now is an ecological park built to commemorate the 2002 Korea Japan FIFA World Cup.

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The Nam Tso Lake presents a stunning backdrop to the journey through Tibet.

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US First lady Melania Trump visits the ancient statue of Sphinx, with the body of a lion and a human head, at the historic Giza Pyramids site near Cairo, Egypt. Trump is visiting Africa on her first big solo international trip.

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A tourist leaps in the air for a photo at the Mount John Observatory over looking Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.

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Artists perform on the last day of the 'Paryatan Parv' in New Delhi.

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Rescued tourists being brought at Dhalpur Ground after they were rescued by Indian Air Force (IAF), in Kullu.

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Rajasthani folk dancers take part in the procession on the eve of World Tourism Day, in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

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Rajasthani folk artists perform with tourists at Junagarh Fort on World Tourism Day, in Bikaner.

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An artist dressed in a traditional outfit participates in a tourism walk from Kalinga stadium to Utkal Mandap to commemorate World Tourism Day, in Bhubaneswar.

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Tourists get a floral welcome to commemorate World Tourism Day on their visit, in Agra.

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Stranded tourists being brought to Kullu after they were rescued by the Indian Air Force from snow-bound Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

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Union Minister for Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal, Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran and Morocco's minister of tourism, Mohamed Sajid release a booklet during the inauguration of ‘India Tourism Mart 2018’, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

No words can ever do justice to the paradise on earth that is Leh. It is definitely a destination for the bucket list

Photo by Sara Wadhwa

However, perhaps the most serene of all is Pangong Tso, a lake about 6 hours from Leh, located at an elevation of about 14000 feet. On a good day, the water of the lake can be so still that it may well reflect the heavens

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The monasteries where the monks reside provide an insight into the culture and heritage of the place, each one as strikingly serene as the last

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The locals are as calm as the monks who integrate seamlessly into society, all of them praying not for themselves but for world peace

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They are hardworking businesspeople who labor day after day to make a living and adorable children who are content with the simplest pleasures

Photo by Sara Wadhwa

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The beautiful sights are made far more appealing by the goodness of the people, who are polite and humble

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From the tips of its mountains to the roots of its trees, The Land of the Mystic Lamas seems to yell ‘anything is possible.’ And the people who repeatedly survive harsh winters relay the same message

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From the beautiful mountains with their distant snow clad peaks, to the small lush patches of green, every single sight leaves the viewer with a sense of hope

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From the moment the landscape is visible from the air, it is plain to see that a glance in any direction will reveal a sight to behold. The first step off the aircraft brings with it the fresh mountain air and a promise that this trip will be like no other

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It’s true, Leh-Ladakh really is a photographer’s paradise, for each frame conveys a different story. But with all that it carries, no picture can ever accurately portray the pristine beauty of Leh

Photo by Sara Wadhwa

Union Minister for Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal, Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran and Morocco's minister of tourism, Mohamed Sajid release a booklet during the inauguration of ‘India Tourism Mart 2018’, in New Delhi

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Union Minister for Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal speaks during the inauguration of ‘India Tourism Mart 2018’, in New Delhi

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A tourist clad in traditional Japanese summer kimonos or "yukata" takes a selfie with pinwheels at Asakusa district n Tokyo.

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Rescue operations underway as tourists get stranded at a picnic spot in Sultan Garh Waterfalls after water level increased due to sudden release from a dam, in Shivpuri.

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Tourists take photographs as hot air balloons are prepared before rising in the sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, central Turkey.

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Tourists gather as hot air balloons are prepared before rising in the sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, central Turkey.

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Hot air balloons, carrying tourists, rise into the sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, central Turkey.

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Hot air balloons, carrying tourists, rise into the sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, central Turkey.

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A hot air balloon, carrying tourists, rises into the sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, central Turkey.

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A hot air balloon, carrying tourists, rises into the sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, central Turkey.

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A hot air balloon, carrying tourists, rises into the sky above the "fairy chimneys" of stone that are so soft that Byzantine Greeks carved subterranean cities out of them, in Cappadocia.

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A hot air balloon, carrying tourists, rises into the sky above the "fairy chimneys" of stone that are so soft that Byzantine Greeks carved subterranean cities out of them, in Cappadocia, central Turkey.

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Hot air balloons, carrying tourists, rise into the sky above the "fairy chimneys" of stone that are so soft that Byzantine Greeks carved subterranean cities out of them, in Cappadocia.

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Hot air balloons, carrying tourists, rise into the sky above the "fairy chimneys" of stone that are so soft that Byzantine Greeks carved subterranean cities out of them, in Cappadocia, central Turkey.

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Hot air balloons, carrying tourists, rise into the sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, central Turkey. Cappadocia has become a favourite site for tourists in hot-air balloons who can slowly drift above the cone-shaped rock formations and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region.

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Foreign tourists rest on the floor while waiting for their flights at Lombok International Airport, following an earthquake in Praya, Lombok Island, Indonesia.

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Foreign tourists sleep on the floor as they are stranded at Lombok International Airport following an earthquake in Praya, Lombok Island, Indonesia.

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German tourists Stephanie Schultz, left, photographs Kai Rudolph, right, along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley as smoke from the Ferguson Fire hangs in the air in Yosemite National Park, California. The heart of Yosemite National Park, where throngs of tourists are awe-struck by cascading waterfalls and towering granite features like El Capitan and Half Dome, will be closed as firefighters try to corral a huge wildfire just to the west that has cast a smoky pall and threatened the park's forest, officials said.

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Tourists ride a camel-cart on a cloudy day, in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

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Union Minister of State for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam delivers a talk on 'Partnership with Google to promote Tourism', in New Delhi.

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A woman looks at the miniature of a rickshaw displayed at a stall on the first day of Travel and Tourism Fair, at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.

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Tourists walk near the Saint Basil's Cathedral at dusk during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia.

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A group of tourists at Gaganachukki waterfalls near Mysore.

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Tourists enjoy the beach on Maya Bay, Phi Phi Leh island in Krabi province, Thailand. The popular tourist destination of Maya Bay in the Andaman Sea will close to tourists for four months from Friday to give its coral reefs and sea life a chance to recover from an onslaught that began nearly two decades ago.

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Tourists jump in the waves on Maya Bay, Phi Phi Leh island in Krabi province, Thailand. The popular tourist destination of Maya Bay in the Andaman Sea will close to tourists for four months from Friday to give its coral reefs and sea life a chance to recover from an onslaught that began nearly two decades ago.

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Tourists visit the Taj Mahal, as shoe-covers are seen lying on floor, during a hot day, in Agra.

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