Kolkata: Caught in time

What makes Kolkata–the hotseat of the British Raj once upon a time–the City of Joy? See Kolkata in pictures for the answer. Photographs by Suman Roy

Kinnaur in pictures

Make the picturesque valleys of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, your destination for that summer vacation you’ve been planning! Text and photographs by Sweta Mukherjee

Sikkim: Home to mountains and monks

Sikkim’s list of attractions runs from tropical to alpine, from monasteries to markets. Here’s a collage of the best things to do and places to see in this fascinating state. Text and photographs by Precious Kamei

Prague: The jewel of Eastern Europe

The former capital of Bohemia is one of the go-to destinations in Europe, full to the brim with culture, music, art – with the stunning Charles Bridge at the heart of it. Photographs by Nitin Vyas

Nepal: Passing the passes

In the shadow of the highest mountain lies a wonderland of luminous lakes, giant glaciers, Buddhist chortens and high passes. Photos by Sujoy Das