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Sunday, 24 September 2017

World Tourism Day 2017 in perspective : Being a Responsible Traveller

World Tourism Day 2017 - the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development - #TravelEnjoyRespect

As every year, the UN World Tourism Organization is celebrating the World Tourism Day on 27th September 2017. This year, it focuses on sustainable tourism which can contribute to development. Here's why we have taken the pledge to be a responsible traveller, and here's how you can take this pledge too, and help spread the message of this cause and support the campaign.

Monday, 18 September 2017

An enchanting monsoon morning at the Gateway of India

At Apollo Bunder in Colaba, South Mumbai

It was during monsoon, last year, when I was at Mumbai, preparing for a trip northwards and decided to take an unplanned stroll in the city, as I had some time to spare. What better place to begin with, other than the famed Gateway of India, one of the greatest landmarks of Mumbai, I thought, and gave it a visit. The calmness of early morning, coupled with the monsoon breeze and the sound of the pigeons, added an enchanting charm to this grand gateway.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Bengaluru to Kolkata Road Trip – 2,060 Kilometres in a car

A long, but pleasant journey of over two thousand kilometers

Some months ago, we went on a long journey from Bengaluru to Kolkata, via Hyderabad, a road trip of 2,060 plus kilometers in a car, which lasted for 42 hours. Here's an excerpt from that trip, with some tips for long journeys in that route.

Friday, 28 July 2017

15 great travel quotes and perspectives on travelling

A collection of some of our favourite travel quotes

Here are a bunch of travel quotes from our long list of favourites. Here are fifteen travel quotations from eminent scholars and travellers, along with our perspectives and interpretations of them, with a final bonus one.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Hampi - Ruins of the magnificent Vijayanagara - Part 5

Part 5 – Vitthala temple, Stone Chariot, and other surrounding monuments at Hampi, a World Heritage site in Karnataka

Here is the fifth part of our trip to Hampi, the famous world heritage site housing monuments and ruins of the glorious historical capital "city of victory" - Vijayanagara, (or Vijayanagar). This part includes our visit to the spectacular Vittala temple, featuring the famous Stone Chariot of Hampi and other monuments; along with handy maps and tips.