Travel Special: Go on a tiger trail to Ranthambore
Ranthambore - Tiger trail, anyone?
The good news that India’s tiger population has increased should be reason enough to sign up for this trip. Make the most of the Holi holiday with this trip to Ranthambore. Spot the Royal bengal Tiger and a host of other wildlife, visit the majestic Ranthambore Fort, and much more.
From: March 4 to 8
Log on to: www.junglelore.net
Mumbai - Get wowed with Vada Pav
4.30 pm: The Vada Pav Food Walk by Blue Bulb will include a guided history tour to three iconic Vada Pav spots in Vile Parle, including Babu Vadapav Stall. You will also learn how to roll the potato patty, dipping it in the batter and releasing it in the hot oil for frying.
At: Opposite ING Vysya Bank, Vile Parle (E).
Cost: Rs 799 per person onwards
Lakshadweep - Explore marine life
Be a part of BNHS’ marine camp at Lakshadweep islands and enjoy activities that include snorkelling. As most of the activity would take place in waist-deep coral lagoons, non-swimmers can also participate.
From: February 7 to 13, 2015
Cost: Rs 32,900 (for members), Rs 34,100 (for non-members)
Murud - Seaside views from a cottage
Relax on hammocks for a spectacular view of forested hills in the background and the sea before you. Trek through a farm and head to a hill top for a breathtaking view. Walk along the beach or wade through the sea water and you can even cross the creek when in low tide. Watch the boats, and the birds along the coast too.
Cost: Rs 2000
Turkey - A budget backpacking holiday
Spend your evening in Istanbul cruising around the beautiful Bosphorus Strait. Gliding through the water, your boat will follow a route that includes views of Istanbul’s top attractions — all enchantingly illuminated at night. Cruise past the Blue Mosque and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and enjoy the show.
From: April 10 to 17
Log on to: www.thebackpackerco.com