• <strong>Travel</strong> special: A visit to Reunion Island

    Travel special: A visit to Reunion Island

    Reunion Island has a lot on offer — both above and at sea level. Kalpana Sunder lazes by a sandy beach, treks to a large active volcano and gets a bird’s eye view of the island from a helicopter

  • Working professionals in Mumbai opt for vacations within city

    Working professionals in Mumbai opt for vacations within city

    To avoid losing travel time and valuable leaves from work, many from this ilk are checking into city hotels to take a break from their grinding routines

  • Book a home away from home

    Book a home away from home

    If you're looking for a home stay while on vacation or wish to earn some extra money by renting out a spare room, apartment, cottage or holiday home, log on to Roomnhouse.com

  • On a wild blackbuck chase

    On a wild blackbuck chase

    The blackbuck is known to be elusive for a reason. After several attempts, C Gangadharan Menon finally spots the majestic antelope in all its glory at Velavadar in Gujarat

  • <strong>Travel</strong> special: Experience the other Goa

    Travel special: Experience the other Goa

    This Independence Day weekend, experience another side of Goa while enjoying white water rafting, cooking and unwinding at a heritage hotel

  • Time <strong>travel</strong> with the Chalukyas

    Time travel with the Chalukyas

    Explore the magnificence and beauty of the Early Chalukya temples, spread across Badami and its surrounding areas, courtesy a new title, Temple Architecture and Art of the Early Chalukyas

  • Mumbai for kids: Karnala Bird Sanctuary

    Mumbai for kids: Karnala Bird Sanctuary

    For many parents, the monsoon means looking for indoor entertainment. But for some it means an opening of the glorious outdoors

  • Milestones on a 50-day Indian trail

    Milestones on a 50-day Indian trail

    Fifty days, 15 states and a three-person crew — Samrat Parmar and Vishal Sharma undertook a journey across India documenting it whilst promoting backpacking

  • Jungle jive in Zambia

    Jungle jive in Zambia

    Theatre personality Sanjna Kapoor turns lensman and guide in Zambia's South Luangwa Valley National Park where she encounters affectionate cubs and overzealous hippos who decided to chase her into the horizon

  • Why Sikkim is the ideal getaway for long weekends

    Why Sikkim is the ideal getaway for long weekends

    On her visit to Baiguney in West Sikkim Dhara Vora discovered how the tiny state, with its stunning, varied topography, offers an incredible itinerary for the solace-seeker

  • Say cheese in Switzerland

    Say cheese in Switzerland

    Shiboli Chatterjee visits the Swiss Alps and basks in the mountain air, idyllic valleys and dairy delights

  • It's a jungle out here...

    It's a jungle out here...

    ... and not just a concrete jungle. A book by well-known environmentalist and naturalist Sunjoy Monga talks about wildlife habitats near Mumbai

  • Australia emerging as hot tourist spot for Indians

    Australia emerging as hot tourist spot for Indians

    Australia is emerging as a hot tourist spot for Indian travellers with latest data showing an increase of over 19 per cent in tourists arrivals from the country during January-May this year as compared to the same period last year.

  • The breathing stones of Mamallapuram

    The breathing stones of Mamallapuram

    Even after two centuries, many structures in Mamallapuram give us a sense of how the town is still evolving. C Gangadharan Menon discovers the amalgamation of the Pallava and Chola architecture here which makes this place unique

  • SOS call for the Sahyadris

    SOS call for the Sahyadris

    Mountaineering clubs and trekkers from all over Maharashtra will come together to find ways to preserve the Sahyadris, in a two-day summit, starting July 12

  • Five Taj hotels feature in global list

    Five Taj hotels feature in global list

    Five Taj hotels have featured in a list of world's most luxurious hotels known for exceptional standards and impeccable hospitality, a statement said on Friday.

  • Celebs reveal their favourite monsoon drive-out routes

    Celebs reveal their favourite monsoon drive-out routes

    Crazy deadlines? Insane schedules? Now’s the time to take that chill pill and head out for a weekend drive amidst lush environs and awesome weather. the guide asks a few familiar faces to pick their favourite drives

  • The real Jungle Book

    The real Jungle Book

    Conservationist Vivek Menon’s new title, Indian Mammals: A Field Guide will be a handy reference for wildlife enthusiasts -- amateur and professional -- to understand and appreciate India’s rich, diverse fauna

  • A monsoon adventure: River rafting on the Vaitarna

    A monsoon adventure: River rafting on the Vaitarna

    River rafting has been the flavour of the rainy season ever since Kolad's Kundalika River was opened up to adventure lovers. This monsoon, Moeena Halim recommends you hit a different set of rapids at River Vaitarna, as close to the city as you can ask for

  • Rain but no wane

    Rain but no wane

    Goa is re-inventing itself as a go-to place even during the monsoon, with an accent on festivals and nature's bounty for tourists