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  • Travel: Head out on rural trail to Purushwadi and Dehna

    Travel: Head out on rural trail to Purushwadi and Dehna

    Escape from the city and head to Dehna and Purushwadi (like we did) where you can enjoy home-cooked meals, rice planting and immerse yourself in forest lit with fireflies

  • 8 man-made adventure sports for adrenaline junkies

    8 man-made adventure sports for adrenaline junkies

    Thrill seekers across the world push their limits when it comes to adventure sport. As Dubai readies to build the world’s longest ski slope, here are a few daring thresholds that humans have created to get their adrenaline rush

  • Trace Mumbai's role in India's freedom struggle

    Trace Mumbai's role in India's freedom struggle

    Visit the spot where Mahatma Gandhi famously declared 'Do or Die' and the hall that housed the first meeting of Indian National Congress. Sign up for a two-hour long walk, this Independence Day, to trace Mumbai's role in India's freedom struggle

  • Travel special: 4 amazing monsoon getaways

    Travel special: 4 amazing monsoon getaways

    Sign up for this trip to Upper Vaitarna Lake and Kodala Hill Station, two of the few untouched monsoon destinations located close to Mumbai

  • Dingle in County Kerry, Ireland is a haven for single malt whiskey lovers

    Dingle in County Kerry, Ireland is a haven for single malt whiskey lovers

    Here’s why Dingle, the southernmost town of the Republic of Ireland, belies its rather unattractive name

  • Travel special: Camp in the wild during the monsoon

    Travel special: Camp in the wild during the monsoon

    No, this isn't a safari in one of India’s far-off corners. Barely two hours away from Mumbai, you can sign up for a heady, off-road trip that packs in a forest trail, followed by hours of scenic calm by a waterbody, dotted with temple ruins, and if you want more, you could scale a mountain too!

  • Travel Calendar (August/September 2015)

    Travel Calendar (August/September 2015)

    Head to West Bengal for the Jhapan Mela, be a part of Onam festivities in Kerala and indulge in Gokulashtami celebrations in Vrindavan

  • Travel Special: Cycle through picturesque Konkan coast

    Travel Special: Cycle through picturesque Konkan coast

    With the idea to introduce a sense of adventure among the people of the state, Life Away from Life has organised a one-of-a-kind cycle tour across Maharashtra's gorgeous coast

  • How two Europeans are travelling the world without a smartphone

    How two Europeans are travelling the world without a smartphone

    Bulgarian Boris Kanev and Spaniard Marta Samalea, along with Burma, their hitchhiking cat, have been on the road across Asia since October 2013. Recently, they reached India, and all of this, without a smartphone

  • Travel special: Unique alternate holiday getaways for Mumbaikars

    Travel special: Unique alternate holiday getaways for Mumbaikars

    So, you have a long break coming up but you can’t get yourself to go to another mall and check out the sales again? the guide, tells you how to make the best of your mini vacation, just outside Mumbai

  • Travel: Dive into Pondicherry's aqua world

    Travel: Dive into Pondicherry's aqua world

    Diverse marine life, exciting underwater conditions, an artificial reef and an adventure company to guide you 365 days; these are some of the reasons that make Pondicherry an irresistible diving destination

  • Travel special: Fort icons of Maharashtra

    Travel special: Fort icons of Maharashtra

    From the bird-watcher to the serious hiker, Maharashtra is a trekker’s delight when it comes to scaling its forts. As monsoon sets in, we list eight such must-visits to add to your itinerary

  • Travel special: Visit Amboli for a croaking experience

    Travel special: Visit Amboli for a croaking experience

    This season, soak in the misty weather and the mystic forests of Amboli, a rare biodiversity hotspot tucked in the southernmost tip of Maharashtra that is home to exotic species of frogs, crabs and other reptiles

  • Monsoon sonata

    Monsoon sonata

    Rain-lashed ruins of a desolate fort, a submerged church and two intricately carved half-forgotten temples. Ananya Ghosh goes on a trip down South, steering clear of the backwaters and spice gardens

  • 'We must take pride in our local heritage'

    'We must take pride in our local heritage'

    Recently, I read a report by MasterCard, listing the top 20 cities, which received international tourists in 2014. London topped the list, with 18.9 million visitors. Mumbai had only 4.9 million and did not make it to the top 20 list. Neither did any other Indian city

  • Public viewing of our heritage

    Public viewing of our heritage

    Most global cities that rank high on tourist maps are those that showcase their public buildings with pride

  • Travel special: Lose yourself in Goa's quaint village homestays

    Travel special: Lose yourself in Goa's quaint village homestays

    If you're heading out for a monsoon break, Goa is the place to be, and this time, we suggest you take the offbeat road. Opt for these cool, cosy and serene homestays that will make you fall in love with the Goan spirit once again

  • A green escape

    A green escape

    Soaking in the sights of a beautiful sunrise straight from your bed may be a far-fetched dream for many living in Mumbai. However, these sunrises and bird calls greet you daily at Serene Woods, a quaint and calming homestay nestled at Madikeri in Coorg, Karnataka

  • Travel special: Explore Pali in the rains, plus more

    Travel special: Explore Pali in the rains, plus more

    Three amazing monsoon treks around Maharashtra for avid trekkers can embark on...

  • Exploring Indian mythology through sculptures from the Pallava dynasty

    Exploring Indian mythology through sculptures from the Pallava dynasty

    Whispering Stones, a talk by Dr Radha Kumar, will throw light on the mythology captured in stones, through the sculptures and edifices belonging to the Pallava dynasty

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