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All set to cheer India as it takes on England at Lord’s? Here’s what else you can do at the iconic venue.

A bare-chested Sourav Ganguly emphatically waving his jersey, on the hallowed balcony of Lord’s after India won the Natwest series in 2002. Now that’s a sight cricket fans can never tire of. No wonder the video has received over two million views. It’s also the spot where India won its ...

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Happy Friendship Day: 5 places in India that are perfect to explore with your gang | travel

Travelling is fun. But when it’s with your best buds, it can be even more exciting and end up being a memory for a lifetime. Remember that random travel plan you made with your gang? Now is the time to actually book your tickets and pack your bags. This friendship ...

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Best destinations for solo women travellers in 2018 | travel

There are few things as thrilling as travelling solo, especially if you are a woman. It makes you challenge yourself and discover your ability to cope independently, even on unfamiliar terrain. And the best part is, there are lots of places around the world where you can do so safely. ...

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In the little town of Tabo, there’s a way of life untouched by time

Craggy peaks whoosh past my window. A turquoise ribbon of river cuts its way through the mountains. Snow lies unmelted in shadows that the sun hasn’t reached. I’m in a bus that’s hurtling down thin, winding roads in Spiti Valley to the little town of Tabo. It’s near the end ...

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Kailash Mansarovar: The pilgrim’s progress

I have wanted to do the Kailash Yatra for a few years, so when an opportunity came up, I enrolled without giving it much thought. We were a group of 28 who took the Nepal route to Kailash, via Nepalgunj, Simikot, Hilsa, Taklakot and Manasarovar. We assembled at Nepalgunj, a ...

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An ode to the road trip

When your car heats up, there’s precious little you can do than wait for it to cool down. Especially if you are on the 2.85-kilometre-long Jawahar Tunnel that connects Srinagar to Jammu, and the snow is threatening to cover the entire road in the twilight as vehicles queue up in ...

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Beyond the veil of crowded, touristy Shimla, lie the many charms of pristine, quiet Naldehra

A siren slices the evening air, stopping us in our tracks. Our host, Amish Sud, explains, “It signals the end of the work day in Shimla. 5 o’clock.” We’re in neighbouring Naldehra, hoping for snowfall, but what we miss is made up for by sunshine-flooded days, rambles through a wildlife ...

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Adventure Trails in Monaco

The Principality of Monaco, set in the French Riviera, with beaches washed by the blue Mediterranean waters, is the perfect playground for the rich and famous. Nothing could be easier in Monte-Carlo than to enjoy by the Mediterranean Sea. From the legacy of traditional attractions to more uncommon and never ...

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These beautiful boutique-apart hotels that can actually compete with Airbnb  | travel

It’s one of the most divisive questions for road warriors: hotel or Airbnb? Don’t agonise over your answer. Thanks to a new, hybrid concept that’s taking the hospitality world by storm, it’s possible to get the best of both worlds. Meet the boutique apart-hotel.It’s half-apartment, half-hotel, but 100% ready for ...

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Maxwell Frost and David Deaton thought cycling through the Himalayas would turn their lives around

In August 2017, former pastor Maxwell Frost and friend David Deaton left California, starting a two-month, 3,500-mile bicycle ride on the world’s most treacherous road. They rode into the Himalayas, hoping to close the worst chapters of their lives. Several years earlier, Frost found himself in the midst of a ...

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