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Notes from Madikeri by Deepa Bhasthi

Notes from Madikeri by Deepa Bhasthi

Home is a thing of the distant past. Can one ever go home again? Every time I go to Madikeri, my home in the hills, I go as a tourist, accumulating short capsules of anecdotes, wispy feelings, a breeze or two that I will think about later with mild longing. ...

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Pushkar Lele's travel diaries

An aerial view of the Bahai Gardens visited by classical vocalist Pushkar Lele

Classical vocalist Pushkar Lele shares his experiences of his recent travel to Israel. In this piece, he talks about Kibbutz Degania, Safed and Haifa Source link

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Global warming is destroying Costa Rica’s coastline, threatening tourism | travel

Wild caribbean beach of Manzanillo at Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

As towering waves smashed onto Costa Rica’s Cocles beach, sucking away much of its sand, surf instructor Leo Downer was scared the coastal road, along with his Toyota car, would be washed into the Caribbean by the ferocious February storm. Low boulders now sit in place to help shelter Cocles, ...

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Maui’s Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach’s best beach list | travel

Kapalua Bay Beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at Florida International University in Miami. ...

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Nipah virus dampens holiday season tourism in Kerala | travel

The news of the Nipah virus has led to almost 50 to 60% cancellation of bookings to Kerala.

Tourism in Kerala is bearing the brunt of the sudden occurrence of Nipah virus in a section of the state. However, locals and tourists believe that the situation has been falsely portrayed by the media. News of the presence of the virus was first reported from Kozhikode earlier this week, ...

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Toast to the coast

Toast to the coast

A hotel that can be only accessed by boat. A marriage hall doubling up as a hotel. Modern towns spilling over into highways. Colonial ones returning into a cul-de-sac. Rivers emptying into the sea. Culinary adventures and misdventures. An unconventional and humbling lesson in technology. A disappearing chilli market. Squeaky ...

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In the footsteps of Chekhov

In the footsteps of Chekhov

Oleg Krasnov travels through the spots from the life of the Russian playwright and the characters he created Wade in the shallowest sea in the world, sample fantastic local fish and people-watch on the beach. In 1698, Peter the Great, one of Russia’s most important tsars, founded the seaside city ...

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A self-help booklet brought out by INTACH Madurai helps to travel back 2,500 years in time.

A self-help booklet brought out by INTACH Madurai helps to travel back 2,500 years in time.

As a local or a traveller, when you are ‘selfie-bored’ in a city like Madurai, give yourself a couple of hours and a drive of 40-odd kms to understand the brilliance of the city through the ages. There are several gorgeous areas steeped in history but people either don’t know ...

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Bylakuppe, a Tibetan settlement is an abode for the believer and the explorer

Bylakuppe, a Tibetan settlement is an abode for the believer and the explorer

If you were to take a left turn on the dusty highway that connects Mysuru to the highlands of Coorg, and trek for a kilometre and a half, the profusion of Tibetan flags, the signages in Tibetan and scores of Buddhist monks walking about, makes it appear like you have ...

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The crocodile at the Dubai Mall

The crocodile at the Dubai Mall

So what do you do after you have conquered all the stores in the malls of Dubai? You can cool off on snow slopes or in the wave pool or just traipse off for walks in an air-conditioned amusement park. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater ...

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