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Train from Yiwu: Connecting the world

In 2016, the Trans-Siberian railway completed 100 years. Constructed amid the excitement of a world war, it was the first train to bridge Europe and Asia overland, connecting towns of the Russian Far East, on the fringes of the Sea of Japan, to Moscow. As a journey, it has long ...

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Foreign tourist arrival to touch 20-mn mark soon: Official

The Union Tourism Ministry expects the number of inbound tourists to touch the 20-million mark in the next few years, given the “rapid development in infrastructure and the growing interest about India” among foreigners, an official said here today. The 2017-18 fiscal has been “exceptionally good” for the country in ...

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In the river of dreams: exploring the Amazon river

The dark waters of the Rio Negro swirled with the strong breeze as I peered excitedly out of the open motor boat along the fringes of the Amazon forests. We had left the harbour at Manaus more than an hour ago, with the rain drumming over the stretched tarpaulin overhead. ...

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Next Summit of Association For Asian Union on Tourism

The members of Association For Asian Union & Asia Pacific Cooperation met at India International Centre to give their consent to the forth coming International program and summit on tourism.   “We have created some interesting and powerful committees which can bring unity and closeness between the Asian countries that ...

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GoAir to launch int’l ops; first flight on Mumbai-Phuket route

Wadia group-owned budget carrier GoAir is all set to fly international from October, with the first flight to operate on the Mumbai-Phuket route, a source privy to development said. The bookings for the maiden international flight will commence soon and an announcement to this effect is expected to be made ...

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Sushi and Sambar on their cycling trip around the world

The way celebrity couples have conjoined names, Yuka Yokozawa and Sunil Kaushik have named themselves Sushi And Sambar. And it’s the name of their website too, which extrapolates their journey from Bangkok to Portugal on bicycle. South Indian Sunil and Japanese Yuka met in a share-auto in Ladakh; it’s a ...

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Adventure: Girish PV and Suraj Henry travelled from Kanyakumari to Kashmir on classic scooters

These two rode the 4,500 km from Kanyakumari to Kashmir not on great, hulking machines. Girish P V and Suraj Henry from Mangaluru city did what they call the K2K ride on a 1968 Lambretta and a 1982 Lamby. “It was not easy to prepare these old but tough machines,” ...

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Beating the Arctic heat the Finnish way | travel

When it comes to visiting Northern Europe, most opt to visit during the winters to witness the spectacle called Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights. But what if your bravado fails you when it comes to extreme cold? Well then, Nordic summers would be the perfect choice for you. So, having ...

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Flutter tales from the hills

“After a 500-metre hike uphill, we arrived at an open grassland and it was like hitting a jackpot. A rabble of colourful butterflies fluttered all around us and it was a sight to behold,” recalls Pavendhan Appu of Tamil Nadu Butterfly Society, about the recent butterfly walk that he undertook ...

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Visit the Bhalku Rail Museum to know the story of Kalka-Shimla heritage toy train

Which is the rail route that has the steepest incline and is also listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site? It is the Kalka Shimla heritage toy train that chugs across forests of maple , deodar, pine, oak and fichus, over 800 and more bridges and through over 100 tunnels. The ...

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