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Head to the hills: Indian hillstations where you can escape the heat

Head to the hills: Indian hillstations where you can escape the heat
August 25, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

INDIA’S former British residents utilized high altitude towns across the nation as a place of refuge from the intense summer heat of the plains. Many of these had a central mall or a focal point such as a lake, around which activities could be based. Today the idea of the hill station is not lost on modern day tourists with Indian and other visitors flocking to places in Kerala, Uttarkhand, Bengal, Tamil Nadu and other states for a little respite.

India to introduce new visa-on-arrival scheme

India to introduce new visa-on-arrival scheme
July 20, 2014 - 0 Comments - Cormac Quinn

THE Indian visa office in Kathmandu’s Thamel district has long held an allure for spur-of-the-moment travellers. Located on a cramped street flanked by open sewers and loitering rickshaw peddlers, it is one of Asia’s few Indian visa offices that issue all foreigners tourist visas on short notice.

Picture of the Day: Celebrating Maghasaptami in India

Picture of the Day: Celebrating Maghasaptami in India
February 6, 2014 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

An Indian Sadhu or Hindu holy man is reflected on a mirror as he sits inside the Khandagiri Cave hills ahead of the week-long Maghasaptami festival on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, Wednesday.

Picture of the Day: A snowy day in Shimla, India

Picture of the Day: A snowy day in Shimla, India
January 20, 2014 - 1 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

A monkey sits on a railing and looks skywards in snow-covered Shimla, India, Saturday. The northern Indian hill town has been covered in a blanket of snow after it received its first heavy snowfall of the season Friday night. (AP Photo)

Fantastic destinations to consider in 2014

Fantastic destinations to consider in 2014
November 28, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

EVEN if you’ve been almost everywhere in Asia, there is always more to see and hidden gems to discover. From China to India, Australia and New Zealand, this list could take you to a riverside town, a sandy beach, crumbling ruins or to meet wildlife in the Asia-Pacific region in the new year. Happy travelling. Fenghuang,…>

Skies light up for India’s Diwali festival

Skies light up for India’s Diwali festival
November 4, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

MILLIONS of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays Sunday to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil. People across India also handed out sweets, exchanged greetings with friends and relatives, and adorned their homes with glowing lanterns and oil lamps as they…>

AP PHOTOS: India glitters ahead of Diwali

AP PHOTOS: India glitters ahead of Diwali
November 2, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians stocked up on firecrackers, handed out sweets and adorned their homes with glowing lanterns and sparklers ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on Sunday. The most important festival of the year in India, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The biggest — and loudest…>

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