Category Archives: Short Holidays – Beach / Hills / Caves / falls / food

Hisham Barbhuiya Sep 18 2014

Topslip – South India’s Yarrow Unvisited

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With long weekdays becoming a trend these days, it is quite natural to seek a short trip to a nearby destination. For many in South India, the answer may lie in Kodaikanal or Ooty. However, there is a place called Topslip, not in England or America, but rather here in Tamil Nadu. With its picturesque green hills, pleasant weather, beautiful tea gardens and wildlife, Topslip is a place you definitely ought to try out. Located in Coimbatore district, the town nearest to Topslip is Pollachi at a distance of 17 km north-east. The district headquarters is located 61 km to […]

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Urmila Marak Aug 14 2014

Gourmet delight from across India

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When you travel, you get to discover not only the places but also the cuisine that is intrinsic to the particular region. For a foodie, this is a part of the journey, which is even more relishing if you get to try out dishes that appeal to your taste buds. Let’s go across some of the destinations in India where you will not only enjoy the place but also its food and culture. Goa Goa offers an exotic array of seafood either at the shacks or the restaurants. If you are fond of rice and fish, you will get them […]

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Urmila Marak Aug 13 2014

Discover the Caves of Meghalaya

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Nature has its own crevices and cavities underneath the earth or within mountains that are simply majestic, intricate and breathtaking. The caves for me are nature’s splendour that remains hidden until explored. Meghalaya, my home state, is endowed with beautiful caves and some of them are  yet to be explored. The three districts of the state, Garo Hills, Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, have the most incredible caves in the country that sure deserves to be discovered by the adrenaline junkies. Mawsmai Caves Situated about 6 km away from the once wettest place on earth, Cherrapunjee, (the wettest place in […]

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Hisham Barbhuiya Aug 09 2014

The green rolling hills of Jaintia Hills

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Have you been tempted by the picture-perfect destinations of Europe with green rolling hills, fabulous and clear blue skies, but money constraints held you back? Well, you don’t have to look yonder for such holidays, as India is replete with destinations that are relatively untouched and undiscovered. Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya is one such place with crystal clear skies and clear flowing streams, which will mesmerise you. The rich culture of the Jaintias, the tribe that inhabits the eastern part of the state, is also worth knowing. Getting there: Jaintia Hills You can get to this place from Guwahati, Shillong […]

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Hisham Barbhuiya Jul 30 2014

Go food-hunting in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad as a city has always been captivating people’s imaginations with its history and architecture, most notably the Charminar and the Golconda Fort. Undoubtedly, most flock to the city to catch a glimpse of these sites apart from the Qutub Shahi Tombs, Birla Mandir, Hussain Sagar Lake, NTR Gardens and others. Another factor which brings in tourists is its cuisine. We bring you a couple of dishes you can try out in the city and where. If you have just reached the city by bus early in the morning from Bangalore or Mumbai, chances are that you will disembark at […]

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