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From a favourite of the foreigners and ardent nature lovers to a mad rush of domestic tourists, the ecologically fragile Ladakh region now witnesses unending traffic jams and a heavy influx of migrant workers and visitors weighing on its limited resources and traditional way of life. Kavita Suri reports on the alarming situation  more
India's first floating market in Kolkata sets sail

Billed as the first floating market of India, Kolkata now has a slice of little Thailand in a 400 metre long and 60 metre wide water body in the city's southeastern fringe. TWF-IBNS c ...

On the Spanish trail

Women travel writers, even in the West with more mobility and liberal social ambiance, are fewer in number than men. In a list of “Essential Books for the Well-Read Explorer” ...

Paulo Coelho's nine top travel tips

The best possible way to quench your wanderlust is to pack your bag and set out, travel. While travelling as a hobby has grown exponentially, one still tries to figure out the best possible ...

What is AC First on Indian Railways about?

What is it about travelling AC First on Indian Railways? I mean, how different was it from say, 2AC (I had travelled 2AC)? That's one thing I had always wondered about. So, when I realised I ...

No Wall Too High

In a peaceful revolution in 1989, the people of two Germany dismantled the Berlin Wall. Sujoy Dhar walks past the remains of the structure that divided a people for decades

What delighted me about Holiday Inn Amsterdam (RAI) was when I got off the metro at RAI station reaching there by a train from Schiphol Airport. I walked a few paces and there it was: Holiday Inn Amsterdam.  


WHEN I checked in this April in Chicago's newest property for growing tourists, The Hoxton, it was about midnight. But unlike any five star hotel with an orderly lobby of relaxed or stressed out travellers walking in or out toting their suitcases, I encountered the ambiance of a city's popular night joint- it was teeming with young to middle aged good looking souls in a party mood.


SpiceJet to connect Darbhan ...

Gurugram/NITN: India's private airline SpiceJet on Monday announced the launch of daily flight services connecting Darbhanga with key metros of Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

IndiGo commences flights be ...

Kochi/NITN: India's private airline IndiGo commenced two weekly flights between India and Maldives under air bubble from Friday.

Air India actively consider ...

Kolkata/UNI/NITN: Air India, the Asian country's national airline, is actively considering reintroduction of its Kolkata-London-Kolkata direct flight soon after getting nod from the Aviation Ministry and Airport Authority of India (AAI) and clearance of other technicalities.