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Enjoy the laid-back vibe of Kasauli

Kasauli

For those moping over the cold that is steadily making way for the summer, Kasauli offers a chance to enjoy the chill in a pristine mountain setting. The town of Kasauli was established as a hill station by the British in the year in 1842. Located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, the town is at a distance of 77 km from Shimla and 65 km from Chandigarh. It is a small hill station around 2.30 hr drive from Chandigarh. A

Four reasons to visit The Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh

The Beatles Ashram or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram is one of the most visited places in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Located on the banks of river Ganges, the ashram falls within the range of the Rajaji National Park. At one point in time, this ashram was a hotspot to learn yoga and meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. People from all over the world used to come here, which led to the conversion of this ashram into a tourist place. But the arrival of

Sandhya aarti at Vishram Ghat, Mathura

Evening aarti, as soon as we hear these words, visuals of oil lamps circled about by the priests in praise of River Ganges in Rishikesh, Haridwar or Benares come to our minds. The extravagance, the opulence and the sheer serenity of the daily ceremony appeal deeply to the pilgrims as well as the travellers. But on my last visit to Mathura, the land of Lord Krishna, I witnessed a calming experience while attending the Sandhya (evening) aarti of River Yamuna. The longest

A day spent at Koolwal Kothi, Nawalgarh

The Koolwal Kothi is an impressive heritage building in Nawalgarh. Its monumental facade blends traditional and European elements. Constructed in 1934, during the time of Anandilal Ji Hemraj Ji Koolwal, it has a magnificent facia with a series of tasteful rooms organised around a central hall. This deviates pleasantly from traditional courtyard house planning of the region. The city of Nawalgarh was founded by Nawal Singh, the fourth of the five brothers in 1737 AD on an existing village of Kaimkhanis.

Photo Journey: Baha’i Lotus Temple, New Delhi

Since its inauguration to public worship and visits in December 1986, the Bahá’í House of Worship, known as Lotus Temple, in New Delhi, India has drawn to its portals more than 70 million visitors, making it one of the most visited edifices in the world. On an average, 8,000 to 10,000 people visit the Bahá’í House of Worship each day. These visitors have admired its universal design in the form of a lotus and have been fascinated by the Teachings

Property Visit: Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace and Spa

Travel changes you as a person, bringing in you requisite modesty and a spirit of adventure. With these words in my heart, I planned a trip to Udaipur. The city of lakes turned out to be more than my expectations so much so that it left an indelible mark on my spirit. My day 1 started from Chandigarh. I had to attend a few imperative meetings in Delhi, so I decided to take a halt. I had an early morning flight from

Sandal Suites is an oasis in the concrete jungle of Noida

Lemon Tree Hotels launched its latest offering in Noida, the first upscale serviced suites property called Sandal Suites. These serviced apartments, situated just off the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, are located within the Assotech Business Cresterra, the LEED Gold Certified office complex in the IT Hub of Sector 135, Noida. Best suited for extended stays, Sandal Suites features 195 well-appointed suites, extensive banqueting facilities, numerous dining options, and an array of recreational facilities, in a contemporary setting. Each of the elegantly designed

Small joys in Shoghi with Aamod Resorts

The literal meaning of 'Aamod' is small joys. This translates into the tagline of the hospitality group - choti choti khushiyaan. For those wanting to escape the crowd and cacophony of the loud festive season in North India, a quick and serene getaway is possible in Shoghi. The charm of a place is in discovering its secrets. And Aamod Resorts at Shoghi will allow you to truly explore and find your anchors in this less known hill station. You can truly

Luxuriously Rustic – The Lalit Mangar

One of the first things that I do right at the beginning of every year is to mark all the long weekends (with a work bunk added here and there) that the calendar has to offer. After all, why have one big holiday when you can have several through the year (travel addict traits!). Many friends often ask me, 'where do you go?'. My answer is always - "AWAY from the city!" One such recent escape was to The Lalit

A day in pictures with Coolpad Cool1

Coolpad India recently launched their latest smartphone Cool1 in New Delhi (India), with a heavily focussed campaign over its dual rear camera setup. The smartphone is powered with amazing 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM and is exclusively marketed by Amazon India from January 5. We spend an entire day with the gadget clicking some superb pictures. It started on a wintery afternoon in the famous Dilli Hatt at INA, the mosaic lamps look resplendent through the lens of Coolpad

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