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  • March 31, 2009
    Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

    What is it? Historic city Where is it? Rajasthan When do I go? Between November and March For how long? Three days STD Code: 0294 Udaipur has sometimes been called the Venice of the East but it is its own city, one of the most charming and beautiful cities of Rajasthan. With haunting palaces surrounded […]


  • March 23, 2009
    Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

    What is it? Historical city Where is it? Rajasthan When do I go? November to March For how long? Three days STD code: 0291 Two great forces – one natural, one man-made – dominate Jodhpur. The Thar desert surrounds it: glorious, empty dead. And the Meherangarh Fort glowers down at the city from its commanding […]


  • March 21, 2009
    Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

    What is it? A favourite among adventure-sport enthusiasts and trekkers. The altitude of Ladakh ranges from about 9,000 feet at Kargil to 25,170 feet at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram region. It offers a surreal combination of arid, windswept mountains, enchanting valleys and beautiful lakes Where is it? Jammu and Kashmir When do I go? […]


  • March 21, 2009
    Vaishnodevi, Kashmir, India

    What is it? Home to the Divine Mother Where is it? Jammu and Kashmir When do I go? Pilgrimage time; it isn’t safe otherwise For how long? One day STD Code: 01991 This place is about wish fulfillment. About a cave that lies 61 km North of Jammu, and the faith that surrounds it. People […]


  • March 21, 2009
    Munnar, Kerala, India

    What is it? Hill station, tea plantations Where is it? Kerala When do I go? November to May For how long? Three days STD code: 0486 Rolling oceans of tubby green tea bushes, crisp mountain air, craggy hills wildlife and a throwback to colonial times makes Munnar a lovely getaway. Yet for all its virtues, […]


  • March 10, 2009
    Gangtok, Sikkim, India

    Gangtok What is it? Small town masquerading as state capital; starting point for some great treks Where is it? Sikkim When do I go? March to May, October to November For how long? One day and then move on; Sikkim awaits you STD Code: 03592 Once upon a time, there were only cheap liquor bars […]


  • March 9, 2009
    Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

    Darjeeling What is it? Hill station in decline but which has wonderful tea gardens a short walk away Where is it? West Bengal When do I go? March to June For how long? Three days STD Code: 0354 Known as the Queen of the Hills, Darjeeling was an extremely popular destination in the time of […]


  • March 8, 2009
    Dharamsala-McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh, India

    What is it? The home of the Dalai Lama and a hill station Where is it? Himachal Pradesh Whe do I go? July to August For how long? Two days STD Code: 01899 Everyone knows about Dharamsala; that’s because everyone knows about Tibet, and how the Dalai Lama lives gracefully here in exile, waiting for […]


  • March 3, 2009
    Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

    What is it? Historical city with a taste of the Thar Where is it? Rajasthan When do I go? November to March For how long? Three days STD code: 02992 In the evening, look west and you will see how Jaisalmer won its sobriquet, The Golden City. The sand-yellow buildings begin to glow, gold in […]


  • March 2, 2009
    Alleppey, Kerala, India

    Alappuzha is situated between Kollam (85 km south) and Kochi (64 km north) on the Malabar Coast. It forms the central part of the backwater network. The geographical peculiarity of Alappuzha is that the shore water level is the same. This gives you the advantage of getting a closer look at the village life on […]