HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

World's cleanest hotels in Tokyo, dirtiest in Rio de Janeiro

Not all hotels live up to the same standards when it comes to cleanliness. According to a recent study conducted by, spotless hotel rooms are easier to find in some cities than in others. Read on.

Seoul: Of trains, palaces, towers and fast cell service

South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But it offers lots: here, you can explore Korea's rich historic heritage, wander around temples and savor local delights.

Most Indians work even on vacation: Survey

Majority of Indians continue to tag along work on their vacations, says a recent survey that puts US and Australia on top of a list of countries where people find it hard to unplug.

15 things thou shalt not do in Delhi

Delhi-based comedian Papa CJ highlights the bad habits that Delhiites ought to shun. As we ­celebrate glorious 15 years of HT City and its bond with Dilli, it’s critical to look at what we need to stop doing. Here’re 15 things, for starters.

On a budget: 'Cheap' 5-star travel in Europe

Want to spend a few nights in a European luxury hotel? Your dreams may be more attainable than you think. To live like royalty without emptying your bank account, travelers may consider forgoing the well-known capitals and seeking out European destinations that are less overrun by tourists.

Some women seek sexual liberty on vacations: Study

For some female tourists, travel is like finding their lost sexual liberty and “feel like a man”, says a fascinating study. It adds they feel free from sexual double standards at home and are ready for no-strings-attached sexual encounters.

China fishes for growth with world's largest aquarium

A giant 63-metre blue whale shark statue towers over the world's largest aquarium, on a Chinese island being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.

Like adventure travel? How about swimming with sharks!

A close encounter with a shark is often considered the ultimate thrill for an adventure junkie. And, I was lucky enough to experience a cage dive of my own earlier this year.

Of Kismet Curry and Karma Cola

A food walk through Old Delhi with author Pamela Timms turns out to be a sumptuous experience. Manjula Narayan writes.

35% couples on vacation during I-Day weekend. Any plans?

35% of working couples in metro cities are heading to nearby tourist spots like Manali, Dharamsala, Shimla, Mathura, Rishikesh etc. during the upcoming Independence Day weekend, a survey revealed on Wednesday.

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