HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

Bukhara: The holiest Islamic site in Central Asia and a walkable museum town

The old town in Uzbekistan, also famous as the Holy City of the Silk Road, is rich in history and tradition. You can soak in its native charm as you walk around this quirky town of ancient mosques, minarets, caravan-serais and domed bazaars.

Hate flying solo? Hook-up with companions via social media

When it comes to vacationing, most seek the company of family or friends. But hectic lifestyles and tough work schedules can ruin the best of plans. At such times, social networks, websites and apps can help travellers hook-up with companions who share the same interests.

These pictures prove that Pushkar Mela is much more than camels and nomads

The week-long mela is internationally popular for the 'largest camel fair' in the world. But residents feel that along with the animal trade it is the amalgamation of different cultures and people that makes this event what it is. And that's just what you're about to see here.

And the world's sexiest hotel bedroom is in...

No there is no stripper pole or ceiling mirror in the bedroom that’s just been named the sexiest hotel bedroom in the world. But there's water, tropical jungle and light.

Revealed: Cheapest, most expensive days to fly this winter

If there’s one day to avoid when booking your holiday plans this year, it’s this: December 19, the most expensive day to travel over the New Year's and Christmas holidays. And not surprisingly, the cheapest days to fly are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Our guide to packing your bag in 10 minutes!

Taken up the offer for an impromptu trip with not much time left to pack? Here’s your rescue plan, a quick packing guide to make sure you don’t forget anything important in haste.

Smell York: World’s first scented visitor’s guide!

Travelling is all about experiencing new regions, cultures, languages, and sensations, including different smells. That’s why the tourist office in York, England, has created the world’s first scented visitor’s guide.

Great news for Hello Kitty fans! Pop-up cafe in Tokyo to serve Hello Kitty-themed foods

To help fete the 40th anniversary of Japan's iconic feline character, a pop-up restaurant in Tokyo will serve Hello Kitty-shaped foods like finger sandwiches, apple pie and even drumsticks stamped with the character's instantly recognizable, mouthless face.

Now, experience skydiving to bumper cars while on a cruise

On Sunday, when Royal Caribbean pulls up anchor on its latest ship, the Quantum of the Seas, it will mark the passage into a new era of cruise ship technology that includes everything from a skydiving chamber to bumper cars and an observation capsule that takes guests 300 feet in the air.

Can we survive on holidays without smartphones?

It is no secret that many in the modern world have come to depend on technolgy for even the most basic activities. Research shows that a majority of travellers can't do without their smartphones while on a holiday.

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