HindustanTimes Mon,20 Oct 2014

This Diwali, take a break from city noise and travel

We bring you a list of little known quick getaways from four major cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata) pan India. On offer are loads of nature, some adventure and a bit of culture. Get going with planning for your quick getaway and make the most life offers.

From Florida to Fiji! Vacation rentals with best infinity pools

For snowbirds who may have begun to shop for their winter escape, online travel review site TripAdvisor has curated a list of vacation rental sites from around the world that come with their own infinity pools.

A therapeutic sand bath at Merzouga a must on the Moroccan tourist trail

A sand bath - 10 minutes of burying oneself neck-deep in the hot sand for therapy - at Merzouga costs up to $13. But many come here not just for the cure but also for breathtaking sunsets, camel safaris and stays in the desert with the region's Berber and Arab tribes.

The Land of Smiles, Thailand, has lots to offer

It is a universally acknowledged fact that a man in search of pleasure is headed to Thailand. But the land has much more to offer.

It's time to visit Eiffel Tower's new glass floor

Visitors at the Eiffel Tower were left giddy Monday as the mayor unveiled a new glass floor on Paris's best-known landmark, offering millions of tourists another perspective on the world's most-visited city.

Space and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024

Looking for the next uncharted destination? Already trekked through Antarctica and befriended native tribes in Papua New Guinea? Good news: space tourism and journeys to the bottom of the sea are set to become fashionable travel options for mainstream travellers!

Eiffel Tower gets $38 mn vertigo-inducing face lift

The Eiffel Tower has been given a vertigo-inducing face lift as organizers celebrate the Paris monument's 125th anniversary. The 324-meter (1,063-foot) tower now has see-through glass floor panels on its first level. The four small viewing sections, which cost 30 million euro ($38 million), were unveiled to visitors Monday.

Go places: How to travel right in lean season

All popular destinations in India and across the globe have months that are busier than others for tourism. We list a guide for those planning to travel to top destinations on the planet when everyone else isn't  going!

Why October may be the best time to book a cruise

If you’re thinking about booking a cruise, this is the month to do it. Because for one week, the world’s largest cruise industry trade organization is throwing a promotional campaign in collaboration with the biggest players in the industry that includes discounts of up to 30 percent on bookings.

Raise a toast: A new Game of Thrones beer is here

Fans of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones can now quench their thirst for blood and suds with a new beer named after the Westeros saying, “all men must die.”

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