Skip the tourist delights and head to beaches, bookshops and pizzerias where only locals go.
Parisians are used to tourists, but mass tourism is beginning to annoy the residents of the City of Love, especially around landmarks like Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum.
Soba Yamaneko, a family-owned restaurant located near Kanazawa. not only serves handmade features, hand-rolled buckwheat noodle but also serves unique coffee and soft cream as well.
The 10-day course of Buddhist meditation in complete silence is painfully emotional, but ultimately cleansing and healing.
The plumage and display of the birds of paradise is a visual extravaganza.
Monsoon season is best for exploring touristy places if you want to escape the crowd and noise in the city. Here are the top 10 destinations to explore this rainy season.
Skip souvenirs and bring back recipes from world travels. Here are eight cooking experiences that’ll take you back to your holiday in just one bite.
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi speaks about one of Sichuan’s signature dishes, the hot pot, how it’s eaten in Sichuan, contributes to its popularity, and how it’s similar to a Swiss fondue.
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi shares his experiences from a recent travel to Sichuan, China and its capital city, Cheng Du, the home of the panda.
Perched high at the periphery of the bustling Mussoorie, Landour in Tehri Garhwal is home to grand old men, pretty eateries, 19th century churches and mountainous beauty in plenty.
GeoGuessr came out in 2013, but now is the right time to play it. It covers far more of the world, including India.
Along the 600-km trail from Marburg to Bremen, the Brothers Grimm classics come alive.
The shots are free, beer is everywhere. But you could be dying of thirst on the Strip, and no one would offer you water.
When you are done visiting the popular and the crowded tourist spots in Europe, take the road less travelled and explore.
Through the journey of a climber, we look into how menacing the climbers’ queue on Everest really was.
Myths come to life amid the black volcanic mountains, falling snow and clear blue ice.
New York is hosting the biggest Pride celebration in the world. Be there!
Lying at the foothills of the Andes, Bogota is a city of stunning vistas and surprising links to the past.
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi finds that not only is everyone’s choice of chaat determined by the city they grew up in, there are also few absolute standards for judging what constitutes good chaat.
In Novi Sad, Serbia’s second largest city, life is slow and beautiful
scUber will offer riders the opportunity to explore the Great Barrier Reef in the shared vehicle. Each scUber ride is priced at USD 3,000 for two passengers.
Here are places across the Capital and in its vicinity you could visit for a feel of the festive fervour, without actually going to the Walled City.
The Prince’s Foundation, Prince Charles’s charity, opened Granary Lodge on the grounds of the Castle of Mey, one of the Prince of Wales’s favorite getaways.
The traditional printed travel guide, whose obituary was written a few years ago, continues to thrive, overcoming the growing challenge from a host of online trip planners.
Delhi is home to three iconic World Heritage sites -- Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb, alongside numerous other historic monuments
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi throws light on in-flight food being served on flights in both the domestic and international sector and the wine that often accompanies the meals.
An exhibition in Mumbai is showcasing, for the first time, snapshots that tell the unique story of these Indian explorers.
A 13th-century hospice, still run by Indians, offers a neutral corner and shelter to travellers in the world’s bitterest conflict zone.
The Pico do Fogo volcano which means Peak of Fire in Portuguese, generates the bulk of the crater community’s gross domestic product, attracting some 5,000 tourists every year who need hotel beds, food and tour guides.
The late founder of the former Czechoslovakia is the latest figure to get the wax treatment from Roman Bajzik, a 48-year-old opera teacher, Slovakia’s very own Monsieur Tussaud.
From a medieval fortress protecting Paris to one of the world’s biggest and most-visited museums, the Louvre in Paris has been reinvented many times over the centuries.
The scenic hill station of Kausani in Kumaon’s Bageshwar finds frequent mention in mythology and history, and is just the kind of place you would want to retreat to if you are in search of some inspiration.
The food at Puducherry, an erstwhile French colony, has for years borne an imprint of its colonial past. But is it losing its unique cuisine to a globalising India?
With its mountains and desert, beach resorts and Berber villages, Morocco is a feast for travellers of all kinds, including those who want to explore the kingdom’s deep Jewish roots.
UNESCO World Heritage Day 2019: In the year 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites declared 18 April as World Heritage Day to raise awareness about monuments and other sites which form a part of our history and culture.
UNESCO World Heritage Day 2019: As we gear up for World Heritage Day 2019 on April 18, here’s a look at how artists from around the world along with St+art India Foundation are changing the way we experience art on the streets of India, one wall at a time.
Built 544 years before Gustave Eiffel completed the Eiffel tower to commemorate hundred years of the French Revolution, The Notre-Dame (Our Lady in French) cathedral is considered the original symbol of Paris.
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi throws light on the sudden crisis at Jet Airways, the plight of its employees and what lies in store for them in the near future.
The Capital’s rich history lives in its countless monuments, many of them now hidden by the urban sprawl. But we have your back. A day before World Heritage Day, our lensman Shivam Saxena unearths some monuments dating back to the Sultans and Badshahs, and beyond.
Kanyakumari is about multi-coloured water and divine intervention.
While the Game of Thrones stardom has been a boon for the business in Dubrovnik, it is also bringing a new inundation of visitors to a city already struggling with overcrowding.
The Louvre’s iconic glass Pyramid will be specially designed to celebrate the building’s 30th anniversary.
Traditional Khmer cuisine consists of a variety of food that can be seen in the market. An umami seasoning “Ajinomoto” - produced by a leading food company - is contributing to the delicious cuisine in Cambodia.
Travel trends 2019: Make your life easier while travelling by rolling your clothes while packing and carrying a tote handbag for utility, suggest experts.
Known for its beautiful beaches, this union territory is where the East meets the West and goes beyond.
Creative pickpockets in Italy, the fake tea hostess in China... every country has its guilty secrets.
You’ve probably encountered the occasional ‘broken meter’ and incorrect change. But if you’re white and travelling through India, the scams are on another level.
As more firangs head to our shores, videos and blogs that track the most common and complex tourist scams in India are going viral.
We spoke to the Inder Raj Ahluwalia, who is the winner of the Mark Twain Travel Journalism Award, about his travels across the globe, why he wrote a letter to Steven Spielberg after seeing Jaws (1975), some of the most fascinating things he has seen and more.
When you visit Bhutan in the off-season, experiences are so intimate that they are emotional