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Sunday Herald travel

From the bottomless beyond

Published on 25-Jul-2015
NAture's wonder Gomukh Temple, located on the rim of the lake; (top) Lonar Lake.

There was a woman (I read somewhere) who told her friend - "Last year we went around the world. This year I think we're going......

Victoria's secrets

Published on 25-Jul-2015

We set sail on the Prince of Whales to get up close with the king of the high seas, the Orcinus orca or the dramatically...

Treading on Persian soil

Published on 18-Jul-2015
Golden past Agha Ali Abbas Mosque in Natanz, Iran; (right) spices and condiments at a market in Esfahan.

Iran today can be called "Khomeiniland". Yes, that is the impression outsiders may get after exploring the ancient country once home...

Beyond the five hills

Published on 18-Jul-2015
Hilly retreat (Clockwise) A view of the beautiful Dhom Dam; fresh strawberries; Narasimha Temple. Photos by authors

As we checked into our hotel, the staff reverentially ushered us into a room as if it were a shrine. "Sir, this is the room...

A walk in the clouds

Published on 11-Jul-2015
Monsoon magic A lush green carpet on the hills of Lonavla.

Monsoons are poetic and magical. Dark clouds usher in a new season and a new life. The pouring rains roll out the green carpet...

Falling for Switzerland

Published on 11-Jul-2015

Switzerland is a dream destination for tourists. Its snow-capped mountain peaks, the green grassy pastoral meadows...

A snowy escape

Published on 11-Jul-2015
Tatra Mountains; 'Oscypek

We left Krakow under an overcast sky and out on the two-hour undulating highway to Zakopane it drizzled intermittently and fogged...

Cloaked in tranquility

Published on 04-Jul-2015

Not many people visiting Ajmer for the first time know about the exquisite mosque complex, not far from the famous Darga Shareef...

Thai treasures

Published on 04-Jul-2015
Religious history Aligned Buddha statues at Wat Yai Chaimongkol in Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Thailand.

The smooth touchdown at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport does nothing to ease my sense of nervousness over my first visit...

In search of the wild

Published on 27-Jun-2015
rare specimens (From top) The Rumbak village; dzos grazing at pastures; the blue sheep at Hemis High Altitude National Park in Ladakh. (Photo by author)

"What do we have to do to find the snow leopard?" my friend asked a Ladakhi boy at SECMOL, the school we were volunteering...

Photo Gallery
A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Artists from Gujarat perform a dance at the Travel and Tourism Fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium...

Artists from Gujarat perform a dance at the Travel and Tourism Fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium...

A woman prays as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges...

A woman prays as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon on Friday...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon on Friday...

Securitymen guard parliament house during the monsoon session in New Delhi on Friday...

Securitymen guard parliament house during the monsoon session in New Delhi on Friday...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting agitating students of FTII...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting agitating students of FTII...

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists holding placards during their protest against the hanging of Yakub...

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists holding placards during their protest against the hanging of Yakub...

Policemen in action after a clash between BJP workers and AIIMS coordination committee members...

Policemen in action after a clash between BJP workers and AIIMS coordination committee members...

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