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Tuesday 23 May 2017
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Sunday Herald travel

To the Red Island

Published on 20-May-2017
The 'tsingy' or limestone pinnacles in Grands Tsingy de Bemaraha, a national park.

Some call it the Red Island because of its laterite soil, but others prefer the moniker...

Tale stitched by museums

Published on 20-May-2017
Sections of the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara. Photos by author

Though I had visited Vadodara (known as Baroda in the late 70s) when my father was...

The mythical, the mystical

Published on 13-May-2017
Delight: The trip is incomplete without relishing the famous 'kesar-gulab lassi'.

Think Krishna. Think Vrindavan. Thanks to the Yamuna Expressway, our trip to Vrindavan, about 10-12 km from Mathura city...

Parked in nature

Published on 13-May-2017
Purity: A view of Hooker Valley that includes its swing bridge. Photo courtesy: Canterbury-Tourism, Big Sky Stargazing, David Wall & mtcookskiplanes.com

From darkness to light' is a celestial story, of course. As for its illustration in real time, I begin to look at the expanse...

Off-season attractions

Published on 06-May-2017
Waterfalls dot Amboli's hilly terrain.

Last month, when I happened to be in Goa on a holiday, by sheer good fortune my trip...

Straddling times

Published on 06-May-2017
The Golden Pavilion, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan.

It is not everyday, certainly not everywhere, that you'd love to be caught between...

New to NYC!

Published on 29-Apr-2017
IN & out The Neo-Gothic-style St Patrick's Cathedral

This is as unplanned as unplanned could be - travelling to New York City (NYC) in the middle...

Where a king found peace

Published on 29-Apr-2017
Main attraction: Chilika Lake, which is about 120 km away from Puri.

Many tourists go to Odisha to visit the Jagannath Temple of Puri, the Lingaraja Temple of Bhubaneshwar...

Hopping islands in Norway

Published on 22-Apr-2017

As much as the rave reviews written about the place, it was also the fragile-looking layout of the archipelago...

Land in clouds

Published on 22-Apr-2017
favourite Lady Hydari Park in Shillong draws tourists as well as locals with its charming willow trees and rose beds. Photos by author

The British called it 'Scotland of the East', finding resonance in the landscape they left behind while expanding...

Photo Gallery
Police take away women from a hotel who were arrested for their...

Police take away women from a hotel who were arrested for their...

Vice President Mike Pence, center, receives an honorary degree...

Vice President Mike Pence, center, receives an honorary degree...

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman pose...

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman pose...

Actor Dustin Hoffman, left, director Noah Baumbach,...

Actor Dustin Hoffman, left, director Noah Baumbach,...

A labourer clears water in a market after rain...

A labourer clears water in a market after rain...

Students arrive for an orientation programme regarding new admissions...

Students arrive for an orientation programme regarding new admissions...

In this photo distributed by the North Korean government, a solid-fuel 'Pukguksong-2'...

In this photo distributed by the North Korean government, a solid-fuel 'Pukguksong-2'...

Pauline Ado of France celebrates with her team after winning...

Pauline Ado of France celebrates with her team after winning...

A man is taken away by police after protesting against fox hunting...

A man is taken away by police after protesting against fox hunting...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a headgear at the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a headgear at the...

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