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Shimla: The land of “oos paar”


Of all the hill stations in India, Shimla (now called Shimla), the capital of Himachal Pradesh, probably has among the highest top-of-mind recall. Situated at an altitude about 2200 metres (7200 ft.) above sea level, and located about 385 km from Delhi, it is easily one of the most popular[…]

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Go off the beaten path and go on an unforgettable, unique, 23-day trip of a lifetime with JNR Globetrotters’ TRIBAL TOUR OF GUJARAT. Be a part of living history, as you rub shoulders with the last few surviving adivasi tribes and nomadic communities in the state. Participate in their habitat,[…]

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Kasauli – the land of old-world charm

kasauli feature

The instant you get off the bus and look up at the little church perched on the slope above, you immediately sense there is something special about this place. Your “suspicious” get confirmed soon after.  After all the trapped-in-time, idyllic hill resorts you have been reading about, Kasauli is one[…]

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Mountain Railways of India

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Chugging up to the Clouds While the British Raj in India left behind an institution that is maintained and cherished to this very day—a sprawling railway system – no part of it is more impressive and breathtaking than the three mountain railways; grouped together as a single World Heritage Site:[…]

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Heaven in the Hills – Ooty

Ooty view

There is a nip in the early morning air at Mettupalayam station in Tamil nadu, in southern India.  The overnight Blue Mountain  express has just arrived from Madras/Chennai. On the adjoining platform stands the familiar line-up of blue bogeys of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway that will take the pasengers up[…]

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Matheran – home of the cowboy fantasies


Ever wondered about being in a place where the only way of getting around was by foot, cart or horse?  Where little trails of reddish-brown earth, begging to be explored, disappear into the lush green environs; flanked by cozy old colonial bungalows,? Welcome to Matheran, meaning “forest on the forehead”[…]

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Kodi: Gift of the forest

pillars rock and berijam lake in kodaikanal

Kodaikanal (‘Kodi’ for short) is a well-known and popular hill resort, situated at a height of 7000 ft. (2133 m) in the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu. In a slight twist from the usual ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ moniker, the town is known as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations!’  However,[…]

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