A thrilling page from the diary of a biker’s trip to Spiti!

It was a regular Monday morning filled with blues, gruelling work hours flashing right on my face. In some moments of relief, while scrolling through my feed, I stumbled across a few pictures which were breath-taking. And without giving it a second thought, I pinged my several biking brothers. The pictures enraptured everyone, and one […]

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How to chill in the Queen of the hill Ft. Mussoorie

Summers have swept the county in full sweep. From heat waves to the rising demand for ACs and ice creams, the indications are right there for everyone to see. North India, in particular, faces the brunt of the season, which is in complete contradiction to the biting cold of the winter season. The advent of […]

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Why you should check out the fascinating Ooty Summer Festival at least once!

Ooty, a city offering affluence of British Raj, beaming colours of south Indian culture and home to Nilgiris, is an enchanting place to spend summers at. The swathes of veritable beauty would wrap you around and make you a fan. Away from the wolfish eyes of tourism companies and hordes of travellers, score on the […]

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Leh Ladakh Image

All Set for Ladakh? Follow This Checklist for a Great Trip to The Trans-Himalayan Valley

Ladakh is surely Heaven on Earth, and it does find itself on everyone’s bucket list. Now that you are planning a trip to Ladakh and have read all about the beautiful places and things to do here, it is imperative to keep in mind that it lies in a remote area and the temperatures fluctuate […]

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Manali View

Planning Guide for A Wonderful Stay in The Snow Land Himachal with Minimum Coin Shilling!

Himachal Pradesh nestled amidst magnificent mountains, verdant valleys, and gushing frothy rivers, has been a tourist’s paradise for ages. This state is known for its many quaint little hill stations that enable you to have a wide variety of holiday experiences during your Himachal holiday. Famous hill stations like Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, Kasol, Dalhousie and […]

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Navigating the rich history of Pink City with the added comfort of a home-like experience

Jaipur displays a vibrant stream of colours amid its peachy ancient palaces. A city painted in pink would look unnatural in many places, but here on the edge of the desert, at an immense distance from the Western world both geographically and philosophically, Jaipur feels eternally serene. Pedestrians from all walks of life, seemingly from […]

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Planning A Long Visit To Delhi? Your OYO Home In The Capital Is Ready For You

Visiting a city as big and diverse as Delhi can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know anyone. That’s why having a home in the city is a huge boon. Whether you’re travelling for work, transiting through cities, shopping for a wedding, or staying in Delhi for medical treatment, it’s always nice to […]

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Fancy A Serene Lakeside Holiday? Check Out This Stunning Villa In Goa

A view of a peaceful lake, dense greenery all around you, and the call of exotic birds to wake you in the morning. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? It’s not. Say hello to OYOxDesign’s newest villa in Carambolim, Goa. Where to stay in Goa Built in 1998, this 3 BHK villa in Goa is […]

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8 Homestays in India Offering A Home Away From Home Experience

Homestays is a newly picked up phenomenon that has swept Indians off their feet. The user experience, the newness of the concept and the unique proposition not just entices users but also proves its worth. For travellers who have always despised the notion of staying in a hotel, homestays in India came into their lives […]

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Travelling without pets taking a toll on them? Not anymore!

Life is a roller-coaster ride, full of surprises and tear-jolting moments, yet we need to move on from our love, pain, family and friends. Friends make life easy, they support you at every tough turn of your life, stand up in your times of need and most importantly, comfort you when the going gets difficult. […]

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Kanchenjunga Mountain View

Travelling to The North East for the First Time? These Five Places and Activities Is a Must in Your Bucket-List!

With its many Himalayan mountain ranges, nature attractions, and Buddhist monasteries, a trip to the North-East part of India is a dream trip that can fulfill the expectations of every type of traveler. Be it a spiritual soul-seeking journey, or to fulfill the thrill of an adventure-junkie, or simply to relax amid natural surroundings; the […]

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Environment Day Special: How Sustainable Design Can Ensure Our Planet’s Survival

Sustainable design – sounds boring, doesn’t it? In reality, it’s far from it. This is the kind of creativity that could make sure that you have a part to play in saving the world. At OYOxDesign, it’s a large part of our design thinking. Sustainable design doesn’t just happen. A designer needs to ensure that […]

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We bet you didn’t know that your Fave hill station also hosts a LIT Summer Festival!

Another Queen of Hills is in full swing to give tourists a taste of the local with a refreshing and flavourful Summer Festival. If you think that you know Shimla in and out, this cultural event is the reality check you need. Shimla’s popularity as the most popular travel destination in North India and for […]

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16 Beaches Near Hyderabad For A Weekend Getaway

Who doesn’t love to visit the beach especially if it includes a long drive to reach? Even though Hyderabad does not have any beach of its own, there are so many beaches nearby that you wouldn’t mind what’s missing. The beaches listed in this blog are secluded, unspoiled and make the nicest place to spend […]

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20 Best Places To Visit Alone In South India in 2019

Have you ever been there- waiting for a callback or reply from your friend confirming your travel plans? Made vain attempts to get your whole group on the same page while picking out a destination or the date? Made all plans but that one friend backs out last moment and dampens your vacation mood? And at […]

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7 Most Popular places to visit in Pokhara

Nestled in the Annapurna range, the city of Pokhara is every traveller’s paradise.  Blessed with lush green forests, stunning landscape and calm lakes, Pokhara is a major tourist hotspot of Nepal. Every year, thousands of visitors both local and foreign flock to the valley to enjoy the hypnotic glamour of nature and a gentle touch […]

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Why you should visit Goa now

Why you should visit Goa now The pint-sized state, popularly referred to as the pearl of the orient, Goa is more than the scenic beaches and the colorful trance parties. It is a blend of history and culture, mixed with the sweetened feeling of freedom, stirred to serve happiness and positive vibes. Goa is a […]

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15 Pocket Friendly Places To Shop In Bengaluru

Bangalore, is not only the emerging IT hub of the country but also a massive hot spot for tourists because of its history and culture. Rightly tagged as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, the state showcases a perfect amalgamation of heritage and modernity. It offers tons of choices for the locals and tourists to indulge […]

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9 Best Beach Destinations For A Perfect Honeymoon In India

A new journey of life begins with marriage and honeymooning is the celebration for that. When you two people start a new life, they need to have some time alone in a far off place where they can relax and take time to understand each other. So, go on and check out these best beach […]

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17 Most Popular Beaches Near Mumbai

Have you found the right beach for yourself? If the answer is no, then look no further! Here are the best beaches that Mumbai has to offer, each beach with its own uniqueness. Mumbai is a city of beautiful beaches since it is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and there is no shortage when it […]

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11 Offbeat Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh

Traveling to the same tourist places is so boring, isn’t it? The crowd, the chaos and the pollution from tourism has spoiled the natural beauty of the most beautiful places on earth. Thankfully there are still some places left where the vision is, and Himachal Pradesh has got quite a lot of them. Himachal is […]

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Why I fell In Love With Hyderabad And Why You Will Too

Agreed, traveling is a highly subjective affair. What excites me may not exactly get your pulses racing and vice versa. However, there are certain experiences which universally touch the soul. I felt this very strongly about Hyderabad which I chose to visit thanks to a persistent friend living there. Till then, Hyderabad to me, was […]

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9 Road Trips From Mumbai For The Wanderer

Road trips! Every traveller’s ears would perk up at these two words. The feeling of wrapping everything up, stashing in the car and just leaving all the worries behind – Isn’t this what you dream about every single day? If you are in and around Mumbai, then your dreams can surely come true. Mumbai is […]

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19 Drool-Worthy Street Food Dishes From Mumbai You Just Cannot Miss

When it comes to binging on food, nothing can beat the spicy, tangy, sweet, sour delicacies on the streets of Mumbai. Street food in Mumbai is one of the most sought-after things to do for any traveler. It is a potpourri of flavors ready to burst on your tongue and a foodie’s absolute delight! From […]

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What You Should Buy In Mumbai Apart From The Usual Retail Junk

The cosmopolitan nature of Mumbai allows it to welcome cultures from, around the world. Metropolitan cities across the world have now merged into a uniformity, with the same shopping and entertainment options, the same brands and retail outlets available everywhere. However, like all great cities, Mumbai has its own character, hidden gems, and nuances. Mumbai […]

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20 Best One-Day Picnic Spots Near Mumbai

If you are in Mumbai, then you don’t have to sit for hours and plan your weekend. There are so many one-day picnic spots near Mumbai that you can just pick one and set out directly. Be it, any season Mumbai never falls short of places to explore. If you are short on time and […]

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10 Cheap & Best Places To Shop In Mumbai To Get An Awesome Deal!

Mumbai, the city where India goes to shop! This city of dreams does not only sell dreams but a number of other goods too! From shopping in the streets and bargaining to swishing through plush malls, Mumbai has it all! What really stands out in the city, however, whatever you wish to buy, you’ll find […]

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15 Best Places To Visit In Shimla For Scenic Views

Over a century and a half ago, Britishers found Shimla and made it their summer capital. Even after independence, it remains the epicentre of the state of Himachal Pradesh with imprints of the colonial era still visible amongst a thick cover of pine and oak trees. Serving as a good base for exploring the Himalayan […]

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Top 12 Places To Visit In Nainital: Tried-And-Tested

Nainital is synonymous with turquoise lakes and Kumaon hills. Adding to its charm is the architecture, food and culture, that still retains some flavour of the bygone British era. This town was discovered by an English sugar trader, P Barron, and was later developed into a vibrant summer retreat for British soldiers during the Raj. […]

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Top 15 Places To Visit In Kodaikanal For The Most Spectacular Views

Kodaikanal’s cool climate is a blessing for all kinds of travelers, be it backpackers, families, or honeymooners. This mist-laden hill station has a lot on offer ranging from spectacular viewpoints to pristine waters. To help you have a great vacation, here is a list of the best places to see in Kodaikanal. Top 15 Places […]

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Cheap Shopping Places In Hyderabad


The city of nizams and Urdu sophistication, Hyderabad has been the commercial centre of the Indian land for centuries now. The city is as famous as its indigenous goods and pearls.  as It is for the lip-smacking and aromatic biryani. While there is a dearth of modern shopping centres in Hyderabad, the joy of shopping in old markets and […]

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Bhimbetka – Silent narratives from the past

Bearing witness to the rise and fall of several civilisations and dynasties, conquered by the Mauryas and Guptas, absorbed by the vigour of the Mughals, paving way for an era of defiance by the rule of begums, marking a period of sensible statecraft; the Malwa region of India unravels a fresh perspective to primal culture […]

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A Walk Through the Pink City: Part Three

Day Three With more than half the city covered in the days before, our last day in Jaipur started on a laid-back note. In the wee hours of the morning, Aakash strapped on his camera and went on a morning walk through the city. He  wandered through the city streets and stumbled across the Jawahar […]

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A Walk Through the Pink City: Part Two

Having explored the famous fortresses of Amer the day before, on our second morning in Jaipur we set out to explore the lesser known destinations. We hailed an auto-rickshaw till Amer Fort and then treaded through the old lanes and streets of the old Jaipur town. Created By- Aakash Aggarwal Related Blog Posts: Exploring the […]

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Enjoy the stunning vistas of the cityscape from Nahargarh Fort

A Walk Through the Pink City: Part One

Opulence, Royalty, Heritage. These are the first words that come to mind whenever there is a mention of the Pink City. With ancient forts and magnificent palaces, each echoing the tales of its royal past, a visit to Jaipur is a one-of-its-kind experience. To bring an authentic Jaipur experience to our dedicated readers, the OYO […]

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Top attractions in and around Kathmandu

Top 7 Places to Visit in Kathmandu

Kathmandu draws scores of visitors all year round- some lured by its majestic peaks while others simply intrigued by its culture. The capital city of Nepal has something in store for everybody, from quaint hills to bustling streets; Hindu temples to Buddhist monasteries; lush gardens to shimmering lakes. If you are wondering where to begin […]

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Weekend Getaways from Pune

14 Exciting Weekend Getaways From Pune Within 200 kms

This weekend, take a break from your busy life and escape the city chaos. We have handpicked some exciting weekend getaways from Pune to help you catch a breath and gather memorable experiences. Enjoy paragliding or hiking or unwind at the beaches. Bon Voyage! 14 Weekend Getaways From Pune Within 200 kms Lonavala Khandala Alibaug Kamshet […]

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Top Destinations for Couples Getaway

6 Best Weekend Getaways For Couples In India

Rekindle the romance with your loved one on some breathtaking getaways. From exploring different cities to strolling aimlessly along wildflowers laden trails, the experience to enliven are many. To make it easier for you, we have curated a list of some of the best weekend getaways for couples. Weekend Getaways For Couples In India Dalhousie (North […]

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Best Surfing Destinations in India

6 Absolute Best Surfing Destinations In India

Looking for adventure? It’s time you enjoy the thrill of surfing. Get ready to receive that extra dose of adventure in the wild waters of India. We have curated a list of some of the best surfing destinations in India to give you an exciting getaway. 6 Best Surfing Destinations In India Kovalam Varkala Gokarna […]

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Top 10 Must Try Kuih Raya Confirm Laku 2019

So you’ve succeeded in fasting for 30 days. A whole month of preservation and self-reflection, going the extra mile on good deeds and controlling your appetite. Thus the time has arrived for celebration – Hari Raya Aidilfitri! No open house is complete without the raya cookies and even if you didn’t fast, you’re more than […]

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Bali Seafood

Savour These Delicacies While in Bali for a True Gastronomical Treat!

The sparkling beaches, bright sun, and soft sand are not the only things that make Bali one of the most popular tourist destination in the world. The mouth-watering food adds to the mix as well! Offering savory plates of local dishes and fresh seafood preparations that cannot be found anywhere else, Bali, has become a […]

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Tibetan Cuisine

Visit These Best Places for Food in Himachal for A Fine Culinary Experience During Your Stay in The Land of Snow!

Known for its natural beauty, snow-capped mountains, and pleasant weather; Himachal Pradesh is a tourist’s paradise. It is also famous for its one-of-its-kind mixture of spicy Punjabi and flavourful Tibetan cuisine, that is a must-try on your visit to this beautiful state. Here are some of the dishes and restaurants that you should give a […]

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Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan: Head to Shillong – the only city in India that celebrates the legend’s birthday!

In the year 1961, a 19-year-old young man arrived in New York City all the way from Minnesota with nothing but stories to tell. Robert Zimmerman was the name of that teenager, whom the world later came to know as Bob Dylan. The rest, as they say, is history.  Cut to the present times, the boy grew up to be […]

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A Seasonal Guide to Sri Lanka – The Pearl of the Indian Ocean 2019 & 2020

If your holiday plans are incomplete without a piece of sea and sand, then Sri Lanka could be one of the best places to visit for you. This beautiful island, one of the largest in the world, is defined by a colorful hue of clear blue and sparkling gold across its coasts along with an […]

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Six Experiences You Mustn’t Miss in Sri Lanka for A Fabulous Trip!

Whether it is exploring the treasures of the Indian ocean or climbing to an amazing sunrise view on top of its numerous mountains; the island of Sri Lanka has so much to offer to every type of traveler. Within its small geographical area, this beautiful island beckons the wanderer in you with a variety of […]

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Gangtok View

A Seasonal Guide On The Best Time to Visit the North-East

Untouched by the routine life of the plains, the hills and valleys of North-East India boast of a flourishing scenery, complete with verdant hills, azure lakes and frothy waterfalls that invite travelers from all across the nation and beyond. If you have also been planning a trip to see all the beautiful places in North-East […]

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Kanchenjunga National Park

Top Thrilling Adventure Sports You Should Not Miss in Northeast India

With numerous tourist destinations and the vast expanse of scenic beauty, the North-Eastern frontiers of India serve as a treasure trove of enthralling experiences and charming places to be seen. Made of the seven sister states, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur and Nagaland, nestled in the laps of the Himalayas, these highlands serve […]

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Tibetan Thukpa

The Ultimate Food Guide on What to Eat When in North-East!

Quietly sitting amidst the magnificent clouds, the north-eastern part of India is a must-visit if you are looking for a relaxing holiday in the laps of nature. However, landscapes of greenery, tranquil monasteries and thrilling adventures aside, North-East India is also famous for its sumptuous cuisine that is quite different from the rest of the […]

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5 Bazaar Ramadan terbaik di Kuala Lumpur.

Ramadhan yang dinanti kini telah kembali. Tumpuan kembali kepada warga kota atau di desa tidak kira bangsa dan agama yang sama-sama turut menanti ketibaan bulan mulia bagi umat Islam ini kerana di bulan ini lah juadah-juadah istimewa tersedia dijual di merata-rata tempat. Di bawah ini adalah senarai lima Bazaar Ramadan terbaik di sekitar ibu kota […]

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Ladakh Sightseeing

Planning to Visit Ladakh? Here is a Seasonal Guide to Help You Plan Your Trip

An almost unexplored landscape, Ladakh invites tourists from all over the world with its hypnotic beauty and mesmeric terrains. However, the picturesque sceneries of Leh-Ladakh are strongly influenced by the changing seasons of the place. If you are planning a trip to this gorgeous spot, here is a seasonal guide to help you plan your […]

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Mount Batur Bali

Visit These Places in Bali For an Exciting Vacation in The Tropical Island!

With its mix of ancient temples, wildlife sanctuaries, terraced rice fields, and beaches; the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia has something to offer to each type of traveler. With its moderate tropical climate, Bali has grown as a popular tourist destination in recent years with travelers seeking various pleasures such as being amidst its […]

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Chalti ka Naam Gaadi

Raju uncle is an amusing man. He is healthy-eating papa of two, and travelling isn’t the entertainment of his choice. If I were to live like him, I would play the Sitar and spend my days showering my love on the flooring climbers paying their annual visit to my garden. I would start my mornings […]

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Things change, so did the Himalayas…

With nostalgia in her voice, my mother narrated endless tales from her journey to places like Khajiar, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Rohtang; and I grew 21 dreaming of them. The lush green fields, the mountains, the endless sky, the stars kissing snow-capped hills were all very mesmerizing in my imagination, and I had avoided […]

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Summer Is Here

There’s something about summer. The transition from spring to summer brings the traveller in us out of hibernation. Maybe it’s the nostalgia of those vacation weeks in school, or the promise of breaking away from the routine and doing all those things we’ve dreamt of all year. It is truly a magical time. Now, years […]

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OYO Summer ’17 – the coolest summer yet.

Dust and sweat. Great gusts of loo. Parched throats. When it comes to the Indian summer, these are the pictures that come to mind. But does the summer have to be so bleak? We don’t think so! That’s why we’re reclaiming the season of the sun. Goodbye, summer. Hello, OYO Summer ’17! With OYO hotels spread […]

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Whitewater Rafting - Rishikesh

Rishikesh – An Experience That’s Truly Divine

Your search for the perfect getaway ends in Rishikesh – the divine destination for nature-lovers, adventure junkies & the Yoga Capital of the World.

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Dal Lake, Srinagar

The Best Places To Visit In India This Summer – Part 2

The summers are back with a vengeance. Now is the best time to plan a great escape to some place cooler. Luckily, India abounds in hill-stations that offer the much-needed relief from the heat, and with OYOs in these places, a vacation is convenient and inexpensive. Read on to discover some of India’s best hill-stations […]

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Abbey Falls. Coorg

The Best Places To Visit In India This Summer – Part 1

Read on to discover India’s finest summer destinations, some of which you may not have even heard of.

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Our Awesome Ahmedabad Instagrammers


The OYOInstaMeet in Ahmedabad threw up a diverse set of photos. People, places, facades, animals – captured by a 100+ strong group of young photographers.

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Red Panda, Darjeeling Zoo

Darjeeling – Tea, Toy-Train and More

Darjeeling is one of the most sought-after Himalayan destinations in India. Find out what makes it so.

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Mysore Palace

Exploring Mysore – A Comprehensive Travel Guide

Mysore (or Mysuru) is located in the southern part of India and abounds in numerous experiences that make it a part of every traveller’s dream itinerary.

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Five reasons why you should visit Lucknow

Lucknow is a many-splendored city worthy of a visit.

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