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Study: India sex attacks scare off tourists

By Tue, Apr 02, 2013 11:50AM UTC Comments Off Baga Beach in Goa, India. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — The rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi in December followed by two attacks on foreign female travelers has altered how tourists view India and led to a sharp fall in the numbers of foreign tourists, especially women, a study said. In the three months since that attack,...

India’s top court bans tourism in tiger parks

By Tue, Jul 24, 2012 7:43PM UTC Comments Off India’s top court bans tourism in tiger parks

INDIA’S top court has banned tourism in tiger reserve forests across the country in an effort to save the endangered big cat. India Tigers Lawyer Wasim Kadri says the Supreme Court has also announced stiff penalties on Indian states that have not created buffer zones around tiger habitats. The court on Tuesday fined eight states...

Travel: 5 things to do in Ladakh

By Tue, Jun 05, 2012 7:11PM UTC Comments Off Travel: 5 things to do in Ladakh

WITH surreal landscapes and picture-postcard views, Ladakh is a remote paradise that has a lot to offer. But here are 5 things that one just cannot miss! Khardung La. Pic: Ruckika Vyas. Khardung La For those who love the road, conquering the world’s highest drivable road — at a staggering 18,380 feet — is sure...

Top 5 things to buy in India

By Tue, May 15, 2012 9:15PM UTC Comments Off Top 5 things to buy in India

INDIA is a shopper’s paradise. The country produces an astonishing variety of traditional and modern goods at prices that are as compelling as the merchandise. But like everything in India, shopping can be a complex process. This series is intended to help you learn how to shop as well as what to buy and where....

Rajasthan’s finest heritage hotels

By Thu, Apr 19, 2012 6:53PM UTC 2 Comments Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

FOR a dose of ceremonial pomp and royal grandeur amid sand dunes and quaint villages, check out these charming heritage hotels in India’s colourful state of Rajasthan Their former visitors list reads: Madonna, Elizabeth Hurley, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Bruce Chatwin, Patrick French, William Darymple, Simon Winchester and Jeffery Morehouse. What’s more, renowned authors Bruce Chatwin...

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