Two-day Jaipur trip: 16th century historical adventure

The historical city and capital of Rajasthan, is a delightful place to visit during a weekend in winters. Many tourists combine it with a tour of New Delhi and Agra, as a part of ‘India’s Golden Triangle’. Home to one of the most beautiful woman in the world, Maharani Gayatri Devi, Jaipur boasts of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like, Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar.

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Geneva – A Walking Holiday

Wow walking holiday for family: The second most populous city of Switzerland, Geneva, also known as “The City of Peace” is home to almost twenty International Organisations. A city, where most places are in walking distance of each other and one can have a most relaxed holiday strolling along the quayside, or in some park or just window shopping at the smart and exclusive boutiques found here.

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Mystical Leh Ladakh: Its palace and monasteries

There are many countries that practice Buddhism and many monasteries that are built for monks but if you want to see some the world famous ancient monasteries standing proudly in a rugged and inaccessible terrain, Ladhak is a place to visit. The scenic drive to these colourful and architectural marvels situated on hill tops will get your senses reeling and make you feel light headed in the thin air at that altitude and you will wonder how these ascetics live here for months.

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Jerusalem: Visit to the promised land — 50 years since liberation

The best place to learn about Jews and their culture is a trip to Jerusalem in the Middle East. Judaism, which is a way of life for the Jews, is practiced here by most of the traditional Jews while Jews who have settled all over the world, practice only some of the rituals of Judaism and celebrate some of their festivals. While some traditions of Jews are similar to those practised by Christians, many are fascinatingly unique.

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First-hand experience of Jewish customs and traditions

A visit to one of the oldest cities in the world which is capital to both Israel and Palestine, will make it clear to the ‘outside’ world, the importance of this place in the history of the World. Not many know that three most important religions, namely, Judaism, Christianity and Islam have their birth here. A visit to the holocaust museum will leave you disgusted about the limit of atrocities that can be committed by one human on another.

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Trekking to Triund Hill

A heaven for the novice hikers, Triund, at a height of 2,828 m, at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges in the state of Himachal Pradesh, is the safest and the most ‘sought after’ treks by all age groups of people. It can be made more challenging by climbing beyond the first night halt. One can add lots of places to see at Dharamshala, to make the trek a more memorable one.

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The Sands of Jaisalmer

Why travel all the way to Dubai if you want to experience the thrill of a desert safari and a camel ride on the undulating sands. The World Heritage Site, Jaisalmer, throws in this along with the experience of being so close to the Pakistan border. A visit to a ‘live-in’ fort and a peak at some of the most exquisitely carved ‘haweli’s’, makes a weekend trip to this part of the Indian ‘Desert State’, totally worthwhile.

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All-Women Sri Lankan Adventure

Over-50 women travelers to Sri Lanka: When you want to tick off a budget friendly International holiday from your list of destinations to be visited, Sri Lanka tops the list. A beautiful, clean Island having a varied landscape, welcoming people, varied culture, lovely places to stay, good food, exotic fruits, beaches, mountains, elephants, history, adventure and to top it all, a haven for buying cottons, spices and tea; Sri Lanka has it all.

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