Travel & Food

An eatery steeped in the history of Mt Everest

An eatery in Nepal steeped in the history of Mt Everest

It is a restaurant perhaps unlike any other in the world with its walls dotted with signatures of those who have scaled Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. Rum Doodle....

Now book Ola ride from Zomato app

Now book Ola ride from Zomato app

Ride-hailing app Ola and food delivery platform Zomato on Thursday announced a partnership in which users will be able to book an Ola ride to the restaurant from the Zomato....

AI plans to reinvent its menu for international business class passengers

AI plans to reinvent its menu for international business class passengers

In a bid to lure more passengers, national passenger carrier Air India on Tuesday said that it will introduce a new menu for its international first and business class segments.....

High-end ropeway project in Goa to promote tourism

High-end ropeway project in Goa to promote tourism

Goa Tourism has tied up with a private operator to provide ropeway, zip-line and sky diving services near the state capital, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told the state assembly on....

Chicken biscuits, tulsi bars developed by DRDO

Chicken biscuits, tulsi bars developed by DRDO

Various nutritious and protein-rich food items have been developed by the DRDO for security personnel deployed at high altitude and snow-bound areas, Parliament was informed on Friday. The major food....

Travelling trends: Delhi prefers London, Mumbai likes Bali

Travelling trends: Delhi prefers London, Mumbai likes Bali

To where do Indians like to travel -- from local destinations with the spontaneity of a wayfaring soul to distant ones on the well-planned relaxing, long vacations? Airbnb has shared....

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Google Maps now gives you best time of day to travel

Google has quietly rolled out a feature in its Maps for Android users where they can see a graph on the best time to travel. Reportedly available in the US....

Monsoon Gateway: Serenity to monasteries, open your arms for 'paragliding capital of India'

Monsoon Gateway: Serenity to monasteries, open your arms for 'paragliding capital of India'

Imagine a morning like this -- pull aside the window curtains to witness the magnificent snow-capped Dhauladhar range standing tall and the surrounding hilltops covered by dark clouds; suddenly it....

Sri Lanka named Asia's leading destination

World Travel Awards: Sri Lanka named Asia's leading destination

Sri Lanka was named Asia's Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards Ceremony, the Tourism Ministry said here Thursday. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said the award was an important milestone....

Indians prefer Bali, Krabi as monsoon getaway destination

Indians prefer Bali, Krabi as monsoon getaway destination

When it comes to international destination, Bali and Krabi find top spot in the list for Indian travellers, say experts. In India, they prefer to go to Havelock and Kasol.....

Kanyakumari: Dead end of Southern coastline of India

Kanyakumari: Dead end of Southern coastline of India

As I stand at the Land's end of the Indian subcontinent, I can see that the sun is ready to bid farewell to the clear sky. There is hardly any....

Vistara starts Check-in at New Delhi Airport Metro Station

After Air India and Jet Airways, Vistara Airlines on Tuesday launched its check-in facility at the New Delhi Airport Metro Station, where passengers can have their luggage checked-in and collect....

UNESCO declares Ahmedabad as India’s first world heritage city

UNESCO declares Ahmedabad as India’s first world heritage city

UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, has declared Ahmedabad as a world heritage city, the first city in India to make it to the list. The decision was taken on Saturday....

Air India launches Hyderabad-Washington flight

Air India launches Hyderabad-Washington flight

Air India on Saturday started a new flight connecting Washington with Hyderabad via Delhi. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad, has announced....

Northeast delicacies on Delhi's platter to acquaint foodies of country's capital

Flavours of eight northeast states on Delhi's platter

It's spring rolls, Thai curry and chowmein-free zone. Rosang, where spices and herbs are sourced from all the eight states of northeast India to acquaint foodies of the country's capital....

No more McDonald's for Delhiites;  43 out of 55 outlets to remain closed

No more McDonald's for Delhiites; 43 out of 55 outlets to remain closed

Some of the outlets of popular food chain restaurant 'McDonalds' in Delhi is expected to remain close. As many as 43 outlets out of the 55 existing outlets to remain....

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Uber launches UberEATS in Delhi NCR

Global ride-hailing service Uber on Wednesday launched its food delivery service app UberEATS in the Delhi-National Capital Region, starting with Gurugram. The UberEATS app is separate to the Uber app people....

China mum over stopping Indian pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar

China mum over stopping Indian pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar

China on Monday refused to tell why it had stopped a group of Indian pilgrims from travelling to Kailash Mansarovar, saying the foreign ministries of both countries are in touch....

Fusion food becomes a rage in India

Fusion food becomes a rage in India

International influences mixed with Indian flavours is something that is becoming big in India, say experts. "I feel there are a lot of things happening in the food and beverage....

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra issue being discussed with China: India

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra issue being discussed with China: India

India on Friday said that there were ‘some difficulties in the movement of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims via Nathu La in Sikkim, but discussions were on with China. "Yes, there....

Lights, shopping, qawalis and Haleem — Ramzan in Hyderabad

Lights, shopping, qawalis and Haleem — Ramzan in Hyderabad

Traffic jams are a common sight in parts of Hyderabad, especially in the Old City, during peak hours every single day. But during the holy month Ramzan, the city witnesses....

Uttarakhand govt exploring direct bus service to Nepal

Uttarakhand govt exploring direct bus service to Nepal

The Uttarakhand government is working in the direction of starting a direct bus service from the hill state to Nepal, an official said on Friday. With no such direct bus....

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Goodbye cloying Metro card; Hello smart wristwatch!

The Delhi metro has decided that the time has come for the metro travelers to make payments through their wristwatches. Yes, you read it right as commuters will now be....

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AirAsia happy to fly domestic, for now, says CEO Tony Fernandes

India is a complicated country with aggressive competition, but AirAsia is happy flying in the domestic market and has a clear path ahead, says group CEO Tony Fernandes. "I am....

Railway Ministry to launch 'Operation Swarn' to revamp Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains

Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains set for revamp under 'Operation Swarn'

They are the premium trains in India. Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express were started to move people who could afford to pay more for a somewhat luxurious travel. But after years....

Goa is India's most popular monsoon travel destination: Survey

Goa most popular monsoon travel destination: Survey

Goa is the most popular choice for a monsoon getaway among Indian travellers, while they stick to Bali for an international short-haul trip, according to a survey. The survey, conducted....

Jim Corbett national park closed for monsoon

Jim Corbett national park closed for monsoon

With monsoon knocking at the hill state of Uttarakhand, the Jim Corbett tiger reserve and the Rajaji National Park, known for its elephant population, will be closed for tourists Thursday....

'MasterChef' brings families together: Judge George Calombaris

'MasterChef' brings families together: Judge George Calombaris

‘MasterChef Australia’ judge George Calombaris says the long-running reality cooking game show has changed the way people look at food and that it unites families. The show is back with....

Walking through London, tongue in cheek

Off the beaten track in the city of London

As one of the most travelled-to cities in the world, London surprises you each time you visit. The city offers so much in terms of history, tradition and varied culture....

Hyderabadi 'Haleem' a favourite during Ramadan

Hyderabadi 'Haleem' a favourite during Ramadan

Biryani may be Hyderabad's signature dish, but even the world-famous delicacy takes a back seat during the holy month of Ramadan in favour of Haleem, a porridge-like dish made of....