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Montpellier: The southern France city basking in Mediterranean light

In our quest to explore France beyond Paris, we ended up in Montpellier. About 10 km inland from the Mediterranean coast this southern France city is defined by its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, medieval towers and alleys, old town limestone houses, café terraces and outdoor cafes, private mansion turned hotels, little boutiques and many hidden gems like the medieval mikveh, a ceremonial Jewish bath dating from the 13th Century. About 3 hrs by high-speed Euro rail from Paris, this place is worth exploring. Photos by Sujoy Dhar

In images: Maharashtra Tourism’s Travel and Trade Roadshow in Kolkata

Maharashtra Tourism conducted its first roadshow this year in Kolkata on Thursday to encourage travel and trade opportunities as part of its nationwide campaign.(Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Water Jump event in Athens

ATHENS, JULY 26,(UNI/Xinhua) -- Photo shows a cyclist jumping into the sea with his bike during the Water Jump BMX event at Kavouri beach in Athens, Greece.

Tourists taking a shikara ride in Srinagar's Dal Lake

SRINAGAR, JULY 2 (UNI) Tourists taking a shikara ride in the world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar on Friday.

A glimpse of the front view of famous Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JUN 25 (UNI) Pigeons looking for the seeds in front of the main gate of Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar where Friday congregational prayers were not allowed to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections in Kashmir valley.

A tourist enjoying water skiing in Kashmir's Dal Lake

SRINAGAR, JUIN 24 (UNI) A tourist doeing water skating in the world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar as COVID-19 restrictions eased in Kashmir valley on Thursday.

Pushkar: A magnet for tourists on a soul journey

Located to the northwest of Ajmer, the tranquil city of Pushkar is a magnet for tourists. Thousands of tourists from India and abroad flocking to Rajasthan visit Pushkar. Situated at a height of 510 metres, Pushkar is surrounded by hillocks on three sides. The ‘Nag Pahar’, literally meaning Snake Mountain forms a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar. Along with an interesting mythological history, a legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes Pushkar a fascinating city. According to legends, Lord Brahma, believed to be the creator of the Universe dropped a lotus to the ground leading to the immediate creation of a lake. He then decided to name the place after the flower, and thus the name, Pushkar. The city of Pushkar is home to the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the whole world. Hindus consider a journey to Pushkar to be the ultimate pilgrimage that must be undertaken to attain salvation. Camels, men in colourful turbans and a spiritual amalgam beyond religions make Pushkar one of the most soulful places to visit in India. Now besides the famous Pushkar Mela, a new addition is the two-day-long Shree Cement Sacred Pushkar festival that every December bring alive the town with music, melody and spirituality.   Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

The aura of Ganga Aarti at Varanasi

Ganges, one of the holiest rivers of this planet, is praised at Rishikesh, Haridwar and Varanasi through Aarti. Morning Aarti at Assi and evening offerings at Dashashwamedh Ghat happen everyday. Travellers flock from around the world to catch a glimpse of this spiritual event. The Aartis continue for nearly an hour, following which devotees can offer lighting diyas to the Ganga river. Images by Soumyadev Sarkar

Kerala invitees tourists to experience ‘God’s Own Country’

Kolkata, Jan 21 (IBNS): Kerala popularly known as ‘God’s Own Country’ is the perfect holiday destination of India; from picturesque landscapes, exciting getaways to rich culture and heritage the state has a lot to showcase.

Maldives: Turquoise memories

Maldives is the land of turquoise, emerald and cobalt crystal clear waters and white sands. And from airport you do not see a bus or a car waiting for you. It is a boat that waits for you to take you to the island resorts like Meeru Island Resort or Adaaran from the airport. In Maldives every island is a resort and you can have the best snorkeling experience here while you stay in a water villa in the Indian Ocean and can swim in the waters just taking the wooden stairs to the sparkling waters.

Kolkata plays host to 'Travel and Tourism Fair'

Kolkata, Aug 1 (IBNS): The three-day Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) opened in Kolkata on Friday. Over 375 participants have set up colourful pavilions and stalls at Netaji Indoor Stadium and the adjacent Khudiram Anushilan Kendra, for the three-day event on the weekend. TTF Kolkata is India's oldest and largest travel trade show, which is now organised annually in 10 other cities in the country.

Canada hosts Montreal International Jazz Festival

Montréal turns into a big party place every year during the summer season as it hosts the International Jazz Festival. The festival boasts of glamour and glitz with over 1000 parties that start in the morning and end only when you call it a night. Over 3,000 artists from 30 countries visit this festival with two million attendees.

Mamata Banerjee flags off Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala bus service

Kolkata, Jun 4 (IBNS): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday officially flagged off the Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala bus service from state's main administrative building Nabanna in Kolkata.

HolidayIQ, Yauatcha India hold press meet in Kolkata

HolidayIQ and Yauatcha India have come together to celebrate the history that dim sums and travellers share, throughout this month.Centuries ago, traders on the Old Silk Route satiated their hunger with dim sums and tea, traditionally called 'Yum Cha'. So, these traveller meet-ups was planned in Kolkata on Friday (April 24, 2015) giving all a chance to meet Founder & CEO of HolidayIQ, Hari Nair and share inspiring travel stories with top travellers. Images by IBNS

Travel+Leisure hosts 4th edition of India's Best Awards 2015

New Delhi, Apr 13 (IBNS): Now in its 9th year in the South Asian region, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia announced the results of its fourth edition of the India's Best Award recently. The polling was conducted as a reader’s poll both through the magazine and online in 2014 over a period of five months, and culminated in the announcement and Awards Ceremony at The Leela Ambience Gurgaon , New Delhi.