Author: Sonia Lotay, Guest Writer.
Hop aboard the ‘magic bus’: The children of the Internet are here and they’re just as interested in freedom and adventure trekking as their predecessors in 1960s. And for them the legacy of the Asia overland route remains in guidebooks such as “Magic Bus: On The Hippie Trail From Istanbul to India.” It shows how much the hippie trail has changed not only the way we travel today, but also the places it passed through in “un-roadworthy vehicles” and the people who traveled on it. [CNTraveller India]
A wealth of art and culture: Abercrombie & Kent and Christie’s are doing their bit to keep art and culture buffs in good spirits by creating “exclusive itineraries to some of the most desirable destinations in the realm of art and culture.” The collection of cultural journeys has destinations such as New York, South Africa, India, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and South East Asia for exploration from November 2013 – March 2014, combined with insight and insider access. [Economic Times]
100 Indian Secrets: Where in the world do you want to go? How about Zanskar, Kovalam or Kabini? Condé Nast Traveller’s 3rd anniversary issue special features 100 Indian secrets from these places and across Punjab, Jaisalmer, The Rann of Kutch, Kolkata, Arunachal Pradesh, Pondicherry, Bhopal, Kashmir and more. Take a peek inside and stumble upon secrets only a local would know or just figure out where are some of these places first! You would want to pick up a copy after. [CNTraveller India]
Armchair travel through Indian monuments: Soon, you will be able to take a virtual stroll in more than 100 Indian monuments using Google Street View. Google India has partnered with the Indian Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India to bring virtual tours of landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, the Qutub Minar, Charminar, Humayun’s tomb, Khajuraho and the Ajanta Ellora caves. “Google hopes to help make more of India’s heritage accessible to people around the world, and to help preserve India’s unique history for generations to come,” the company said in a statement to Mashable. If all strolls were this beautiful, one would surely walk more! [Mashable].
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