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SHIMLA : Popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali continued to experience more snowfall on the second day on Tuesday, while lower hills across Himachal Pradesh were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches. Towns in upper Shimla district remained cut off with heavy snow cover piled on roads, officials said.

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Assam's Majuli faces flood fury -- and the threat of erosion -- whenever the mighty Brahmaputra river swells. So take a break from your high-tech lifestyle and hop on that double decker boat to live the simple life in the world's largest river island before it loses the title. Cruises on luxury vessels can take you to your destination, but to understand the locals' lives, it is best to travel like them on a rickety motor boat,

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JIBHI: If you are looking for an escape from the cacophony of maddening city life, head to this tiny village located in the lap of Banjar Valley in Kullu district. Pristine and undisturbed, serenity and calmness linger in the air of Jibhi, a lesser known destination in Himachal Pradesh. Ever wondered how serene and soothing mornings can be?

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NEW YORK: Leading online travel agency CheapOair has released a list of affordable destinations for each month in 2018. From finding the cheapest flights, to avoiding crowds, to having the best weather, CheapOair offers travelers insight and advice on how to take a great vacation on a budget. So go ahead, be cheap!

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JAIPUR: The ban on the film "Padmaawat" in Rajasthan, it seems, is turning out to be a boon for tourism in the state. The Mewar region of the state -- home to the fabled queen Padmini, the subject of the movie -- has been witness to a phenomenal rise in tourist numbers in December 2017. A large number of tourists from across India have been flocking to the significant cities of the region,

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Whether it's during a winter "Bomb Cyclone" or damaging ice storms, every traveler can use these helpful travel tips.The winter with temperatures going from cold to freezing cold, even in some places, it is inevitable that there will be weather delays for business and leisure travelers as they crisscross the country. Winter travel and weather-related delays often go hand in hand, from heavier traffic on the highways to delayed or canceled flights.

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SHIMLA/MANALI: Tens of thousands of holidaymakers started gathering across resorts in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday to bid goodbye to 2017. Mellow sunshine and no snowfall will greet them at most of the tourist destinations till next week though. The most sought-after destinations were Shimla, Kufri, Narkanda, Kasauli, Chail, Dharamsala, Palampur, Dalhousie and Manali and the revellers have to be prepared to sleep out in cars overnight if they did not get hotel bookings in advance.

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SHIMLA: Catch the sun, not snow, across tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh till New Year's Eve!

The Met Office in Shimla on Thursday predicted the sun will shine till the New Year dawns.

Meteorological office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS no significant western disturbance was expected in the region.

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If you desire to have a stunning sight of the royal Indian tradition, then head to Mysore. It is located in the state of Karnataka, India. With tree-lined parks and streets, this budding town captivates millions of tourists with its beauty and peace. Though there are a plenty of sightseeing spots, there are a few that should be never missed. So, quickly scroll through the list of five best places to visit in Mysore.

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MUSCAT : As a strict vegetarian, having preconceived notions about my maiden international visit to the Gulf, and that too to Oman, wasn't unusual. But they fell flat as the hospitality, culture, architectural grandeur, picturesque landscape, exotic beaches, flora and fauna of the country had the sceptical traveller in me yearning for more.

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NEW DELHI : The Indian government is seeking a dramatic increase in tourist figures, both foreign and domestic, in a way that it helps to earn more revenues and generate employment, new Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons has said.

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NEW DELHI : Arm yourself with some handy tips to overcome barriers when you travel to unknown destinations -- whether in India or overseas, say experts. Aloke Bajpai, CEO and co-founder of travel website ixigo, suggests a few things you need to keep in mind when travelling in India if you are a foreigner:

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DUBAI : A popular beverage in most parts of the world, coffee is much more than just a drink in the Middle East. It is an integral part of the region's heritage, a celebration of its culture and a dedicated coffee museum in Dubai -- the first of its kind in the Middle East -- stands as testimony to the region's longstanding tryst with the drink. Just like the traditional value that most Indians associate with "chai", coffee is the customary drink served to visitors in most homes in the Middle East.

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LONDON : Malala, Mexico, murder mystery, MI5, movies, music, milk of various kinds, hurrying mothers pushing buggies and herding toddlers -- that's Oxfordshire in Merry Ol' England for you this summer.

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LONDON : Going around is a British invention, not improbable in the land of the cartwheel penny, but the London Eye tops it all. It earns 25,000 pounds every day.

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ROME : A group of tourists posed for selfies and paddled in 17th-century sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini's masterpiece, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, in Piazza Navona here on Tuesday in searing temperatures before drifting away as police arrived.

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MUMBAI : 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 by online accommodation booking website Hotels.com, analysed data on hotel searches made by users. The searches were conducted for stays during the period of June to September 2017, which became the foundation to develop the India ‘Monsoon Travel Hotlist' for this year, read a statement. 

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HAMELIN (GERMANY) : So your kids' summer vacations are on and all you have are clichéd holiday destinations to go to. How about a journey through the fairy tales and legends of your childhood with your children? Germany, the country which people generally associate with cars and the World Wars, has a "Maerchenstrasse", or a Fairy Tale Route, that can entertain kids and adults alike during the summer months.

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