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Here you will find detailed accounts of everything a place has to offer. From popular sights to local culture and everything else in between we have it all covered for the culture vulture in you.

A Travel Guide of Wonderful Places to Visit when in Mysore
Situated in the southern part of India, in the state of Karnataka, Mysore city is a must-visit destination on any travellers bucket list. There are many places to visit in Mysore and feast one's eye on. Housed among fertile fields and bordered off by wooded hills, Mysore  is approximately 138 km...
The majestic roaring of waterfalls, with columns of water crashing to earth at great speeds, are often the highlight of any trip. These are among the most breathtaking natural vistas the planet has to offer. 1. Iguazu Falls — Brazil/Argentina Nearly 300 feet tall and more than 1.5 miles wide, the Iguazu Falls...
Halloween pumpkins
These days, when we celebrate Halloween, what often comes to mind are kooky costumes, scary decoration, and lots of sweets. However, there’s so much more history to this holiday than many realise. A Brief History of Why We Celebrate Halloween The very name “Halloween” comes from the old European celebration of...
Elliot's Beach in southern Chennai, India.
Chennai is perhaps most famous for its large number of temples and religious sites, a fact that has often led to it being called “the cultural capital of India.” There are many places to see in Chennai. The city is full of cultural, historical, and architectural sites that are...
View of the city from one of the viewpoints of São Jorge Castle
Before you set off to check out the places to explore in Lisbon, you must be introduced to this fascinating city. Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and is one of the charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. Lisbon is a thriving city; considered to be one of...
Kolkata was once the capital of the British Raj in India. Previously known as Calcutta, its long past has filled it with beautiful art, majestic architecture, and a vibrant culture of theatre and literature. A teeming city, full of unique sights, there are lots of places to see in...
Panoramic View of Marine Drive at dusk, Mumbai, India
Mumbai is one of India’s largest cities and is full of historic sites and iconic monuments. It is also a city of extremes – home to some of the world’s most expensive homes along with the biggest slums, and there are lots of things to do in Mumbai. The...
Bangalore is one of India's most cosmopolitan cities. Its soothing climate and vibrant local culture draws people from all over the world. Known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India,’ and as its ‘Garden City,’ the city may not be known for its tourist spots, but there are still many fascinating things to do in Bangalore. However,...
Aerial view of Sydney's Bondi beach.
To avoid looking like a tourist in Sydney, pack and travel accordingly. In many spots such as Bondi, flip-flops and a laidback vibe are standard, but if you’re lucky enough to see a performance at the Opera House (which we recommend booking), dress accordingly. For travel, skip the taxis—buses and trains are...
The Naropa Festival is said to be one of the biggest Buddhist festivals in the world. It was held at the Hemis Monastery near Leh in Ladakh this year from 16-20th September. The festival celebrates the life and teachings of the 11th-century philosopher and teacher Naropa. Set against the backdrop of the...