It is nearly impossible to overstate the ubiquity of the delicate white-tipped Frangipani flower with its pastel navel and slender stem in the lives of the Balinese. A fresh flower is tucked dexterously into a woman’s neat hairdo; a careless little cluster decorates the small idol that sits atop the dashboard of our taxi, filling the vehicle with their distinctive peachy fragrance; and little baskets brimming with the yellow flower wait in offering at the thresholds of the many temples that line the winding roads. Indeed, all things in nature enjoy aesthetic and ritual roles, as we realised on a recent trip to the volcanic Indonesian archipelago, in which we chose to forgo the customary sun-surf-beach holiday for one marked by dense, exotic vegetation and paddy fields farther than the eye could see, and a tryst with the uniquely Balinese Hinduism.A traveller’s heavenOn a viciously hot day, my friends and I escaped Chennai, Tamil Nadu, for three nights in the balmy Ubud, a … [Read more...] about Explore the rich culture of Bali through its temples and history when you travel to this Indonesian island
Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions India, Flight Centre Travel Group Australia’s Indian subsidiary, answers your questions on Travel — howtos, trends, recommendations and more. Send in your questions to: [email protected] I and my wife, age 82 and 80 years, will be in Singapore in February 2020. Please suggest some resorts where we can spend 4-5 days and then return to Singapore. For a relaxing holiday close to Singapore, I would recommend Bintan which is a part of Indonesia but is less than an hour away by ferry from Singapore. In Bintan, you can visit one of the many nearby villages, interact with the locals, visit the 1000 Face Buddhist Temple or see the 300-year-old Snake River temple. Alternatively, you could choose to just sit back, relax and enjoy the beaches. Most resorts in Bintan have vegetarian options at their restaurant. My partner and I plan to get married in December this year. We look forward to visiting Europe on for our … [Read more...] about Ask The Travel Expert: What are the best resorts to visit near Singapore?
Video PlayerClose High-speed trains wait to be maintained in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 1, 2018. The 2018 Spring Festival travel rush, known as the Chunyun, started on Thursday and will last till March 12. About 2.98 billion trips are expected to be made during the Chunyun. The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Feb. 16 this year.(Xinhua/Xiong Qi) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>| |<< 11 Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>| … [Read more...] about High-speed trains in Wuhan maintained for Spring Festival travel rush
Video PlayerClose Passengers prepare to check in at Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 1, 2018. The 2018 Spring Festival travel rush, known as the Chunyun, started on Thursday and will last till March 12. About 2.98 billion trips are expected to be made during the Chunyun. The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Feb. 16 this year. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>| |<< 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next >>| |<< 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>| … [Read more...] about 2018 Spring Festival travel rush kicks off
BERLIN: After the United Kingdom, Germany also on Saturday issued a travel advisory "strongly" discouraging its citizens from travelling to Jammu and Kashmir citing the recent security alert in the state and asked those staying in Kashmir Valley and along the Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage route to leave the state immediately. "The security situation in India remains tense against the backdrop of numerous serious terrorist attacks in recent years. In the state of Jammu and Kashmir bomb attacks have been carried out in recent decades and also recently, which claimed many lives. Individual actions directed against foreigners, including abductions, can not be ruled out in the entire region. Partly curfews were imposed," the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. "Be especially attentive to busy places (visiting markets and public places, crowds of people, government buildings and national landmarks) and special events," it added. The travel alert comes a day after the … [Read more...] about After UK, Germany, Australia ‘strongly’ discourage their citizens from travelling to Kashmir