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t2 tracks pug marks in the Kanha jungle but the tiger is mia!

It takes almost half a day to get to Kanha National Park — India’s famous jungle located deep inside Madhya Pradesh — but if you’re a wildlife lover, the journey shouldn’t be an impediment. The best way to get there from Calcutta is to take a flight/ train to Nagpur and then hire a vehicle (or ask your resort to send one). The drive is around six hours long (265km). One can also land in Jabalpur and drive down, it’s shorter (165km), but the roads, we hear, are better on the Nagpur-Kanha route. 
Text and pictures: Karo Christine Kumar Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Jiak like a local

We were a group of six journalists from six parts of India — three strict vegetarians including one who’s the happiest when his plate has dal-chawal on it, one non-vegetarian whose meat bowl includes only chicken, one who eats everything that moves, and another (myself) who loves all kinds of meat but is allergic to shelled seafood. To curate a meal map across Singapore for such an odd mix for a five-day trip would be quite a task... or so we thought. 
Text and pictures: Sibendu Das Jul 15, 2018 00:00 IST

t2 checks into a picturesque resort in South Goa for some quiet time

Lush green, rain-soaked and in a haze of petrichor, I arrived at the Karma Royal Haathi Mahal on a June afternoon. Located at Cavelossim in South Goa, this property is tucked away from the swarmed northern parts and is a mere seven minutes from the beach and an hour’s drive from Dabolim airport.
Jul 13, 2018 00:00 IST

If you never go, you’ll never know — t2 explores why women are loving solo travel!

‘Travelling alone gives me a sense of liberation’ — Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, the director of films like Bareilly Ki Barfi and Nil Battey Sannata
Jul 13, 2018 00:00 IST

The need for me-time is leading many mothers and married women to hike the road less travelled

Backpack, check. GPS, check.  Tickets, check.  Set for adventure, double check.
Jul 13, 2018 00:00 IST

Road to Dracula's den

Travelling through Romania is a lot like learning to cook the country’s traditional dish Anghinare Umplute (stuffed artichoke). It brings conflicting questions to the mind regarding the main ingredient: Is it a flower from the East or a vegetable from the West? What are the scrumptious bits and how much must be left untouched?  
Jul 08, 2018 00:00 IST

A pair of picturesque tea planter’s bungalows in Darjeeling make for perfect getaways from city life

Last week, a friend returned from Darjeeling heartbroken. And I returned from Darjeeling refreshed and rejuvenated. He was in Darjeeling town, I was in Darjeeling district.
Jun 29, 2018 00:00 IST

Dzongs of bliss

For a moment, I feared that the aircraft — Flight 715 of Bhutan Airlines from Calcutta to Paro — would tilt to the left. Nearly a quarter of an hour after take off, as we closed in on the Land of Druk, the captain announced that some peaks of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, were now visible to our left. 
Uddalak Mukherjee Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Oriental odyssey

The land of the rising sun is home to martial arts, over a dozen UNESCO heritage sites and the maximum number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. It’s also the world’s third largest economy and a technological powerhouse with a penchant for efficiency and everything clean. 
Nandini Ganguly Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

On a magic carpet

The first question when I announced I was going to Uzbekistan was “Where?” Because of the “stan” at the end, meaning homeland or country in Farsi, most people thought it was some desolate arid spot with either abundant poppy fields or political turmoil, somewhere near Afghanistan. Others
Karen Anand Jun 10, 2018 00:00 IST

Is the POTUS home?

Growing up in Calcutta, the mention of a white house has elicited an unblinking immediate response — Victoria Memorial. Years later a white house, to me, came to mean the edifice at 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street. But here I was now at the White House.
Sushovan Sircar Jun 03, 2018 00:00 IST

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