Houston: Over 90 people, including 20 children, were killed after a monstrous tornado ripped through the US city of Oklahoma, flattening entire neighbourhoods, crushing two elementary schools and turning the area into a war-zone. The tornado, over a mile wide, ripped through the area yesterday with winds of up to 320 km/h. Worst hit was [...]
Fighting the waves, riding them and soaking up some sun – the fun things you can do while surfing! And if you thought India has a dearth of surfing spots, think again. May to September is the perfect season to head out with a surfer’s board and hit the waves at some of the country’s most popular surfers’ paradises recommended by HolidayIQ.com travellers.
The French Riviera is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular destinations for billionaires the world over. They arrive in hordes every summer to spend time at the breathtaking locales, beaches, bustling resort towns and quaint villages. Cannes Film Festival, which will begin on May 15 this year, is one of the most important events which is [...]
They aren’t popular choices for a getaway, but that’s what makes them interesting choices for a holiday. Sans the crowds and touts that touristy places are infested with, these lesser-known holiday getaways, suggested by travellers with HolidayIQ.com, is just what you need this summer. Simhachalam Travellers must visit: Varaha Narasimha Temple & Lakshmi Devi Temple Simhachalam, [...]
BBC World News will be commencing an interesting series called – The Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve in May. His trip around 16 countries will also be taking him to the beautiful island of Seychelles. Here’s what’s in store. Praslin Praslin is one of the larger islands. Pretty is just an understatement. Thick emerald vegetation, powdery [...]
Last week, the entire world was hooked on to the news when Nicolás Maduro became the new President of Venezuela after the death of his predecessor Hugo Chavez. For almost fourteen years, the country has been in news for its anti-US stand, oil reserves and gorgeous Venezuelan women at beauty pageants. With Nicolás Maduro taking charge, tourism industry in Venezuela is expected to get a big boost. We take a look of some of the spectacular places in this country which will take your breath away.
For centuries, Portugal, which is a part of the Iberian Peninsula on the Western coast of Europe, has played a vital role in shaping human history through trade, conquests and cultural influence across the globe. Despite its glorious past, the country is now on the brink of bankruptcy. Its economic downturn notwithstanding, Portugal is a beautiful country with plenty of sun, sand, cultural heritage and historical monuments which have stood the test of time.
The City of Agra is synonymous with the monument of love — The Taj Mahal. But around this famous mausoleum lies a part of Agra where history was made. We take you through some for the famous sites in the former capital of Hindustan, the Agra Fort, the Fatehpuri Sikri, Jahangiri Mahal and Akbari Mahal in pictures.
South Korea, also known as The Land of the Morning Calm, is at the brink of war with North Korea. On the other hand, South Korea attracts a huge number of tourists from its neighbouring countries throughout the year. From the swanky districts in Seoul to rich cultural heritage in Gyeongju, South Korea has plenty to [...]
US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Israel has thrown the country into the spotlight once again. Although it’s always in the news for conflicts with its neighbouring nations, Israel has plenty to offer to tourists, even those not interested in the religious and political aspects of the country.
In the heart of Chandigarh, the very touristy Rock Garden still stands the way its founder Nek Chand dreamed it would. Situated near Sukhna Lake, it consists of man-made interlinked waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of scrap and other kinds of wastes (bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, sinks, electrical waste, [...]