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Zuoz – Idyllic indeed!

Kilometres of crisp, pristine snowy slopes, bright blue skies and a golden sunshine. A blend of tradition and modern, Zuoz is all this and more. Winters and springtime see Zuoz clad in something akin to a pristine white flowing gown, decorated with silvery frozen streams. The fir trees seem to gracefully hold up weighty, yet soft and dainty snowflakes, as if bowing to the blue skies and golden sunshine, as low hanging crystals gleam and glitter off the branches. The ski tracks (pistes) are all set to welcome the winter guests. Whether you’re a learner or a black slope...

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Spring into Haldigrat this season

For a pristine white experience, check out what Parul Chhaparia recommends. Spring, summer, autumn or winter – seasons are not paramount for the travellers. For them, their joy lies travelling. For some, however, travelling within Switzerland during the cold winters and chilly springs might require an extra touch of effort to persuade the brain to stop lolling and to head right out into the cold snowy white world. White is beautiful, white is serene and white is Haldigrat. Away from the prying eyes of the touristic army, Haldigrat is one of my most recent discoveries – and it is...

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For an enjoyable easy hike with spectacular views of an alpine lake, Oeschinensee is at the top of my list. A trip here is suitable for children, babies in strollers and the elderly. You could go on a day trip to the lake, or even combine it with a weekend getaway in Kandersteg. Getting there is very straight forward. Take the train to Kandersteg. From the train station, walk for 15 minutes; or take the 8-minute bus ride to the cable car station. Follow the signs in the town. The price for the cable car ride is CHF 26.00...

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Wonderful Indonesia

 Summer time is the time to travel far and wide. Prat Das Kanungo shares his adventures in Indonesia. When I told my friends that I am travelling to Indonesia this summer, many were concerned about the unstable and fundamentalist state of my chosen destination. But, what I found in my two weeks long stay in this South-East-Asian archipelago was nothing short of magical. Coexistence of religions, breathtaking views from volcanic mountains, amazingly colourful marine life, ancient temples and cannibal dragons, they have it all. Of the 13,000 plus islands, I could only visit three major ones – Java, Bali and...

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  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #50:

    United Provinces

    During the British Rule, United Provinces was created on 01 April 1937 (and, no it wasn’t an April fool’s joke). Thirteen years later it was renamed as Uttar Pradesh (northern province). In 2000, the northern districts of the state were separated to form a new state of Uttarakhand.

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112 - International emergency call

117 - Police emergency call

118 - Fire Station

140 - Breakdown service

143 - Crisis line

144 - Emergency Rescue

145 - Toxin information

147 - Children emergency call

163 - Road condition