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India's 30 most beautiful places to visit

India is a land of bountiful landscapes from stunning lakes, rolling plains and the snow-capped Himalayas to buildings of worldwide acclaim. See 30 of India's most beautiful places.
Tags: India, Cnn, Himalayas


How to plan your Ideal Trip to North India

This is a guest post by Rebecca Siggers. Vacations coming up? Want to explore the incredible sights of India? Then why not consider a visit to the North of India! From the foothills of the Himalayas, sacred pilgrimage sights, famous cities, and – of course – the delicious food, the northern region of India is a cultural spectacular. Which states make up North India? While you may not have heard of many of the States that make up North India – Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, India, Rebecca, Guest Post, Himalayas, Delhi, Mumbai, Lonely Planet, Destinations, Diwali, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Intrepid Travel, Shooting Star


Net Lag Is Real: Over Forty Percent Of Millennials Say Researching A Vacation Is Overwhelming

New research from Hotels.com reveals that North American millennial travelers are experiencing net lag, a.k.a. scroll fatigue from never-ending research when booking a vacation. Whether it's a long trek through the Himalayas or a relaxing stay in a hotel treehouse, the struggle to book the perfect trip is real. Luckily, to help ease some of the stress, Hotels.com has announced the winners of the 2019 Loved by Guests awards—hotels rewarded based on their guest reviews.
Tags: Travel, Himalayas


India to begin voting in election in April, says electoral commission

Up to 900 million voters to cast ballots, as PM Narendra Modi seeks to replicate 2014 victoryVoting in the world’s largest democratic contest will begin on 11 April and continue for the next six weeks, India’s electoral commission said on Sunday in an announcement that signals the formal start of campaigning.Polling booths will be shuttled around the country – by camel across the Rajasthan desert, on foot in the Himalayas and by speedboat in the Andaman Islands – for an election held in seven ph...
Tags: India, Narendra Modi, World news, South and Central Asia, Himalayas, Rajasthan, Andaman Islands


Bodies of Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi found in Himalayas

Men went missing almost a fortnight ago while ascending mountain in PakistanRescuers have found the bodies of Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi, the British and Italian climbers who went missing almost a fortnight ago on a Himalayan mountain in Pakistan, the Italian ambassador has said.Ballard, whose mother, Alison Hargreaves, died on K2, was climbing Nanga Parbat with Nardi when they lost contact on 24 February. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK News, World news, South and Central Asia, Mountaineering, Pakistan, Italy, Himalayas, Ballard, Tom Ballard, Nardi, Alison Hargreaves, Daniele Nardi


The world's most valuable parasite, caterpillar fungus, can cost up to $63,000 per pound

Caterpillar fungus is a hybrid of a fungus that kills and lives in caterpillars. It can sell for up to 3 times its weight in gold and can be as much as about $63,000 per pound. Some towns in the Himalayas rely on collecting and selling this fungus for a living. Caterpillar fungus has been used in traditional herbal medicine for many centuries but has gained popularity in recent decades. Subsequently, driving up the price which can be as much as about $63,000 per pound. Following is a trans...
Tags: Ebay, New York City, Trends, Nepal, Himalayas, Chinatown, Bhutan, Caterpillar, Tibetan Plateau, Plateau, Tibet Autonomous Region, Himalayan Mountains, Daniel Winkler, Nepal Tibet India


Bad weather delays search for missing climber Tom Ballard

British mountaineer and his climbing partner are missing on Nanga Parbat in PakistanThe search for a British climber who went missing on the world’s ninth-highest mountain in Pakistan is facing further delays due to bad weather.Tom Ballard, who is originally from Derbyshire but lives in Scotland, was reported missing on Nanga Parbat mountain in the western Himalayas earlier this week with his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi after losing contact last Sunday as they went above 6,300 metres....
Tags: Scotland, UK News, World news, South and Central Asia, Mountaineering, Nanga Parbat, Pakistan, Himalayas, Derbyshire, Tom Ballard, Daniele Nardi


Pakistan says it has shot down Indian jets after Kashmir cross-border attack

Indian news agency reports Pakistani jet may have been shot down on day of skirmishesPakistan has conducted airstrikes over the ceasefire line in disputed Kashmir and claims to have shot down two Indian jets that responded by entering Pakistani airspace, capturing one of the pilots.The incursions, a day after India flew sorties into Pakistan for the first time in nearly 50 years, are the latest escalations in the most serious military crisis in south Asia since the nuclear-armed neighbours fough...
Tags: Asia, India, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Himalayas, Kashmir


Cross the Himalayas in a rickshaw

If you’ve ever traveled through Southeast Asia, you’re probably familiar with rickshaws — aka tuk-tuks — often used as taxis. With this new rickshaw experience, however, you won’t be hassled by drivers competing for your business; you’ll be the driver, and your road will be one of the most epic in the world. The Rickshaw Run is a crazy week-long rickshaw excursion across the Himalayas, operated by the Adventurists. It aims to give people a truly unique way of experiencing the highest mountai...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Southeast Asia, India, Himalayas, Shimla, Trekking, All, Buddhist, Shimla India, Spiti Valley, Leh Manali Highway


Get ready to use soapnuts for everything from cleaning to self care

Cleaning with soapnuts (AKA soap berries) might seem like a new, eco-friendly trend, but the practice has actually been around for centuries. People in Nepal and India as well as Native Americans have known about the amazing cleaning powers of soapnuts for hundreds of years. But if they are new to you, keep reading and be amazed at what this all-natural, sustainable cleaning product can do. What are soapnuts? Sapindus mukorossi — the Soapnut Tree — is native to India and the Himalayas, and ...
Tags: Design, India, Features, Nepal, Himalayas, Green Products, Cleaning Products, Sustainable Cleaning Products, Soapnuts, Soap Berries


Mountains taller than the Himalayas found 660 kilometres underground

Earthquake data leads to a re-evaluation of the Earth’s mantle structure. Kaya Wilson reports.
Tags: Himalayas, Geoscience, Kaya Wilson


The Gully Gully Man

The cruise wouldn't have been complete without the obligatory children's fancy dress competition. I remember Mum discovering an old acquaintance of hers amongst the Himalayas passengers and this lady then somehow becoming lumbered with the responsibili
Tags: Travel, Himalayas


Machine learning detects importance of land stewardship in conservation policy

At the southern tip of the Himalayas, farmers in the Kangra region of India's Himachal Pradesh graze cattle among rolling hills and forests. The forests, under management by the state or farmer cooperatives, are thriving. But a new University of Illinois study shows, unlike state-managed forests, farmer cooperatives directly benefit both forest health and farmers.
Tags: Science, India, Himalayas, University Of Illinois, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra


At Least One-Third Of Himalayan Glaciers Will Be Gone By 2100, Report Finds

Almost 2 billion people depend on water from the Himalayas, where glaciers supply freshwater to China, India and Pakistan.
Tags: News, Himalayas, China India


Is Mount Kailash The Oldest Mountain In The Himalaya?

No. It is not.Although, according to this tweet it is. The person tweeting as CBG-san (@OnlyNakedTruth) uses Pranay Lal's book Indica: A Deep Natural History Of The Indian Subcontinent as the source (page 268-269), and also refers to an analysis done on Mount Kailash rocks. I could not make out the source of the table of analysis. They show the age of Mount Kailash Formation as ranging from around 30 million years to around 10 million years old.Let me get one technical point out of the way. Geo...
Tags: Asia, Tibet, India, Seo, Geology, Himalayas, Himalaya, India Asia, Kailash, Plate Tectonics, Suvrat Kher, Greater Himalaya, Mount Kailash, Mike Searle, Kailash Formation, Kailash Basin


The Himalayan mountain glaciers might not be here within a century

Experts say that over two-thirds of the Himalaya's glaciers could melt by 2100. Even if steps are made towards reducing global warming, one-third of the Himalayas will still be affected. The experts say the melting will have dire consequences for people who get their food and water from around the area. This would then lead to millions being displaced due to regions becoming uninhabitable.
Tags: Science, Himalayas, Himalaya


Rising Temperatures Could Melt Most Himalayan Glaciers By 2100

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Rising temperatures in the Himalayas, home to most of the world's tallest mountains, will melt at least one-third of the region's glaciers by the end of the century (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source) even if the world's most ambitious climate change targets are met, according to a report released Monday. If those goals are not achieved, and global warming and greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rates,...
Tags: Asia, Tech, New York Times, Himalayas, Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment Under, Hindu Kush Himalayan Region, Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment


Vast parts of the Himalayas will melt, study says

At least a third of the ice in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, an area that includes the world's highest peaks Mount Everest and K2, could melt by the end of this century according to an assessment released Monday -- even if there is aggressive action to curb greenhouse gases and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
Tags: News, Paris, Stories, Himalayas, Mount Everest, Hindu Kush Himalaya


Climate change will melt vast parts of the Himalayas, study says

Climate change will melt a third of the ice in the Himalayas even if the goals of the Paris climate agreement are met, a new report finds. And that's a serious threat to the 240 million people who live in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region and the 3 billion who rely on food produced in the area.
Tags: Cnn, Paris, Himalayas, Hindu Kush Himalaya


Amazon’s Audible brings Choose Your Own Adventure Stories to Alexa devices

Choose Your Own Adventure-style stories have been making a comeback, thanks to Netflix’s adoption of the format for kids TV and other interactive tales, like “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” as well as earlier efforts, like HBO’s Mosaic. Now Amazon is testing out the genre for Alexa devices, with the launch of professionally performed, voice-controlled narratives from the publisher of the original Choose Your Own Adventure book series, ChooseCo. You may remember ChooseCo from its lawsuit with Netfl...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Hbo, Tech, Netflix, Himalayas, Black Mirror, Alexa, Audible, Alexa Skills, Amazon s Audible, Josh Hurley Abominable Snowman, Stephanie Einstein


Don’t forget about the colossal Himalayan glaciers. They’re rapidly vanishing, too.

The Himalayas pierce the sky. But they've been overshadowed.  The accelerated melting in the Arctic — the fastest warming region on Earth — and the Antarctic — home to the largest ice sheets on the planet — certainly demand widespread scientific and media attention. Yet beyond the continually grim news from the north and south poles is the melting of the "third pole," known as the Hindu Kush Himalaya region. Spreading over 2,000 miles across eight nations (from Afghanistan to Myanmar), thes...
Tags: Asia, Mountains, Science, China, India, Eu, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, Nepal, Arctic, Myanmar, Himalayas, Antarctic, Ganges, Shea


Don’t forget about the colossal Himalayan glaciers. They’re rapidly vanishing, too.

The Himalayas pierce the sky. But they've been overshadowed.  The accelerated melting in the Arctic -- the fastest warming region on Earth -- and the Antarctic -- home to the largest ice sheets on the planet -- certainly demand widespread scientific and media attention. Yet beyond the continually grim news from the north and south poles is the melting of the "third pole," known as the Hindu Kush Himalaya region. Spreading over 2,000 miles across eight nations (from Afghanistan to Myanmar), ...
Tags: Asia, Mountains, Science, China, India, Eu, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, Nepal, Arctic, Myanmar, Himalayas, Antarctic, Don, Ganges


Rising Temperatures Could Melt Most Himalayan Glaciers by 2100, Report Finds

If current climate change trends continue, the Himalayas could heat up by 8 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, researchers said.
Tags: News, India, Water, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Nepal, Himalayas, Glaciers


Prestwick Golf Club - Course Profile

Prestwick Golf Club Prestwick, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND6908 YARDS (PAR 71)COURSE RATING/SLOPE: 74.4/139COURSE ARCHITECT: Old Tom Morris (1851)ACCESSIBILITY: PrivateCOURSE WEBSITE: https://www.prestwickgc.co.uk/ ROUNDS PLAYED: 2LAST PLAYED: August 13, 2017.LOW SCORE: 77 (+6) ACCOLADES -- Golf Club Atlas 147 Custodians of the Game 2018: #7- Golf Magazine Top 100 Courses in the World 2017: #100- Golf Digest World's Greatest 100 Courses (Outside USA) 2018: #95- Top100GolfCourses.com Britain and Ireland...
Tags: Usa, UK, Scotland, Sport, Green, Britain, Ireland, Golf, Alps, Himalayas, Stephen, Chris, Tom, Dan, 288, St Andrews


Smallfoot – Gwangi – Pop and Plush

Funko has announced a pair of figures featuring the Gwangi character from the film - Smallfoot . You can join the Smallfoot Evidentiary Society (S.E.S.) in the frozen peaks of the Himalayas with a cool purple Yeti. Gwangi will be available in both Pop! and Plush! form. You can currently head on over to Amazon.com to pre-order these figures.
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Himalayas, Plush, Funko, Smallfoot Evidentiary Society S E S, Yeti Gwangi


Basar: Surreal Land of the Lovable Galo Tribe

It was tough to say ‘Alruudo’ the last time I uttered that beautiful word as I left the wonderful land of the Galo tribe. Alruudo in Galo means 'Thank you' and I had learnt this word and a few others while interacting with the friendly people of Basar. The fairy land of Basar is a cluster of small villages, home to the Galo tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. Basar was my home for a week and its amiable people were my guides with whom I wandered this surreal land. I stayed in their homes, had mea...
Tags: Travel, Himalayas, Padi, Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal, Burman, Galo, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Basar, Tani, Mirik, Sago, Poka, Dibrugarh, Bogibeel


Reading Journeys...

A lot of writers were kind enough to take me along with them on their journeys last year... It is by chance that I seem to have been on a journey each month (more or less) with these twelve amazing books. Links back to original scribbles with just my thoughts on paddling down the Yukon still to come... The Mighty Dead ~ Adam NicolsonIn Pursuit of Spring ~ Edward Thomas The Salt Path ~ Raynor Winn St Kilda - The Silent Islands ~ Alex Boyd Coasting ~ Jonathan Raban Swimming With Seals ~ Vi...
Tags: Books, Tibet, Wales, Hungary, 2018, New Zealand, Himalayas, Dublin, Journeys, Lake District, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Dervla Murphy, Horatio Clare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Transylvania, Jonathan Raban


Explorer: A Family Ski Adventure in the Himalayas

Why can’t we go skiing in Austria, like everybody else? the writer’s wife asked. Instead, they were in Kashmir, where the powder’s thick, the crowds are thin and the territory is, well, disputed.
Tags: News, Austria, Skiing, Himalayas, Kashmir, Gulmarg, Kashmir Valley (Kashmir and Jammu


Motorcycle tour of the Himalayas

Picture this: You’re cruising through the Himalayan high country, winding around tight mountain roads and crossing frosted rivers. Your fingers are gripping the handlebars, and a brisk wind is blowing, but you can’t help smiling and yelling “WHOOO!” This is a typical day on the Ride The Himalayas tour, a 15-day motorbike ride from the Indian city of New Delhi into the Himalayan high country that takes place three times each summer. Ride The Himalayas founder and lead guide Rahul Yadav, a sof...
Tags: Travel, UK, Adventure, China, India, US, Pakistan, Himalayas, New Delhi, Kashmir, Himalaya, Rahul, Jammu, Macchu Picchu, Rahul Yadav, Royal Enfield Himalayan


Notes: Navigating Bhutan Before, During + After

A remote nation known as the Last Great Himalayan Kingdom for a reason At a Christmas Eve gala dinner in Agra, India (home of the Taj Mahal), I approached an American family that sat nearby. A part of me wanted to hear the familiar accent, another part wanted their take on the atypical holiday extravaganza we were attending. After introductions, we began to talk about …
Tags: Travel, Notes, Design, Hotels, Himalayas, Bhutan, Agra India, COMO Hotels, Gangtey Lodge, Six Senses Hotels