TOURIOSITY  TRAVELMAG

Touriosity Travelmeg is on off the best travel journal for people who love to move or those who love reading travel stories . This travel magazine is aimed moking you a confident independent traveller . We aspire to give you wings by bringing to you inspiring stories of courage , confidence and groom achievements from across the globe from people who arhived those feels and realized their dreams because they believed they could do We wish your wings will help you fly high and bring the world to your grip By being with us you get to know that the wodd is such a beautiful ploce Touriosity Travel is a travel magazine by people who love to leave for people who love to travel bait globetrolled backpackers , family welon tudent navelers , senior pavelers or those that just enjoy sitting at home reading travel lorins from around the world . We celebrule the indi oble urge to drift and room and the desire to get lost in the splendour of the world around We promise to Ling to you the best quality Movel loterature of the lowest affordable price

September

In this issue of Touriosity we focus on time travel. We plan to take our readers on a trip to the ancient world, one that does not exist anymore. To put it simply, this issue is themed on lost civilisations and readers get to do a virtual trip to the sites that have the rem¬nants of some of the once flourishing civilisations. For the history buffs, there’s a lot information to gather from this issue, for others it is a sheer delight to go through the interesting articles. In the ‘Artist’s impression’ section one finds the watercolour illustrations of the historical settlements of Capadoccia in Turkey.

August

After many months and many unique issues we are back with our most favourite theme - wildlife and forests. This issue is dedicated to the very tall and elegant giraffe. There are articles about the various sub-species of the animal, the best places to sight each one of them and a gory story of a ‘chase and kill’ in the wilderness. There are other articles too, unrelated to giraffes. There is an impressive ‘Artist’s impression of Tehran’ article and one about the mangroves of the Sundarbans. In addition there are also the regular features of News and Horoscope.

July

Beyond the list of countries that we all hear about, there are many that are still
unrecognised or have limited recognition, many self-proclaimed sovereign
republics, micronations and territories that are truly bizarre but worth checking
out nonetheless. Most of us have never heard of majority of these micronations
and unrecognised countries. Reading about them is definitely going
to be interesting for our readers. This issue is especially designed with backpackers
in mind and articles include information on how to visit these nations.
Also included in the issue are travel news, an artist’s impression of Salta and
images of world under lockdown through the brushstrokes of a travel artist.

June

After three consecutives issues themed on ‘Virtual Tourism’ (because of a
worldwide lockdown due to COVID-19) we are back to our usual self with
a uniquely themed issue once again. The Snow and Ice issue has been long
overdue from our end. And with the mercury increasing, we thought this
was the best way to bring some respite to our readers. In this issue we have
addressed Snow and Ice tourism from all possible perspectives - must-visit
destinations, unique and offbeat places, ice hotels, sports and activities, festivals,
wildlife, cultures, tribes and more. This issue is therefore truly a ‘collectors’
piece’.

May

The scare of the COVID 19 pandemic continues, quite contrary to what the world has been thinking in terms of succeeding in putting an end to the spread of the virus. A major part of the world is still under lockdown. But the good news is that countries are gradually opening up, airline companies are beginning their operations. But in order to reflect the true state of the current situation, we decided to have one more issue on Virtual Tourism, hopefully the last one. In this issue we provide glimpses into some rather unexplored countries of the world. There is also the recent updates on the pandemic in the News section.

April

In the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic, the world is still under lockdown.
There is no travel and tourism almost anywhere in the world at present. But
hopefully things will get better soon. In solidarity with travel enthusiasts
around the globe who are sitting at home waiting for the menace to be over,
we decided to dedicate our issues during this pandemic to virtual tourism.
In this issue we give our readers a virtual tour of the remotest places of the
world. There is also news from corona-affected places. In addition, the issue
also contains a list of the best travel movies and travel books of all times that
one might want to watch or read now, since travel in reality is not possible.

March

Travel and Tourism industry is probably the biggest sufferer during the COVID 19 pandemic that originated in China in January 2020 and swept across
many countries thereafter. It is still a big threat, and although China has overcome the setback and has gone back to normal life, most countries in the
world are still under lockdown. Amidst this travel ban, we decided to give
our readers a virtual tour of the world, bringing them not only the news of
corona-affected places but also glimpses of the most popular tourist destinations as on date. The issue also contains a list of the best travel movies of all
times that one might want to watch now, since travel itself is not possible.

February

It may sound quite unbelievable, but in reality the subterranean world is full of interesting sights and activities that regular tourists are unaware of. There are secret tunnels and passages with both interesting and grim history, buried towns and streets, underground palaces and historical chambers, catacombs, subterranean cities, hidden caves, waterfalls and rivers underneath many places. It is possible to make trips to these interesting places. This issue is all about such unique destinations that must feature in your bucket list if you are a real explorer at heart. One also finds in this issue An Artist’s Impression of El Calafate.

January

The number of travellers preferring to go for adventure sport is on the rise worldwide. More and more tourists are also adding some adrenaline pumping activities to their regular holidays. No wonder, that destinations are adding new adventure activity options and more places are coming up on the map with extreme adventure sports. Over the years Touriosity has promoted adventure tourism and physical activity, and needless to say, these developments make us happy. This is our third issue dedicated to Adventure Tourism and it has interesting stories of scuba diving, hiking, backpacking and travelling to the end of the world.

December

Food is an important part of tourism experience and for foodies, it is one of the top priorities while choosing destinations. This is the third Food issue of Touriosity and the first one to focus majorly on the cuisines of India for inbound travellers as well as domestic tourists ex¬ploring the other parts of the country. While we have reviewed a few restaurants across the country in this issue, the most important article here focuses on the street foods of India. We are quite sure that readers and visitors to this country will be happy to populate their bucket list after reading the article.

November

Touriosity comes out with unique issues every month. While some issues are rather expected, some are not. This issue deals with one such very unusual sub-theme, Mud Tourism. Mud bricks have been known to be in use in construction since 7000 BC and the most remarkable thing about mud architecture is its durability and sustainability. This issue features some of the most beautiful ancient mud structures of the world that have stood the test of time and continue to beckon tourists from far and wide. In addition, it provides information to our readers about mud volcanoes, mud baths, mud festivals and more.

October

Forest issues have been quite regular at Touriosity. But this one is the first one of 2019. Over the years, in our forest themed issues we have dealt with various sub topics like insects, birds, reptiles, tigers, endangered species, arctic wildlife and so on. But this one has a special focus, one which is very close to our hearts. In this issue we talk mainly of mothers and babies in the wilderness and one doesn’t need to be a traveller, an avid photographer or a wildlife enthusiast to read through these stories and find them interesting. The cover story on the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and a pictorial feature of birds of Tanzania are also engaging articles.

September

Travel and journey are synonymous and one cannot exist without the other. Yet hardly do we realise often that it is so important to make the journey memorable in order that the travel stays etched in our memory forever. This issue is dedicated to the journeys we take to reach our travel destinations. It contains six articles that depict different types of journeys, starting from a very nomadic one, to the most sophisticated way of traversing lands. The issue is a celebration of the journey itself, and for a change, not the destinations. In this issue we are back with our News Section.

August

Touriosity is liked by readers of all ages, whether travellers or not, because of the real stories it brings from real travellers. We are not dependent on commercials, nor do we promote tourism products for gain. But we do promote places, and the spirit of travel and exploration. And unlike other travel magazines, Touriosity has been relentlessly working at promoting Sustainable Tourism ever since its first issue of June-July 2012. To try and illuminate stakeholders in the Tourism Industry about the need of sustainability therein and the ways and means to achieve the same, we thought we should also dedicate an entire issue to Sustainable Tourism. In this section, we bring to our readers a quick look at the sustainability concerns that we have been voicing through our issues over the last 8 years. The concerns raised over the issues should also help guide our readers in their future travels. The issue also features the excerpts from International Conference on Sustainable Tourism 2019 held in Kolkata on 23rd August 2019 with the objective of examining critical sustainability issues for the Tourism Sector and explore what they mean for business in tourism . The objective is also to explore the pressing issues, bringing together the country’s opinion leaders for a day of debate and high-level discussions.

July

Mountains beckon tourists for a variety of reasons. Some go there to relax and unwind amidst unexploited and virgin nature, some escape to the hills to find respite from the scorching heat of summer and especially so during the sum¬mer vacations of kids, some are drawn by the mountain and adventure sports that most of these locations have on offer, in a country like India a substantial percentage of mountain tourists are basically pilgrims coming all the way to perform their religious duties and last but not the least, there are people who go to climb mountains. This issue of Touriosity combines stories of all these types of visitors and the various types of mountain destinations accordingly.

June

Formation of rocks take millions of years. What we see today is the result of some million years of formation, weathering and erosion. Yet rocks are spectacular because in them we can see the footprints of history and the autograph of the past. Rock-related attractions come in various sizes, shapes, types and genres. We have unique rock formations, rock-cut caves and other structures like temples and obelisks. There are places that attract sports lovers for rock-climbing, and then for family holidayers there are rock gardens to spend time at. This issue covers them all.

May

The more modernised and urbanised we become, the greater becomes
the gap between us and peaceful living with nature. To bridge the gap we
often escape from the concrete jungles that we live in and travel to rural
areas to find ourselves in the lap of nature. This issue is entirely about
such rural escapades and covers the regional best bets when it comes to
choosing the places that one wants to travel. There are elaborate articles
about four of the regional attractions in India and the most beautiful
villages around the world

April

When we visit places, we often come across beautiful towers. They come in various sizes, shapes, heights and designs. The types of towers also vary - while some are clocktowers, others are wildlife watchtowers, observation decks, sky scrappers, bell towers and so on. Some have interesting history behind them in addition to the aesthetic charm. In this issue we thought of covering them all for our readers. One will be amazed to know about the unimaginably tall structures around the world. Reading through this issue is sure to give our readers some interesting travel goals.

March

Waterfalls are major tourist attractions anywhere in the world and one finds them mainly amidst mountains, forests and valleys. During road trips, especially across hilly terrains, one also often comes across small to medium cascades and these are often photo stops for tourists. Keeping with our conviction with theme-based issues, this one is dedicated entirely to the most beautiful waterfalls across India and the world and for those who love cascading falls, this issue can act as a checklist for all the places that one may want to visit during a lifetime

February

Beaches are a favourite with most of us, and there are no dearth of pristine beaches around to beckon us every time holidays knock on the door. So, after quite sometime, we decided to dedicate an issue to this eternal favourite sub-area of tourism - Beaches. In the issue we have written about some foreign destinations as usual and focused on a few Indian states and their beaches. In addition there is a snapshot that lists the top 100 beaches in India. All articles are accompanied by beautiful clicks that makes the issue picture perfect.

January

Rivers are the lifeline of cities and towns through which they meander. They not only provide the much needed water, in a country like India, they also often are revered as God. The government is also focusing on development of river fronts for making people aware about their historical, geographical and ecological importance. Hence, needless to mention, many rivers in India have come up as tourist attractions. This issue is dedicated to those prominent rivers in India. This is our second river issue and we hope our readers would enjoy reading through it.

December

Forest issues have been the most frequent at Touriosity Travelmag and our readers cannot have just enough. Forests of the world are full of resources and stories, the wildlife is beckoning too. So this time we thought of capturing them with our cameras and pen once again. The focus this time is on the endangered animals of the world with a special emphasis on the rhinos. There are also articles and anecdotes on the world’s smallest antelopes, most of them rather unknown to travellers and animal lovers in this part of the world.

November

Deserts have aroused the curiosity of mankind since time immemorial. At Touriosity we have had Desert issues almost once every year in the past and each of the previous issues have been liked by our readers, so much so that there has always been demand for more. So this time we thought of bringing out yet another desert issue, but we can call this a mother of all earlier issues. It is almost an encyclopedia of desert tourism and includes glimpses of all the 25 deserts of the world and their attractions with pictures and map. It is a master compilation which we hope our readers will like.

October

Forts stand for power and might, glory and opulence, battles and fables and in the modern day, also give us glimpses of history and the bygone days of kings and rulers. India is a land of glorious past, and is quite naturally dotted with beautiful forts, some of which lay in ruins today. Nevertheless, they do not fail to make you curious and have your jaws drop. So we thought of a Forts issue this time. The entire issue is dedicated to forts across India and we have grouped them state-wise. There is also a snapshot of all the major forts in India that comes with a map for the ease of our readers.

September

Bridges around the world come in different shapes and forms, some are ancient while some brand new, but many of them are engineering wonders, many have interesting history behind them, while some come with associated legends. To let our readers know the interesting stories and in order to give them new travel goals, we at Touriosity thought of having an issue dedicated to the unique bridges of the world. The issue has articles on cities known for their bridges and there are snapshots on 152 bridges in India and around the globe.

August

Touriosity has different types of readers and many of them are adventure lovers. With them in mind we have often brought out exclusive issues on adventure sports and holidays. This is yet another issue themed on Adventure and in addition to travelogues and adventurous trip stories, it also compiles a few destinations that one may consider for exploring. Also in addition, the Backpacking Tales is back after years and in this issue our solo backpacker makes a daring trip to a war-ravaged city of Europe. To add to the stories are the beautiful photos that accompany them.

July

Forest issues are regular at Touriosity and we try to bring to our readers at least two forest issues every year. This is the first one of the current year and has a focus on tigers, with most of the articles being themed on the striped species of the jungle. It contains some unique photo features, an interesting one being on the Kenyan wildlife across various national parks with a focus on the seasonal wildlife migration that takes place there. There are also some interesting articles on the lesser known forest areas of the country.

June

Given that each issue of Touriosity is a unique one in itself featuring a special sub-theme, an issue dedicated to the seven wonders of the world was long due. This time we decided to tick the box and have an issue dedicated to the Seven Wonders, and that not just of the modern world, but also of the ancient and medieval worlds, the seven natural wonders and the wonders of the seven continents of the world. We also paid a tribute to those wonders that deserved to be in the list but lost in voting. Overall, this should be a ‘wonder’ful reading.

May

What started as a passion six years back has completed six successful years. During these years Touriosity Travelmag has crossed many milestones and brought to its readers across the world many unique themes. To mark this anniversary we thought of designing a unique issue. Therefore, here’s presenting a Recap issue that summarises the past 6 years of Touriosity. The digest of the most successful regular features of the magazine - An Artist’s Impression and Memoirs of a Backpacker are the highlights of this issue.

April

Touriosity is committed to bringing unique sub-themes of tourism every month. In our attempt to be creative and in order to bring to our readers ‘Off the beaten track’ attractions, we often navigate into totally untouched areas. This issue is one such presentation. It focuses on the ‘Light’ attractions around the world. This issue contains article on Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights and Aurora Australis or Southern Lights and the places from where these can be seen and also features snapshots on the tourist destinations known for their spectacular illumination.

March

Except for some specific types of tours like family tours, pilgrimages, vacation in places bestowed with nature’s abundance, and tours for kids, most travel experiences invariably have some element of adventure, and this is specifically true for solo travels and backpacking trips. Keeping in mind our intrepid travellers who are on the search for adventure and unique places to explore, we have compiled this adventure issue. Stories of courage, off the beaten path escapades and rare explorations make this ( March 2018 issue ) a collectors’ copy.

February

Mountain issues hold a special place at Touriosity, and is equally favourite with our readers. So we have brought to you yet another issue themed on mountains. While the German mountaineering team brings a gripping story of yet another successful climb, other articles also grab attention. Stories of trekking and mountaineering apart from holidaying make the issue complete. It also includes a comprehensive list of all the hill stations of India accompanied by a map.

January

Architecture plays a big role in enhancing the appeal of tourist destinations and beautiful architecture is a delight for photographers. Because of this pivotal role of architecture in travel and tourism we thought of having an issue on architecture this month. The January 2018 issue brings to our readers architectural wonders from all over India and a first-of-its-kind list of UNESCO WHS architectural sites dotting the country.

December

Forest tours and wildlife safaris are favourite with most of us. No wonder, the forest issues of Touriosity have been in demand since the very beginning. So, this time, we are back with a forest issue for our readers after a short gap. Nevertheless, the issue does not lack in enriching information and captivating pictures. What is most unique about the issue is a first-of-its-kind listing of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India along with maps that would be much useful for our readers.

November

We at Touriosity are committed to exploring various sub-themes of tourism and often we find ourselves in the middle of rare themes. This month was one such case. We decided to explore Borders and lines. With the ever inquisitive traveller in mind, our focus this issue were unique international borders, lines, passes and territories near them. The November 2017 issue provides glimpses into some very interesting international borders across the globe that have entered the travel books due to some uniqueness. Readers will enjoy flipping through the pages.

October

Culture is, beyond all arguments, an important part of tourism and it plays a vital role in promoting tourism of a place. India, being a land of true diversity, in terms of terrains, languages, food, festivals and ethnicity, presents a unique cultural kaleidoscope to its visitors. Hence, this time we thought of bringing out the cultural attractions in the country for interested travellers. There are also glimpses into the cultural heritages of a few neighbouring nations in this issue. Overall, this colourful issue of Touriosity Travelmag should keep its readers glued to the pages.

September

Trees are important part of landscape, be it forests, mountains, coastal areas, cities or villages. Unknown to us, their silent existence adds to the beauty of the surroundings. While most of our vacation photographs do include trees, we often fail to realise their importance in tourism. In recognition of this vital role of trees, we at Touriosity Travelmag thought of dedicating an issue ( September 2017) to this very rare theme. The issue features articles on various tree attractions around the world including creepy trees, unique trees and rare species as also those with a long history or interesting legend behind.

August

Touriosity Travelmag has done it again - it has dedicated an entire August 2017 issue to a very rare theme, Volcanos. Although one cannot term them as ‘attractions’ but volcanos definitely deserve to be in the bucket list of serious travellers for the sheer curiosity that they evoke. In the history of this earth many a beautiful city has been destroyed due to volcanic eruptions, millions of lives have been lost; yet people are ever inquisitive about volcanos and travel miles to see them, whether live, dormant or dead. This issue is a compilation of the ‘must visit’ volcanic sites.

July

Touriosity Travelmag is known for its unique issues. This time it is stories of the War-ravaged cities that have found place between the covers. Touriosity follows the Wars and Battles trail to discover the cities that have been rebuilt after being damaged during wars and which have graduated to Tourist Attractions of today. Many of these cities are ‘must visit’ locations not only for the sheer spectacle of ruins and destruction that make a chill run down our spine, but also for weighing the impact of loss of humanity on people and places.

June

Who would have thought that Rain can be a sub-theme of Tourism; we at Touriosity did! Many of us love rains, not just because it brings respite from the heat but also because many places that are bestowed with nature’s bliss, look perfectly paradisiacal during the rains. And because the school vacation of kids sometimes coincide with the rainy season, we often have to go for holidays during the rains. This issue, therefore, is dedicated to all those places which, due to their sheer beauty and nature’s abundance, deserve footfalls during monsoon.

May

Not often do we at Touriosity dedicate an issue to an entire region, because we are more focussed at tourism sub-themes. This time we decided to have an issue on the fascinating Middle East, which is good enough for a tourism sub-theme as well. This May 2017 brings to our readers many facets of the Middle East, starting from its deserts, to beaches, to historical architecture to the modern day metropolis. Cover to cover, this should be an interesting read. The only Indian destination covered here is Agra, which is through the eyes of a travelling painter.

April

Our first issue on haunted tours back in January 2014 was very well accepted by our readers and we received requests for more. Ever since we have wished to have another issue to cover the destinations and attractions that we had left out. So here we present our second issue on ghosts, horror and paranormal attractions. This issue features two lesser known places of West Bengal as well as the reportedly haunted sites around India and across the world and the bone-chilling stories behind them to wake you up!

March

Mountain issue is back for our readers this time. In this issue we have tried
to focus on the lesser known hill stations across India, while also touching
upon a few favourites of the regular holidayers. For a change, this
mountain issue does not have an expedition story, but brings to readers
inspiring travelogues of trekking both in India and abroad. Our artist
friend Joaquin Dorao is back with his colourful impressions of our very
own Delhi this time. So cover to cover, March 2017 issue would be a good read!

February

Festivals are time not only for locals to enjoy dance, music and cuisine,
but also for Tourism Departments to showcase the tourist attractions of
the place with a view to attracting more and more people from around
the world. This unique Festival Issue of Touriosity Travelmag brings to our
readers colourful snippets from some of the must see festivals from across
India as well as glimpses and necessary information from the most popular
festivals across the globe.

January

Wildlife tourism is not only the most preferred type of tourism worldwide;
with the readers of Touriosity as well, this sub-type of tourism has
always been the most favourite giving us the reason to bring out at least
two issues on forest and wildlife tourism in a year. This is our first such issue
of 2017 and includes some rare wildlife stories and photographs, starting
from the wilderness of Kenya to the much untapped Arctic regions.
Some ‘off the beaten track’ destinations from across India have also been
included in this issue-January 2017.

December

A good destination comes in various shapes, sizes and types. It is not only about having a good beach, or picturesque mountains with cascading falls or one with a green cover of forests with presence of wildlife. In an attempt to give our readers a unique theme, we present this issue based on the Tomb
attractions of India and around the world in December 2016 issue. Team Touriosity feels that the architectural finesse of the various historical tombs dotting the length and breadth of the country not only deserve more visitors but also proper attention from the authorities towards this aim.Grab your copy now or read online at www.magzter.com

November

Religious tourism is not only the oldest form of tourism, it is also one of the largest segments of tourism today, earning a substantial revenue for various holy destinations around the world. When it comes to the Buddhist trail,it is not only the pilgrims who set out to tour them, people from other faiths also often flock to the sites in search of history and archaeology.This issue is dedicated to the places where the Buddha lived, preached and died and the attractions that tourists, whether Buddhist or not, can expect to find therein.

October

Vacation is not just about visiting the mountains, lazing under the sun in beaches or animal-watching in the forests. These days travellers want much more of local experiences while visiting places, apart from sheer adventure. Riding a local three-wheeler or a bullock cart is not just a cultural experience, it is a memory that will last a lifetime. Keeping our tradition alive, we therefore bring to our readers an entire issue dedicated to the unique transport experiences around the world. From cruises and hot air balloon rides to riding a bumpy bamboo train or a pedicab, this issue has it all!

September

Vacation in the hills is always a pleasant experience. The food, the local customs,the festivals and the crisp, unpolluted air are something most tourists cherish. However, mountains are prefered for other reasons as well! Adventure lovers often like escaping to the hills and mountains for the much sought after trekking sojourn or mountaineering expeditions. To answer the insatiable thirst of travellers for mountain holidays, in this issue Touriosity Travelmag celebrates the various sides of Mountain. Tourism and brings stories not only from India, but from places around the world as well.

August

There is no denying the fact that food is an inseparable part of tourism.
While many tourists make it a point to try local delicacies during tours, there
are foodie travellers who decide upon their travel destinations based on the
food a place has to offer. To celebrate this eternal connection between food
and travel, we bring to our readers a food-themed issue in August 2016 . From a detailed culinary tour in cities across all four regions of India, Touriosity also follows a globetrotter on her adventure with unique drinks in hundreds of countries of the world.

July

Castles are beautiful, and often cast a magical spell on the beholder. They seem to be coming straight out of Fairy Tale books. This is not surprising, as most of the childhood fantasies and fairy tales we have read used to revolve round the stories of charming princes, beautiful princesses and mighty kings and queens living in castles. While the characters might have been imaginary, the castles are not. Scattered across various cities of the world one finds many castles that welcome visitors. This is utterly delightful for family holidayers. This July 2016 issue of Touriosity takes you to those dreamy lands.

June

Forest issues of Touriosity have been much in demand from the very beginning, so much so that we have been motivated to have at least two such issues every year despite having the urge to present a new theme every month, a feature that makes Touriosity uniquely better than any other travel magazine. Our regular writers in wildlife-themed issues have also got better with their pens and lenses over time; a forest issue thrills them up and we get to have a diverse range of articles and photo features. This issue, we are confident, readers will find to be a visual delight. It brings to you pictures of faunal species from around the world with their interesting tales to keep you glued to the pages.

May

In an attempt to bring to our readers newer and more interesting themes Touriosity Travelmag continues to explore unique themes. This time we bring to you Lake Issue. It is a compilation of all types of lake attractions in India and beyond. In addition we have also brought to you a quick recap of the lakes which we have covered in our issues over the past four years. The Photo Feature brings to you unbelievable captures of Volcanic Crater lakes around the world. Together the entire issue is a treat for the eyes and cover to cover the issue promises to be absolutely ‘one of a kind’.

April

Mountain issues have been a regular thing with Touriosity Travelmag. In fact the very first issue of the magazine was themed on mountains. Once again to answer the indomitable call of the mountains we bring to our readers yet another information-packed mountain issue. As usual April 2016 issue is full of destination articles as well as stories of successful mountaineering expeditions. Photo Feature brings spectacular shots from Cherrapunji. The rest of the articles also present excellent treat for the eyes. An Artist’s Impression is back in this issue.

March

The appeal of forests as tourist destinations never seems to fade away. Wildlife tourism has always been on demand and continues to account for a major share of revenue in the worldwide tourism even today. While Touriosity Travelmag has, from the very beginning, been bringing extraordinary forest issues with spectacular photographs regularly, this time we thought of making it a little different by putting our focus on the Avian Species across India and around the world. March 2016 issue has an enviable collection of photographs and articles packed with travel information. With all that this issue promises to be yet another Collectors’ Copy.

February

The tremendous touristic appeal and importance of lighthouses around the world are often neglected in travel literature. Nevertheless, as visitors to faraway lands, whenever we stumble across these gigantic beacons that have been showing the way to seafarers since time immemorial, we find ourselves standing still, dedicating some moments for appreciating their role in the history of navigation. They are surrounded by a mystic charm and have thousands of tales of seamen and their great escapes that may simply mesmerize us. At Touriosity Travelmag we thought of dedicating an entire issue to lighthouses. So here we are with the February 2016 issue. An Artist’s Impression is also back in this issue.

January

While rivers in many countries tell us the tales of historical development of
the civilisations around, in addition, rivers in India are often also regarded
as ‘Sacred’ and are revered as deities in Hindu Mythology. But the diverse
country also offers a lot of diversity in terms of river tourism, from river rafting, elephant safaris on shallow rivers, angling, fishing and cruising, rivers
along the length and breadth of the country can be amazing deciding factors
in choosing your vacation destination. In this River Touriosity issue we
present to our readers a bouquet of varied destinations around the world
that promise to give you wonderful memories.

December

Adventure sports have always been an integral part of tourism. With growing interest of holidayers in adrenaline rush more and more tour operators are including innovative sports in their packages. Apart from these adventure sports this issue also includes tourism for the purpose of taking part in sporting events worldwide. Local sports that are gaining popularity with tourists have also been listed. From this December 2015 issue get to know more about all physical activities you can include in your next holiday!

November

The Seas and Oceans of the world always beckon us. With human settlement
restricted only to a quarter of the Earth’s surface, and with most of
these vast waterbodies remaining unexplored to mankind, they appear like a
true mystery. There are just so many things about them that attract us - the
beaches, the islands, the luxurious cruises, the marine life, the adventure activities and so on. November 2015 issue of Touriosity is an attempt to compile everything that is somehow connected to the seas.

October

Forest or Wildlife-themed issue of Touriosity Travelmag has, since the very inception, been a favourite with our readers all over the world. So after a gap of nine months we are here with our fifth forest issue. This issue brings to our readers stories and amazing pictures from some National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries off the beaten path. We have also included travelogues from the more popular forest areas of the country in an attempt to add to the diversity and sheer appeal of this issue (October 2015).

September

The ‘Rock Wonders’ of the world are innumerous and come in a variety of types. Starting from rocky mountains, unusual rock formations around the world, rock-cut temples and other structures and ancient caves to rock gardens and sculptures,there are amazing rocky destinations in the world that beckon you far and wide. In this Rock Touriosity issue we present to our readers such unique destinations for a great reading. Get to know about the ancient caves and rock-cut temples in India and the ‘must see’ rocks around the world.

August

Touriosity Travelmag has come up with many unique themes in the past.

This time it is yet another unique one, but something that is already very popular with tourists - Ruins. In August 2015 issue we follow the ruins of ancient cities and some well preserved monuments across India and the world and bring to you some ‘musts’ for your bucket list. Check out the articles and the Snapshot of amazing ancient settlements across the world.

July

The beauty of various architectural styles have captured the imagination of mankind since ages. The immense architectural appeal of historical monuments have made it an important part of the travel segment. Today, there is no denying that tourism industry thrives on the architectural sites that beckon visitors all round the year. In order to celebrate the eternal splendour of destinations bestowed with such structures,
in July 2015 issue we focus on architectural delights. Going through the articles readers are sure to be awestruck at the history behind today’s heritage spots.
The views and opinions expressed in the articles are solely those of the writers and contributors. Touriosity Travelmag is not responsible for any personal views expressed by the authors or contributors.

June

It is an altogether different kind of experience to live one’s life in a foreign land without much planning and in a low budget. For a worry free holiday devoid of any tensions, the backpacker is possibly at a considerable advantage. Often in tackling situations, a backpacker can be ingenious and money may not be the only way to solve a problem. Backpacking makes you smart and adaptable to all situations in life.
June 2015 issue of Touriosity Travelmag focuses on the rare pleasure that backpacking brings to you. Go ahead and discover the fascinating world waiting to be explored!

May

Ever wonder why gates were built in many cities during the Medieval times and why many cities of the world has a triumphal arch whereto tourists flock in numbers? These gates are not simple entrances but are often rich in history. Many of them also have incredible architectural value. Keeping up with our own trend of unique themes, this May 2015 issue is exclusively on Gates. While there are innumerous gates across the world, we mainly focus on the more touristy ones. In this issue we also introduce the new section ‘Traveller in history’.

April

Mountains beckon most of us. We all have our own reasons. Some of us like
hiking and trekking in the difficulties that they pose, some take bigger challenges
to scale even greater heights and go for mountaineering while most of the rest love spending vacations amidst the chill up there. Mountain issue of Touriosity Travelmag brings to its readers mountains in all its forms and has a compilation of articles on all types of mountain activities. Each mountain of the world is different, and the articles present a unique diversity for readers.

March

The underwater world is a mystical one that provokes curiosity, awe and wonder. With the interest for underwater tourism growing amongst travellers and adventure aficionados globally, Touriosity has struck the right chord by bringing for its readers this issue themed on the wonders inside the sea. Get to know about all the ‘must visit’ attractions and stay options underwater and plan your next vacation accordingly. March 2015 issue also helps you know in detail about all the underwater activities one can engage in.

February

The February 2015 issue of Touriosity Travelmag is truly unique and a one-of-a-kind collection of locales made popular by films. In this issue we bring to our readers snapshot of picturesque spots across India and around the world where popular Bollywood and Hollywood movies have been filmed and which have gained popularity amongst tourists as a result. Also featured are the popular shooting destinations across the globe and the enigmatic
Uttar Pradesh through monochrome lens. Also get amazed by the artist’s impression of Peruvian capital city of Lima.

January

January 2015 issue is the fourth issue of Touriosity Travelmag themed on Forests and Wildlife and comes to our readers after a hiatus of 15 months. In this issue we bring a number of articles and spectacular photographs from wildlife aficionados from across India. It is a true treasure trove of wildlife photographs from various National Parks and Sanctuaries and some even from the backyard of our photographers! While the articles bring stories to our readers from many corners of India and Africa, we chose to focus the issue on reptiles and tigers.

December

December 2014 issue of Touriosity Travelmag brings to readers a treasure trove of adventure travel spots across the globe as well as numerous adventure activities and destinations in India. It is a must-read for adventure aficionados. From surfing and skiing to zip-lining and zorbing, read about as many as 100 adventure activities and the locations to check them out in India and abroad.

November

In its November 2014 issue, Touriosity brings to readers a glimpse into the mysterious yet fascinating world of caves. Apart from the various cave destinations you can visit across the world, there is an article on the numerous sought-after cave sites in India, along with two special features on the stunning cave complexes in Maharashtra and the mysterious, winding caverns of Meghalaya. Also, don't forget to go through the Artist's Impression of the cataracts in Iguazú, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, and a backpacker's account of a solo trip of Hamburg, the second-largest city of Germany.

October

This October ( 2014) Touriosity Travelmag offers its readers a compilation of the most popular beach destinations in India as well as a detailed review of the most stunning seaside spots across the world. From the tranquility of secluded coves with countless red crabs or a lone seagull for company to colourful city beaches bustling with water sports and teeming with visitors from across the globe, this issue has it all and is the ultimate guide for choosing your next 'sun, sand and surf' holiday. Happy travelling!

September

In September 2014 issue, Touriosity brings to its readers a glimpse into some of the most bizarre tourist hotels and accommodations across the globe. From rustic cave accommodations to leafy tree hotels, stunning snow and underwater hotels to the most beautiful heritage hotels of India, this issue is the ultimate guide and collectible for travellers who are looking for offbeat stay-options on their trips.

August

Continuing our tradition of theme based issues we have brought to our readers a unique edition of Touriosity Travelmag August 2014 that focuses on the different sculptures and statues a traveller may come across while journeying to new lands. And it’s not just the familiar names that have managed to secure a spot, but some of the quirkiest statues and sculptures in the world, most of which are roadside attractions, that enjoy the limelight in this issue. Get prepared to be enthralled by of these remarkable marvels in metal and stone in the most scenic tourist destinations across the globe like Prague, Bratislava , Singapore etc. . Also acquaint yourself with some of the tallest statues in India .

July

Mountain Touriosity, July 2014. The mountain-themed issues of Touriosity Travelmag are always special. They bring to our readers unique articles from across the globe and cover a variety of sub-themes. In this issue there are articles covering mountains around the world and 14 \'off the beaten path\' hill destinations in India. There are travelogues of mountaineers, trekkers and ice-climbers as well as glimpses on the lifestyle of mountain people from the remotest corner of the world. This issue is a true \'collectible item\'.

June

The North Eastern region of India is a veritable paradise. It is very different from the rest of incredible India and travellers who set foot here get that mesmerizing feel! While most of the region's uniqueness and attractions still remain un-celebrated and unrated, Touriosity Travelmag makes an attempt with its June 2014 issue to compile a never before seen 'complete guide' to travelling in this truly paradisiacal world. Get a glimpse of more than 200 attractions in the eight states of India's North East.

May

The connection between trains and tourism is eternal. Chugging across picturesque mountains and vales, tunnels and bridges, lush green paddy fields and dense forests, trains evoke curiosity in the minds of the travellers. There is definitely something romantic about train journeys. In the May 2014 issue of Touriosity Travelmag we have tried to capture this romance and bring to our readers the best of the train journeys around the world. Get to know about the most scenic routes in India, the best in luxury trains around the world and a host of awe-inspiring facts about trains and tourism.

April

April 2014 issue of Touriosity Travelmag focuses on Island Tourism as a growing sector in the worldwide travel and tour industry. Get to know about some pristine islands across the globe, the exotic delicacies they offer and the unique culture they preserve.

March

The Magazine is theme based travel and tourism magazine. The theme of the March 2014 issue is \'Religious and faith-based Tourism\'.The articles of the issue cover all possible aspect of religious tourism starting from tours along the beaten path, unique temples to a listing of UNESCO world heritage sites.

February

The Magazine is theme based travel and tourism magazine. The theme of the February 2014 issue is Desert .The articles of the issue touch every possible aspect of Desert Tourism -from desert flora and fauna to desert festivals across 31 deserts and dunes around the world.

January

Haunted Issue, 2014 January - With a list of articles covering places that are often touted to be haunted, this January 2014 issue of Touriosity is sure to enthrall readers of all age. Places in India and around the world that have reports of supernatural occurrences have found place in this issue with vivid travel information. Side by side with travelogues of bone-chilling experiences, we also list some premier travel and tour companies that provide group and customized tours to some of the reportedly haunted sites around the world.

December

Fairy Tale Issue, 2013 December - The Fairy Tale issue of Touriosity is dedicated to the little readers. It attempts at looking into places that are associated with anecdotes from fairy tales, legends or folklores. The articles trace the birth of legends and bring to readers two important fairy tale travel routes for tourists, the Andersen’s travel trail and Grimm Brothers travel trail. Places popular with travellers, for their similarity to storybook settings, have also been included. The issue also has a handy list of amusement parks around the world.

November

Food and travel have been eternal companions. Gourmets and foodies travel miles just to savour delicacies in their original lands. The November 2013 issue of Touriosity Travelmag captures this eternal connection between food and tourism and brings to our readers the gastronomical secrets of India\'s most common destinations. Readers also get to know about some less known regions that dish out delectable cuisine.

October

The October 2013 issue is based on the theme of forests and wildlife. The charm of reading multiplies as the issue also features special articles on Durga Puja of Bengal, the month being one of festivities across India. In an unprecedented effort, the issue covers articles, photo features and spectacular photographs from 22 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India.

September

The September 2013 issue of Touriosity Travelmag is based on the theme of Islands. The issue takes readers on a dream tour across spectacular islands on every continent including Antarctica. Get to know more about 18 islands across the world, the spectacular land forms therein, the incredible flora and fauna, the delectable cuisine, the formidable architecture and the sports and activities available for tourists. The issue is full of beautiful photographs to add to the charm of reading.

August

How often do we remember places we have visited by their colours? For some shades, it is \'quite often\' ... like the greens of forests, golden of deserts, blue of oceans, yellow of beaches and white of snow-clad mountains. But colour definitely has a big role to play in tourism. No wonder more and more destinations around the world are coming up with colour tags, like the pink or blue city, yellow river, black sea and red island. In the August 2013 issue we focus on the theme of \'colour\' and bring to our readers glimpses of the most colourful destinations around the world.

July

The July 2013 issue is based on the theme of architectural heritages around the world. It features a number of articles capturing the true spirit of architectural masterpieces from India, Egypt, Greece and Italy in detail. There are also articles providing a snapshot of the architectural wonders of the rest of the world. A must read for every travel enthusiast!

June

This issue of Touriosity brings to you a number of garden destinations located on various tourist spots across the world. From India, we have the sprawling greens of Jamshedpur city, the stunning Mughal Gardens in Srinagar, the Dhanaulti eco-park in the Himalayas, the Brindaban Gardens at Mysore and the Hanging Gardens in Mumbai. Apart from these, this issue contains features on the Garzony Gardens in Tuscany, Italy, the Keukenhof Gardens in The Netherlands, the Cosmic Speculation Garden in Scotland, Garden by the Bay in Singapore, articles on Versailles and Basel and an account of backpacking and couch-surfing in Brazil. Also, don't forget to check out the photo-feature of the beautiful gardens of Jammu and Kashmir.

May

In this First Anniversary Special issue ( May 2013) of Touriosity, we bring to you a host of stories from the verdant hills and snow-capped mountain peaks. Read about the daring treks to the majestic Himalayas, the thrilling climb to the virgin peaks of the Pamir Range, an exciting account of paragliding across the turbulent territory of Tajikistan, a travellouge from the Swiss Alps and a memorable trip to the Bolivian Andes. Apart from these, have a look at the colourful country of Moldova and the Chocolate Hills of Philippines, Also check out the features on Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, Coorg in Karnataka, lesser-known Pavagadh in Gujarat, the ecologically diverse Western Ghats and the absolutely magnificent Valley of Flowers.

April

Touriosity presents a glimpse into the lush verdant forest destinations in this issue. An article by actor and wildlife enthusiast Mr. Sabyasachi Chakraborty presents his perspective on animals and their habitats. Other articles include: Thattekad - the first bird sanctuary in Kerala, Corbett - the oldest national park in India, a photo feature exploring amazing close-up shost of various insects, the crooked forest of Poland, the dancing forest of Kaliningrad and the fossil forest from the Jurassic age in England.

March

March 2013 issue of Touriosity Travelmag is a Tribes special issue. Get to know about their lifestyle, food habit, origins, dances and the unique appeal to tourists. Here\'s a compilation of the best destinations in India and around the world to consider for Tribal Tourism. Tribal tourism is becoming popular with intrepid travellers and tour operators across the globe.

February

Festivals, apart from their social significance, are also great tourist pullers. No wonder \'Festival Tourism\' is gaining popularity worldwide. This exactly is the theme of Touriosity Travelmag\'s February 2013 issue. Get to know more about a host of attractive festivals in India and around the world which witness the gathering of thousands of tourists every year from all over the world. The issue is informative and interesting and above all a great treat for sore eyes.

January

This sun, sand and sea issue ( Jan 2013) of Touriosity Travelmag includes a cruise on the Mediterranean, a photo feature of the Goan beaches, an account of a trip to the Dead Sea, a snapshot of some of the most amazing beaches of the world and the most popular weekend destination of Kolkatans - Digha.

November-December

The November - December 2012 issue of Touriosity Travelmag has the theme of deserts. The issue has 100 pages packed with photos and articles of deserts around the world and for the inquisitive traveller there is also a lot of information on desert flora and fauna and the future of deserts. Also get a glimpse of desert sports and not-to-be-missed delicacies.

October-November

October - November 2012 issue of Touriosity Travelmag is a Durga Puja Special issue. This is a great time to visit West Bengal and hence the issue focuses on the different tourist sites of the state. There are articles on hills, forests, temples, beaches, historical sites and heritages of Bengal. In addition readers get to know about the \;must dos\ for tourists to Bengal during the Puja holidays. There is a wisp of happiness and festivity in the issue.

August-September

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