5 cool summer vacation spots, start booking now to beat June rush

The months of May, June and July are a period of scorching heat and humidity in most parts of India. But these are also the time when Indians go on their summer holidays with friends and family. While most prefer to go to hilly destination to escape the harsh sunlight, some prefer to let their hair down by the beach. Whether one is looking for a vacation by the shore or in a valley deep in the mountains, here are some Indian and international options to explore: Bali boasts of…

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This summer, beat the heat and visit the best spots in Rajasthan. Here’s how

Summers in Rajasthan have become more enthralling — courtesy night tourism, which is taking tourist numbers in the lean season to new heights in the desert state. Colourful lights sparkling bright under the dark sky create a unique contrast, enhancing the beauty of spectacular palaces, gardens and museums. Night tourism allows travellers to visit the major attractions from 6 pm till 10 pm, and was taken to check the dwindling number of tourists during the summers, when the sweltering heat during the day is a deterrent. Introduced by Rajasthan Tourism,…

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NASA Releases New Image of Mysterious ‘Bright Spots’ on Ceres

For a brief period last spring—before Pluto sucked up all the “dwarf planet” mojo—Ceres was the most important minor planetary body in the solar system (as far as Earth was concerned). In March, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft successfully entered into orbit around the 587-mile diet planet, providing scientists with an unparalleled up-close view of the largest object in the main Asteroid Belt. While most of Ceres’s glamour shots were full of gray rocky whatever, it also boasted an unexpected series of intriguing “bright spots.” The nature of these mysterious glowing spots,…

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