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.

March

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March

2021

Forest Touriosity

We are back with yet another Forest issue this time. But this is
not just an issue focusing on some national parks and wildlife
sactuaries as our readers might expect, this issue brings alive the
legendary Bagheera, the black panther from Rudyard Kipling’s
‘The Jungle Book’. There is also an article about a road trip across
Guyana in search of the elusive Jaguar. These two stories apart,
the rest of the issue is dedicated to colourful avian species from
around the world. The issue also includes an article about an artist’s
impression of Guilin in China.

Articles

“The real jungle book- Black Panther of Kabini” by Amartya Mukherjee

“Birds of Kenya” by Soma Dattagupta

“Birding in Chupi” by Dr. Ranajit De

“Avi faunal variety of Tanzania” by Grete Howard

“Birds of Pench” by Grete Howard and Anindita Datta

“My trip to Guilim” by Joaquin Dorao

“In search of the Jaguar in Guyana” by Grete Howard

February

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February

2021

Adventure Touriosity

Adventure Tourism is very popular with young tourists all over the world. Adventure activities appeal to tourists because they allow them to step outside their comfort zone. This month’s Touriosity is themed on ‘Adventure Tourism’ and the issue is a collection of articles about various types of adventures that tourists can take part in. From flying over the highest railway bridge to a trip to a village of former headhunters, there are many interesting stories inside. In the artist’s impression section there is a beautiful article about a trip to the ruins of Persepolis, in present day Iran.

Articles

"Flying over the highest Railway Bridge in Myanmar" by Ei Kyawt Khaing



"A Journey to the 15th Century traditional mountain village of Syrrako" by Gaverides



"Backpacking to the village of former headhunters" by Rupanjana De



"Artist's Impression of Persepolis" by Joaquin Dorao

January

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January

2021

Journeys Touriosity

This issue of Touriosity is dedicated to Journeys of all kinds. From the comfort of a caravan trip to a challenging road trip on one of the world’s most dangerous roads, from a luxury train that can be afforded only by the filthy rich to one of the world’s most inexpensive train rides that takes passengers across scenic landscapes for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, from a dream bike trip to Ladakh and a walking tour of Bangkok to a compilation of the world’s most dangerous roads, this issue has all that our readers would ever want to know about journeys.

Articles

“A road trip through the wild Caucasus of Georgia” by Christof Nettekoven


“Romancing the railroad with the deccan Odyssey” by Mahuya Paul


“Dream destination for every Biker” by Arunangshu Chakraborty


“The famous Blue Train of Srilanka” by Claus Andersen


“Caravan trip- On the road with a pet” by Amit Singh


“My trip to bangkok” by Joaquin Dorao

December

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December

2020

People & Culture Touriosity

This issue marks an incredible milestone for Touriosity. It’s the 100th issue of the magazine! In addition we also enter the 10th Year of the monthly publication. For the past 9 years we’ve brought innumerable inspiring stories of travel and adventure from every corner of the world. We thank you for embarking on this journey with us and to mark the occasion we celebrate the ‘People and Cultures around the world’ in this issue. There are photos, stories and illustrations from almost 100 countries in this Special Edition of Touriosity.

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“Glimpses of interesting cultures around the world through an artist’s vibrant brushstrokes” by Rupanjana De


“Kalashateibe of Pakistan” by Christof Nettekoven


“Kyrgyz nomads of Afghanistan” by Christof Nettekoven


“Eagle hunters of Mongolia” by Tamar Valkenier


“Orthodox Christian Culture in Ethiopia” by Madhurima Chakraborty


“Memorable experience in Portugal” by Claus Andersen


“My trip along the nile” by Joaquin Dorao

November

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November

2020

Prison Touriosity

Prisons continue to be like a mystery, to people in general and tourists in particular. There are many historical prisons and detention centres around the world that are tourist attractions today. Some of them have been converted into museums while others into hotels or other sorts of accommodation. The result is the increasing popularity of prison tourism as a form of dark tourism. This issue is dedicated to prison tourism and there are interesting stories about numerous prisons around the world. There is also an article on an Artist’s Impression of Angkor Wat.

Articles

“On a trail of History and Nature in the Andamans” by Jency Samuel



“Prison Tours as part of Dark Tourism” by Rupanjana De



“My trip to Angkor Wat” by Joaquin Dorao

October

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October

2020

Durga Puja Touriosity

Like every year, we have dedicated this October issue to the annual
festivities of Bengal. During this time of the year Durga Puja dominates the life of people in this part of the country. With domestic
travel restrictions being eased to a large extent, we have made an
attempt to bring to our readers numerous small and big attractions
of the state so that they do not have to travel too far for the much
needed respite after months of lockdown. There is also a beautiful
article on Durga Puja of Bengal. In the ‘Artist’s impression’ section
one finds the watercolour illustrations of Lijiang in China.

Articles

“How to celebrate Durga Puja as Bengalis do” by Abhirup Ghosh



“Durga Puja Bengal’s Biggest Carnival” by Abhirup Ghosh



“Latpanchar a desire to get lost” by Alok Ganguly



“My trip to Lijiang” by Joaquin Dorao

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September

2020

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.

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August

2020

After many months and many unique issues we are back with our most favourite theme - wildlife and forests. August 2020 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.

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July

2020

impression of Guilin in China.

Articles

“Birds of Pench” by Grete Howard and Anindita Datta

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June

2020

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’.

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May

2020

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.

Articles

“My trip to Guilim” by Joaquin Dorao

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April

2020

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.

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March

2020

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.

Articles

“In search of the Jaguar in Guyana” by Grete Howard

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February

2020

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.

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January

2020

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.

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December

2019

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.

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November

2019

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.

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October

2019

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.

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September

2019

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.

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August

2019

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.

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July

2019

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.

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June

2019

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.

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May

2019

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

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April

2019

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.

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March

2019

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

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February

2019

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.

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January

2019

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.

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December

2018

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.

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November

2018

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.

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October

2018

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.

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September

2018

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.

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August

2018

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.

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July

2018

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.

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June

2018

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.

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May

2018

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.

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April

2018

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.

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March

2018

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.

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February

2018

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.

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January

2018

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.

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December

2017

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.

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November

2017

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.

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October

2017

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.

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September

2017

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.

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