How to be a Patriotic Traveller: Go to Paris, Praise Patna

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How to be a Patriotic Traveller: Go to Paris, Praise Patna

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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or the world, travel for recreation isn’t new; they’ve been doing it for centuries. But for Indians, it’s become a thang recently. Only in the last two decades or so has the idea of a vacation evolved in India. Until a few years ago, Indians were probably the only people who’d travel during the summer to a place warmer than the one they currently reside in, to places with more frequent power cuts and nothing to do – vacations were only about visiting your village. Today, Indians are among the world’s highest spending globetrotters, exploring different countries the world over.

But no matter how far we go, you can’t really make travellers out of Indians.

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