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  • November 8, 2016
    Traveling in India? What you need to do for Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 notes

    The Prime Minister of India announced today that to curb the spread of counterfeit notes, the currency notes denominated of 500 and 1000 will be pulled off of circulation beginning November 9, 2016. So if you are traveling to India in future or now, then this is what you must do: Deposit them at the […]

  • September 6, 2016
    India will give free SIM card to tourists

    Traveling to India is cheap and frugal, and while you’re there, getting a local SIM card for your cellphones is easy, but because of the mind-boggling bureaucracy, you may not be able to get it activated instantly. The current process may take anything between 24 hours to 5 days! The tourism minister announced on Monday […]

  • April 10, 2016
    The gorgeous temples of Bateshwar, Padavali, and Mitaoli in India

    Bateshwar, Padavali, and Mitaoli are a half day trip from Gwalior, in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. It is very useful having a guide – the information in this post is mostly courtesy to the guide. Bateshwar was the site of 200+ temples, from the 8th-10th century, that toppled in an earthquake. The […]

  • February 26, 2016
    India to give visa-on-arrival to 180 nations (Updated)

    Update: February 26, 2016 Electronic tourist visas (e-TVs) will be extended to citizens of 37 more countries starting today, taking the total number to 150. The new additions are Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Iceland, Lesotho, Liberia, […]

  • May 8, 2015
    Travel photo: Kumarakom, Kerala, India

    Located near the city of Kottayam in the southern state of Kerala in India, this is one of the popular destination for the backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala.

  • February 10, 2014
    Personal experience on a trip to the symbol of love – Taj Mahal

    There is a lot to say but I will try to stay brief. My wife and I planned to meet our daughter, who is currently studying in India, and road trip together thus we contacted 6-8 agencies for help. Many frantic email exchanges later, we decided upon a presumably a new entrant, at least in […]

  • January 26, 2014
    Traveling to India after April 2014? You must see this

    If you are traveling to India after April 1, 2014, and exchanging currency to Indian Rupee either in or out of the country, make sure to check every single note before you accept it. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that all currency notes issued prior to 2005 would be withdrawn from March […]

  • January 6, 2014
    Chadar Trek – best trek for adventure addicts

    ‘Ladakh, undoubtedly a peerless destination for adventure lovers to experience ecstasy. The adventure empyrean abodes some of the most mesmerizing trekking trails!’ The Himalayan range in Ladakh offers an abundance of trekking opportunities to the enthusiastic adventurers. Among these trails, Zanskar Frozen River or Chadar trek is among the wildest and most exciting treks in […]

  • November 13, 2013
    Water sports in India – wet-thrill at it’s best!

    In India, different forms of fun can indulge people from various backgrounds with varying appetite for adventure. At one end, some individuals find even taking a step out of their house adventurous. At the other extreme end, risk takers are not intimidated by even the mighty waves of sea and killing currents of rivers. In […]

  • September 25, 2013
    Travelers must leave all Indian Rupees in India before departure

    If you have a passion to collect currencies of the countries you visit, and if you’re in India, then according to a new directive from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), every foreigner leaving the country will have to compulsorily change Indian rupees in their possession into a foreign currency before they board the flight. […]

  • September 17, 2013
    Wildlife sanctuaries’ financial status demands more visitors

    India is a home to many wildlife sanctuaries. These wildlife sanctuaries make the country a paradise for a nature lover. There are about 515 wildlife sanctuaries in India among which 43 are declared as the tiger reserves under the Project Tiger. Some of the wildlife sanctuaries are distinctively named as bird-sanctuary as they are conserving […]

  • September 13, 2013
    Indian Himalaya tourism: A best way to explore the fascinating Himalayas

    The Indian Himalayan belt is bestowed with a unique blend of splendor and thrill. On one hand it offers picturesque beauty to treat the eyes of nature lovers and on the other it’s fast flowing rivers, sky kissing peaks and tough treks serve as an ecstasy for adventure junkies. The best part is that there […]

  • September 8, 2013
    Himalayas: Heaven of winter adventure sports

    The mountain ranges of Himalayas are a blessing to India. They moderate the climate of India by acting as a barrier to extreme cold and hot winds emerging out of central Asia. Various forms of flora and fauna flourish on the slopes, in peaks and valleys of the Himalayas. Major rivers of Northern India find […]

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