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  • August 15, 2013
    Visa-on-arrival to India for 43 countries (Updated)

    Update: November 26, 2014 Tourists traveling to India from 43 countries will now be able to apply online and receive the approval within four working days, before getting their visa at an airport on arrival. Britain, India’s former colonial master, is not included on the new list. Under the scheme, tourists will be able to […]

  • July 22, 2013
    From dreams to reality – Adventure spots to get thrilled!

    An intellectual rightly said (though not in these exact words) that dreams are meant for open eyes if they are to be accomplished and a dream most adventurous individuals cannot stay away from is traveling to places ‘normal’ being can dare to dream. And so the journey begins- hunting for some of the greatest spots […]

  • June 28, 2013
    Caution: Virus converting tigers into man-eaters at Sunderban

    Conservation of the tigers has always been an area of major concern in India. Earlier it was the loss of habitat and poachers’ attack that threatened the conservationists, but now a virus is giving a tough time to the communities working for the welfare of wildlife. CDV, Canine Distemper Virus is reported to be a […]

  • June 24, 2013
    Book bus travel in India using RedBus

    Traveling across India is not difficult with its world’s largest rail network, but booking tickets can be a daunting task. You may have to book well in advance or wait in endless line at the ticket windows. Of course, you can cook online, but the probability of finding a seat at the last minute is […]

  • June 18, 2013
    Closure of New Delhi airport and holy cities in north India because of rains

    The northern state of Uttarkahand in India is experiencing the worst early flash floods. This is quite an unheard of phenomena in this period of the year, as usually monsoons start from June 15, and floods are expected in later parts of the year. All measures are being taken by the State government to rescue […]

  • May 22, 2013
    Lioness at Gir sets a record – gives birth to 5 cubs

    Asiatic Loins fall under the list of endangered species. It is the Gir Forest National Park that stands alone as the abode of these big cats. Recently, the rapidly declining number of Asiatic Loins turned up as the matter of big concern. But fortunately, just at the right time a miracle at Gir brought a […]

  • May 14, 2013
    U.K. launches ‘super priority’ same-day visa for Indian citizens

    Britain on Tuesday rolled out the same-day visa for Indians, making it the first country to get a visa to visit UK within 24 hours. However, it comes with a fat price – it will cost £600 (nearly Rs 50,000) in addition to the price of the visa. Those in Delhi and Mumbai will be […]

  • May 13, 2013
    LGBT tourism grows in India

    November 2011. A wedding is being held on the grounds adjoining the Devi Garh Hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan. A small group of onlookers watches in fascination as the couple circumambulates the sacred fire seven times, while a Hindu priest chants mantras. Why are they so intrigued? Because both those marrying are clad in smart sherwanis. […]

  • May 6, 2013
    Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries: Variation and mixture of assorted wildlife species

    There are more than 400 wildlife sanctuaries and 98 national parks in India. Further, recently the count of the tiger reserve increased to 42. These figures make it quite clear that India is a home to varied wildlife species that bud in prosperity at the sanctuaries, national parks and reserves. Some of the famous national […]

  • March 22, 2013
    Travel Photos: Brand new Terminal 2 at Mumbai Int’l Airport

    Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai is all set to open in September this year. With a vision of making the airport one of the best in the world, the Terminal 2, or T2 has been built with a state-of-the-art four-level terminal with an area of over 4,39,000 sq. mts. The new […]

  • December 13, 2012
    Photo: Indian god idols in sewer, Mumbai, India

    After an eleven-day religious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi that praises Lord Ganesh, the last day is when the idol of the Lord is immersed in water. This festival occurs sometimes around August-end or September. In a country that swears by religion and blind faith, the God lays in dilapidated condition in almost sewer like pond.

  • December 5, 2012
    India removes the two-month cooling period between two visits

    Traveling to India more than once within a two month period, for citizens of any country, was not allowed by Indian laws. This provision has been now removed by the Indian government, except for nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origins and Stateless persons. “The government reviewed […]

  • November 27, 2012
    Proof of ID now required for all classes of Indian Railways

    Earlier this year, we had mentioned that you will need to carry a proof of ID for AC class on Indian Railways. This was mandatory starting February 15 of this year. Now, the government has issued a statement that the same proof of ID is required for booking of tickets on all classes of Indian […]

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