Railway network in India is the world’s 4th largest with 114,500 kilometers of track and 7,500 stations nationwide. With better roads and airline network, there are options for traveling across the country, but trains still remain the best way to move around.
So how does one make an Indian Railways Reservation online, especially if you live out of India? Here’s our take on Indian railways reservation process.
Half a day away on the opposite side of the world is a country of striking contrasts. With culture, history, volcanoes, breathtaking scenery, Samurai houses and castles, natural hot springs and temples, Japan provides the visitor with a smorgasbord of experiences to delight both young and old.
Travelling to India this summer? Better be prepared against malaria.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has alerted international travelers against the active threat of malaria in India. In its latest ‘International Travel and Health Bulletin 2012′, the WHO has said that malaria risk exists throughout the year in the whole country at altitudes below 2,000m.
The bulletin cautions travelers against malaria infections, especially while travelling to the northeast, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka (with the exception of Bangalore), Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra (with the exception of Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik and Pune), Odisha and West Bengal (with the exception of Kolkata).
According to the global health watchdog, 40%-50% cases of malaria in India are caused by the deadly P Falciparum, with an estimated 18,000 deaths in a year due to the fatal disease. The WHO bulletin also warns against anti-malarial drug resistance cases being reported in India.
The advisory, however, adds that there is no danger of malaria transmission in parts of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Sikkim.
The USA is a country that was built for adventure trips. With some of the most challenging wilderness environments in the world coupled with great transport infrastructure, America, from Alaska down to Florida, has it all for the lover of the great outdoors.
On our last trip to South America in December 2011, our travel agent (yeah, we got better rates through them!) booked our seats (two of them) as window and aisle seats with leaving the middle one ‘empty’. She told us that if we’re lucky enough to be on a flight that isn’t filled, then this trick increases the possibility of having an empty seat next to us. Although we didn’t get lucky enough to get an empty seat next to us, but if you’re booking tickets with a friend or family member, you probably look for two seats together, but a better strategy is to book an aisle and a window seat in the same row.