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5 Most Sort After Treks In North India

India has the mighty Himalayas and the breathtaking views they offer are a major reason to keep a space for a trek in your travel plan to India. When I need to achieve something, I always like looking at the result of it and I immediately feel motivated. I believe treks in that context also always require motivation to plan and when you are done, the sense of accomplishment is so immense that every sorrow in the world can probably drown and fade away. Therefore, with each trek listed below, there’s a picture attached that I hope will motivate you to go for it! 1. Hampta Pass TrekHampta pass is situated in southeast of Manali. This trek will enchant the mountain person in you as this trek in Himachal pradesh is right in the lap of Himalayas. It is a moderate altitude trek which is ideal for the beginners. It is 26 kilometer long with an altitude of 14,100 feet. The trek is best suited from May to October and the time required is 4-5 days. The hard work pays off well as the result of the trek is as beautiful as this picture below. Image Source: Indiahikes Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib Trek This trek is for the mountain lovers, the valley loves, the flower lovers, the spirituals, the botanists and for anyone you can think of. The trek is shared between Himalayas and the Zanskar Range. The valley is at the altitude of 11000 feet. The trek gives one the opportunity to visit the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara which is very holy to Sikhs. Approximate time required is 6 days. Here’s a picture of what you’re aiming at while you’re on this trek.

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All You Need To Know About Mysore and Ooty

Mysore and Ooty are two gorgeous places in South India that have palaces, tea estates, natural parks and lakes too. They are a breath of fresh air and serve you nature and the rest. Read on to know better! MysoreMysore, first! This first pick is a blog by Anna from Global Gallivanting and is titled My Essential Mysore travel Guide: The Best Places To Visit, Stay And Eat. The article gives you reasons to visit Mysore, the budget, the places to stay, eating places, things to do, shopping places and everything. This is a wholesome guide to you trip to Mysore. The blog can be read here:http://www.global-gallivanting.com/majestic-mysore/ The next one is by Travelogy India and is titled Top 15 Unforgettable Places To Visit In Mysore. It lists all that is there to be explored in the city of Mysore. It will tell you the obvious nes sure, but it also points out the one often missed by tourists. The blog can be read here:https://blog.travelogyindia.com/15-unforgettable-places-to-visit-in-mysore

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How to get Travel SIM card in India for calling and data?

India is a land of colours, cultures, calmness and chaos all in a vibrant and delicate balance that you’ll find nowhere else. It is diverse and beautiful. It is huge and welcoming. But while it’s all these great things, it is also a little difficult.Being away from family and home gets tough and connectivity becomes as important as food and water even if it is just for a few days.India is huge and while one is roaming around, it is necessary to stay well connected throughout the country. Now, like every experienced traveller you first thought will be to buy a local Indian SIM card and that for a heads up can be a daunting task. And even getting one does not ensure that your phone will work with an Indian SIM. This could either be because, the GSM band of your phone is not compatible or your phone is locked to your carrier. Due to security reasons, getting a tourists SIM card in India requires foreign tourists to furnish a lot of documents and there are many many steps involved in the process. Here’s what you have to do! Step 1: Local referenceFor a postpaid /prepaid SIM card you will need a local reference name and phone number(For instance you can’t apply for a SIM card in Delhi with a reference in Mumbai- it has to be a local number) It is not necessary that you will have a local reference. Your local reference will get a call from the network provider within 24 hours of submitting the documents. It is possible that only one phone call is made to the local reference and in case they miss that call, you may have to wait for a day or so get the call again. It is also possible that you may have to repeat the entire documentation process with a different number as your application may be rejected and then you’ll have to wait for another two days. Step 2: Final verification Once the network has called your local reference and your phone becomes active, it should display a signal. You then need to call the activation number (59059) from your phone and confirm the name and address details as provided at the time of applying for your SIM card. Step 3: Activation complete.

Why you need a portable wifi hotspot in India?

In India, there are a lot of cafes & restaurants which offer free wifi but mostly at low speeds and that tends to obstruct smooth internet surfing and does not let you apps that require decent data capacity (Apps like Facebook, Instagram).Most cities in India unfortunately, do not have wifi zones.Therefore to use internet; you remain dependent and confined to your hotel rooms or cafes and restaurants. The whole hassle of connectivity just sucks up the chill. Do what you are really here to do - Travel! And leave the rest to Trabug. What is Trabug exactly?Trabug started as India’s First Travel Phone that catered to all the needs of a foreigner travelling to India but has now also ventured into a pocket wifi device. The Pocket Wifi Device:This is a small convenient pocket sized device that you can rent at $2.49 a day. The device gives you access to high speed internet (4G) and lets you connect upto 10 devices. It is handy and lasts upto 6 hours after 1 full charge. It can be charged again using a regular USB android cord. It comes with a companion app. The Phone:Trabug is an android smartphone which comes with a 4G SIM card and saves you the hassle of purchasing a SIM card. This is awesome because in India, to purchase a SIM card sometimes takes up to days altogether and the formalities are as long as 7 steps. The plans offered on the phone can be viewed on the site. There’s a good variety to choose from but not too much to confuse you either. International roaming costs for other service providers are generally high whereas the international roaming costs almost and even less than $2 a day for people who stay for longer durations. Therefore, Trabug definitely saves you both time and money.

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12 Travel Tips For Hampi - A Unesco World Heritage Site in India

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Karnataka, India. Hampi was once the capital of the Vijaynagar. The place is worth a visit for its beautiful ruins from the ancient architecture, the temples, royal vibrance, old aquatic structures and street markets. Hampi is a lesser population destination but definitely worth it. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning a trip to Hampi. Hampi can be reached by road, rail and air. It is well connected. You can explore the city by bicycle or on foot the best. Motorcycles and rickshaws, boats are other favourable options. Buy a local map and you will have it easy exploring the place on your own. There are conventionally famous places to see. As per wikitravel ‘The must-visits are Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Bazaar, Monolith Bull, Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Hemakuta Hill temples, Big Shivlinga, Vithala Temple (the famous Stone Chariot is located here), Hazara Rama Temple, Royal Enclosures, Queen’s Bath, Zanana Enclosure (which also houses the Lotus Mahal), Elephant Stables, Achyutaraya temple, Statue of Lakshmi Narasimha (often mistaken for Ugra Narasimha, a fiery form of Vishnu, owing to the damage suffered by this monolithic statue), Mahanavami Dibba, the Stepped Bath, and the Matanga Hill (from where one can see the most beautiful sunset ever). All these places are on the Hampi Bus Stand side of the river.’ But while you are there don’t forget to notice the rocks, the wildlife and the vegetation. Explore the Ayurveda in the city. There are affordable and easily available centres for massages, treatments.

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Isle of Calm is Why You Need To Visit Diu

Diu is a peaceful island in the west of India. It has a significant portuguese influence because of its history. ‘Isle of Calm’ of ‘Ilha De Calma’ as they would call it in portuguese, is a serene and magical place in Diu that has beauty that is breathtaking. Here are a few further reads for Diu and the Isle of Calm. This first read we picked for you is by maps of india and in their own words captures the splendour of Daman and Diu. The article begins by giving you a brief about the Daman and Diu and then gives you detailed info about how to get there, what all to look forward to, visitor information, bits and pieces about the portuguese history.Read the blog here: https://www.mapsofindia.com/my-india/travel/daman-and-diu-sand-surf-and-serenity The next pick is titled ILAHA DE CALMA, DIU – WHERE TIME LITERALLY STANDS STILL! By Travel Knots and covers Diu and the isle of calm in all the layers possible. It includes information on Demographics, Places to Visit and What To Expect from the lesser known places too. The information is complemented with a series of lovely pictures.Read it here: https://travelknots.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/ilaha-de-calma-diu-where-time-literally-stands-still/ The third pick is by triphobo and is tilted ‘8 quirky things to do in Diu: The Coastal Island of India’. This article tells you ways to explore the beautiful island of Diu unconventionally. The points mentioned in this article are pretty much from the point of view of a traveller and not a conventional tourist. It tells you about adventure, food, festivals, history and everything else you need to know.Read the blog here: https://www.triphobo.com/blog/best-things-to-do-in-diu This next pick is the most important one as it gives you all that you need to know about Isle of Calm in particular. The article is by Magzter and refers to the whole history behind the isle of calm. The advertisement talked about in the article is linked below. The article will tell you about wildlife, views, forts and more from a personal experience.Read the blog here: https://www.magzter.com/article/Travel/Outlook-Traveller/Isle-ofCalm This final piece is titled A day in Diu; Isle of Calm and is written by blogger SiddSart This blog piece is a travelogue of a one day journey to the Isle Of Calm in Diu and explains each experience from a personal perspective. Visit this to see the pictures if nothing else.Read it here:http://siddhsart.blogspot.in/2017/01/by-now-i-had-developed-fair.html And lastly here’s a video that shows the beauty of the isle of calm and also takes you a lovely musical journey. This is the advertisement that started it all. Have a look!

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When In India For 7 Days - One Week Suggested Itineraries

If you have time of one week on your hands, say maybe during the easter break and you are arriving in India at any of these locations (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore), here are some handpicked itineraries for you. From DelhiIf you are arriving in Delhi you are suggested to follow one of the classic one week itineraries that is the ‘Golden Triangle’ itinerary. This pick is called {India} India’s Golden Triangle, 7-day Itinerary and is summarized by idelish This itinerary covers Delhi-Agra-Jaipur. If you have time to spare, you can pick another city in Rajasthan; preferably Udaipur or Jodhpur. Arrive in Delhi and stay the night. Move on to Agra the next day and to Rajasthan for the next 3 days. Return to Delhi. If you pull off a backpacking trip, this trip should cost you something between Rs 8000/- to Rs 15000/- or else if you go the way of luxury it could take anything above Rs 30,000/- Click the link below for the detailed itinerary.www.idelish.com/2011/08/01/india-indias-golden-triangle-7-day-itinerary/ If you are one of those who do not wish to switch cities and just want to take in one city at a time; then here’s a week long itinerary just for Delhi. This one is called One Week in Delhi: The Perfect Itinerary by TripSavy.This itinerary covers old and new delhi, cafes, books, monuments everything. Click the link below for the detailed itinerary.www.tripsavvy.com/one-week-in-delhi-the-perfect-itinerary-4144728 From Mumbai

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The Admirable Cuisine of Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir can rightly be described as heaven on earth because of its picturesque landscapes. But the beauty in this state is not just limited to its landscapes, the state has some lip smacking flavors to get you drooling. Here’s some information on the cuisine that is uniques, savoury and full of surprises. The first blog is titled ‘18 Kashmiri Food Dishes That You Must Try’ by holidify is a list of 18 most famous dishes that one should try in Kashmir. The list has Rogan Josh, Yakhni,Modur Pulao among other must have dishes. Most of the options listed are non vegetarian. Read it here for the complete list. https://www.holidify.com/blog/kashmiri-food-and-cuisine/ The second pick is titled ‘Wazwan-The Heart And Soul Of Kashmiri Cuisine’ by blogger Bindiya. It will introduce you to Wazwan which is a multi course (mainly non vegetarian) Kashmiri meal which the kashmiris take pride in cooking and consider an art. Read this blog to know about the importance, the cooking procedures and the tradition from someone who has a deep knowledge on the subject. https://inlovewithfood.blogspot.in/2007/09/wazwan-heart-and-soul-of-kashmiri.html This piece of writing called ‘The Kashmir Experience – Food and Travel by cafewanderlust is a personal experience penned down as a blog. It talks about the experience of travelling there, staying there and eating there. In the words of the writer while she was writing this she can so clearly recall every experience – sounds, smells and people. The blog will take you on a virtual journey and is definitely worth a read. https://cafewanderlust.in/blog/?p=1338 This last pick by kashmirbox will introduce to you the ingredients and the spices that make the kashmiri cuisine special. The saffron, tea and other special spices give the food its edge. The link also tells you about dry foods, the recipe of the kashmiri mushroom pulao, the famous noon chai, the street food each in an individual blog. Read this one to know almost everything.