Hyderabad is a combination of heritage old and new. The city is for the moderns and for the ones finding solace in the heritage. It has food, culture and even a film city of its own.Here are the top 10 things one should do when in Hyderabad. 1. Visit the CharminarCharminar is the face the city of Hyderabad. Visit it to experience the old city and the architecture. You can get a ticket and walk up to see the view from the charminar. The markets that surround the monument offer a lot to shop and eat too. 2. Explore the Golconda FortThe Golconda Fort is a very unique piece of architecture with its sound system. Hire a guide to know better. The fort gives a gorgeous view of the city and has amazing spots for photography. It is a time consuming place so will end up taking few good hours. Many bollywood movie shave been shot here too. 3. Lay Hands on The Paradise BiryaniThe hyderabadi biryani is famous throughout the world and paradise is a chain that specialises in the biryani. There is variety to pick from here. You can even have a take away at some places. The restaurants are nice and spacious. You can even try their faluda for the dessert.
India has a large chunk of history and art preserved in its museums. There are number of hidden secrets, experiences and emotions found in these places and if you are here, you should definitely give yourself a chance to find them.Here are 5 most loved museums in India. Image Courtesy: Contemporary Art Daily Salar Jung MuseumType: Art MuseumLocation: HyderabadTimings: 10 am to 5 pm ( open all days except Friday)Holds: Collections of Textiles, artifacts, statues, clocks, carvings, paintingsFamous For: Biblis, Veiled Rebecca, Mephistopheles and Margaretta, Musical Clock Read reviews and more here: https://www.holidify.com/places/hyderabad/salar-jung-museum-sightseeing-2062.html Image Courtesy: The Heritage Lab Indian MuseumType: Art, Armours, Skeletons,Location: KolkataTimings: 10 am to 5 pm ( open all days except Monday)Holds: Armours, Skeletons, Art Albums, Photographs, PostcardsFamous For: Egyptian Human Mummy, Buddha’s Footprint, Goat with 8 legs
Travelling to India soon and need to be connected to friends, family and fellow travellers? You will need a sim card to use in india. Not to scare you, but getting a sim card in india can be quite an experience. Read for yourself! Trying to find the cheapest SIM card in India, with a good data plan, and the one that works with your unlocked phone and provides mobile wifi, can be absolutely exhausting with so many options available even when the SIM card price in India is mostly affordable. Before you make a choice, read below as we answer the most frequently asked questions by foreigners travelling to India. Will my Mobile Phone Work in India?Your phone may not work in India with any of the local sim cards unless it is unlocked. In most of the parts of the world, mobile phones are locked to their telecom carriers and only they (your telecom carrier) can unlock the phones for you. You will not be able to insert another sim or use it with another carrier unless you pass their criteria of getting the phone unlocked and then go through the procedure which can take time and may cost you money of you get it done privately. So, if you are asking ‘Are all iPhones unlocked’ or ‘Can you unlock and iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s’? Yes, you can and should get them unlocked or check if they are unlocked from your native service provider before you arrive in India. Your phone may also not work, even if unlocked unless the GSM bandwidth of your phone is compatible.
Goa is called the party capital of India and rightly so as this state has a lot of great places to offer. The place is famous for its beaches, its booze and the lavish bars. Here are the top bars that one should surely visit when in Goa. Shivers, Candolim,GoaThis tops the best bars and pubs in Goa list on Zomato and is famous for its continental food and the lovely ambience. The place is open from 9 a.m. till 11 p.m.One can freely enjoy drinks, food and even a smoke with friends and family. Here’s a zomato link for more information. https://www.zomato.com/goa/shivers-candolim?zrp_bid=0&zrp_pid=14 Image Courtesy: https://www.justdial.com/Goa/Shivers-Garden-Restaurant-And-Bar-Lane-Opposite-Kingfisher-Villa-Candolim/0832PX832-X832-120229143629-F1W3_BZDET Club M, Morjim, GoaThis place is very popular for the variety of cocktails that it offers. The place is located at a lovely location and is ranked pretty high by customers. The food especially the pizzas and chicken are famous. The staff is attractive and talented and you’ll have a great DJ for the entertainment you wish for.Here’s a link for more informationhttps://www.happytrips.com/goa/club-m/ps23963749.cms
Image Courtesy: Travel Triangle The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a lesser know but worth it destination in the state of Rajasthan. It has been called paradise for birds and bird watchers. It hosts thousands of rare and endangered species of birds. One of those would be a Siberian crane. The sanctuary has been established for over 250 years now.Read these hand picked blogs to know what to expect on your trip there: Pritesh Kulkarni from Pune writes on ‘Bharatpur: Bird’s paradise!!!’ and elaborates very precisely about his trip to the place. He starts by explaining about the place and its location. The blog piece is a very personal experience and suggests to book a car if you are travelling from Agra.According to him the guides are friendly. The canteen in the forest area can be approached for packed meals. He very distinctly describes all the creatures (the pictures are breathtaking) he came across in his blog here:http://pritskulkarni.blogspot.in/2016/01/bharatpur-birds-paradise.html The second read is by Ajay Sharma who is a passionate about travelling. The post is titled ‘A Trip to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary’ and Ajay starts off by telling you that he has visited the place a total of 4 times. He has included details about directions, entry fee, parking fee, timings, gates,, transports and other such important things. He further lists all that the birds and animals he spotted and how breathtaking the view was. Read his complete blog here:https://www.ghumakkar.com/bharatpur-bird-sanctuary/ Our next pick is called ‘Bird It Like Bharatpur’ by BeyondLust. The riter starts off by telling you how the experience was to drive to the destination. They go on elaborating about their encounter with the guide and the rickshaw drivers and how it was pleasant. They also describe the number of species of plants, mammals, snakes, avifauna. According to them, the best months for bird watching here are November to February. Read the blog for more. The pictures included in the blog are worth a look too! https://beyondlust.in/2012/01/11/bird-it-like-bharatpur/ This fourth pick is by traveltraingle called ‘Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary: Your Perfect Date With Nature’The blog is a perfect travel planning guide to the place. It elaborates on the modes of transport, distance from various places, time taken to reach, places to stay and even gives you the essential tips. The blog also includes history and details of the bird watching safari.Read it here: http://traveltriangle.com/blog/bharatpur-bird-sanctuary/
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.
Chandigarh is a quiet and beautiful city in the north of India. It is famous for its beauty, cleanliness, architecture and the food. Chandigarh is a food destination that will serve you the best authentic traditional cuisines to the best exotic ones. Here’s a list of 5 cafes that are a must visit once in Chandigarh. The Willow CafeTHe Willow Cafe is a personal space where one can relax while sipping a good cup of coffee. You can read, listen to music and just have your time. The ambience is warm and homely. It is a cafe with both Indian and International food options. The vegetarian menu is as tempting as the non vegetarian one. The cafe is reviewed to be moderately expensive. If nothing else, one can visit it for the desserts. Read here for more:https://www.tripadvisor.in/Restaurant_Review-g297596-d2516884-Reviews-The_Willow_Cafe-Chandigarh.html Image Courtesy: TripAdvisor Nik Baker’sIf you’ve known anyone from Chandigarh, you obviously have heard them talk about this one. Nik Baker’s is a name synonymous with the city. The place is as famous for its bakery items as it is for its coffee. The place offers fingerlicking cakes and pastries. They also serve good snacks from various cuisines. The service is rated pretty well too. Read here for more:https://www.tripadvisor.in/Restaurant_Review-g297596-d1056154-Reviews-Nik_Baker_s-Chandigarh.html
One of the key attractions of being in the western part of India is exploring the state of Gujarat and its wonders. Gujarat is the westernmost state of India that has beaches, deserts, metro cities, cultural & architectural heritage and all the rest you can think of. Tourists flood during October to February as these are the most happening times of the year with Navratri and Rann Utsav to wow the visitors.Here’s more information on India’s most unique and looked forward to festival which is a bliss for people that love the amalgamation of culture and nature. Names: Rann Utsav, Rann Mahotsav, Rann Of Kutch UtsavTime: November to February ( Check site for latest dates)Venue: DhordoKey Attractions: Natural landscapes; Cultural performances; Mandvi Beach; Safari; Hot Air Ballooning; Camping To know more; we have handpicked some articles that give out the important details. Read on! This article by the name ‘Rann Utsav 2017-18: All You Need To Know About The Desert Fest’ by travel triangle will give you latest information about Rann Utsav 2017-18. It gives you a great insight about the things you should expect, how and where to reach, where it starts, what and where to eat and answers possibly every question you have about this year’s festival. This site also helps you plan your trip and answers your queries. Visit the link for more.http://traveltriangle.com/blog/rann-utsav/ Another blogpost by Sumit Saxena for Tripoclan is headed ‘The Grandeur Of The Kutch Rann Utsav’ and tells you more comprehensively about the festival. Sumit is a Startup enthusiast, passionate traveler, business developer professional and writes blogs by choice. This article covers subheads like When and Where, Places to Stay, What to Visit, Activities at Kutch and Surrounding Places. Read more through this link.http://www.tripoclan.com/blog/grandeur-kutch-rann-utsav/ For more information/bookings visit the Official Site for Rann Utsav: http://www.rannutsav.com/ This next pick is more of a description on Rann of Kutch and not particularly about the fest.It is a very elaborate personal experience by Winnie Karnik for musafir. The blog piece is called ‘Time to Rann away’ and is detailed beautifully with experiences and facts. She has made it even more engrossing with the help of amazing pictures. The blog starts with her describing the Salt desert of Kutch and the views over the desert like a poem. She goes on describing how it was living there with single digit temperatures and in tents. She describes her cultural experiences and the art she found. In her words ‘The Khatris are excellent hosts and demonstrate Rogan Art to every visitor’. She describes the sunset and the experiences of visiting the Bhuj earthquake affected areas. She ends her blog by telling you her tips to help plan a perfect gateway to Rann of Kutch.https://in.musafir.com/Blog/Time_to_Rann_away.aspx Here’s a video of the Utsav (Festival) from last year to help you have a better insight.