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Goa: The Portuguese Shangri-La

Goa is not a place that you visit only once in your life. History comes alive in Panjim, the state capital, known as the ‘Rome of the East’. With unique culture and great natural beauty, Goa truly has something for everyone. Beaches and Adventure Sports Although North Goa get all the attention, if you are looking for some privacy, hit the beaches in the South. Utorda and Arossim Beach in the South are sure to relax you. When you want to party, North Goa is the place to be. Hit the Anjuna, Calangute and Baga beaches and find people having the time of their life. Time to let your hair down and PARTY! Indulge in water sports like scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing and banana boat rides. These are offered at almost all the beaches and are good fun. To make the most of your Goa holiday, book your room at a beachside hotel. Spicy Sights Visit a spice plantation in Goa

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Must Do Things in Kerala

Kerala being one of the most popular destinations among tourists is always the buzz of the travel world. This beautiful state in the south of India & is very fondly called ‘God’s Own Country’. And if you are fond of poetry, someone has perfectly described it as the ‘poem in green and gold’. Kerala is one of those must haves on the list if India is on your list. Here’s a list of articles that will help you not miss out on this gorgeous place. Must Go To Kerala For The StartersIf you’re in 2017 and it’s well not so economically great for you, you know but hey!, you don’t have to miss out on travelling and especially not on Kerala as we have got you covered. Here’s an article on Kerala Travels 2017: Tips To Plan Kerala Trip within Budget by Nivil that will tell you all about Budget Travel to this dream destination of many. The recently written article emphasizes on best seasons to visit that are summers i.e. from March to May or in December. The article advises to advance booking tips to get rebates and discounts as it is a sort after destination.It tells you to prefer heavier vehicles with bigger storage than lighter ones which is contradictory to the regular know hows as they are a better option for commute. To know more check this blog out for yourselves.http://www.shenminghui.com/kerala-travels-2017-tips-to-plan-kerala-trip-within-budget/ Must Explore These Parts of The StateOnce you are there, do not, I repeat, do not leave the land without doing these things. Read this article on 5 Amazing things To Do In Top Tourist Places In Kerala by packagestour.com below to unfold for yourself the wonders of Kerala all under one roof. From best boat race spots to best wildlife areas, this article has it all covered. The major activities that the blog lists are: Elephant Shower and Bath in Thekkady, Gavi Jungle Jeep Safari in Periyar, Visit to Kodanad Elephant Training Centre in Ernakulam, Witnessing a Nehru Trophy Boat race in Alleppey and Exploring the Chinese Fishing Nets In Kochi. Read this to learn about these activities elaborately.http://packagestour.com/5-top-tourist-places-kerala/

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A Must Have Rishikesh-Haridwar Trip to Uttrakhand

Rishikesh and Haridwar lie in the state of Uttrakhand and are very popular for ashrams, yoga centres, the river Ganga, their adventure sports and their calming effect. The state lies in the north of India and is very sought after spot on people’s travel maps.We have some blogs that will help you have a fun and friendly trip there! If you’ve never heard of Haridwar and Rishikesh, here is a piece by tripoto called ‘Escaping to calmness… Haridwar and Rishikesh…’ written by Riyanka Roy that will introduce you to these amazing and calming places in a brief. Visit this link for amazing pictures and to know about both the places individually.https://www.tripoto.com/trip/escaping-to-calmness-haridwar-and-rishikesh-2629 Next pick we have for you is a padharo blog by the name ‘Haridwar and Rishikesh’ . In case these places have caught your attention, here’s one personal account that describes these two places through the eyes of an unbiased traveller. Renuka Manghwani will take you on a travel journey to these places with her blog piece. She has some very not-so-obvious details that make it an important read. Read it here:http://www.padhaaro.com/blog/haridwar-rishikesh/ The next blog titled ‘Top 10 Things To Do in Haridwar and Rishikesh’ by makemytrip is your ultimate guide to planning your personal trip to the two wonderspots in Uttrakhand. It listes places such as temples, ashrams, adventure spots, food spots and all that you can ask for. Read it here, to know it all:https://www.makemytrip.com/blog/top-10-things-to-do-in-haridwar-and-rishikesh The last pick we have for you is by Gowrav Shenoy. The article comes across as a friend giving you all the essential advice to visit a place they have been to. This is a must read as it gives you tips to have a very friendly and sorted experience during your trip.

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Mumbai: The City that Never Sleeps

Tall skyscrapers, frenzied partying, architectural brilliance, and the never-ending Mumbai monsoon…that’s Mumbai for you! Mumbai is India’s commercial capital, its entertainment capital, and is famously known as the city that never sleeps. Mumbai is India’s busiest and most-populous city, with the 2011 Census of India estimating that 12 million call it home. Gateway of India This magnificent monument was built to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder in Mumbai in 1911. It now welcomes tourists from all over the world, and stands tall in front of the famous Taj Mahal Hotel. You can also take a carriage-ride around the area in quaint contraptions known as Victorias – horse-drawn carriages named for Britain’s second-longest reigning monarch. Though your Trabug smartphone can easily help you take a selfie or two, local photographers will be happy to click a picture for just 30 Indian rupees (USD 0.45). A weekend getaway to the nearby Elephanta Caves is a great option. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Caves consist of some stunning Hindu and Buddhist religious sculptures, some of which are estimated to be nearly 1200 years old. Explore your spiritual side The city of Mumbai is also home to two extremely popular places of worship – the Siddhivinayak Temple, and the Haji Ali Dargah.

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Amritsar: Of Patriotism, Food and Religion

Amritsar, also known as Ambarsar, was founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh Guru, Ram Das. The city is home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple, known locally as Harmandir Sahib. Situated in the state of Punjab, Amritsar is a mere 30 kilometres away from the Pakistan border. The National Capital, Delhi, is 450 km away. Amritsar is well-connected to the rest of India through a good rail and road network. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport connects Amritsar to the rest of the world, with seven international destinations and eleven domestic connections. The Golden Temple is the spiritual centre of the Sikh religion. Popularly known as “Darbar Sahib”, the Golden Temple is surrounded by water on all four sides. This is what gave Amritsar its name: “Amrit-sar”, meaning “lake of nectar”. The Temple is a must-visit, even for the non-religious. Its serene atmosphere and striking design make it an automatic choice for a visit. You can book Trabug for an audio-guided tour of the temple. “Golden Temple” Amritsar is also a food-lovers’ paradise. From the Golden Temple langar, or free meal served to all visitors irrespective of faith…to Amritsar’s famous fish tikkas and lassi, you can wolf down a scrumptious meal at many, many different places in the city. Trabug can help you find what you’re looking for. Other places of interest: Wagah Border — the only open international border between India and Pakistan, which is officially accessible by both the nations. A daily retreat ceremony has been observed here at sunset since 1959. India’s Border Security Force and Pakistan’s Sutlej Rangers twirl moustaches, stomp feet, and stand toe-to-toe in a testosterone-heavy ritual that attracts thousands of visitors every day. Timings can be found using Trabug.

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8 Reasons Why India Should Be On Your Travel Map

From the ancient times to today, India has always attracted travelers Travelers that are of different age groups, different ethnicities, with different outlooks on life and with their unique expectations and aims for their trip here. India is a land of colour and culture. It has the history and the modern blend of technology forming an amalgamation seen no where else in the world. And anyway, it’s not like one needs an excuse to visit this charming country, but if you still want to hear it from someone else, here are some reasons we can give to make up your mind. The Taj Mahal - It is one of the seven wonders, the ultimate symbol of love, the most famous building in the world and a gorgeous exhibitor of the Indian ancient architecture. Reason enough, right? Image Courtesy: Jayati Gupta Need more? Okay. The Food - If you already have tried it, you obviously know that no one does spices, curry, sweets and butter chicken like the Indians. And if you haven’t, let me tell you these are just the starters. India has unique tastes in every different state. Food so yum and so varied, one would never have to eat the same thing twice if they wish, all along their time here. Also, the chai! The best chai (tea) in the world ever is the one you find in India. The Palaces - India has been a rich land with kings and their kingdoms. It has an interesting history and you can be a part of it let alone only witness it. You can closely visit all the grand palaces and even get to live in some. Once in a lifetime offer, isn’t it?

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10 Facts One Must Know About India For An Outsider

If you have a newly found interest in India, and know absolutely nothing, here are a few things that will give you a very brief idea. These are a few facts one ‘should’ know before they travel to India. India has 29 states that gives you 29 different kinds of cultures, food and people to experience. Indians speak a language called Hindi and not Indian. Additional to this, India has a wide population that speaks English. Indians speak many other regional languages that vary with distance. There is no national language. India is governed by a prime ministerial form of government. The President is the nominal head whereas the Prime Minister is the one leading the government in actual sense. India is also referred to as Bharat and Hindustan. India was a name given to the country by the Britishers. India has 6 seasons and not just 4. They are Spring, Summer, Winter, Monsoons, Early Autumn and Late Autumn. Indian currency notes are disability friendly as they have braille on them. There are over 90,000 animal, plant and bird species in India. There are numerous religions in India. The major ones are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Judaism. India is the world’s largest democracy and the Indian constitution is the longest written constitution in the world. The constitution has an English version. India has a progressive medical field, a great space program and holds huge pool of scientists, engineers and doctors. Here’s another video to add to these facts. About TrabugTrabug is india’s first Travel phone that comes with a 4G connection and a voice plan. It is a phone for anyone and everyone who travels to India on business or leisure. It helps you stay connected in a foreign land and makes your stay hassle free.

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5 Best Cafes To Visit In Rishikesh

If you are planning to be in Rishikesh, there’s more to it than just the hills, temples and the river. Go explore the cafes that give you a feel of Rishikesh like nothing else. Here’s a list of 5 cafes we have picked for you. Ramana’s Organic CafeThe cafe serves italian, india, international cuisine. The food is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and people preferring gluten free. The view of the Himalayas is breathtaking. Everything used to prepare the food is organically grown and produced. There are kittens and more animals to give you company. The food is hygienic and healthy.Must Try: Cheesecake, Tea, Salad For more info: https://www.tripadvisor.in/Restaurant_Review-g580106-d2035249-Reviews-Ramana_s_Organic_Cafe-Rishikesh_Dehradun_District_Uttarakhand.html Image Source: TripAdvisor Little Buddha CafeThe Little Buddha Cafe offers italian, indian and asian cuisines. It is a moderately expensive cafe. The cafe faces the river Ganga The atmosphere and seating is comfortable. The place is good to sit, listen to music with a cup of coffee while you ponder over the view.Must try: Margarita Pizza, Guacamole and Chips, Ferrero Rocher ShakeFor more info: https://www.tripadvisor.in/Restaurant_Review-g580106-d3640010-Reviews-Little_Buddha_Cafe-Rishikesh_Dehradun_District_Uttarakhand.html Image Source: TripAdvisor