India is dream country to visit for many and for many reasons too. Be it the culture, the colours the calm or the chaos, it has intrigued travellers since ages and continues to do so even now. Being different from the other parts of the world, India has its own ways with the things and the people. To come here and to explore India comfortably; we would like you to keep the following in mind. TravelWell in advance plan your trip. People usually try to squeeze too many places in one trip and that would take the essence out of the trip. India has a lot of different things. It has mountains, backwaters, spiritual centres, cultural bits, wildlife and much more. Pick the parts you want to explore and make arrangements already. Book hotels/ airbnb well in advance and also get tickets for your preferred way of commute already booked. India is a populous country, so to avoid ending up without tickets, this is essential. For railway tickets you can visit the government site https://www.irctc.co.in/eticketing/loginHome.jsf and avoid standing in lines on the station. HealthAvoid drinking tap water as unlike many countries, tap water in India isn’t distilled. Buy packed water only. Food in India is generally spicy and will always have more vegetarian options as to non vegetarian options, therefore choose food places wisely. Avoid eating at roadside stalls or from vendors as it may not be hygienic and could give you what is called a ‘delhi belly’. Avoid using public washrooms as the condition is usually really unhygienic. Keep with yourself at all times sanitizers/soap, wet wipes and toilet paper. Law Of The Land
While both Kerala and Goa are pretty famous among tourists, they are as different as one can imagine them to be. One a western state and another a south indian; both have different cultures, different languages, different people and different appeals for the travellers. Listed below are some stark differences we could identify on the basis of the following: Reach Goa has an international airport called the Dabolim Airport in the city Dabolim which is some 27 kilometres from Panaji i.e. the capital of Goa.Kerala has not one but three major international airports that are; Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Cochin International Airport and Kozhikode International Airport. Time Goa as per most travelers requires around 4-6 days.Kerala requires a little more; that is around 7 -9 days of your time. Quality Of Beaches
If you are planning a travel abroad soon, you definitely must have made those currency calculations. You must be also wondering of how you will manage arranging foreign exchange and what all could you go through? Well, here are some sure things we can pinpoint in order to prepare you for your travel to INDIA. As per the guidelines of Reserve bank Of India (Central Bank Of India), a foreign tourist may carry along with him/her indian currency upto Rs. 5,000 from any country other than Nepal or Bhutan, and any amount in denomination not exceeding Rs.100 from Nepal or Bhutan. A person coming into India from abroad can bring with him foreign exchange without any limit provided if foreign currency notes, or travellers cheques exceed US$ 10,000/- or its equivalent and/or the value of foreign currency exceeds US$ 5,000/- or its equivalent, it should be declared to the Customs Authorities at the Airport in the Currency Declaration Form (CDF), on arrival in India. Go light on the cash. It is actually better to only carry 20% or less of your decided amount in cash.Therefore, get cash only when required. One should ideally follow the 20/80 ratio or the 30/70 ratio. Foreign currency exchange from airport may result in one paying commissions as high as 10 to 15 percent and therefore, exchanging at airports is not a great idea. Mahesh Iyer, senior vice-president and head of foreign exchange at Thomas Cook (India) has advised passengers to carry currency of the country they are headed to, so as to save on currency conversion charges abroad. (Thomas Cook Ltd. is an integrated travel and travel related financial services company) Following are the sites listed to check exchange rates: For USD TO INRhttps://www.compareremit.com/todays-best-dollar-to-rupee-exchange-rate/ For Citywise Foreign Currency Exchange Rates in Indiahttps://www.centrumforex.com/foreign-currency-exchange/chandigarh
The capital of the colourful Rajasthan is itself drenched in Pink, the colour that is warm and welcoming. It is told to us that this heritage city is called ‘The Pink City’ and as soon as you are in the city yourself, you’ll know why that is true. You too will admit to its grandeur and warmth. The city is divided in two parts, the old Jaipur (the one that all tourists are mostly interest in) and the new one. To make the best of your experience in this city and in India, here‘s a list of one day tours within the city and from it, all in a shoe-string budget! Within The CityCity Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall MuseumThese are the main attractions of the city as they are old, grand and gorgeous. The city palace & Jantar Mantar lie at a walking distance to each other. After finishing with these two, one should head to the Albert hall Museum and the famous Hawa Mahal. The tickets at all these places are minimal and preferably go for electric rickshaws as a commute as they are cheap and easy to go around with the traffic in the old parts of the city. The Hawa mahal markets too have a lot to offer for the shopaholic inside you. Don’t forget to bargain!Budget Estimate: Rs1500 to Rs1800 Image Courtesy: Jayati Gupta Amber Fort, Jal MahalAmber fort also called Amer fort is around 13 kilometres from the main Jaipur Junction and is all the way up a hill. It a huge fort with Temples and gorgeous views but is huge enough to consume up a day of yours and it closes in the evening so head to it, first day in the morning. Stop for the Jal mahal on your way back. Fix a nominal rate with an electric rick driver to take you up and down the fort and to the jal mahal. You could offer an extra 50 rupees, and he will wait outside the fort till you explore. You can also hire a cab, but a rick is the cheapest and the most convenient as it could take you through traffic.Budget Estimate: Rs800 to Rs1100
Manali is a place for everyone; for foodies, for skiers; for trekkers;for families; for honeymooners; for school and college trips; for adventureseekers; for spiritual travellers; for peace lovers; for movie crews and for youand everyone else too. Manali has got a lot to offer. It has the most sacred templeslike theHadimba Devi temple to the most adventurous sports such as Hot Air Ballooning,White River Water Rafting, Paragliding, Zorbing, Trekking, Skiing, Snowcarting, Bungee Jumping and many more. The markets of Manali are a treat for the shopping freak inside you. The markets offer the best of shawls, sweaters, pullovers, cardigans from the local industries as well as from markets of Tibet and Nepal. The markets of Manali are ideal for street shopping for scarves and bracelets and are also full of cute gloves, socks and ear warmers that you wouldn’t be able to resist buying. For the foodies, you get the best Gol Gappas, as we North Indians callit, there. I believe one shouldn’t just conclude a Manali trip without tryingthe Gol Gappas served with the water kept in matkas. The markets there are fullof varieties of North Indian food and the local specialties like Sattu, Kodraroti and more. Manali is a tourist spot surrounded by places as special as it is initself. One who goes to Manali can travel to and enjoy places like Kullu,Manikaran, Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass. If visited in winters these placeswelcome you covered in a white layer of snow to add to the beauty whereasRohtang serves you with snow throughout the year. Manali can be reached by roadways, railways and airways. Thus, you don‘treally have many excuses to not go and give Manali a chance to host you!The easiest way to reach Manali is through the nearest airport that is Kullu Manali/ Bhuntar Airport which is 10kms from Manali or you can take the roadways from Delhi after you land at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
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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 the Telecom Carriers. You will not be able to insert another sim or use it with another carrier. So if you are getting an iPhone from USA make sure its Unlocked. A lot of people are not aware of this fact. Hence they end up buying a new phone which is a complete waste of money. The new phone will not work in the native country. You may end up losing around USD 80-90 on this. Know more about Phone compatibility issueLet’s take example of iphone6 :The iphone 6 is available in 3 models in USA-A1549 (GSM)A1549 (CDMA)A1586A1549 is the most popular and is offered by most of the carriers. But if you are thinking of using these models in India then you will face a lot of problem connecting to the internet. These models do not support 4G LTE frequencies, therefore with these models you will not be able to take advantage of high speed internet. Though 3G is not that bad but for live streaming, booking tickets or hotel rooms and for sharing pictures 4G is the best. The Verizon version of iphone 6 also has CDMA and very few carriers in India support this. Keep in mind that you need an unlocked gsm phone that gets frequencies used in India2G capabilities GSM 900, GSM 18003G capabilities UMTS 900, UMTS 21004G capabilities LTE 850 (5), LTE 1800 (3), LTE 2300 (40)900, 1800These are not typically used in USA. So, foreign travellers generally end up buying a new phone. But, the phone you will purchase will not work at home when you return. Wikipedia has a great article on phone bands so you can learn what you need and you can also look up phone band frequencies elsewhere that apply to your particular phone. Taking a few minutes to do this before you go will save a bundle of money over trying to buy some international coverage from your home cell carrier. Not only that, but having data on your phone in India is a real help in not having to depend on wifi in India, which is spotty at best. Sometimes wifi does not work consistently even in 5 star hotels. How can you save money on buying the new phone?You can get Trabug. It is a smartphone specially designed for foreign travellers and also comes with a 4G sim card. The difference between getting a new phone and Trabug is that you can get Trabug on rental basis. Delivery and pickup of Trabug phone is free of cost plus you can avail unlimited data pack. Get rid of the low speed of wifi in your hotel and enjoy your stay in India. Know More…
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