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?
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.
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
Street markets are made of colours, locals, food, and definitely women’s and photographer’s dreams. These markets give you precious things at cheap prices. Unlike other regular markets, in Goan street markets you can eat, you can watch movies and enjoy graffiti written stories. Here is a list of 5 top Goan markets. Panjim marketThis one is of the most famous markets in Goa. You can shop, eat and watch a movie here as they also have a multiplex. You can lookout to buy cashews and other nuts, wine, handicrafts. The walls of this market are to be paid special attention to as they have stories painted on them. Ask the locals! Image Source: LBB Anjuna Flea MarketThis market laid at Anjuna beach is a favourite of many. It is held every wednesday from 9am to 6pm. The market offers jewellry, accessories, souvenirs,clothes, handicrafts and more. The market observes live band performances that include Jazz bands. There is a chapel near by to look out for. Image Source: Tripoto
Image Courtesy: TownTrendz Bangalore Coffee, Conversations and Chill. Is there a better way to spend a day? Probably yes, but for those who can’t get enough of cafes; here’s a list of 5 cafes that are a must visit once in Bangalore. Cafe At The AtelierThe cafe is quaint ambience and is famous for its continental and Italian. The cafe is pet friendly and provides free wifi. One can also try their desserts. It is moderately priced. It’s a fantastic place to get cosy and play board games together. The hot chocolate and the brownies are a must try. Click this for more:https://www.zomato.com/bangalore/cafe-at-the-atelier-sarjapur-road?zrp_bid=91209&zrp_pid=14&zrp_cid=243172 Image Courtesy: Zomato Gudguda Prime CafeThe cafe is famous for its mocktails, continental, chinese and its service. The cafe is for people over 18 only as it provides the hookah facility. The music and interiors are attractive. You can enjoy and watch a sports game here. Lookout for their house pizza.
India is a home for many religions and many beliefs, leading to many celebrations. There are numerous festivals that are celebrated in India all with joy and enthusiasm. Here is a list of 5 of them. Read on to get a glimpse of what they are. DiwaliDiwali is known as the festival of lights. It celebrates the victory of light over darkness and of good over evil. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord ganesha are offered prayers to. People light diyas, burn crackers and exchange sweets to celebrate. It is an important hindu festival. Read this blog for more:http://www.edreams.com/blog/diwali-festival-of-light-in-india-see-it-first-hand/ HoliHoli is one of the most fun and happening festivals in India. This festival too celebrates the rise of good over evil. People paint each other with colours and water and dance to upbeat music. Gujiya, thandai are the famous food and drinks that are prepared. Read this blog for more:https://www.experiencetravelgroup.com/blog/2017/03/holi-festival/ Eid-Ul-Fitr
Imagine having no internet while taking phone overseas for 30 days when travelling in India? None. Nil. Wouldn’t that just disrupt life for you? Obviously, it will unless you are a monk reading this. But you would say that we can have free data abroad from the internet on the phone because our service provider gives us mobile phone data that works abroad. Now, here’s the trouble!When you pay for these internet charges at your home country, you incur charges that are fixed. But when you step outside of your state and especially of your country, these charges become nebulous and start eating your pocket. This is probably where you ask the question ‘What is Data Roaming’?Data Roaming is the usage of your data service when you step outside of the boundaries of your telecom operator’s network coverage area. It is charged both domestically and internationally. International data roaming charges or global roaming charges are incurred because your network operator has a tie up with other network operators that give you services on their behalf and hence the roaming tariff. How Does Data Roaming Work?Once you are outside your telecom operator’s network coverage area; any action that involves the usage of your phone data (when not using any WiFi) will incur charges. These charges are incurred as your telecom operator ties up with international telecom operators to facilitate your activity outside your home network operators’ area and hence that costs more. They are technically referred to as interconnect charges. So, whether it is sending that mail you started to write last night or trying to look for navigation, you will be charged for everything. Your phones have settings to turn data roaming service off but only android phones give you reminder/ warning to do that when you step outside the network. Therefore; it is either that you can’t have overseas data or you just pay heavily to have it.
Udaipur is a land of palaces, lakes and heritage. It is one of the most sort after tourist places in India and is full of tourists throughout the year. People like to roam like a tourist. There are several articles available that tell you the best places , time and reasons to visit Udaipur.But if you are one of those who like to travel a little less conventionally, read on my friend! Udaipur is one of my personal favourite places to visit in the world. I have been there twice and from my wonderful experience, here are a few things I invite you to try. Have A Cup Of CoffeeAnd not just any coffee but a coffee at the Jheel’s cafe (near Jagdish Temple, Udaipur) in its outer seating by Lake Pichola. Go during the sunset. Heads up for the waiting as you might have to stand in a line, the place stays busy. Image Courtesy: Pinterest Spend An Evening With Music and WaterWatch the sky get darker by standing the bridge over Lake Pichola. Just stand there for a while, plug in your earphones, play some instrumental music and let your face feel the air. The chaos will soon turn into calm.