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How To Avoid A Delhi Belly When In India

If you aren’t aware what Delhi Belly is supposed to mean, you my friend haven’t done your research about Indian food. It is one cute phrase used to usually describe a condition with an upset stomach accompanied by diarrhoea, especially as suffered by visitors to India. Indian food is famous for its spices and the variety and it is no less than often that a traveler has a bad experience with the health because of lack of tolerance and adaptation of different tastes. Here are few things to keep in mind that might help you. Keep sure of the hygiene of the place you are eating at. Keep hands washed and avoid eating from street side vendors or from utensils that you suspect to be less than hygienic. Keep yourself well hydrated at all times. Avoid juices, milkshakes, water from roadside. Only consume packed water and drinks. Have fruits that you can peel yourself instead of juices. Avoid ice too. You can find suitable hydration salts after consulting a chemist or a doctor if required. Always read allergen information on packaged goods and make sure to ask for ingredients that are used in your food. Specify if you are allergic to something and keep precautionary medicines with you at all times. If you have developed an upset stomach, go light with the food. Eat food that is easy to digest and keep yourself thoroughly hydrated with electrol or ORS (Oral Rehydration Syrup). Take yogurt, rice, soup. Avoid wheat, spices and milk . Prefer home cooked food over packeted food. Consult a doctor for appropriate medication. Take supplements or yogurt/lassi to keep your immune system to the best of its game as you will need a strong one here in India. While all might look a little terrible and scary, it does get better. Once in India and you get used to the food here, you will be able to enjoy the delicacies and have your share of it. Disclosure: The information above is all generic. Different things might work for different people. Consult specialists for further information and insight. Do not take any substance without consulting a doctor. Trabug comes with all the emergency services installed and helps you locate your nearest hospital/police station in the moment of need very easily. It helps you find ways as it has maps and cab service applications pre installed About Trabug

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Jaipur Or Udaipur? The Pink City Vs The Venice of East

Jaipur and Udaipur are both pretty much favourites of travellers to India because of the historic significance and the cultural grandeur.The question though, still always arises as to what should be the first preference.Listed below are a few read that will help you know both the places in detail and compare the with ease. What’s Udaipur All AboutThe following blog titled ‘Udaipur in Rajasthan (India) | The City of Lakes and compelling saga of Mewar Royal House’ by Sushmita Sarkar was published recently and gives wholesome perspective on Udaipur. In her blog she talks about the lakes, the light and sound shows and how trustworthy they are. You will find ticket prices in there too.According to her, the best part of visiting the Sajjangarh fort is the view from the top. The time advised to visit Udaipur is winters. Check this link to explore her experience and get to know udaipur. http://www.myunfinishedlife.com/udaipur-in-rajasthan-city-of-lakes/ An add on read on Udaipur ( A personal account by the author) http://www.hookedupon.com/ill-never-stop-loving-udaipur-start-loving/ What’s Jaipur All AboutIn Sandeepa Chetan’s blog ‘Jaipur in 24 hours: A super short visit’ they describe a day spent in Jaipur. They cover the monuments like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and the famous temples and her experience at each place along with the history. They also describe how it was to spend ‘Diwali’ in Jaipur. The blog also lets you know the places you can head to from Jaipur. You’ll also find information about food as they describe their experience with Dal Bati Churma, Kair Sangri and Gatte ki Sabzi. Check the link below to read yourself.http://sandeepachetan.com/jaipur-one-day-24-hours-trip/

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Emergency Services in India and How Trabug ensures your Safety

Following is a list of emergency helplines that work all over India. These numbers are provided by the Indian government. The important ones are as follows. If you are in an emergency of any sort while reading this, dial 112 immediately. Or else, find a suitable helpline from the list below. 112 All in one Emergency Number 1800-11-1363 Toll-free Tourist Helpline, Ministry of Tourism +91 9540161344 Air ambulance 100 Police 101 Fire 102 Ambulance 103 Traffic Police 1033 Emergency Relief Centre on National Highways 104 State level helpline for Health 181 Domestic abuse and sexual violence - Women’s Helpline 1071 Air Accident 1072 Train Accident 1073 Road Accident/ Traffic Helpline 08 Disaster Management 1090 Anti terror Helpline/ Alert All India 1091 Women in Distress 1092 Earthquake helpline service 1096 Natural Disaster Control room 1098 Child abuse hotine 1099 Central Accident and Trauma Services 1910 Blood bank Information 1904 Indian Army Help Line To locate emergency help on your Trabug phone, follow these steps:Locate ‘Stay Safe’ on the phone and select whatever emergency service you are looking for. The services range from nearest hospitals to nearest police stations to embassies to booking cab services to reach them immediately. Trabug is there for you in Emergency. Here’s how! Disclosure: The above information is true to the best of our knowledge It is subject to change with time/in varying situations. Customer Reviews“This is a great personal service.It’s true as an iPhone user the system is a little different , however the pairing facility means ,for most things I could use my iPhone.My suggestion is to get unlimited wifi as it’s a great deal.in hotels etc now they charge daily for wyfy use….. I was impressed with the coverage even in pretty remote areas ! The help was friendly and personal. The taxi service ola was superb and saved us hassle wiith being overcharged. No doubt get this service much better than faffing about with SIM cards! A great idea !”Robert WallisUnited KingdomTrabug Facebook Reviews

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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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For A Happy First Time Travel To India

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

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Kerala Or Goa? Comparison Between The Party Capital And God’s Own Country

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

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICES IN INDIA - DOS AND DON’TS

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

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One Day Trips In A Friendly Budget - Jaipur, Rajasthan

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