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. Now, to give you a brief idea about the magnitude of these charges; Here’s a Sum up of Data Roaming Charges in Australia and the Available International Data Roaming Plans
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.
India is a vast country with a number of tourist places. India is popular for its diversity in culture, history, people, food, adventure and much more. Every year the number of foreign travellers or tourists visiting India are increasing. The number of things you can do can be a little overwhelming. Here is the list of cities you can choose from, according to your interests. This list has be designed specially for first time travellers to India. Ideal trip to India should be for at-least 14 days. Depending upon the time of year you can choose to travel, you can pick one or more of these locations. 1. Goa - famous for thrilling activities and beachesGoa is considered as the party capital of India. It has around 50-51 beaches along its coastline. It’s nightlife is another popular reason why it is flooded with people around the world and Pubs like Tito’s and Montego Bay are among the favorites. You can indulge yourself in a number of adventure sports like kneeboarding, Kayaking, Wakeboarding, Scuba diving, wind surfing etc. Asia’s Largest Musical festival and biggest party for music lovers “SUNBURN” is also organised here every year. Best time to visit: Anytime is fine, but the peak tourist season is from October to January and for more discounts and to experience Goa at its best visit between June to September. Accommodation for 2: Approximately starts from $13 per day. ( Read more ) 2. Delhi - The capital of India.Delhi is the capital of India and also the First stop on The Golden Triangle Tour. People in Delhi are warm and welcoming. Delhi has something for everyone, for people with interest in history there is Red fort, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, India Gate. etc. For people coming with their family Bahai temple, Nehru Planetarium, Lodi gardens, Garden of five senses and for the shopaholics Connaught place, Hauz Khas, Chandni Chowk, Sarojini etc.Delhi has an International airport and very good connectivity with all other cities of India.
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
If you are young, ready to explore and in Delhi, the world is your playground. The cultural capital of the country is teeming with bars, cafes, eclectic bazaars and cultural spots with no end to interesting places you can spend your day. 24 hours can turn into just a couple when you are at the right place with the right people. Add to that the eccentric list of fun places in Delhi that would give the nearby coffee joint a run for its money. Read More What is Trabug?Trabug is India’s First travel phone specially designed for foreign travellers coming to India. It comes with a 4G connection and available on rent. Delivery and Pickup of Trabug is done at no extra cost! Planning to travel to India soon?You don’t need a Sim card, you need Trabug. A Review from a happy customer “Very convenient service, phone worked well, hotspot ideal and frequently better than hotels’ wifi. Service from staff prompt and faultless when required. Having a local number is useful in India if using local drivers to get around. I would recommend and wish they were Sri Lanka where I visit next….” Greg Catlin Australia
Built by Akbar in 1565, Agra is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, about 200 kilometers south of the national capital New Delhi. Agra is famous for its rich architecture and culture. The numerous bazaars are flooded with Zardozi (metal embroidery using gold/silver string) adorned cloth pieces, ittar (scents), dhurries (cotton rugs), brassware, leather items and of course souvenirs. There are many hidden wonders in Agra, which can be explored through Trabug. Taj Mahal “Taj Mahal” It’s the magical allure of the Taj Mahal that usually brings tourists to Agra. Described as a “teardrop on the cheek of time”, it truly lives up to the hype. The beautiful monument was made in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal, by her husband, Shah Jahan. One of the seven wonders of the world and a world heritage site, it is India’s most visited monument. loadCSS("//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Bitter:400,700"); loadCSS("/blog/css/popup_coupon.css"); × TRAL1GBMORE Apply this coupon when you book and get 1GB Free Data on any plan. RENT NOW Other places to visit
The face of modern India, Chandigarh, was a dream of Jawahar Lal Nehru (the first Prime Minister of India)—brought to life by the famous French architect, Le Corbusier. Chandigarh is a rare example of modernization co-existing with nature. One of India’s greenest cities, known internationally for it’s architecture and urban design—Chandigarh is also known as “The City Beautiful”. In 2015, an article published by the BBC praised it as an “ideal city”. Capitol ComplexChandigarh’s Capitol Complex, an example of the city’s striking architecture, was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. “Capitol Complex” Rock GardenA sculpture park built completely of industrial and home waste—the “Rock Garden” in Chandigarh is a very popular attraction. “The Rock Garden”
Ahmedabad (also called Amdavad) is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. It has many remarkable buildings, excellent museums and fine restaurants. One of India’s safest cities, it has fabulous night markets and vibrant night-life overall. If you want to enjoy proper Gujarati cuisine then ‘Dadi Dining Hall’ is the place to visit. Their staff knows how to treat their guests with veritable gestures and authentic food. Cool things to do Do the night heritage walk Attend Ravivari Visit “Bhatiyaar ki Gali” or the “Irani Café” at Teen Darwaza Fly a kite on the festival of Makar Sankranti on the river front Shop at Rani ni Hajiro Hang around in Law Gardens Go to Garba during Navratri Explore the above and other great spots using Trabug. :) Places to visit “Sabarmati Ashram” The former residence of Mahatma Gandhi and now a national monument, the Sabarmati Ashram is one of the most visited attractions in Ahmedabad. You can listen to stories about various aspects of Mahatma Gandhi’s life and also learn how to spin “Khadi” in a “Charkha”. There are also many pictures which depict the life and challenges in the life of Mahatma Gandhi during his struggle for an independent India. Other places of interest are the Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Sabarmati Riverfront, Sarkhej Roza, Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyad Mosque, Calico Museum of Textiles, Manek Chowk, Heritage Walk and Dada Hari in Vav.