While embarking on a maiden journey to a foreign land, one can be quite apprehensive. Especially with a culturally distinct and diverse country like India, you may not know what to expect. There’s certain stuff that you should beware of, before setting foot into this incredible nation, otherwise you may get a culture shock out of the blue. Here’s a concise list of the essential things to know for your very first visit to India: Avoid Over Exhaustion – India is a vast country and try as you might, you cannot explore every famous niche and corner within a few short days. Tour Packages in India are planned exceptionally well to evade burnout and give you the perfect dream holiday that you had imagined. Select an itenary that meets your interests and leaves time for experiencing the magic of this nation.   Watch Your Mouth – Literally, watch your words. Abusive language isn’t usually […]

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Packing for your Indian rendezvous can be overwhelming. This subcontinent has diverse climates and differs vastly in physical features – from frigid mountains to laidback beaches and dusty deserts to the rainiest place on Earth. Therefore, you maybe perplexed while packing apparel. Essentially, pack according to the places you will visit on the India Holiday Package which you selected. Noteworthy Points Your clothing affects the perception and mannerisms of Indians, often, what you wear back home may not be feasible in India. Here are a few ABC’s to consider before you fill those suitcases: Pack light to fit your belongings in minimal space, easing local travel. Leave room to buy some clothing and knick-knacks. Pack things that dry quickly, you can’t trust the weather or depend upon expensive laundries. Ditch more than one pair of formals, you’re not travelling for business and it gets uncomfortable. Read the pointers in the India Holiday Packages that you […]

Wardrobe Essentials for Your Trip to India

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When the sunrays strike the golden sands of the Thar, it lights up in a divine glow, reminiscent of its glorious past. Having raised countless heroes, witnessed brave battles, served as the foundation of exquisite citadels, and giving rise to a vibrant cultural populace, Rajasthan is a formidable tourist destination.   5 Experiences You Just Can’t Miss in Rajasthan – Live Like a King: Rajasthan has preserved its erstwhile royal households, opening them to the public to observe its magnificence. Each city has at least one Palace and it would be foolish not to visit them – each differing in architecture, style and decor, you won’t be tired of looking at the royal way of life. Stay at a palace hotel and experience the lifestyle as you are waited on hand and foot. Luxury India Tours also offer a chance to camp at lavish tents within the dunes of Jaisalmer, where you can enjoy a […]

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Not falling in love with India and its rich tapestry of culture, heritage and history is rather impossible. Especially in the North of the country, visitors are welcomed with an astonishing number of monuments, forts, temples, palaces and other structures that dominate landscapes in an awe inspiring manner. If you are an avid history lover, exploring the following destinations in Northern India is a must – The Capital – New Delhi In addition to being the capital of the country and a vibrant urban settlement, New Delhi offers to its visitors an uncanny journey into the ancient past of this country. New structures sit adjacent to ruins, tombs, fort walls and a host of other structures that are reminiscent of the region’s colorful history. History lovers will absolutely love a trip to the past by visiting the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, the Iron Pillar, Jama Masjid and Old Delhi. Leg Two of the Golden Triangle […]

Top Destination Picks from North India for the History Lovers

Visiting India is a chance to get blown away by the sheer tapestry of culture, heritage and art that it has to offer. Besides exploring the intricate carvings of its gorgeous temples and the awe inspiring structures that are unparalleled in the rest of the world, an excellent way to truly soak in its wonderful treasures is by choosing to spend a few nights in one of the many palatial hotels. India is home to a number forts, palaces and heritage homes that have now been converted into luxury hotels managed by some of the leading hospitality chains in India and around the world.   The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata Affectionately nicknamed the Grande Dame of Kolkata, this hotel offers an exquisite neo-classical façade along with a dominating pillared entrance. Effectively reflecting the colonial heritage of the country, this structure has been able to efficiently blend traditional and classical Indian styles of architecture. Taj Falaknuma Palace, […]

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Sometimes it takes loosing yourself to truly discover who you are. Go off the beaten tracks and visit some of these holiday destinations in India before they become the rage and lose their rustic charm.   Discover Artists at Work at Amadubi, West Bengal India has since centuries been known for its luxurious art and culture. One such undiscovered form of art is the concept of Pyatkar. Artists and painters in this region use natural leaves and barks of wood as a canvas and narrate stories and legends of the gone eras. A short drive away from Jamshedpur is Amadubi that harbours these artists and offers visitors a chance to see them at diligent work. Grab a home styled meal with infused flavours while you enjoy their open aired dance and music performances arranged specially for you. For the more adventurous there are even some of the famous tourist places in India such as old […]

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Come 2015, India and rest of the world can see the first aircraft that is powered by solar energy and can fly non-stop. The aircraft, to be unveiled in a few months from now, will make a round-the-globe trip next year, showcasing the latest technology in various countries where it will have stopovers, according to Switzerland-based company Solar Impulse, which is manufacturing it. The plane, weighing around 2,740 kg, will be powered by 12,000 solar cells and can fly at the speed of 70 kms per hour. It can fly day and night continuously, collecting energy from the Sun, the company’s CEO Andre Borshberg told PTI here. Maintaining that the plane will have only one pilot as of now, he said that while the aircraft can fly continuously day and night, “the limiting factor is the pilot. He cannot sustain endlessly and has to take rest.” The around-the-world sojourn will be for three months, with […]

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New Delhi:  Tourists travelling to India from 180 countries will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas after New Delhi announced a “historic” overhaul of its strict visa regime. Most foreigners currently have to wait several weeks before learning whether they will be allowed to enter India after submitting their applications at visa processing centres, a major deterrent for potential visitors. Under the new scheme, many tourists will be allowed to apply online and then receive the green light within five days, before picking up their visa at the airport on arrival into India. “We have decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 nations,” Planning Minister Rajiv Shukla told reporters in the capital late Wednesday. “The facility will provide a major boost to the country’s tourism sector. This is historic,” Mr Shukla said. Visitors from countries which account for the bulk of India’s tourists — such as the […]

Visa-on-arrival facility extended by India to tourists from 180 nations

MV Vrinda :: The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda is the Oberoi Groups answer to a rice boat journey. The Vrinda is a stunning pontoon boat that is located in the  back waters of Kerala, an area popularly referred  to as “Gods Own Country”. Kerala is recognised around the world for its lush green vegetation, ayurveda, relaxed culture, spices,  and the delicious seafood. The major draw for visitors in Kerala is it’s back waters, small rivers that link various bodies of water together and create extensive waterways for boats to travel. Traditionally  these water ways were used to transport rice from the rice paddy fields to the towns, but has since given way to tourism and the state now offers travellers stunning scenery and relaxed river cruises to give you the highest levels of rest & relaxation. The MV Vrinda is a class of its own. MV Vrinda is the largest vessel in the Kerala backwaters […]

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