Travel

Go easy : Visa on arrival destinations for Indians

An international vacations involves a lot of planning but Visa in one thing on which the entire plan is heavily dependent. Opt for a ‘Visa on Arrival’ destination and gear up for a hassle free fun vacation at one of these destinations: ASIA:  In addition to the most popular ones such as Hong Kong, Thailand or Nepal, there are some of these little lesser known wonders that you can head out to: Laos, Bhutan, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis ,Cambodia, Hong Kong, Macau, [...]

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5 off beat things to do in Goa

If you have done your touristy things and are looking to do something different then here is a quick list of things that some activities to try out: Spice Plantation tours: Visit to spice plantations is one of the most popular things amongst tourists in Goa. There are a privately arranged spice tours that you can explore. This is a unique way through which localities introduce you to the spices and usually the tourists are treated to a vegetarian goan [...]

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Day tour : Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Background: The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. With over 265 species of birds are known to be resident. Declared as a protected sanctuary in 1971, it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reaching here: Located between two of India’s most historic cities, Agra and Jaipur, this place could even be your [...]

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Virtual tour – Bharatpur bird sanctuary

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (the Keoladeo National Park) through the lenses of Madhurima and Arkoo Bose. Just so you know, this place was declared as a protected sanctuary in 1971, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: In case these pictures make you think that you should pay a visit, then click here for more details. Totally camouflaged – Collared Scops Owl 2. The mighty – kingfisher 3.The Egyptian National Bird – White Ibis 4. Gearing up for a couple dance – Indian Saras Crane  5. Those lazy bums – Turtles 6. On [...]

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Single? Get to one of these countries for V-Day!

Love is a universal theme but some of us find roses and boxes of chocolate to be cliche . Here are 5 fun traditions that might make you visit these countries or you might wish could have been imported into our own Valentine’s Day practices: Brazil : For Brazilians, Dia dos Namorados (Day of Lovers) is June 12. On the eve before the holiday, women write the names of various crushes on folded-up pieces of paper. Whichever name they pick [...]

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Khajuraho – the town of dancing temples

If you have never been to Khajuraho but seen those pictures of amorous lovers, you might have some very romantic expectations. But the little dusty town in Madhya Pradesh quickly brings you down to terra firma. We reached Khajuraho early morning by a direct overnight train from Delhi. The first impression during our long ride from the railway station to the hotel on the Airport Road was one of serene atmosphere and an unhurried pace of life. We decided to [...]

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Getaway in Aravalis @ Ananta

While planning for where to go over the weekend, one of the extended family members of team Travel Samosa commanded to head towards “Ananta Spa & Resort”. So, we hopped on to Ajmer Shatabadi with an intention to of course spend good time. By the way, before you get thinking, no this is not a sponsored review or what they call it ‘on invitation’. We checked in like every other guest and here’s our experience: Why should you be here? [...]

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Nanital – a glittering jewel

I still remember my weekend in Nanital with friends last year during this time only. We took the bus from ISBT at 11 pm, it was a straight bus route to Nanital.The ride was not that joyous as it was dark and hence, we could not get to see much outside. But the morning was beautiful. At 5:30 am, we reached Hildwani and from there, the zig-zag mountainous route started with beautiful scenery outside the window. The morning sun [...]

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Air Canada : Delhi to Toronto direct in 14 hours

Air Canada : Delhi to Toronto direct in 14 hours Air Canada’s non-stop from Toronto to Delhi will touch down at the Indira Gandhi International Airport tonight thus marking the revival of its non-stop service from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.  In the beginning the service will operate four-times-weekly, possibly going to daily in 2016. With this new flight, Air Canada also becomes the first airline to operate the new 787-9 Dreamliner to India from North America. Here are quick facts [...]

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Rat temple in Deshnok

They say there are a total of 330 million gods and deities in Hindu mythology, many worshipped in forms of fauna. There are cows, apes, serpents, elephants being venerated. So fairly enough one could ask, why must rats be left out? Devotees flock to a temple in Rajasthan where the gods themselves crawl to your feet and much in abundance. This year earlier during my solo trip to Rajasthan I was travelling to Bikaner by train when I met some [...]

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