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How foreigners can apply for Indian visa in Bangladesh?

Last updated on July 14th, 2018. There are so many Indian Embassies around the world and most of them have quite clear steps the citizens need to follow to apply for the certain type of visa. But what if you need to open a visa in another country? My country doesn’t have a diplomatic relationship with India. It means, every …

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Budget guide to Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. Ladakh is one of the most desired road-trip experiences in India. It has breathtaking landscapes, fascinating architecture, responsible lifestyle and a mix of Tibetan and Kashmiri cultures that makes it a curious destination to explore. But what if you don’t drive? Then you will definitely find next few posts handy! You can travel through …

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Bylakuppe – the biggest Tibetan Settlement in South India

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. Many people associate all Tibetan with Himalaya, mountains, snowy peaks. If you are remotely interested in Tibetan culture, most probably you’ve heard of Dharamshala – the biggest Tibetan settlement in India, where Tibetan government resides. Nevertheless, there is another small town in India which is important in Tibetan culture, yet people rarely talk about …

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Goa Velha – exploring the heritage sites

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. Goa Velha is a historical district in North Goa that used to be a capital of Portuguese India. Despite Portugal was ruled by Spain, the Portuguese maintained the influence in certain areas of India for 450 years. As a result, you will see a cultural blend in cuisine, architecture, and traditions in these parts …

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Jibhi – an offbeat village in Himachal

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. My first encounter with Himachal Pradesh was many years back. It was the next day after my arrival in India. That time I was working for a consulting company in Delhi. Since one of the company’s clients was in Shimla, it was a great idea to take a drive to Himalaya after a 25-hour …

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Srinagar to Sonamarg on a budget

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. Sonamarg is a commercial tourist destination and it’s one of the places where you will find more tourists than locals during the season. Hence, travel agents in Srinagar will try to convince you that the only way to reach Sonamarg is by hiring a taxi. There are budget ways to reach Sonamarg, nevertheless, they …

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Srinagar to Pahalgam on a budget

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. Jammu & Kashmir seems to be an expensive state to travel: there are quite pricey accommodations, people on TripAdvisor write about hiring cabs to travel around and some travelers are planning a 40-50k budget for a two-week trip. That’s like 800 USD! I thought there should be some inside-outs, as there are many villages, …

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Aru Village – a hidden gem of Kashmir

Last updated on July 14th, 2018. Aru is a small picturesque village in the South of Kashmir. Despite being just 12 km away from a very touristy Pahalgam, it often gets overlooked. Nevertheless, both Pahalgam and Aru offer different experiences. In this post, I would like to share with you Aru story and advice on how to approach it in …

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Hoysala heritage in Somnathpur, Mysore

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. Hoysala Rulers who built many temples in present-day Karnataka, ruled over Mysore Plateau between 11th and 14th century. As lovers of art, they evolved a new form of Architecture, Hoysala architecture. The most notable temples of this style are in Belur, Halebid and Somnathpur. Somnathpur temple was one of the first temples built under …

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Lepakshi – an offbeat getaway from Bangalore

Last updated on July 8th, 2018. The state of Andhra Pradesh is mostly overlooked in the tourist books. Unless you visit some national tourist fairs, you might leave out numerous destinations in India just because they didn’t brand their Taj Mahal. Today I would like to tell you about Lepakshi Village which is one of the cultural day getaways from …