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Best hostels in Delhi outside of Paharganj

Last updated on September 19th, 2018. Delhi is one of the key landing cities for travelers. Whether you want to explore the capital or carry on with your India travel plan there is a high chance you will spend at least a night in Delhi. There are many people who asked me to recommend hostels in Delhi since I lived …

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Best time to visit India – guide to seasons

Last updated on September 12th, 2018. India changed my perception of the seasons of the year. As a person who spent most of her life in the countries with four seasons, it was hard to adapt to Indian climate initially. For instance, when I was offering my Indian friends to plan a trip in autumn, they were double-checking when my …

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Awesome beaches in Kerala for your next trip

Kerala is one of the most authentic states in India with its cultural events, hospitable people, calming backwaters, spicy food and its amazing scenic beaches. The peak travel season is from December to March, though Kerala welcomes visitors all around the year. In summer 2018, Kerala suffered severe floods that displaced over a million of people and left a big …

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A definite guide to Mumbai local train

Mumbai local is one of my favorite experiences in the city (I can see Mumbaikars rolling their eyes now). Nevertheless, I’m not talking as a tourist. I lived in Mumbai and I love riding locals. It is a place where you find the spirit of the city because these trains transport around 8 million people a day! You can find …

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How much does it cost to travel in India?

Last updated on September 14th, 2018. Cost of travel in India is a matter of perspective. Some explore the country on 1500 INR a day (~20 USD) and call it budget backpacking, other under 600 INR (~8 USD). Some people wouldn’t mind spending over 10k INR (~150 USD) per day for a high-end experience – and India has many unique …

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How to plan a trip from Varanasi to Sarnath?

Sarnath is one of the four main Buddhist pilgrimage destinations along with Bodhgaya, Kushinagar, and Lumbini in Nepal. You can find in this village some ruins dating back to the 3rd century BC when the emperor Ashoka built numerous stupas and monasteries. During 7th century AD, Sarnath was a home to 1500 monks. After the Muslim rulers captured the territory, the …

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How to plan a trip to Nubra Valley from Leh?

Last updated on August 30th, 2018. Nubra Valley still remains one of the most underexplored areas of Ladakh. Though tourism developed recently there with the shifting of the line of control beyond Turtuk village, tourists are yet to explore the beauty of Nubra. Unfortunately, Nubra Valley is often just a stopover for people visiting Khardung La (one of the highest …

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How to get a local SIM card in India?

Last updated on August 2nd, 2018. India is one of the countries where I wouldn’t recommend activating very expensive roaming from your country. The local SIM Card in India gets you an entry to important services in the country: shopping, ordering taxis, food delivery, maps, internet – you name it. Secondly, the connectivity is really good in India. Thirdly, mobile …

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Why Raj Bhavan is a highlight of Mumbai city?

Last updated on August 16th, 2018. Raj Bhavan tour might not look attractive at the first sight from the information you can find online. There are several famous newspapers that wrote about it, but mainly from the point of beauty and maintenance of the place. For me, this experience was primarily about learning about governance, taxes, economy, administration, and history …

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Serolsar Lake hike in Himachal Pradesh

Serolsar Lake is one of the hidden gems of the Himalaya. This lake is such a treat for the eyes of the perfectionists. It’s of a round shape, clean, there are no dry leaves on the surface and it reflects the tall trees and rocks surrounding it. Since you have to hike there through Jalori Pass, it is not that …