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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 …

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Chand Baori – the largest ancient step well in India

Last updated on August 16th, 2018. Step wells are the wonder of ancient architecture which can be found all around India. There were around 3000 step wells built in North India, many of them in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat as they both are bordering the desert. Rajasthan was actually built in a desert. Chand Baori is one of …

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How to choose a houseboat in Srinagar?

Last updated on July 11th, 2018. Dal Lake is one of the most breathtaking places in India. It covers a significant area of Srinagar and feels like a small town within the city itself. There are local families who live on the lake, rowing their personal boats and running their shops of all kinds from groceries to pashmina and saffron. …

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Turtuk – the last village on India-Pakistan border

Last updated on August 2nd, 2018. “Welcome to our village” – shouted a cheerful group of 8-year-old kids. “Here is your entrance gift” – told a girl with a smile handing me a few fruits. I was amazed by this hospitality gesture. Today, you will see many happy kids running through the streets of the village after the classes. Nevertheless, …

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Diskit – a gateway to Nubra Valley

Last updated on August 2nd, 2018. “How do you survive winters without electricity?” I asked curiously. “That’s a very good question. I think people can adapt to anything with time” – told Sonam, one of the residents of Nubra. Diskit is the main town and administrative center of Nubra Valley. If all the roads lead to Rome, the roads of …

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Sand dunes in the mountains – Hunder, Nubra Valley

Last updated on August 2nd, 2018. When you think of a desert, most probably Sahara, the Thar Desert or any other area filled with sand, oasis and unbearably hot climate comes to your mind. I was thinking the same until I visited Hunder. This is a natural phenomenon of a desert in the mountains at the altitude of 3000+ meters which …

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How foreigners can apply for Indian visa in Bangladesh?

Last updated on September 25th, 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 …