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Christmas celebration in Mumbai

Mumbai is a diverse city in every aspect. So many people of different backgrounds, ethnic groups, religions, and communities live together here. The diversity of the population has formed tradition to celebrate holidays from different religions. Christmas is one of them. It might feel unusual to celebrate Christmas in Mumbai in +30 degrees with a sea breeze, but this city …

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How to send a parcel from India abroad?

There are many reasons you might need courier services during your trip to India. Whether you are a traveler with luggage limitations or you would like to send some souvenirs to your friends or relatives, I put this post to explain how shipping from India abroad works. I would like to introduce you to the key market players in this …

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Best hostels in Delhi outside of Paharganj

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 for two years in the city. …

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Best time to visit India – guide to seasons

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 the Indian climate initially. For instance, when I was offering my Indian friends to plan a trip in autumn, they were double-checking when my autumn starts. In this post, …

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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?

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 experiences to offer. To embrace different …

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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 and Kushinagar in India, 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 home to 1500 monks. After the Muslim rulers captured …

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How to plan a trip to Nubra Valley from Leh?

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 motorable roads passes) and some get …

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How to get a local SIM card in India?

It is natural to be worried about connectivity during travels. Quite often it pushes people to purchase very expensive roaming from their countries. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t recommend using an international sim card in India unless you have to do so due to certain commitments. In fact, there are so many advantages of choosing Indian sim. The local SIM Card in …