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10 Boutique Himalayan Getaways

The Indian summer heat is coming and the Himalayas are a popular place to relax and unwind in fresh mountain air. These boutique Himalayan village getaways will take you off the beaten track and away from the crowds.

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Asiatic Lion Lodge: New Eco Friendly Cottages at Gir National Park

Monday April 21, 2014

The summer heat has well and truly hit in India. However, wildlife enthusiasts will know that this is the best time to visit India's national parks, as the animals come out of hiding in search of water.

If you're planning on heading to Gir National Park in Gujarat to try your luck at spotting the Asiatic lion and love spending time in the great outdoors, you might want to check out the brand new Asiatic Lion Lodge.

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Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh Now Accessible by Rail

Friday April 18, 2014
Itanagar.
Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
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After a long wait, Indian Railways has finally reached Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh in India's remote Northeast region.  This makes Itanagar only the second capital city out of the eight Northeast states to be connected by rail. Guwahati, in Assam, was the first.

Previously, the nearest railway station to Itanagar was at Harmuti in Assam, around 25 kilometers away.

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India Extends Tourist Visa on Arrival Facility to South Korea

Friday April 18, 2014

Well, that was a surprise! The Indian government has extended its tourist visa on arrival facility to citizens of the Republic of Korea (South Korea), effective from April 15, 2014.

The action follows an agreement that was made between the two countries in March 2012 to simplify visa procedures.   The Indian Prime Minister further assured the South Korean President, during her official visit to India in January 2014, that the visa on arrival facility would be made available to South Korean citizens.

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Sita Cultural Center Introduces Bicycle Tours of Pondicherry

Thursday April 17, 2014
Customized retro bicycle.
Customized retro bicycle.
Sita Cultural Center.

If you're visiting Pondicherry and can bear to tear yourself away from all the gorgeous boutiques and restaurants, Sita Cultural Center is an excellent place to go to learn about south Indian arts and culture, including music, cooking, dance, and Ayurveda.

Recently, Sita partnered up with My Vintage Byciclette (a company that transforms old bicycles into groovy, retro-style masterpieces) to offer early morning bicycle tours of Pondicherry. Read More...

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