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India Travel April 2012 Archive


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Rising Hotel Rates in India: Where are the Biggest Increases?

Sunday April 29, 2012
Oberoi, Agra. Leonardo Media. India once had a reputation as a top budget destination, where travelers can survive on very little. While this is still possible if you make sacrifices ... Read More

How Long is an Indian Transit Visa Valid For?

Friday April 27, 2012
A reader recently raised a good point in relation to this article, which states that "Visitors staying in India for less than 72 hours can obtain a Transit Visa, otherwise ... Read More

2012 Chithirai Festival: New Stage for Celestial Wedding

Tuesday April 24, 2012
Chithirai Festival. www.flickr.com user angelic_shrek Anticipation is building in the south Indian city of Madurai with just over a week remaining until the celestial wedding of Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Shiva) and Goddess ... Read More

New Resort Open at Wonderla Amusement Park Bangalore

Saturday April 21, 2012
Wonderla Resort. If you're wondering where to take the kids these upcoming summer holidays, you may be interested in the new resort that's opened up at Wonderla amusement park near Bangalore. Having ... Read More

Mumbai's Hanging Garden Gets a Makeover

Thursday April 19, 2012
Giant shoe at Hanging Garden Sharell Cook Hanging Garden, one of Mumbai's fading landmarks, has been revived. Thanks to the efforts of residents and the municipal council, it's now full ... Read More

Madhya Pradesh Tourist Caravan Gets National Permit

Tuesday April 17, 2012
Tourist caravan. Madhya Pradesh Tourism. Did you know that it's possible to go on a caravan trip in Madhya Pradesh? Well, it's not really a caravan as such -- more ... Read More

Financial Woes at Delhi Airport: Cost of Travel to Increase

Saturday April 14, 2012
Terminal T3, Delhi Airport. Delhi International Airport. Delhi Airport has a fabulous new terminal, T3. However, according to recent news reports, the airport is losing 40 crore rupees a month ... Read More

Indian Visa on Arrival Facility Not Hassle-Free

Friday April 13, 2012
India's tourist visa on arrival facility is currently available to citizens of 11 countries, and the Indian government is looking to expand it further in order to boost tourism. However, ... Read More

Information for Visiting South Goa

Thursday April 12, 2012
Beach hut near Palolem. Sharell Cook. I really loved spending time in south Goa recently.  Of course, it may have helped that the season was drawing to a close, ... Read More

How Do You Deal with Ripoff Taxi Drivers in India?

Tuesday April 10, 2012
Taxi driver. Getty Images Unfortunately, the problem of taxi drivers making the meter run fast is very common. It's one of the top scams in India. I vividly remember the first time ... Read More

How Uncomfortable is the Mumbai Goa Jan Shatabdi Train?

Monday April 9, 2012
Jan Shatabdi train. Sharell Cook These days, traveling from Mumbai to Goa and back by train has become quite difficult. Travel must be planned months in advance, as trains become ... Read More

India Photo: Elephant in Old Town Jodhpur

Sunday April 8, 2012
This featured India photo has been submitted by reader Girish Menon, who's a travel photographer. He says: "Jodhpur, the second largest city in the northern state of Rajasthan in India, is ... Read More

2012 Char Dham Yatra Season Opening Dates

Friday April 6, 2012
Gangotri temple. www.flickr.com user Mylense. It's not long now until the start of the 2012 Char Dham yatra season. According to the official announcement, the shrines at Gangotri, Yamunotri and ... Read More

Turiya: Gorgeous Villa in South Goa

Thursday April 5, 2012
Turiya Villa & Spa. Sharell Cook. Like many people, I've often daydreamed about moving to Goa and living in a gracious villa by the beach. Recently, I got the ... Read More

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