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    • Explore the Desert on a Camel Safari in India Created: Monday, August 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Want to go on an India camel safari? Here's what you need to know to best plan your trip and have a fabulous experience.
    • Top 5 Haridwar Hotels Created: Thursday, May 05, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Haridwar hotels are all about location, location! There are plenty of options but you'll want to stay somewhere along the Ganga River to really enjoy and appreciate Haridwar. Here are the best picks.
    • Gir National Park Travel Guide Created: Friday, May 11, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Planning on visiting Gir National Park in Gujarat to try spotting a lion in the wild? Find out all you need to know to organize your trip in this travel guide.
    • Guide to Celebrating 2014 Pongal Festival Created: Friday, October 23, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Pongal is the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. Find out all you need to know about it in this guide.
    • 5 Shillong Hotels with a Difference Created: Sunday, November 20, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Looking for a place to stay in Shillong? These Shillong hotels all have something different and characterful to offer.
    • Kullu Manali Essential Travel Guide Created: Friday, June 27, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Manali, in the Kullu region of India with its soothing backdrop of the Himalayas, offers a blend of tranquility and adventure that makes it one of northern India's most popular tourist destinations.
    • How to Get an Indian Tourist Visa on Arrival Created: Friday, April 13, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Visiting India and planning on obtaining an Indian visa on arrival? Find out all the information you need to know about how to get one here.
    • Matheran Hill Railway Toy Train Information Created: Monday, February 02, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The century old Matheran toy train is one of four historic train services currently operating in India. Find out all you need know about traveling on it here.
    • Guide to 2014 Diwali in India Created: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Diwali festival is India's biggest and most significant celebration of the year. Find out about it in this guide.
    • India Nepal Sunauli Border Crossing Tips Created: Friday, April 15, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Sunauli border is the most popular entry point from India to Nepal, and vice-versa, when traveling overland. It's recommended that you make the Sunauli border crossing as quickly as possible, a...
    • Top 5 Vipassana Meditation Centers in India Created: Saturday, December 11, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Feeling stressed? Many travelers like to take time out to study Vipassana in India. Here are the top centers for Vipassana meditation in India.
    • Top 5 Sikkim Attractions and Tourist Places Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Remote and mountainous Sikkim is energetic, refreshing, and soothing to the soul. Here are five top Sikkim attractions and tourist places to include in your itinerary.
    • 11 Top Temples in Bangalore and Spiritual Places Created: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Bangalore is rich in religious and spiritual cultures, which can be seen in the numerous religious places echoing Kannada art, culture, and tradition. Bangalore is also the home of many of India's ...
    • 15 Mumbai Religious Places to Visit Created: Sunday, August 12, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Mumbadevi Temple is dedicated to the goddess Mumba, whom the city of Mumbai was named after, and that's what makes this temple noteworthy.
    • Take a Hot Air Balloon Flight in India Created: Sunday, August 03, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Hot air balloon flights in India are a relatively new adventure activity, but one that's fast growing in popularity. Imagine having a calm and peaceful view of India's breathtaking scenery from a q...
    • Great Rann of Kutch Travel Guide Created: Friday, November 04, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Great Rann of Kutch is a remarkable place to visit in Gujarat. Discover how to best see this enormous stretch of packed white salt.
    • 2014 India Republic Day Parade Essential Information Created: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A huge India Republic Day parade is held in Delhi every year. Find out all you need to know about it here.
    • Palolem Beach Travel Guide Created: Sunday, November 02, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      India's picturesque Palolem Beach, enclosed by a thick forest of coconut palms in far south Goa, is arguably the state's most beautiful beach. This mile long, shady, semi-circle shaped beach contin...
    • Review of Big Bazaar India Created: Saturday, January 17, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This popular shopping center is a useful place to find household items and food all under one roof. However, the crowds make shopping there a challenge.
    • 5 Top Tourist Places in Gujarat Created: Monday, August 05, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are some fabulous tourist places in Gujarat, with diverse attractions including handicrafts, architecture, temples, and wildlife.
    • Kutch Gujarat: Top 5 Tourist Places and Travel Guide Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Kutch region of Gujarat is sometimes described as India's 'wild west'. Much of it is made up of seasonal wetlands known as the Great Rann of Kutch (famous for its salt desert) and smaller Littl...
    • 6 Top Tourist Places in Karnataka Created: Thursday, May 14, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Don't overlook visiting Karanataka! These popular tourist places in Karnataka will delight you with a memorable mix of nature, history, beach.
    • Obtaining a Visa for India Created: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      All visitors need a visa for India, except citizens of neighboring Nepal and Bhutan. Here's what you need to know to prepare and submit your India visa application." itempr expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ite...
    • Trains from Mumbai to Goa Created: Saturday, September 05, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Wanting to travel by train from Mumbai to Goa? Here are the best options.
    • How To Make an Indian Railway Reservation Created: Friday, March 14, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Confused about how to make an Indian railway reservation for train travel in India? This step by step guide will help you through the process.
    • Delhi Agra Train Guide Created: Saturday, September 05, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      The most popular way of getting from Delhi to Agra is by train. It's possible to visit the Taj Mahal in a day from Delhi if you catch the right trains. Here's what you need to know about trains fr...
    • The Monsoon Season in India Created: Monday, June 09, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      When is the monsoon season in India? Does it rain all the time? Where can you travel to avoid the rain? Here's all you need to know about it." itemprop="description" Friday, August 15, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Visit these top relaxing Mumbai picnic spots in and around the city, where you can go to get away from it all and even take the kids.
    • 10 Must See India Places to Visit Created: Monday, April 11, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Ah, it's so hard to choose! What are the must-see destinations in India? A lot of the time, it comes down to personal preference. These 10 popular places to visit all reflect the diverse charm of I...
    • Top 5 Himachal Pradesh Tourist Places to Visit Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Check out these top Himachal Pradesh tourist places for a blend of nature and adventure in the fresh mountain air.
    • Top 6 Best India Beaches Created: Monday, August 11, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      India has some surprisingly scenic beaches that offer everything from action to solitude, and of course parties. The best India beaches can be found on the west coast. Here's where to look.
    • Top 10 Hill Stations in India Created: Monday, May 31, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Most of the hill stations in India were developed by the British to get respite from the oppressive summer heat. Discover 10 of the most popular ones in this guide.

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